Ghigo Roli photographer


Palermo: The Palace of Normans

The Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo, also known as the Royal Palace, is currently the seat of the Sicilian regional assembly. The palace is the oldest royal residence in Europe, home of the rulers of the Kingdom of Sicily, imperial seat with Frederick II and Corrado IV. A complete photographic campaign: the exteriors, the gardens, the Palatine Chapel, the portraits of the Viceroys, the apartment of King Roger, the towers, the Phoenician-Punic foundations.

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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.

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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....

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": 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": 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" : 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": 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" : 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" : 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": 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), 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), 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: detail of the ceiling decorated with muqarnas.

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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: view with 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, 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), 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.

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: 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 Joharia Tower, the Borbone Royal apartments, neo-Gothic private chapel, holy water font: detail of a warrior saint.

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 Joharia Tower, the Borbone Royal apartments:  neo-Gothic private chapel.

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), 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), Offices of the Presidency: painting of the collection.

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: detail of the original spiral stairway.

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 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): decoration of the arch below the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.Detail with double headed eagle (emblem of Emperor Frederik II).

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Pisana Tower,  the King Roger Room (Room was commissioned by King Roger II d'Altavilla): small table.

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.

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 (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 (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).

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): decoration of the arch below the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.Detail with double headed eagle (emblem of Emperor Frederik II).

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...

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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).

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 of the decoration of the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.Detail with an eagle gripping a rabbit (emblem of Emperor Frederik II).

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), the vault: the decoration of the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.

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 archers, deer, dogs 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 of the decoration of the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.Detail with lion.

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), marble coverings: detail of mosaic with geometric pattern.

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 lions 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: 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 (the Room which was commissioned by King Roger II d'Altavilla): decoration of the arch below the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.

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 of the decoration of the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.Detail with griffin.

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 of the decoration of the vault with mosaics of animals. These mosaics date back to the period of Frederick II.Detail with griffin.

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 of a lunette with peacocks.

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 (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).

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), marble coverings: detail of mosaic with geometric pattern.

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: 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).

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 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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: 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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: marble lion (Norman age).

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: marble lion (Norman age).

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: emblem of Viceroy Toledo.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: view. Detail of one door.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre. Detail.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre. Zenithal 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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: twin columns of the Renaissance portal.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre. Zenithal 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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre. Detail.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room, twin columns of the Renaissance portal: detail of the Gagini capital.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: wooden cusp with the Rose of the Winds  (Compass Rose) at its centre. Detail.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: view with the Renaissance portal.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: view. Detail of one door.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: marble lion (Norman age).

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: view. Detail of one door.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: view. Detail of the door leading to the King Ruggero Room.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: sculpture representing emblem of the Borbones.

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), Joharia Tower, the Winds Room: view with the Renaissance portal.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), dome of the transept: mosaic "Blessing Christ Pantocrator between angels and archangels", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "God divides the Earth from the Waters and creates Rivers, Seas, Flowers and Plants.", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Southern apse or St. Paul's "absidiola", mosaics: from the top "Christ Pantocrator", "Nativity" and "St.Paul", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the nave, cycle of mosaics on the life of Jesus: the "The Resurrection of Lazarus", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "Cain killing Abel", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the nave, cycle of mosaics on the life of Jesus: "The Baptism of Christ", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creation of Adam", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creation of Eve", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, pendentive of the nave: "Noah Landing the Animals from the Ark, XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), mosaic below an archof a llancet window: "A couple of birds", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica): partial view of the south west corner with the mosaic "St Peter freed by the angel" (XII century).

