Summer at Palermo’s Quattro Canti

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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.

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