What's up at the University of Palermo?

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Welcome to the University of Palermo, Italy. It was founded in 1806 and is now one of the largest universities in Italy. The buildings of the university are quite all over the city, some old, some new, and some with great history. Enjoy the visit!

The university of Palermo was founded in 1806 by Ferdinand III of Bourbon, King of Naples and of the two Sicilies. Now it is one of the largest universities in Italy with over 65,000 students coming mainly from the west side of the island. It is mainly based in Palermo but is also present in Agrigento, Caltanissetta, and Trapani.

Here is a little tour of the university.

This is the rector (in Italian we say Magnifico Rettore that sounds like the Magnificent Rector):

This is the School of Letters with its toilets:

This is the School of Economics:

This is the School of Architecture:

The headquarters are in a building that formerly was where the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Palermo had its headquarters

It’s a nice and calm university, you can go jogging in the campus or do exercise and you find dogs everywhere, even in Lectures Hall!

Here is a stop motion I made in the campus of the university:

written by icomewhenieatcaponata on 2012-03-18 in #world #locations #sicily #requested-posts #urban-adventures #italy #select-type-of-location #palermo #university #university-of-palermo

7 Comments

  1. gibri
    gibri ·

    great article! you ispire me for my university's article

  2. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    @gibri grazie!

  3. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    interesting :)

  4. nikolina
    nikolina ·

    nice article! great to see how universities look different arround the world! i like the school of architecture and the fact that there are dogs lying arround everywhere :)
    here is a picture of my University, faculty of Architecture.
    www.lomography.hk/homes/nikolina/albums/1815594-ich-mag-die…

  5. 134340
    134340 ·

    Nice article and University!! That's cool on toilet's walls!!! The graffiti on toilet is everywhere.. haha

  6. ediblestrange
    ediblestrange ·

    Awesome! Talking about uni, I'll be writing my master thesis on lomo... I should have taken more pictures in Lausanne: we had shhhheeeep on the campus. (And my uni in belgium is too ugly)

  7. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    thankyou all

    @ediblestrange i would prefer sheeps:) wish you the best for your thesis!

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