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "Cain and Abel sacrifice a Lamb", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the Crypt (Lower Church): one of the original consecration crosses.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the nave, mosaic below an arch: "St. Leonard", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Southern apse or St. Paul's "absidiola", mosaics:  "Nativity", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Southern apse or St. Paul's "absidiola", mosaics: "Christ Pantocrator" and "Nativity", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), counter-façade: mosaic "Majesty of Christ enthroned between Saints Peter and Paul",  XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the Crypt (Lower Church): "Protesis Vergine Theotokos", detached byzantine fresco.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), counter-façade: mosaic "Majesty of Christ enthroned between Saints Peter and Paul",  XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "Cain killing Abel", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creator's Rest on the Seventh Day", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the Crypt (Lower Church): 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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Southern wall: door with geometric pattern decoration.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the Crypt (Lower Church): corridor.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Southern apse or St. Paul's "absidiola", mosaics: "Christ Pantocrator" and "Nativity", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the nave, cycle of mosaics on the life of Jesus: the "Transfiguration", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica): view. In the background the apse and the mosaics (1143). Above the Annunciation; in the bowl - shaped vault, Christ Pantocrator; in the tambour of the apse, the Virgin enthroned with St. Peter Apostle and Mary Magdalene, and John the Baptist and St James Apostle on the right. These last two figures were added at the end of the eighteenth century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Original Sin", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), dome of the transept: mosaic "Blessing Christ Pantocrator between angels and archangels", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, pendentive of the nave: "Noah Landing the Animals from the Ark, XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica): view. In the background the apse and the mosaics (1143). Above the Annunciation; in the bowl - shaped vault, Christ Pantocrator; in the tambour of the apse, the Virgin enthroned with St. Peter Apostle and Mary Magdalene, and John the Baptist and St James Apostle on the right. These last two figures were added at the end of the eighteenth century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creation of Fish and Birds", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creation of the Sky and the Earth", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica): partial view of the south west corner with the mosaic "St Peter freed by the angel" (XII century).

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the floos: detail with geometric pattern.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "Adam and Eve facing God after eating the forbidden fruit", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica): a mosaic representing a writing.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Northern wall: a mosaic which is a reminder of the 1753 restoration works.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creation of Animals", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), dome of the transept: "Blessing Christ Pantocrator between angels and archangels", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the apse, the bowl-shaped vault: the mosaic of Christ Pantocrator (1143).(1143)

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "Fiat Lux. God creates the Light and divides the Waters.", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Northern wall: a mosaic representing an angel and St. Felix (XII century).

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Original Sin. Adame and Eve driven out of Paradise. Eve is condemned to Grief and Adam to Toil"", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Southern apse or St. Paul's "absidiola", mosaics: "Christ Pantocrator" and "Nativity", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "God introduce Adam into Eden", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Creation of Stars", XII century.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Northern wall, door with geometric pattern decoration:

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), Northern wall: door with geometric pattern decoration.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), the Crypt (Lower Church): angular column and capital.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), central nave: wooden ceiling, created by Fatimid school masters and consisting of wooden coffers called muqarnas, painted with rare images (phytoform and zoomorphic ornaments, birds, fantastic and mythological animals, including human figures in hunting, making war and  love, players, dancers and belly dancers, chess players: These figures are generally prohibited by the Muslim tradition) and Cufic inscriptions (1143).Detail.

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 Palatine Chapel (Basilica), cycle of mosaics on the Old Testament, cycle of the Creation: "The Original Sin: Eve's Grief and Adam's Toil", XII century.

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 political prisons.

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), R1, Assignments: historiated column. Detail of the capital.

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), R1, Assignments: portal of golden wood (Borbone age).

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), R1, Assignments:

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), R1, Assignments: majolica floor, end XVII century.

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), R1, Assignments: historiated column. Detail of the capital.

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), R1, Assignments: "Portrait of girl with a chair", painting by Anna Maria Cariolato (1890).

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), R1, Assignments: basin with putti.

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), R1, Assignments: historiated column.

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), R1, Assignments: earthenware bust, Sicilian manufacture, 1784.

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 Montalto room: 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 Montalto wing, the dungeons below the Fountain Courtyard, the Graffiti Room: detail representing a viking vessel.

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 Montalto wing: the dungeons.

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 Montalto wing: the dungeons.

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 Montalto wing, the dungeons: a flight of stairs below the Fountain Courtyard.

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 Montalto wing, the dungeons below the Fountain Courtyard: the Graffiti Room.

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 Montalto room: the fresco (transferred on canvas) depicting Pietro Moncada, ancestor of the Duke of Montalto.

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), basement (under the Cortile Maqueda), one of the Montalto halls, lunette: detail of frescoes with allegorical figure.

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 Montalto wing, the dungeons below the Fountain Courtyard, the Graffiti Room: detail representing a viking vessel.

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), basement (under the Cortile Maqueda), one of the Montalto halls, lunette: detail of frescoes with allegorical figure.

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 Montalto room, the basements: the remains of the Punic walls..

