Set at a crossroads in the Mediterranean, Sicily celebrates a unique confluence of the architectural triumphs of ancient conquerors, where European elegance leans towards laid-back Italian culture and is infused with lingering Arabian accents.

In Palermo, Baroque palaces and gold-stone palazzos line broad promenades and piazzas, the façades of centuries-old churches hide magnificent mosaics and fabulous frescoes, while in serene gardens, solemn statues look out over ornate fountains. As dusk descends, locals take to the boulevards for a romantic passeggiata, admiring a rural backdrop of rolling hills with the cerulean waters of the Tyrrhenian sea at the fore.

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