The royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily situated on the ground floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, southern Italy.
Is the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily situated on the first floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale
with its byzantin mosaics , the Palatin Chapel is one of the best churches of the world!!!
Capolavoro di arte arabo-normanna, fu voluta nel 1130 da Ruggero II come cappella privata all'interno di Palazzo dei Normanni; è l'emblema del momento di grande creatività e di estrema tolleranza del suo regno, in cui operarono insieme artisti di origine e sensibilità diverse e dove si incontrano la…
Until now, from 2500 years the place of the Power in Palermo and Sicily. The Royal Palace of Norman Kings containing the small emotional Church with the best Arab-Normans mosaics
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“Il teatro massimo Vittorio Emanuele di Palermo è il più grande edificio teatrale lirico d'Italia, e uno dei più grandi d'Europa, terzo per ordine di grandezza architettonica dopo l'Opéra National di Parigi e la Staatsoper di Vienna. ENGLISH LINGUAGE The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele in Palermo is the largest lyrical theater building in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe, third by architectural order after the Opéra National in Paris and the Vienna State Opera.”
“A Norman church refurbished many times in other periods. It looks baroque outside but once you get in you'll find the most stunning and precious bizantine mosaics of the Norman period. This church is a must see in Palermo, together with the other two in the same piazza!”
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“The Royal Palace of Palermo (11th-12th centuries) is the main monument to represent the wealth and political and cultural power of the Norman kingdom, a model of Arab-Norman architecture. An ancient Islamic Castrum erected on pre-existing Punic origins, from 1072 it became the residence of the Norman sovereigns. Its Torre Pisana (second quarter of the 12th century) is a unique example of a fortified tower, similar to those of the Norman donjon, whose plan is similar to ifriqeni Islamic models. La Joharia (mid-12th century) includes Sala dei Venti and Sala di Ruggero. The Sala dei Venti, or of the four columns, derives its architecture from the durqa'a, the inner courtyard of the Islamic ifriqeni and Fatimid palaces. It is preserved intact and is in fact one of the best preserved examples of this architectural typology in the medieval Mediterranean. Sala di Ruggero is characterized by impressive mosaics that cover the walls and the cross vault with profane, hunting and paradisiac scenes. The mosaics of Stanza di Ruggero, together with the fragments preserved in the Pisan Tower and the mosaic panel of Sala della Fontana in Palazzo della Zisa, are rare examples of profane decorations, distinguished by the significant presence of figurative elements derived from Islamic and Sassanid culture.. A widespread genre in the Byzantine courtly world of which today there are no traces except in historical sources.”