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 Montalto room, the basements: hypogea of the Montalto Torrione hall and the Hellenistic city gate (II century BC) leaning against the Punic wall ( V century BC).

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 Fountain Courtyard: 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): entrance hall to the Maqueda courtyard from the Parliament square.

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): view of the top of the Pisan Tower with the domes of the  astronomical observatory "Giuseppe Piazzi".

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 monumental staircase: the "Golden Carriage",  an eighteenth-century work that belonged to the Prince of Butera and the Lanza di Trabia family. It is characterized by a lavish decoration (angels and female figures). It was used in the film "La carrosse d'or" by J. Renoir with Anna Magnani. Detail of the decoration with a female figure and a putto.

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 Maqueda Courtyard: 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 monumental staircase: the "Golden Carriage",  an eighteenth-century work that belonged to the Prince of Butera and the Lanza di Trabia family. It is characterized by a lavish decoration (angels and female figures). It was used in the film "La carrosse d'or" by J. Renoir with Anna Magnani. Detail of the decoration with a female figure and a putto.

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 Maqueda Courtyard: 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 Maqueda Courtyard: detail with a statue representing a nude woman

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 Maqueda Courtyard: partial 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): view of the Palace roofs.

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 Fountain Courtyard: 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 Maqueda Courtyard: 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 Maqueda Courtyard: detail with the Borbone emblem representing an eagle.

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 Fountain Courtyard: 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), entrance hall to the Maqueda courtyard from the Parliament square: small carriage.

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), entrance hall to the Maqueda courtyard from the Parliament square: detail of the interspace towards the Greek Tower.

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 Maqueda Courtyard: 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 monumental staircase: the "Golden Carriage",  an eighteenth-century work that belonged to the Prince of Butera and the Lanza di Trabia family. It is characterized by a lavish decoration (angels and female figures). It was used in the film "La carrosse d'or" by J. Renoir with Anna Magnani.

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): view of the Maqueda courtyard from the monumental staircase.

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 Maqueda Courtyard: 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 Maqueda Courtyard: statue.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting a cameo with Achilles and Chiron.

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 Royal Apartment, the Pompeiana Room: "Dancing Nymph", dry wall painting by Giuseppe Patania, about 1830.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: 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 Royal Apartment, the Pompeiana Room: detail with sphinx, dry wall painting by Giuseppe Patania, about 1830.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with swans and other birds.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting  a landscape.

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 Royal Apartment, The Gregorietti Room (the room beside the Pompeiana Room): detail of the decoration. This room is the reading one for the members of the Parliament.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings. "Beach and Hut", by Michele Cortegiani, XIX century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting a nymph.

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), Studio Alaimo: oil painting by Alfonso Amorelli which represents a mother breastfeeding her baby and two girls.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the Peeling Walls or Former Presidents: partial view of a corner.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly), the vault, decorative frieze: Medallion with the Veneration of Hercules, dry wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812.

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 Royal Apartment,  corridor which leads to the Viceroy Room: "Archimedes", bronze statue by Benedetto Civiletti, 1893.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with a peacock.

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

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Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Appartamento Reale: sala Formica.

Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Appartamento Reale: sa...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): "View of the Villa Favorita and of the Chinese Palace", by Pietro Martorana Junior (first half 18th century -1797).

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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): the Monetiere, i.e. the wooden cabinet with an ebony veneer, and inlays in tortoise, red lacquers and gilded bronze. Painted glass panels with biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes. Sicilian cabinetmakers, XVII century. Detail with Judith and Holofernes.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings. "The Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus and Saint".

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 Royal Apartment,  corridor which leads to the Viceroy Room: "Frederik II receiving a book by Aristotle from Michael Scot" bu Giacomo Conti, XIX century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): decorative detail (dry wall painting), 1812.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting a tiger and a horse.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Nicolò Filangieri (or Filangeri)", General Lieutenantof the Kingdom (1821); oil painting attributed to Giuseppe Patania's school (1780-1852).

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings: "Landscape", painting by Andrea Sottile, XIX century.

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 Royal Apartment, the Pompeiana Room: "Bacchus and Cupid", dry wall painting by Giuseppe Patania, about 1830.

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 Royal Apartment, corridor which leads to the Viceroy Room: table clock in golden bronze.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the Peeling Walls or Former Presidents: 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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: detail  of candelabra with Triton and Nymph, XVIII century.

