Palermo’s San Giovanni degli Eremiti

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The cloister and red domes of Palermo’s San Giovanni degli Eremiti were built by Arab-Norman craftsmen and laborers in 1132 under that command of King Roger II. Its flowering gardens, reminiscent of what one might have encountered in ancient cities along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, are a sanctuary in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle.

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  1. Your description, with the flowering gardens there now, made me want to make travel plans for Palermo right away. Beautiful perspective on the photo. Love the palm tree in the background. Aliveness.

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