PALERMO, ITALY - 17 JANUARY 2019: Children play soccer by the street art mural of Saint Benedict the Moor by artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri in Palermo, Italy, on January 17th 2019. Benedict the Moor was Franciscan friar in Sicily, born of African slaves, during the 16th century AD.
The historic market Ballarò of Palermo, in the neighbourhood known as Albergheria, is the oldest and biggest among the markets of the city.
For about half a century, after World War II, Ballarò was increasingly depopulated as families moved to airier suburbs. Today there are over 14 ethnicities in Ballarò and more than 25 languages spoken: migrant communities, students, professionals, historic merchants and new entrepreneurs coexist.