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When one thinks of Palermo, one quickly thinks of the crimes of the Mafia. Fortunately, those times are over. Under Leoluca Orlando, who was first elected mayor in 1985, the city was developed socially and culturally. His successful fight against the mafia made Palermo officially the safest city in Italy in 2019.
Here in Piazza Bellini, in front of the churches of Santa Maria dell Ammiraglio and San Cataldo, you are surrounded by the influences of Byzantine, Arab, Norman , Baroque and other cultures. As the capital of a fertile island between Africa and Europe, Palermo has been culturally enriched from all sides.