Friday, 1 May 2015

Palermo

Palermo is the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo. It is not a beautiful city compared to Noto, Venice or Florence, but it has a lot of interesting places to visit.


Serpotta

Putto made by the stucco master Giacomo Serpotta in Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita, Palermo.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily



Palermo-Cefal├╣ 69 km
Palermo-Siracusa 277 km
Palermo-Agrigento 131 km
Palermo-Noto 303 km
Palermo-Taormina 272 km
Palermo-Catania 227 km
Palermo-Trapani 101 km





Roger II receiving the crown directly from Christ and not the Pope. Mosaic in the Martorana, Palermo. The mosaic carries an inscription Rogerios Rex in Greek letters. After the Sicilian Vespers of 1282 the island's nobility gathered in the church for a meeting that resulted in the Sicilian crown being offered to Peter III of Aragon.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

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