Ideal for those who want to visit the historic city center , The apartment is located in the heart of downtown, in the neighborhood Kalsa . from here you can move easily walk to visit all the most important monuments ... and they are many .
The Kalsa district , built during the Islamic domination , was the fortified citadel where dwells the emir and his ministers , and it still retains the name ( halisah to the elect, the pure ) . Even today there hovers a special oriental atmosphere accentuated by the presence of monuments in Arab-Norman style . Central, but popular, offers a glimpse of life in Palermo . It is not uncommon in fact, past the church of St. Teresa . find men engaged in cooking and selling babbaluci , snails marinated with olive oil, parsley , garlic and pepper and served in cones from " walking" . The heart of the neighborhood is around the square Kalsa , but the area extending up to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, including many of the most interesting monuments of the city.
The heart of the neighborhood
The entry appears to be the holder of the Greeks, after which you enter the square where stands St. Teresa Kalsa , monumental Baroque church built between 1686 and 1706 with a facade of two orders of Corinthian columns , work Paul Amato . The same architect also S. Maria della Pietà ( continuing , in Torremuzza ) in which there is a nice closure of the choir in the shape of the rising sun ( part covering the cloistered Dominican nuns , the founder of the church) . Many nearby shops.