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Palace of the Normans in Palermo

The Palatine Chapel, the first Punic settlements, the courtyards, halls and paintings, portraits of the Viceroy. Exterior and gardens.

The Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans) or Royal Palace of Palermo was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily. Currently, it is the seat of the  Sicilian Regional Assembly. The building is the oldest royal residence in Europe; and was the private residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Sicily and the imperial seat of Frederick II and Conrad IV.

 

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi": portrait of....

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi" : painting which portrays the astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi. His most famous discovery was the first dwarf planet, Ceres. Here is depicted with an allegory of the greek goddess.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi" : The Room of the Specola.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi": Merz telescope.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi": sextant.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi" : painting which portrays the astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi. His most famous discovery was the first dwarf planet, Ceres.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi" : painting which portrays Jesse Ramsden. Jesse Ramsden was a British mathematician, astronomical and scientific instrument maker. His reputation was built on the engraving and design of dividing engines which allowed high accuracy measurements of angles and lengths in instruments. He produced instruments for astronomy that were especially well-known for maritime use where they were needed for the measurement of latitudes and for his surveying instruments which were widely used for cartography and land survey both across the British Empire and outside. An achromatic eyepiece that he invented for telescopes and microscopes continues to be known as the Ramsden eyepiece.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi" : The Room of the Specola.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi" : the room with the Circle manufactured by Jesse Ramsden. The 5-foot diameter Palermo circle manufactured by Jesse Ramsden was made to measure apparent positions of astronomical objects.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi": showcase with astronomical instruments.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi": astronomical instrument.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Pisana Tower, The Astronomical Observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi": portrait of William Herschel, the astronomer who invented the The "Herschelian" catadioptric telescope, and who discovered the planet Uranus.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the Treasure Hall or Mint (today it is the library): view.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the Treasure Hall or Mint (today it is the library): view.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the Treasure Hall or Mint (today it is the library): view.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower, upper room now used as private study of the President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly: view with detail of the ceiling decorated with muqarnas.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans),The Joharia Tower, the Borbone Royal apartments, neo-Gothic private chapel, holy water font: detail of a warrior saint.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans),The Joharia Tower, the Borbone Royal apartments:  neo-Gothic private chapel.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans),The Pisana Tower, upper spaces: vaults.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower, The Representation Hall of the Presidency: zenithal view of the vault.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans),The Pisana Tower, upper spaces: vaults.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower, upper room now used as private study of the President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly: detail of the ceiling decorated with muqarnas.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Offices of the Presidency: painting of the collection.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower: detail of the original spiral stairway.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower, upper room now used as private study of the President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly: detail of the ceiling decorated with muqarnas.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower, The Representation Hall of the Presidency: remains of mosaics dating back to the Norman Age.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Offices of the Presidency: basin decorated in opus sectile. It may be a holy water font (XII - XIII centuries)

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Pisana Tower, upper room now used as private study of the President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly: zenithal view of the ceiling decorated with muqarnas.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the King Roger Room: view of the Room which was commissioned by King Roger II d'Altavilla. It is characterized by large mosaic surfaces of great value representing plant elements  and scenes of courtly and hunting style, symbols of the Norman power (hunting scenes with archers and deer, peacocks, swans, and mythological centaurs, griffins and other exotic animals  among luxuriant vegetation). Mosaics are characterised by Greek Byzantine style (XIII century).Detail with storks.

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the King Roger Room: view of the Room which was commissioned by King Roger II d'Altavilla. It is characterized by large mosaic surfaces of great value representing plant elements (palms and banana trees) and scenes of courtly and hunting style, symbols of the Norman power (hunting scenes with archers and deer, peacocks, swans, and mythological centaurs, griffins and other exotic animals including leopards and tigers among luxuriant vegetation). Mosaics are characterised by Greek Byzantiene style (XIII century).Detail of a niche with fireplace with two lion sculptures supporting the shelf; a lunette with a mosaic representing peacocks; rich marble coverings and angular columns.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the King Roger Room: view of the Room which was commissioned by King Roger II d'Altavilla. It is characterized by large mosaic surfaces of great value representing plant elements  and scenes of courtly and hunting style, symbols of the Norman power (hunting scenes with archers and deer, peacocks, swans, and mythological centaurs, griffins and other exotic animals  among luxuriant vegetation). Mosaics are characterised by Greek Byzantine style (XIII century).Detail with centaurs, peacocks, leopards and palm and banana trees.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the King Roger Room (the Room which was commissioned by King Roger II d'Altavilla): detail with an angular column.

Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of...