In 2008, the New York Times published an article by Ariel Foxman called “36 Hours in Palermo”.

The article discusses the Sicilian capital’s three golden ages, the Carthaginians, the Arabs, and the Normans, and makes the argument that the 2,700-year-old city is on the precipice of a fourth.

The city’s renaissance is evident in everything from infrastructure improvements to local pride, but neither gets in the way of Palermo’s rich history, which makes it worth a visit.

The article gives details of places to visit on a 36-hour trip to Palermo, from restaurants to churches and other sightseeing highlights.

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