She was at the center of the ancient western world. And today, Sicily’s position and affiliations are strategically essential.
The Papireto and the Kremonia
In ancient times, Palermo’s harbor extended south into the city, and two rivers fed it: The Papireto in the north and the Kemonia in the south. This map, which is from an informational sign in Palermo near the Cathedral, shows the Roman-era layout of the city–a layout that is somewhat still in existence. The center…