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Palermo

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-48 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-48 map






Facts in brief:

Founded by Phoenicians; passed to Carthaginians; was Roman free town 354 BC; under Ostrogoths, Byzantines (from AD 535), Saracens (from 832 AD); flourished under Normans from 1072; went to Hohenstaufens (1194), Angevins, Aragonese (from 1280s), & Spain.

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