Piazza Pretoria

Piazza Pretoria



Only few metres away from Quattro Canti lies Piazza Pretoria, also known as piazza della Vergogna (square of Shame).

The history of this square is connected to that of a fountain bought by the Senate of Palermo in 1573.

Palermo people started to call it square of Shame both because of the nude statues and because it was considered the symbol of the corrupt municipality The fountain was made by Francesco Camilliani and is surrounded by Palazzo Pretorio, seat of the local government, the church of Santa Caterina, palazzo Bonocore and palazzo Bordonaro.

Piazza Pretoria is only 500 metres away from both Fiume and Vittorio flat of Palermo Al Centro.