Ficus Benghalensis, The Banyan July 7th 2021 Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)
The ficus originated in India and can grow to a remarkable size. This Ficus is a national symbol of India and is considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.
It is also found in the English Garden of Palermo, where often on hot summer Sundays, entire Indian, Sri Lankan or Pakistani families gather under its foliage, resting on their bright coloured sheets and ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Palermo Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
I moved to Italy three years ago. I worked for two years in the Tuscany region and this year I've travelled through Rome (6 weeks) Pisa (3 months), Genova (2 months), Bologna (2 weeks), Venice (1 week), Naples (5 days.) Most of this trip was done under the second lockdown when Italy was empty of tourists.
I moved to Palermo, Sicily's capital at the end of May 2021 and lived there for 2 months, I left Palermo and spent 7 days in each of the following cities in this order - Agrigento, Trapani, Taormina, Ragusa, Siracusa and stayed in Catania for September. In October I moved to Naples for a t... full info