A Tranquil Fountain


At one corner of the Cloister of the Cathedral of Monreale, there is a bubbling fountain surrounded by a few of the 228 unique columns that make up this tranquil, not-to-be-missed site. Built around 1200 AD, William II commissioned artisans from Sicily as well as those from Venice in order to create a unique sanctuary–both the cathedral and this cloister–that is the perfect place (when there are few tourists around like there was today!) to sit and enjoy the moment.

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  1. I love fountains and just to sit near them. I’ve been known to get in – with my dog – as well! And this one, from the time of William the Conqueror – wow!

    1. Well, from William the Conqueror’s time, yes… this William was his cousin! Now… back to that babbling fountain. Let’s close our eyes and go there.

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