photo gallery

photo gallery

The cultural substrate through time

The chystro: a place between earth and sky

Thirteenth-century iconography decorates the nave’s wooden ceiling, designed with new solutions

The architectural space

From the main gate to the aisles: an invitation to a journey of faith

The mosaics of the naves

Artistic elements in Peter’s ship

A building constructed in a short space of time

The senses tell baroque decoration

The longest aisle

A palimpsest of history

The Bible carved in stone

The senses tell the ceiling

The chapel of san Castrense: an important renaissance work

Survey of the royal tombs

The Virgin Hodegetria

An architectural crescendo

Roger II of hauteville: a sovereign protected by God

The lost chapel

A mixture of styles pervades the floor decorations

Two initially similar towers, varied over time

The senses tell the mosaic cycle

The Palace of Kings

Porphyry sarcophagi: royalty and power

The senses tell the historical context

Cefalù: settlement evidence through time

The towers and the western facade

The senses tell the architecture

the Baroque exterior

A polysemy of high-level artistic forms and content

A new Cathedral

The plasticism of the main portico and Bonanno Pisano’s Monumental Bronze Door

The links between the hauteville family and the monastic orders in Sicily

The paradisiacal “Conca d’oro” that embraces Palermo: a name with countless faces through time

Roger II’s strategic design

A controversial interpretation

Shapes and colours of the wooden ceiling

The chapel of the crucifix: an artistic casket based on a previous model

Palermo: the happiest city

The mosaic cycle, an ascending path towards the light

the Baroque interior

The area of the Sanctuary

The architectural envelope: the Greek cross layout oriented towards the light

Ecclesia munita

The Gualtiero Cathedral

The rediscovered chapel

The marble portal: an intimate dialogue between complex ornamental aspects and formal structure

Mosaic decoration

The Cathedral over the centuries

The Chapel of the Kings

The opus sectile floor of the Palatine Chapel


The cemetery of kings

The beautiful Zisa and its garden: solacium regi among sounds, colours and scents

Interior decorations

The king’s mark

The southern portico

Under the crosses of the Bema

The Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene

The flooring: shapes, motifs and iconography

Criteria for the inclusion of Palermo Arab-Norman and the Cefalù and Monreale Cathedrals in the WHL

The mosaics of the apses

The Cefalù cathedral: a construction yard undergoing a change between a surge of faith and control over the territory

Tempus fugit: a strategic project implemented in a short period of time

the roof of Paradise: one of the most representative works of medieval art

The construction of Monreale Cathedral: between myth and history

Beyond the harmony of proportions

The senses tell the historical context

The senses tell the external architecture and the original layout

The birth of the Norman kingdom

A chapel by an unknown designer based on repeated symmetries

The side Portico: a combination of elegance and lightness of form

A cloister of accentuated stylistic variety

A Northern population

The senses tell the flooring

The architectural appearance and transformations over time

Worship services

A space between the visible and the invisible

The rediscovered palace

The original design

The balance between architecture and light

Transformations over the centuries

A remarkable ceiling

The senses tell Context 1

Squaring the circle

The architectural modifications ti the cathedral building after the death of Roger II and the transformations of the cloister

The interior of the church

The senses tell the architecture and decorations

Saint Peter’s Chapel in the Royal Palace

The Admiral’s dedication

The Kings’ Cathedrals


Layers of different cultures decorate the external apses

The decorated facade

The beginning of the construction site

The senses tell the interior

The decorations on the bell tower

The mosaics of the presbytery

From oblivion to the recovery of memory

The senses tell restorations

The chapel of St. Benedict

The side aisles

The chorus: beating heart of the cathedral

The transformations of the hall through the centuries

The medieval city amidst monasticism and feudal aristocracy

The Great Presbytery: a unique space for the cathedral

The return of water

The Royal Throne

The ancient convent of the Martorana, a history of devotion and tradition

Characteristics of religious architecture in the romanesque period

From the Mosque to the Cathedral

The Genoard Park, the garden of pleasures and wonders

Gardens and architecture as a backdrop to the city of Palermo

A tree full of life

Gold and light: the splendour of the mosaics in the Royal Chapel

The columns of the nave: the meticulous study of the overall order

The towers facing the facade used as bell towers

The Great Restoration

The stone bible

The Norman conquest of Sicily and the birth of a new Latin kingdom

Intertwining of knowledge in Norman Palermo

Norman religious architecture with islamic influences in Sicily

The mosaics of the transept and the apses

The dialogue between the architectures of the monumental complex

The liturgical spaces of the protesis and the diaconicon

The Cassaro

Different styles and transformations of “one of the most beautiful monuments in the world”

The senses tell the historical context

Biblical themes enlivened by the dazzling light of the stained – glass windows overlooking the naves

The senses tell the Zisa over the centuries

From earthquake to collapse

A compositional design that combines nordic examples with new artistic languages, over the centuries

The loca solatiorum: dwellings for recreation, well-being and hunting