The architecture of the Palermo cathedral is one of the many visual examples of how Sicily has been conquered by so many groups over the years. Though beautiful, the cathedral is a mix of many different styles, each an effort of the newly powerful group to place their own mark on this land. Throughout the trip, in our visits to both ancient and modern sites, we noticed the way in which the island’s identity has been redefined over the centuries. Earlier that day, during our visit to a prison used during the Spanish Inquisition, we saw the way the prisoners from all different parts of the world wrote prayers and words in different languages on the walls, still preserved. This marriage—co-existence? conflict?—of various cultures perpetuates across Sicily.