Sicily 3: Public Squares in Central Palermo

Mary and I did lots of walking on our own around Palermo before we left the city for our tour of Sicily.  Two of the squares we found most intriguing were the Piazza Verdi, site of the Opera House, and the nearby Piazza Olivella, site of the Baroque Church of Saint Ignatius.

The Opera House seats between 1300 and 1400 people and its acoustics are supposedly perfect. The Church of Saint Ignatius is run by the Oratorian Fathers, founded by Saint Philip Neri.

 

 

The Opera House on the Piazza Verdi
The Church of Saint Ignatius on the Piazza Olivella