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 Royal Apartment, corridor which leads to the Viceroy Room: table clock.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting  a landscape.

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 Royal Apartment, The Gregorietti Room (the room beside the Pompeiana Room): fresco of the vault depicting the Allegory of Spring, by Salvatore Gregorietti. This room is the reading one for the members of the Parliament.

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 Royal Apartment, The Chinese Room or the Chinese Study: a tea table. On the top there is a landscape with scenes of life in imitation of Chinese lacquers. Work by Sicilian craftsmanship, XIX century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: 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 Royal Apartment: corridor which leads to the Viceroy Room.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings: "Row of Cypresses", painting by Ottone Rosai, XX century.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings: "Ceramist", oil painting by Natale Attanasio.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: detail of the stucco decoration.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with birds, putti and a royal emblem representing an eagle.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with birds, and  Cupid and Psyche.

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

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Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Appartamento Reale: sala Formica.

Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Appartamento Reale: sa...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: "Muslims offering presents to the Altavilla Brothers",  dry wall painting by Giuseppe Patania, about 1835.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: 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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: Moorish head.

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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): Table clock in golden bronze with allegory of Hunting (Borbone collection, XIX century).

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 Royal Apartment, the Pompeiana Room: detail with fish and , dry wall painting by Giuseppe Patania, about 1830.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the Peeling Walls or Former Presidents: desk inlaid in rosewood, boxwood and mother-of-pearl, by Sicilian cabinet makers, XIX century. Detail.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Francesco d'Aquino, Vicery from 1786 to 1795; oil painting attributed to Giuseppe Velasques (1750-1827).

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): one of the monochromes with the labours of Hercules, dry wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the Peeling Walls or Former Presidents: tapestry of French manufacture, late XVII century.

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 Royal Apartment, the Landscape Room: "The Temple of Jupiter in Syracuse", painting by Ettore de Maria Bergler.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly), the vault: "Apotheosis of Hercules", wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812. Detail representing Artemis.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with an eagle and a couple of mallards in the pond.

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), Studio Alaimo: oil painting by Alfonso Amorelli which represents a mother breastfeeding her baby and two girls.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: detail of the  decoration friezes 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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly), the vault: "Apotheosis of Hercules", wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812. Detail.

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 Royal Apartment, The Gregorietti Room (the room beside the Pompeiana Room): detail of the decoration. This room is the reading one for the members of the Parliament.

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 Royal Apartment, The Chinese Room or the Chinese Study: a tea table. Detail of the top where there is a landscape with scenes of life in imitation of Chinese lacquers. Work by Sicilian craftsmanship, XIX century.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings: "Horses", painting by Gianbecchina  (Giovanni Becchina), XX century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room:decorative friezes of the vault. Detail with the royal symbol of the eagle. Dry wall paintings by Salvatore Gregorietti, 1901

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 Royal Apartment, the Landscape Room: "The Cyclopean walls of Mount Erice", painting by Michele Cortegiani.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: detail of apating over a door representing a panoply. Dry wall paintings by Salvatore Gregorietti, 1901

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 Greek Tower, the Apartment of Charles III Borbone (The Formica Hall: a painting representing Saint Rosalia (Rosalia de' Sinibaldi), patron Saint of Palermo.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Marcantonio Colonna, Viceroy from 1774 to 1779; oil painting attributed to Vincenzo Manno (1750 ca-1821).

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting swans.

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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): "View of the Royal Palace about 1760", by Sicilian anonymous artist, XVIII century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Domenico Caracciolo", Viceroy from 1781 to 1786, known for having abolished the Inquisition court. Oil painting by Gaetano Mangano (late 18th century - early 19th century).

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 Greek Tower, the Apartment of Charles III Borbone (The Formica Hall): detail of the frescoed 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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with a swan.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: stucco decoration over the doors.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Cardinal Pietro Gravina" (1825 circa); dipinto a olio di Giuseppe Patania (1780-1852).

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 Royal Apartment, the Green Room: 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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly), the vault: "Apotheosis of Hercules", wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812. Detail representing Artemis and Jupiter with the eagle.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly), the vault: "Apotheosis of Hercules", wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812.

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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): "View of the Villa Favorita and of the Chinese Palace", by Pietro Martorana Junior (first half 18th century -1797).

