The Four Corners in Palermo
At the intersection of Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda you will find the Quattro Canti, one of the main squares of the city. The fame of the square is also due to the fact that it is the crossing point of two very important streets of Palermo: Via Vittorio Emanuele connects the beautiful Palace of the Normans to the sea. The unusual name of this piazza is derived from the four corners where there are seventeenth-century facades of beautiful buildings. They bear the classic division of styles into three superimposed orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian). At the center of each facade there are fountains with statues of the four seasons.
The square is also known by the names of Piazza Vigliena and Octagon (or Theater) of the Sun, the latter name was given because during daylight hours at least one of the buildings is always lit by the sun.
The square was one of the main locations for the filming of Palermo Shooting in 2008.