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Cradle of the Sicilian nobility
The splendid palazzi that crown the streets of Palermo are a legacy of the nineteenth century nobility, when the city was the jewel of Sicily. Today, there’s no other Italian city like Palermo – its ancient and medieval district is the second largest in the country, after Rome. For the locals, life is challenging, but for tourists the city offers unforgettable experiences in great dining, excellent shopping and fascinating history.
Probably the best arancini in Palermo
Pasticceria Oscar is a locals' favorite for traditional pastries, and homemade gelato. It was opened by Vincenzo Di Gaetano in 1969 and it quickly became known as the best place to get some of the tastiest Sicilian pastries in town.
Still owned by the Gaetano family, Pasticceria Oscar never ceased to create new flavors and new desserts, some of which have become legendary. Stop by to taste their phantastic Cannoli, or choose any of the superb cakes on display.