Point of interest

Quartiere della Kalsa

Via Romano Giuseppe, 30, Palermo

Neighborhood's name comes from Arabic al-khalisa, meaning "pure" or "elect." The district was established in Arab period and is the first outside the district than the more ancient walls that were in west area, fortified in short time to create another defensive center of the city in southeast of the port. Inside there was the emir's citadel. For several years, the neighborhood is home to a summer festival, Kals'art, which include concerts, exhibitions and theater performances in the street, with open cultural heritage can be visited until late at night.


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