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: ""Alessandro Filangeri (or Filangieri)", Lietenant of the King (1803); oil painting by Gaetano Mangano (end XVIII century - beginning XIX century).

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 Greek Tower, the Apartment of Charles III Borbone (The Formica Hall: view of one of the rooms.

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 Royal Apartment, the Landscape Room: "Christ bearing the Cross", by Flemish painter, XVI century.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with doves and flowers.

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 Greek Tower, the Apartment of Charles III Borbone (The Formica Hall: view of one of the rooms.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: 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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): the Monetiere, i.e. the wooden cabinet with an ebony veneer, and inlays in tortoise, red lacquers and gilded bronze. Painted glass panels with biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes. Sicilian cabinetmakers, XVII century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: table clock in  golden bronze, XIX century (Cronus, the Time with the Scythe).

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): detail of decorative frieze (dry wall painting).

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 Royal Apartment, the Pompeiana Room: "Dancing Nymph", dry wall painting by Giuseppe Patania, about 1830.

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 Royal Apartment, the Green Room: 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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): "View of the Royal Palace about 1760", by Sicilian anonymous artist, XVIII century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: 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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): one of the monochromes with the labours of Hercules, dry wall painting by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the General Secretary, Collection of paintings: "Landscape", painting by Andrea Sottile, XIX century.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting a nymph.

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 Royal Apartment, The Chinese Room or the Chinese Study: view. The dry wall painting are by Giovanni Patricolo, about 1880.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with swans and other birds.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): detail of decorative frieze (dry wall painting).

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): decorative friezes in Pompeian style (dry wall painting by Salvatore Gregoretti, 1901).

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 Royal Apartment, The Gregorietti Room (the room beside the Pompeiana Room): view. This one is the reading room for the members of the Parliament.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: detail of the decoration depicting a cameo with a satyr and a centaur.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): view of the Hall.

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 Royal Apartment,  corridor which leads to the Viceroy Room: "The Remuneration", by Giuseppe Sciuti, (1834-1911).

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 Royal Apartment, The Monetiere Room (next to the Chinese Room): the Monetiere, i.e. the wooden cabinet with an ebony veneer, and inlays in tortoise, red lacquers and gilded bronze. Painted glass panels with biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes. Sicilian cabinetmakers, XVII century. Detail with Judith and Holofernes.

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 Royal Apartment, The Chinese Room or the Chinese Study: detail of the dry wall painting by Giovanni Patricolo, about 1880.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with rooster and plants.

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 Royal Apartment, Room of the Peeling Walls or Former Presidents: desk inlaid in rosewood, boxwood and mother-of-pearl, by Sicilian cabinet makers, XIX century. Detail.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Antonio Lucchesi Palli, Lieutenant General of the Kingdom" (1822-1824, about 1830); oil painting by Giuseppe Patania (1780-1852).

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: "Apotheosis of work, agriculture, arts and sciences" by Benedetto Codardi. Allegorical depiction of  the Olympus with Jupiter, Ceres, and Vulcan. Detail.

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

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Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Appartamento Reale: sala Formica.

Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Appartamento Reale: sa...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), The Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with birds and flowers.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with parrots, a cage and flowers.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with birds and putti.

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly): detail of decorative frieze (dry wall painting).

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: "Count Roger returns the bishop's throne to Nicodemus",  dry wall painting by Vincenzo Riolo, about 1835.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room:decorative friezes of the vault. Detail with the symbol of the three legs of Trinacria. Dry wall paintings by Salvatore Gregorietti, 1901

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room, the frescoed vault: detail with peacocks and flowers.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: " Roberto I Guiscardo and of Count Ruggero entering in Palermo", dry wall painting by Giovanni Patricolo, about 1835.

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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: stucco decoration over the doors.

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 Royal Apartment, The Red Room: "Apotheosis of work, agriculture, arts and sciences" by Benedetto Codardi. Allegorical depiction of  the Olympus with Jupiter, Ceres, and Vulcan.

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 Royal Apartment, The Viceroy Room: "Duke Eustachio de la Viefuille", Viceroy from 1747 to 1754; oil painting attributed to Gaspare Serenario (1694-1759).

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 Royal Apartment, The Hercules Hall (Parliament of the Sicily Regional Assembly), decorative frieze (dry wall painting): "Birth of Hercules", by Giuseppe Velasco, 1812.

