Si Trova: a Palermo
Lat: 38° 6' 53.46143" N - Long: 13° 20' 32.64713" E
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Originally, the territory of the Zisa district was part of the "Norman Park", a place of hunting and holiday for the sovereigns, that extended from outside the walls to the hills.
The presence of the castle, the healthy air and the vegetation had made it a renowned place to safeguard, a holiday area for the nobles who built villas and elegant residences.
It has begun to expand and populate since 1889.
It still represents a point of union between the ancient and the modern, between the old and the new Palermo.
Its heart is the Zisa castle, but there are other valuable monuments such as the Sacred Heart Institute, whose headquarters was the villa of the Duke of Terranova; the ruins of what used to be the Villa Tamaio; the beautiful façade, in Venetian style, of one of the buildings in the neighborhood; Palazzo Florio Wirz, in neo-Gothic style and unfortunately in a state of complete abandonment; a nineteenth-century building, current headquarters of the Order of Architects; Piazza Principe di Camporeale, decorated with two celebratory busts dedicated to Francesco Paolo Giaccio and Ignazio Florio; the Villino Florio all'Olivuzza; the seat of the "Daughters of St.
Joseph" nuns: a composite style building; the palace of the Prince of Camporeale, today the seat of the State Commissioner for the Sicilian Region; the Beccadelli Bologna building, which houses a school complex; the Baucina Fardella building, headquarters of the UNITALSI in Palermo; the old Ducrot warehouses, recovered as the "Cantieri Culturali della Zisa"; the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, of Byzantine origin; the sixteenth-century Church of the Annunciation, today Parish of St Stefano.
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The only beach that allows you to bathe easily on a turquoise sea
Spiaggia del Porto
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