Norman “Laser Show”

Palermo’s Cappella Palatina boasts intricate mosaics like this detail that illustrates a mix of influences from Sicily’s cultural milieu of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Jewish, Arab, and Norman. Founded in 1132 by King  Roger II and housed inside the Palazzo dei Normanni, the eye-candy artwork of the entire chapel may have been the rock-and-roll laser…

Ancient Roman-Sicilian Lovers

This erotic scene is one of hundreds of exceptional mosaics found at the Roman Villa del Casale outside of Piazza Armerina. The lovers’ embrace is located on the floor of what is thought to be a bedroom of the expansive estate that was constructed between the 3rd and 4th century AD. #experiencesicily #lovers #amanti #kiss…

The Breathtaking Mosaics of Rogero II’s Cappella Palatina

Norman king Roger II established the Cappella Palatina in 1130. The chapel, located inside Palermo’s Palazzo dei Normanni, is in and of itself a treasure chest of extraordinary mosaics. This is one example, framing one of the windows. #experiencesicily #palermo #sicily #mosaics #mosaichi #mosaic #mosaico #architecture #architettura #normanarchitecture #cappellapalatina #window #finestra #palazzodeinormanni #sicilia #siciliabedda #italy…