Visiting Palermo’s ancient street markets (with a tour guide or) on your own is one of the most immersive cultural experiences of all the things to do in Palermo, Sicily. These ancient markets famous for the vendors’ chants and amazing street food have been around since the middle ages. In time, they served as filming locations for movies and advertisements, and were mentioned in magazines such as Forbes.
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If you got here, I bet you’re on a Palermo shopping pilgrimage. I feel you.
Whenever I’m visiting places like Palermo, crowded, ancient, that WOW you at every step with its tiny, intimate spaces, I love walking for hours and hours. This usually makes me discover quite pretty and magical shopping locations. And gifts and memories that raise their meaning from the skilled hands of the local artisans and abundant heritage.
2002 – My first flight, my first stop, the Emirates. A time when Abu Dhabi and Dubai were roads less traveled than they are today. An exotic paradise taken out from the Arabian nights stories: wonderful oasis spread among the dunes where you could easily get lost, extreme safari trips, climbing up and going down the sands like a “desert montagne russe” run by brave, local Arabs; the flavored shisha and mysterious women hiding behind the veils. Authenticity. Much more than today. Today this is synonym with luxury. Back then, with a newly discovered world of sun and sand, yet untouched by tourism.