It is city centre for tourists. Around here there are many churchs and piazze. It is the start point to explore the city.
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I walked into the chapel and was completely awestruck. The walls are bejeweled with Byzantine mosaics, depicting biblical scenes in extraordinary detail. It was breath-taking and because we were off season we got to quietly enjoy the detail for a long time. I listened to...More
This church had a very beautiful and unique usage of small construction pieces making up golden mosaics and decorations, something we did not see elsewhere in europe. Very pretty to walk through.
Another wonderfully adorned from the normal/arab era (12th century) - golden mosaics depicting biblical scenes. Pricey 9 euros (without royal quarters which are currently being renovated) but very much worth it. When we were there, there was a watercolour exhibition of sicilian scenery from 1916,...More
This is one of the Absolute Must Things to Do in Palermo, probably # 1 ? The Palatina is one of the Worlds most Beautiful Churches of all, you have to see it in person to believe its splendidness. See It !!!
If you like art this place is stunning... the location, the history it it brings to mind.. the connection between Carthage, Imperial Rome, Byzantine, Norman, Islamic and Catholic European history wrapped up in one building is stunning.. the fact the building is still in use...More
The visit to the palace was marred by the fact that the royal apartments were 'closed for government business' - this happens several days per week so check before you go. However, it has one of the most beautifully decorated chapels I have ever seen,...More