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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Get to know the true heart of Palermo the Politeama Theatre (Teatro Politeama). Not only is this beautiful building home to many great music shows but the area around it is also a vibrating social centre of the city. Your Palermo tour continues towards the botanical gardens passing near Quattro Canti. After a quick glance of the central station you will find yourselves in the vicinity of the Royal Palace was built by the Arab emirs around the IXth century. Your Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour will take you just next to the wonderful historical palace called Pallazo Steri which is famous for the beauty of its wooden ceiling. Discover the fascinating city at your own pace and visit the marvelous Arabian castle Castello Della Zisa with magnificent gardens and fountains. It is one of the most interesting places to visit in P
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Private Day Trip to San Giovanni Rotondo to Visit the Shrine of Padre Pio from Sorrento or Naples
"Starting from Sorrento Naples or any town along the Amalfi coast drive the A16 towards east we take the excite of Foggia and start to drive up to the town of San Giovanni Rotondo which is located on the promontory of Gargano (the spur of the boot). 1-hour drive from Foggia we reach the town of San Giovanni Rotondo. Visit the Cappuccini conv the old chapel and the crypt where Padre Pio has rest for 40 years.After this first complex we move to the new Sanctuary opened in 2004 where the body of Padre Pio rests in a glass coffin visible to the pilgrims. After the 2-hour visit we return ""A pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo on the Shrine of Padre Pio.
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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Get to know the true heart of Palermo the Politeama Theatre (Teatro Politeama). Not only is this beautiful building home to many great music shows but the area around it is also a vibrating social centre of the city. Your Palermo tour continues towards the botanical gardens passing near Quattro Canti. After a quick glance of the central station you will find yourselves in the vicinity of the Royal Palace was built by the Arab emirs around the IXth century. Your Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour will take you just next to the wonderful historical palace called Pallazo Steri which is famous for the beauty of its wooden ceiling. Discover the fascinating city at your own pace and visit the marvelous Arabian castle Castello Della Zisa with magnificent gardens and fountains. It is one of the most interesting places to visit in P
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Chiostro dei Benedittini.

Chiostro dei Benedittini or Cloister of Benedictines is a part of Monreale cathedral. This is one of the most significant monuments of Norman architecture built in last quarter of XII century. This...
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Chiostro dei Benedittini. Galleries

Galleries of Chiostro dei Benedittini or Cloister of Benedictines separated from yard by the colonnades consisting of Romanesque columns of XII century. Each column decorated either with strips of...
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Fountain

the corner but must be there because cloister of any medieval monastery was the model of the paradise as monks and scholars imagined it. Chiostro dei Benedittini or Cloister of Benedictines is no...
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Romanesque capitals

During your visit to Chiostro dei Benedittini or Cloister of Benedictines you are going to find a lot of wonderful Romanesque columns with capitals decorated with scenes from ancient myths, Holy Bible...
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Armed men on the capitals

Here in Chiostro dei Benedittini or Cloister of Benedictines you will find a lot of columns with Romanesque capitals decorated with figures of warrior. You are going to find Saracen, Greek and Norman...
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Saracen Warriors

Since about half of subjects in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily were Saracens of Arabic origin we can see the figures of Saracen warriors on several capitals in the cloister of Monreale Cathedral....
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Byzantine men-at-arms

Since there were a lot of Greek subjects and Greek masters in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily some capitals in the cloister of Monreale Cathedral were made by Greeks. Capital of column #24E shows the...
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Norman men at arms

Several column capitals have bas-relieves with figures of Norman men-at-arm of second half of XII century. You can find them easily because each column in the cloister of Monreale Cathedral is marked...
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Cathedral – Exterior

“The exterior of the apse is the apogee of Norman decoration.” ~ Eyewitness Travel: SicilyWhen we arrived in Monreale, the cathedral was closed for several hours after lunch. This gave us some time to...
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Cathedral – Interior

“An amalgamation of Arab, Byzantine and Norman artistic styles framed by traditional Romanesque architecture, representing the best of twelfth-century culture”As you enter the cathedral, the first...
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Cathedral - Mosaics

The colorful mosaics with golden tesserae background cover an astounding 6400 meters square (68,889 square feet). It would appear that no parts of the walls were left untouched by the artisans who...
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William II’s English Plantagenet connection

William II is buried in Monreale cathedral in a white marble sarcophagus that sits beside his father’s (William I) brown porphyry sarcophagus in one of the corners of the transept.I’ll be the first to...
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Cathedral - climbing the tower

We came to Monreale knowing that we would be climbing the tower – it is what we do (Hubby just has a thing about climbing things and I typically join in the ‘fun’). So after we had seen the interior...
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Cathedral - Cloisters

We were unable to get into the cloisters on the day we visited since it was a Monday afternoon and they were only open in the mornings on Mondays. It was a disappointment, but I was able to at least...
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