Wednesday 14 August 2013

The Quattro Canti, Palermo, Sicily

Four ornate seventeenth century buildings stand at this extraordinary Baroque crossroads in the heart of Palermo's historic centre. Each has its own fountain depicting one of the four seasons, a statue of a Spanish king and a statue of a "patroness of Palermo".

The Quattro Canti's fantastical carving 

The Quattro Canti - the historic crossroads at the heart of Palermo