Watch Your Step

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Every inch of the Cappella Palatina is embellished with intricate mosaics of inlaid marble, colorful stones, and golden glass tiles. This floor detail illustrates the multi-cultural mix (Norman, Arab, Greek, and Byzantine) that existed during Roger II’s 12th-century rule, when the Palazzo dei Normanni’s chapel was built.

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  1. Tha Cappella Palatina is an unbelievable masterpiece. The palazzo dei Normanni hides several rooms displaying the same art, but they are unfortunately not open to the public, unless you can claim a good relation with a local politician…or with his secretary (it happens that I had one, that’s why I know!)

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