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#1 of 475 things to do in Palermo
This Byzantine chapel of the Norman rulers of Sicily is just jaw droppingly wonderful we went aroundvit twice and still missed things do take your time and this should be on the to do list for Sicily let alone Pal...
It's wonderfully ornate interior with magnificent mosaics ( which I love ), is a place you can literally stay for hours gaping in almost amazement over and over again at every surface, continually seeing some new...
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#2 of 475 things to do in Palermo
The enthusiastic and multilingual tour guide was the son of the family and his passionate and fascinating tour brought the history of this wonderful home and Palermo to life.
The entire tour was conducted at a very private level of fascinating detail and the furnishings of the entire house reflects museum-like insights into the hundreds of years that the Count’s family has lived here.
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#17 of 475 things to do in Palermo
... absolutely stunning little square in central Palermo, almost entirely consumed by this flamboyant fountain adorned with elaborate, idealistic statues of young, muscular men and curvey women, plus muses and gods.
Fontana della Vergogna (Fountain or Shame) located in Piazza Pretoria right in the historic centre of Palermo, opposite the beautiful church of San Giuseppe dei Teatini.
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#11 of 475 things to do in Palermo
The island has a lot of cute shops that feature foods, crafts, pottery and wine to bring home as souvenirs and the snorkeling in the caves was one of the highlights of the trip.
Ideal plan for Palermo to Ustica day trip
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#24 of 475 things to do in Palermo
beautiful theatre, excellent opera staging
This magnificent building is worth a trip inside.
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#15 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Worthy places to see is the Cathedral Palermo which is a combination of the best of the Norman and Arab architectural styles and which houses the tombs of different Norman kings and Emperor Frederick II
The cathedral itself looms behind and is a mixture of architectural styles reflecting the different conquers of Sicily over the years (the building has been both a church and a Mosque in the past), and yet these d...
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#6 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Tucked away in a side street in old Palermo and in close proximity to Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (La Martorana) so very easy to visit all three.
A few minutes walk from Quattro Canti, the historical center of Palermo, yet we missed it on our first visit, since it is a few blocks from the main Street.
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#12 of 475 things to do in Palermo
the sanctuary is up a fair flight of steps - the grotto and sanctuary is absolutely beautiful, there was a family praying and making incantations to Santa Rosalia whilst we were there, which added to the overall s...
Took a private tour to this beautiful church in a cave, it’s a steep, nail biting windy road but the views over Palermo are breathtaking.
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#3 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Another amazingly beautiful church decorated with Byzantine mosaics of the highest artistic level, absolutely beautiful.
The small church of Santa Maria dell' Ammiraglio is outstanding example of the mixture of medieval mosaic decoration with later wall painting.
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#21 of 475 things to do in Palermo
This an amazing fountain of epic proportions with 3 levels of basins and statues of monsters, mythical creatures, sirens as well as the four rivers of Palermo (Gabriele, Maredolce, Oreto, and Paprireto)
Unlike most squares, the ground area of Piazza Pretoria (at one time known as the Square of Shame) is predominantly occupied by its famous for its 16th-century water fountain with nude statues.
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#5 of 475 things to do in Palermo
We enjoyed the excellent tour of the museum - examples from hundreds of years of artistry, beautifully illustrating the wide range of people and cultures that have inhabited (and inhabit) Sicily.
In some cases, single tiles are on display, others are grouped in fours to show the complete pattern, and even larger sections with hand-painted scenes and intricate designs--geometric, floral, and figurative, som...
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#30 of 475 things to do in Palermo
... sides are Baroque buildings, the near identical facades each with fountains and statues of the four seasons, the four Spanish kings of Sicily and of the patronesses of Palermo: Christina, Ninfa, Olivia and Agata.
The four corner curved facades are all sculpted with interesting statues such as Spanish Kings and various patron saints of Palermo and fountains to represent the four seasons-Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
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#16 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Tucked away behind one of the corners of the Quattro Canti, we were lucky as it was open in preparation for a wedding later in the day.
not as ornate as the others but this one spoke to my soul - it was so beautiful and calming - just off of the corners - I fear people miss the real gem of a church
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#14 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Our guide Roberta took us on a journey through the history of the building that covered hundreds of years right up to the present and ongoing restoration that is taking place.
It’s best to book, as you can only do the visit with a guide – some are in English, so check ahead.
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#23 of 475 things to do in Palermo
This is really a gem of a building and well worth a visit it is fascinating to see what is still a working government building and also was a Norman built Palace
Amazing mosaics, even better than the photos you see in guide books ;-) Worth the wait in line.
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#34 of 475 things to do in Palermo
busy but beautiful and worth a visit.
this was the shame of Palermo as there were so many naked statues in one place - still impressive and stunning now
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#9 of 475 things to do in Palermo
The church is located in the historic center just beyond the four quarters, the “fountain of shame” and two smaller churches (Martorana and San Cataldo).
This 16th-century Roman Catholic church has an amazingly magnificent interior.
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#26 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Great ride across switchbacks for cyclists from Palermo City centre and La Cala (the marina) right up to the Santuario di Rosalia - a pilgrimage church on the mountain built into the rockface at the h8ghest point...
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#7 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Such incredible artistry and the Putti (little angels) have such amazing and life like expressions.
This chapel is tucked away in a side street and is on a upper level.
#25 of 475 things to do in Palermo
There were interesting exhibits and the guide quite dedicated.
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#35 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Beautiful structure & the tour is worth it as she takes you all the way up- great views.
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#13 of 475 things to do in Palermo
Wonderful small church with digital Caravaggio
At least most of the interesting stuff is up high and visible if you go high season.
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#19 of 475 things to do in Palermo
The items on display are numerous and while they too show there age, they truly exhibit what must have been a lavish lifestyle.
You get a real sense of the family that lived here.
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