Itinerary B

[5] A brightly-lit square

In Norman times, especially during the reign of Roger II, Palermo was becoming more and more enriched with magnificent buildings every day. The Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, built ex novo at the behest of Admiral George of Antioch, stands in the luminous Piazza Bellini in the historic centre of Palermo, occupying a privileged position on a hill next to the Church of San Cataldo and opposite the Church of Santa Caterina.