Thursday, August 2, 2007

Quattro Canti





Quattro canti means four corners. This is a district situated at the crossroads of two of the main streets in Palermo. I knew we were going to see alot of churches and old buildings on a tour but this is one (four) of the more interesting. There are four palaces built on the corners of this area. On these buildings are statues of four female saints, Christine, Nymph, Oliva and Agatha. Also are fountains representing the four seasons and statues of Spanish kings. The tour guide mentioned that Agatha is no longer regarded as a protector saint and has been replaced by St Rosalia who is the matron and most important saint in Palermo.

3 comments:

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Really? Agatha is no longer regarded as a protector saint? Wow, I find it very interesting and surprising that a saint can get demoted? Hehe...

:)

MuchachaIstmo said...

All females are saints! Where are your statue and mine?

Sharon said...

First I like your photo...muchachaistmo...

I think we are froliking in the Fontana della Vergogne