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 Royal Apartment, the Birds Room: view of the frescoed 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 Royal Apartment, The Yellow Room: table clock in bronze and golden wood, XIX century.

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), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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

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Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument to Philip V, facing The royal Palace or Palace of the Normans. It was realised by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.Around the pedestal  the four parts of the Earth known at that time (Europe, Asia, Africa and America), on which the king of Spain ruled, are depicted. On the first level there are the statues of the four Moors, or the previous kings of the countries that went under his domination. The work is adorned with plaques and coats of arms of the most important families in Sicily. The original statue of Philip IV was destroyed during the Sicilian revolution in 1848 and was replaced in 1856 by the current marble statue representing King Philip V of Spain and was realised by Nunzio Morello.

Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the Porta Nuova Tower: the pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663. Detail of the decoration with the eagle.

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): view from the loggia of the Porta Nuova Tower on the city, Calatafimi Avenue and the hill of Monreale.

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), Porta Nuova Tower: detail of the side facing Vittorio Emanuele Avenue.

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): view of the South West side with the roof gardens of the St. Peter Bastion.

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

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Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument to Philip V, facing The royal Palace or Palace of the Normans. It was realised by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.Around the pedestal  the four parts of the Earth known at that time (Europe, Asia, Africa and America), on which the king of Spain ruled, are depicted. On the first level there are the statues of the four Moors, or the previous kings of the countries that went under his domination. The work is adorned with plaques and coats of arms of the most important families in Sicily. The original statue of Philip IV was destroyed during the Sicilian revolution in 1848 and was replaced in 1856 by the current marble statue representing King Philip V of Spain and was realised by Nunzio Morello.Detail.

Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), Porta Nuova Tower: detail of the telamones, depicting the Moors defeated by Charles V.

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): detail of the  Easternfaçade in its variegated juxtaposition of medieval and modern volumes.

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

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Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument to Philip V, facing The royal Palace or Palace of the Normans. It was realised by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.Around the pedestal  the four parts of the Earth known at that time (Europe, Asia, Africa and America), on which the king of Spain ruled, are depicted. On the first level there are the statues of the four Moors, or the previous kings of the countries that went under his domination. The work is adorned with plaques and coats of arms of the most important families in Sicily. The original statue of Philip IV was destroyed during the Sicilian revolution in 1848 and was replaced in 1856 by the current marble statue representing King Philip V of Spain and was realised by Nunzio Morello.Detail.

Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans): view of the South West side.

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 South West side, the gardens of the St. Peter Bastion: passage in a hedge.

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): view of the North-East façade of the Pisan Tower.

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

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Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Torre di Porta Nuova:

Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Torre di Porta Nuova:

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans): view of the North-East side of the Pisan Tower.

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), North-East side: detail of a portal of the Renaissance wing.

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): view of the North-East façade of the Pisan Tower. Architectural detail.

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 Porta Nuova Tower. In the foreground the pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663.

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), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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 Porta Nuova Tower: the pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663.

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 South West side, the gardens of the St. Peter Bastion: trees and a palm tree.

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), North-East side: view of the Pisan Tower and the Porta Nuova Tower from the Parliament Square.

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), North-East side: view of the Renaissance wing and the Pisan Tower from Parliament Square. In the foreground, detail of the Marble Theatre, by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta, realized to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.

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): view of the North-East façade of the Pisan Tower. Architectural detail.

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), North-East side: view of the Renaissance wing and the Pisan Tower from Parliament Square. In the foreground, detail of the Marble Theatre, by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta, realized to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.

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 South West side: architectural detail.

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), North-East side: detail of a portal of the Renaissance wing.

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): view of the North-East façade of the Pisan Tower.

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 Porta Nuova Tower: the loggia.

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), North-East side: a portal of the Renaissance wing.

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): view of the Porta Nuova Tower.

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 South West side: architectural detail.

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): view of the South West side with the roof gardens of the St. Peter Bastion.

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  Easternfaçade in its variegated juxtaposition of medieval and modern volumes.

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), North-East side: the main portal of the Renaissance wing with the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle.

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  Easternfaçade, the gardens of St. Peter Bastion. In the background, the Porta Nuova Tower.

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 Porta Nuova Tower. In the foreground the pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663.

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 South West side, the gardens of the St. Peter Bastion: trees (palm trees, etc).

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): view of the Pisan Tower from South-West.

