Persia or Palermo?

The Cloister of the Cathedral at Monreale is one of my most favorite places in Sicily. 228 uniquely designed columns and a bubbling fountain line the center garden. The Norman-Arab architecture leads you to believe you could be in ancient Persia. It’s beautiful and peaceful and has a story all its own.

Architectural Mix in Palermo

Palermo Cathedral’s cupolas, which are adorned with majolica tiles, are a historical contrast to the Norman-Arab details over the arched original windows. The cupolas were added in 1781. The original Norman church as build between 1179 and 1185. These are just two examples of the numerous architectural styles that exist side by side in the…

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One of the bell towers of Cefalù’s beautiful Norman cathedral. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #sicilytravel #cefalú #cefalu #cattedrale #cathedral #architecture #sky #architettura