Genio of Palermo


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The Genius is one of the symbols of Palermo, which together with Santa Rosalia has the task of protecting the city and its inhabitants.
In the popular culture of the city of Palermo the Genius is a supernatural entity depicted as an elderly man, with a beard split in half, crowned, whose body is surrounded by a snake. testimony of the importance that the character has in the field of popular culture are the numerous representations scattered through the streets of the center and in the surroundings: it is possible to find him in the center of the fountain of Villa Giulia, on that of Piazza Revolution, on the staircase of the Palazzo Pretorio and in a niche in the Vucciria