Palermo and its Saint

St Rosalia saved us from the “Peste” (Plague)

There is a deep relationship between the people of Palermo and St Rosalia, between the sacred and the profane.
St Rosalia, patron of the city, is celebrated on the 14th of July during the so called, “Festino di Santa Rosalia”.
For one day the streets of the old historic centre are flooded with people coming from every part of the City.

I have followed the precession from the cathedral to city’s door, Porta Felice where the Saint will remain for few days. Entire families participate to the event and will celebrate till the early hours of the morning. The social division between people disappear for one day.