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

The senses tell baroque decoration

Interior decorations

Saint Peter’s Chapel in the Royal Palace

The longest aisle

A cloister of accentuated stylistic variety

The Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene

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

The mosaic cycle, an ascending path towards the light

The senses tell the external architecture and the original layout

The senses tell the historical context

The return of water

A controversial interpretation

The senses tell the Zisa over the centuries

The flooring: shapes, motifs and iconography

A chapel by an unknown designer based on repeated symmetries

The Bible carved in stone

A new Cathedral

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

The construction of Monreale Cathedral: between myth and history

The king’s mark

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

Norman religious architecture with islamic influences in Sicily

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

The liturgical spaces of the protesis and the diaconicon

The cemetery of kings

The senses tell restorations

The transformations of the hall through the centuries

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

The beginning of the construction site

The Cathedral over the centuries


The senses tell the historical context

The Cassaro

The towers facing the facade used as bell towers

The cultural substrate through time

From oblivion to the recovery of memory

A mixture of styles pervades the floor decorations

The chystro: a place between earth and sky

A polysemy of high-level artistic forms and content

A palimpsest of history

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

The senses tell the architecture

The mosaics of the transept and the apses

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

The southern portico

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

Two initially similar towers, varied over time

The rediscovered palace

The dialogue between the architectures of the monumental complex

Under the crosses of the Bema

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

The interior of the church

The Gualtiero Cathedral

A space between the visible and the invisible

Beyond the harmony of proportions

the Baroque interior

The Great Presbytery: a unique space for the cathedral

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

Mosaic decoration

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

The mosaics of the presbytery

The senses tell the architecture and decorations

The medieval city amidst monasticism and feudal aristocracy

The chorus: beating heart of the cathedral

The stone bible

Transformations over the centuries

The Virgin Hodegetria

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

Layers of different cultures decorate the external apses

The chapel of san Castrense: an important renaissance work

Porphyry sarcophagi: royalty and power

The Kings’ Cathedrals

The opus sectile floor of the Palatine Chapel

The rediscovered chapel

The Genoard Park, the garden of pleasures and wonders

From the Mosque to the Cathedral

The senses tell Context 1

The Admiral’s dedication

The architectural appearance and transformations over time

From earthquake to collapse

The mosaics of the naves

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

The senses tell the interior

Cefalù: settlement evidence through time

The decorated facade

The area of the Sanctuary

Survey of the royal tombs

The decorations on the bell tower

The chapel of St. Benedict

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

An architectural crescendo

Artistic elements in Peter’s ship

The senses tell the ceiling

The Palace of Kings

The mosaics of the apses

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

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

The senses tell the flooring

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

Roger II of hauteville: a sovereign protected by God

the Baroque exterior

The balance between architecture and light

The senses tell the mosaic cycle

The Chapel of the Kings

The side aisles

The Royal Throne

A tree full of life

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

The architectural space

Squaring the circle

Palermo: the happiest city

Worship services

A building constructed in a short space of time

Roger II’s strategic design

The birth of the Norman kingdom

The original design

Characteristics of religious architecture in the romanesque period

A Northern population

Shapes and colours of the wooden ceiling

A remarkable ceiling

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

Ecclesia munita

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


The towers and the western facade

The lost chapel

Gardens and architecture as a backdrop to the city of Palermo

The senses tell the historical context

Intertwining of knowledge in Norman Palermo

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

The Great Restoration

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