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#1 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
... history of Italy and how the country was united, while Alwine told us about her wonderful experiences across the globe, and we were delighted to find out we shared a lot of common ground and views on both topics.
The art and the elaborate floors satisfied my aesthetic eye and the knowledge of the son taking the tour, as well as the sights quenched my thirst for historical relics.
#2 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Beautiful arabic- normand architecture, fantastic byzantine mosaics-- it's nice to see it before the cathedral and other top sites, and it's well worth the time for the visit.
Often, you are in a gigantic church with high ceilings and you need binoculars to see and appreciate the mosaics -- this place is small enough you will get a good view.
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#4 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
And then you view it up close and realize it's all intricately fitted hand-cut marble!
It is relatively small and not on the main tourist site lists.
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#5 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
This chapel,slightly off the main tourist track,is well worth the diversion.Here you can view the stunning marble stucco decorations of sculptor Serpotta,in a Baroque church.
This was the 2nd recommendation of sites worth seeing in Palermo as shown on the UK TV programme and wow! - what a treat to see such a display of stucco work - really worthwhile and astonishing skills displayed fo...
#6 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Looking for one of the top sites to see after our horse and carriage ride and a coffee used trip advisor and maps to find.
The view and the opulence of barokko sculptures were absolutely unexpected.
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#8 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
The overall view, both at the ground floor and from the balcony, are amazing but you need to take some time to appreciate the tiny details of this scary but so impactful painting
#9 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Meanwhile, the baroque art inside of the church is stunning, the history that you are taught as you walk through the rooms and staircases is brilliant, and the view from the top is stunning.
It's located in piazza Pretoria so there are many other sites right there too if you can't get in.
#10 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
The church opened at 15:30 and after entering I was greeted by the most beautiful sights of a church that spires its ways to the heavens.
The church dates to 1612 and was consecrated in 1677, it was built on the site of the former church of Madonna of Providence.
#11 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
It needs some restoration here and there, but it gives a nice view how the rich lived in Palermo.
Like most of the other sites we visited, we had the place to ourselves.
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#12 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Easy to reach, great views and a very interesting story of Palermo most loved saint.
The trip up the mountain is surreal as well, providing stunning views of the city and surrounding landscape.
#13 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
I highly recommend this site for a visit in the late afternoon with the shades and the calmness it becomes magic
#14 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Spectacular, intricate gold-backed mosaics of the Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), royal chapel of the Norman kings, designated World Heritage site, built for Arab emirs and their harems in the 9th century.
Stunning views of marble mozaics, rich decorations in the capella make it a must-see attraction during your visit of Palermo.
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#15 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
If you like history, especially medieval, there are interesting items to view, including the tombs of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and Roger II king of Sicily.
Came back a second time to see the treasury, crypts and a climb to the roof for incredible breathtaking views of the city beyond!!
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#16 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Was great learning from Olga the whole history of the building outside from 1300's built by the Chiaramonte's over an Arabic Ceramic factory site and transitioning from French to Spanish and the extremely cruel Sp...
Being Americans of Chiaramonti lineage, we recently visited Sicily and were sure to include all Chiaramonti/Chiaramonte sites on the island.
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#17 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Wherever you look there's a stunning historical site in Palermo, the Piazza Pretoria features some lovely fountains and statues.
You can climb to the top of the Chiesa di Santa Caterina at the back of the Piazza and get a fantastic view of the fountain and surrounding area.
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#18 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
The additional surprise is offered by the opportunity to be able to scale the steps up to the top of the dome and acquire a most splendid view of Palermo Most certainly worth a visit
Our climb was rewarded with awesome views across Palermo as well as a sense of peacefulness.
#19 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
It is an astonishing site, perfect for amazing pictures: just crazy nuns could think about destroying the sexual parts of the statues
... ("Fountain of Shame") by Sicilian churchgoers because of the abundance of naked statues; interestingly enough, it became one of the most remarkable landmarks of Palermo favored by the locals and visitors alike.
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#21 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
#22 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
apart from seeing Monte Pellegrino you'll also be awarded with a breathtaking view of the city of Palermo, its harbour and the surrounding countryside.
Great to hike or take the 812 bus up to the Sanctuary of Rosalio and get nice views of Palermo on the first day in the City.
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#23 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
paintings, frescos, statutes and the burial site of Giovanni Falcone...famous magistrate killed by the Mafia Definitely take the free guided tour inside
A Beautiful Church with a hidden view
#24 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
You can equip yourself with free maps from the vendors at the port exit who want to sell you hop on hop off bus tickets and the on street railroad and with those maps you can navigate to the major sites.
Palermo has many very good guides who can show you all the best sights and the colorful history behind them.
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#25 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
#26 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
The views alone are wonderous.
there is a possibility to enjoy the view of the church with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the cafe just in front of the building
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#27 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
Wonderful atmospheric site
Great place, an UNESCO Heritage site, quite interesting to see and be, but note that between 13:00 and 15:00 is closed for visitors, had to come back to see it
#28 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
an unexpected view of this enormous fountain on three levels, occupying the Piazza Pretorio with the Municipio di Palermo - Town hall bordering onto the square.
The views and sights around Palazzo Pretorio are second to none.
#29 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo
My wife had some reservations about visiting the catacombs, but we were both fascinated by this unique if somewhat strange site.
The catacombs are a fascinating view of the departed placed fully clothed on racks against the walls of this large subterranean burial chamber.
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#30 of 312 Sights & Landmarks in Palermo