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), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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), North-East side: view of the the Pisan Tower and the Porta Nuova Tower.

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), North-East side: view of the Renaissance wing and the Pisan Tower from Parliament Square. In the foreground, detail of the Marble Theatre, by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta, realized to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.

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): view of the South West side.

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 South West side, the gardens of the St. Peter Bastion: plants and trees. In the background, the Porta Nuova Tower.

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): view of the South West side with the roof gardens of the St. Peter Bastion.

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  Easternfaçade in its variegated juxtaposition of medieval and modern volumes.

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 South West side, the gardens of the St. Peter Bastion: trees and a palm tree.

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 Porta Nuova Tower: the loggia.

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 Porta Nuova Tower. In the foreground the pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663. In the background, the Pisan Tower.

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), Porta Nuova Tower, room: detail of the decoration of the ceiling depicting two swans.

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), North-East side: view of the Renaissance wing and the Pisan Tower from Parliament Square. In the foreground, detail of the Marble Theatre, by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta, realized to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.

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), North-East side: view of the the Pisan Tower and the Porta Nuova Tower.

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 Porta Nuova Tower and its pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663.

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  Easternfaçade in its variegated juxtaposition of medieval and modern volumes.

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), North-East side: view of the Renaissance wing and the Pisan Tower from Parliament Square. In the foreground, detail of the Marble Theatre, by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta, realized to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.

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): view of the North-East façade of the Pisan Tower. Architectural detail.

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), Porta Nuova Tower: detail of the telamones, depicting the Moors defeated by Charles V.

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): view of the South West side with the roof gardens of the St. Peter Bastion.

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), Porta Nuova Tower: detail of the side facing Vittorio Emanuele Avenue with female busts.

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): view of the North-East façade of the Pisan Tower. Architectural detail.

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 South West side: wedding ath the entrance of the palace.

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): view of the Pisan Tower from West.

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 Porta Nuova Tower and its pyramidal roof covered with polychrome majolica tiles with the image of an eagle with spread wings, designed by the architect Gaspare Guercio in 1663.

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

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Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument to Philip V, facing The royal Palace or Palace of the Normans. It was realised by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.Around the pedestal  the four parts of the Earth known at that time (Europe, Asia, Africa and America), on which the king of Spain ruled, are depicted. On the first level there are the statues of the four Moors, or the previous kings of the countries that went under his domination. The work is adorned with plaques and coats of arms of the most important families in Sicily. The original statue of Philip IV was destroyed during the Sicilian revolution in 1848 and was replaced in 1856 by the current marble statue representing King Philip V of Spain and was realised by Nunzio Morello.Detail.

Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument...

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Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument to Philip V, facing The royal Palace or Palace of the Normans. It was realised by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.Around the pedestal  the four parts of the Earth known at that time (Europe, Asia, Africa and America), on which the king of Spain ruled, are depicted. On the first level there are the statues of the four Moors, or the previous kings of the countries that went under his domination. The work is adorned with plaques and coats of arms of the most important families in Sicily. The original statue of Philip IV was destroyed during the Sicilian revolution in 1848 and was replaced in 1856 by the current marble statue representing King Philip V of Spain and was realised by Nunzio Morello.Detail representing a captured Moor.

Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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

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Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument to Philip V, facing The royal Palace or Palace of the Normans. It was realised by Gaspare Guercio, Carlo D'Aprile and Gaspare Serpotta to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Habsburg, king of Spain and Sicily, called Philip the Great.Around the pedestal  the four parts of the Earth known at that time (Europe, Asia, Africa and America), on which the king of Spain ruled, are depicted. On the first level there are the statues of the four Moors, or the previous kings of the countries that went under his domination. The work is adorned with plaques and coats of arms of the most important families in Sicily. The original statue of Philip IV was destroyed during the Sicilian revolution in 1848 and was replaced in 1856 by the current marble statue representing King Philip V of Spain and was realised by Nunzio Morello.Detail.

Palermo, the Parliament Square: The Marble Theatre, monument...

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Palermo, The Royal Palace or Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans): view of the Porta Nuova Tower.

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 Pisan Tower: detail of the West side.

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), North-East side: detail of the coat of arms with an Aragon eagle on the main portal of the Renaissance wing.

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 South West side, the gardens of the St. Peter Bastion: trees (palm trees, etc) and plants.

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