- a seaport in and the capital of Sicily, in the NW part.
- an island in the Mediterranean, constituting a region of Italy, and separated from the SW tip of the mainland by the Strait of Messina: largest island in the Mediterranean. 9924 sq. mi. (25,705 sq. km). Capital: Palermo.
Examples from the Web for palermo
Espresso breaks are common in Palermo, especially at the elegant, old world Antico Caffe Spinnato.Palermo Is Not Just for the Mafia Anymore
August 18, 2014
The Verne Club is a hip, steampunky cocktail club in Palermo Soho inspired by, you guessed it, Jules Verne.The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires
March 10, 2014
We're standing in a dark, closet-sized antechamber just off a quiet street in Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires.
On Costa Rica Street, in Palermo Soho, there is an inconspicuous black gate.
I meet Allie Lazar in Palermo Viejo on the last night of my search.
On the morning of the 26th the royal family were landed at Palermo.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
But he did not get beyond Palermo; there he was so much worse that he could not leave his room.Samuel Butler: A Sketch
Henry Festing Jones
For some years the Kostalergis lived in retirement at Palermo, not knowing nor known to any one.Lord Kilgobbin
They never could find that bullet I sent into his side, and he died of it at Palermo.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
He says you will guess the reason when he says that he was in Palermo in a certain year you know of.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
- the capital of Sicily, on the NW coast: founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century bc Pop: 686 722 (2001)
- the largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the tip of SW Italy by the Strait of Messina: administratively an autonomous region of Italy; settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the Roman conquest of 241 bc; under Normans (12th–13th centuries); formed the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Naples in 1815; mountainous and volcanic. Capital: Palermo. Pop: 4 972 124 (2003 est). Area: 25 460 sq km (9830 sq miles)Latin names: Sicilia, Trinacria Italian name: Sicilia
Word Origin and History for palermo
island off the southwest tip of Italy, from Latin Sicilia, from Greek Sikelia, from Sikeloi (plural) "Sicilians," from the name of an ancient people living along the Tiber, whence part of them emigrated to the island that was thereafter named for them. The Greeks distinguished Sikeliotes "a Greek colonist in Sicily" from Sikelos "a native Sicilian." Related: Sicilian.