The English Garden in Palermo [Giardino Inglese] is located between Via della Liberta and Via Gen dalla Chiesa, being a significant walk from my hotel near Piazza Gulia Cesare [station square].
The gardens are mainly large trees and shrubs, but with expansive hard-paved areas.
I visited on a Sunday morning, and it was delightful to see so many family groups of locals using the hard-paved open area as space to play: Young children learning to ride little bicycles or roller blades, others blowing bubbles with toys, playing with helium-filled balloons or kicking a ball.
All the play was discreet; there were no wild or loud scenes, a quiet mood and ambience.
A central café had reasonably priced food and drink and provided the only toilet facility.
A few stall-holders offered children's toys and colourful balloons.
One purpose of my visit was to see the statue "Bambini che giocano tra gli scogli" - "Children playing on rocks' by the famous 19th-20th century Palermo sculptor, Mario Rutelli, who also made the fabulous "Fontana delle Naiadi" in Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, and other works.
I recommend the English Gardens, Palermo as a quiet place for personal reflection and for families with energetic young children who need space to play and burn off their energy!
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