Palermo Italian Capital of Culture 2018
The glory and beauty of Palermo issues from its thousand souls, the effect of oppressions, arrivals and departures, hospitality and interrelations. Its atmosphere, language, monuments, cuisine and urban fabric all bear witness to this.
A stratified and syncretic glory that can be easily seen in the art, in the delicate curves of an arabesque, on a capital, in the pieces of the mosaics, in a mischievous putto, in the classical architecture and the liberty spirals or, again, in the Opera dei pupi; a glory which can just as easily be seen in the dozens of events, seminars, exhibitions, conventions and shows on offer to the people of Palermo and tourists all year round.
Palermo is a multiethnic mosaic that expresses the beauty to be found in contacts between different cultures.
Palermo, Italian Capital of Culture, is a capital of Cultures, artistic culture and others, not only a full calendar of events but a vision that sees culture as a “pillar” around which the entire community will grow.
Therefore all-round Culture: not only artistic culture but also the culture of peace, hospitality, legality, enterprise, innovation, young people, the environment, solidarity, diversity, bringing together the cultural institutions, associations and the many people involved in civilian life in our territory which goes beyond the city limits and valorizes the synergy with the metropolitan area and with the entire region.