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Palazzo dei Normanni

Palazzo dei Normanni

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Piazza Indipendenza, 1, 90129 Palermo PA, Italy
+39 091 732 0248
https://www.visitpalermo.it/en/meraviglia/palazzo-dei-normanni-397.html
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This is Palermo's most important building and biggest attraction. The foundations of the building date to the 8th century BC. In the 9th century AD, the Arabs built a palace here, and later, under ... Read more
Norman rule, it was the sewat of the Kings of Sicily. It was here that Frederick II hosted his court of minstrels, artists, scientists and literati, incubating the beginnings of Italian literature. Highlights include richly decorated Arab designs, such as wonderful mosaics, an elaborately fretted and painted wooden roof, and marble walls.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Close to the cathedral you'll find this stunning Norman palace. It's a reminder of the Norman past of Sicily. You'll find the Cappella Palatina here, too.

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Sicily was governed by norman kings.Discover what we have in common with Britain.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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One of the more expensive attractions, Palazzo dei Normanni consists of a chapel, royal apartments and an art exhibition. I was only able to attend the exhibition (on Botero) which was 6€. I highly recommend checking to make sure things are open before visiting (it was Liberation Day)...

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Rome

This historic building in Palermo houses the Cappella Palatina which is a must see on any trip to Palermo. Take note that the Palazzo is often closed to tourists, especially when the regional parliament is in session or there are important meetings taking place.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA
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The main reason to visit the Normal Palace is the Palatine Chapel. Built by Roger II it contains Byzantine, Latin and Islamic influences. The wooden stalactite ceiling is extremely rare in a church. The floor is also inlaid with many precious stones.

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A MUST SEE

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Rome, Italy

Una delle tappe obbligate di Palermo è sicuramente il Palazzo dei Normanni, un tempo dimora dei sovrani del regno di Sicilia. Dal 2015 è patrimonio dell’umanità. All’interno troviamo la meravigliosa Cappella Palatina, basilica a tre navate, voluta da Ruggero II d’Altavilla. Un gioiello inestimabile nel cuore di Palermo, ricco di stupendi e coloratissimi mosaici che testimoniano l’intrecciarsi di culture arabe e bizantine. Il soffitto è in legno e finemente decorato con dipinti in stile arabo. Famosissimo il Cristo Pantocrate in atto benedicente. Consigliatissimo!

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Milan

Assolutamente da non perdere! Questo Palazzo era la sede dei re normanni della Sicilia, e rimane centro del potere in città, visto che adesso è sede dell'Assemblea Regionale. Il Palazzo vale la visita per la bellissima Cappella Palatina e i suoi mosaici.

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