Romantic Palermo


Piazza Pretoria is a Piazza in Palermo, the capital of Sicily.

It is located in the center of the old town just south of the Quattro Canti at Via Maqueda.
The 16th century square is called after Palazzo Pretorio, the former court palace in Palermo. But this is just the official name: because of the nude statues, the Piazza has always been called “Piazza della Vergogna” (the square of shame). This is still how Palermitans call one of their most romantic Piazzas.


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