Summer at Palermo’s Quattro Canti

image

At the center of Palermo, the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda is called Quattro Canti, or Four Corners. Quattro Canti is octagonal in shape, and it is flanked by four 18th century Baroque facades, each with a fountain and a series of statues. On the first level–the street level–are images representing the four seasons. The statue in this photo represents summer. During Il Festino for Palermo’s patron saint Santa Rosalia each July, Quattro Canti marks an important stop along the procession route for the Carri Trionfali–the massive carriage on which the statue of Santa Rosalia is carried.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s