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Duomo di Monreale - Palermo Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
MONREALE This little town not far from Palermo is famous for its Cathedral, full of wonderful mosaics. The cathedral was built at the order of William II. It reflects varied influences: Norman (the style of the most recent conqueror), Byzantine, and Islamic. Pointed arches from the Islamic tradition...
Duomo di Monreale - Monreale, Sicily
are a masterpiece of Norman artistic expression from the time of William II. The columns — variously plain, carved, or inlaid with richly lustered tiles — support elaborate capitals from which spring Saracen-style arches. The columns were designed by craftsmen from Campania, Puglia, Lomb...
Monreale Duomo, Palermo, Sicily : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk
. Although in my experience the 2 cities are very similar under this respect, I would not necessarily disagree with this statement. An interesting place to visit is Castello di Ursino, (Ursino castle). Located in Piazza Federico di Svevia, at the end of Via Auteri between Via Plebiscito and Via Gari...
Monreale Duomo - Palermo - Recensioni di Monreale Duomo - TripAdvisor
Only a public bus ride from Palermo, this cathedral is breathtaking. 55,000 sq.ft. of gold tile mosaics cover the ceilings. Even though many of the churches in Palermo offer beautiful art ...
iExplore Community: Monreale and its Duomo - Palermo, Italy
Once inside my eyes were drawn to the beautiful wooden sculptured ceiling and right in front above the altar a mosaic of Christ Pancreator flanked by angels and saints. When I was used to the semi-darkness I saw a galaxy of colourful mosaics against a golden background. They were made by Greek and B...