Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

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Afar Magazine

by Fabrizia LanzaWithin the Palace of the Normans, there’s a chapel of the kings. “It’s sumptuous,” Fabrizia says, “all covered with mosaics. It’s like getting inside a golden box of... Full review →


Atlas Obscura

Every inch of this chapel is covered in craftsmanship from across the world.  Full review →



The Cappella Palatina... a dazzling example of the harmony of artistic elements produced under the Normans. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The cultural influences of Sicily collide in this palace that dates back to the 8th century b.c., when Punic administrators set up an outpost in the highest part of the city. In the 9th... Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This venerable palace dates to the 9th century but owes its current look (and name) to a major 12th-century Norman makeover, during which spectacular mosaics were added to its Royal... Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni is located at the exact centre of the first urban site. Its first foundations date from the 9C at a time of Arab rule. In 938 the emir abandoned... Full review →

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