Combine the historic city of Rome, mix in a little dash of modernity and slip in a some amazing sweets and aranchino (rice balls) and you’ve found yourself in the beautiful city of Palermo. A self-professed coffee addict, I started every morning off with a café macchiato. I wandered through the city to see some of the beautiful palazzos, piazzas and cathedrals.
The end of summer is relentlessly hot in Palermo. I wore an open back ¾ length top with these stripe pajama style striped pants. I love a great back moment, so I was pretty covered up in front but had the breeze brush my back. To protect my heels and ankles from a horrible fate, I often wore flats around Italy. I spent a lot of time wandering through Palermo without a map, just to get a feel of the city streets.
After I walked through Piazza Bellini and stopped for my second café macciato, I turned the corner and my jaw dropped as I ended up in front of a largely ornate fountain. Widely known for all the nude sculptures surrounding the grand fountain named Fontana Pretoria, I paced around the entire structure. Apparently, back in the day people either found it beautiful, or utterly revolting because of its display of nudity, and got it’s nickname Fountain of Shame. Completely baffled that it was only a couple of blocks from where I was staying, I made a point of walking by it on my way to other monuments the following day. After all, I knew I wasn’t going to be seeing anything like it again back at home, and it was so striking and so close, I felt it would be such a shame to just dismiss it. I stuck around to snap a few photos of the fountain and even snuck myself in.
I love the airy top which I can wear under a jacket or over pair of distressed denim. As we move into fall, I know not everyone will not be graced with the warmest weather, so I’ve included a few similar styles suitable for the season below: