A walk from the Cathedral to QUATTRO CANTI offers a visit to the main monuments of Palermo. In front of the Cathedral is Palazzo Asmundo. This Palazzo has an interior rich in stuccoes, frescoes and majolica, and since 1893 has been home to the Opera dei Pupi founded by puppeteer Vincenzo Argento. The theatre continues the ancient tradition of the “cuntari” who told the deeds of Charlemagne and his Paladins. Further on, you will find the Church of SS. Salvatore, a true jewel of Baroque art, and Palazzo Natoli, built in 1765, whose interiors are of great artistic value. Continuing on, you arrive at Piazza Bologni, with a statue of Charles V in the centre, overlooked by Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca, one of the most important palaces of the Baroque era. Inside, the Palazzo has works by Serpotta, the Crucifixion by Antoon Van Dyck and two large oils by Matthias Stom. Opposite Piazza Bologni is the Eighteenth-Century Palazzo Belmonte Riso which houses the Sicilian Museum of Contemporary Art. Finally, you arrive at the Quattro Canti or Piazza Villena. The octagonal square, also called Teatro del Sole because of the play of light, is the point of contact between the four ancient districts of the city: Albergheria, Capo, Kalsa and Vucciria.