The Belle Epoque in Palermo
What: at the end of the 19th century, Palermo was one of Europe's most fashionable cities. Its vastly wealthy entrepreneurs (such as the Florios and Whitakers) commissioned the construction of sumptuous Art Nouveau-style villas, theatres, kiosks and hotels, attracting visits from distinguished guests and international celebrities in the process. The tour takes in and accesses some of Palermo's most iconic Art Nouveau (or Liberty as it was known locally) buildings and offers a fascinating insight into this intense artistic period.
Who: anyone interested in art, architecture and history
How long: half-day (or three-quarter if lunch included)
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