The project “Sulle orme dei Santi di Palermo” (Retracing the routes of the Saints of Palermo) was born in 2017 thanks to a call promoted and funded by the municipality of Palermo,
to enhance the religious heritage of the city.
Palermo is a unique city, for its richness in history and liveliness. Many dominations along the centuries composed a complex history and left innumerable traces both in the territory and in the culture of its people.
The team of Cooperativa Silene has planned a project to enable all visitors to discover Palermo with a new peculiar perspective.
Through the lives of its patrons – both Saints and protective spirits – we will try to rediscover thousand years of history and the layering of stories of Palermo through the ages. The tours are not designed to enter the classic guidebooks of the city, that are already substantial and valiant, but to propose an original point of view, by showing places rich in history and charm yet still unknown, without anyway neglecting the must-sees. We will try to show the essence of the city, where too often the ancient glories are hidden behind the recent outrages.
Among sections of peeling walls covered by modern buildings, we will discover the remains of the Punic culture; forgotten stories will be recalled within abandoned churches; ancient splendors will be evoked within noble palaces and the intimate essence of the people of Palermo will be disclosed walking through authentic alleys and markets.