Italy - Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale

"Located on the northern coast of Sicily, Arab-Norman Palermo includes a series of nine civil and religious structures dating from the era of the Norman kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194): two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, a bridge, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale. Collectively, they are an example of a social-cultural syncretism between Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures on the island which gave rise to new concepts of space, structure and decoration. They also bear testimony to the fruitful coexistence of people of different origins and religions (Muslim, Byzantine, Latin, Jewish, Lombard and French)."

1) Palermo 
= Palazzo dei Normanni- Cappella Palatina - Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti- Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio - Church of San Cataldo - Cathedral of Palermo - The Zisa Palace - The Cuba Palace
2) Cefalù = Cathedral
3) Monreale = Cathedral

Source: UNESCO Unesco World Heritage Tentative List

Postcard 1 - Monreale
Monreale - interior and exterior views. Thanks to Doris of Italy.

Postcard 2 - Cefalu
Aerial view of Cefalu. Thanks to Doris of Italy.

Postcard 3 - Palermo
Multi-view of Palermo with the La Cattedrale on the top left side. Thanks to Doris of Italy - grazie.

Postcard 4 - Palermo
Nice mult-view of Palermo with San Cataldo, Cathedral, SanGiovanni degli Eremiti. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France who was visiting Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

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