Nestled amid Palermo’s chaotic traffic and beautiful Baroque/Norman/Arab inspired architecture lies Giardino Garibaldi, famous for it’s unique Banyan Trees. While we were visiting Palermo, we took Ollie down to the Garden to stretch his legs. It was a beautiful reprieve from Palermo and all of it’s chaos. The garden is located at Piazza Marina, where Aragonese weddings and military victories were held during the 16th century. The garden and piazza also has a more sinister past as well, being a site of executions.
What is most unique about the garden are the banyan trees with their exposed, large, hanging roots. Neither of us had seen anything like it.
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