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Full Arabic* Norman

Full Arabic* Norman

For this complete itinerary, that gives to the visitor an organic view on the Arabic Norman period, a mean of transportation is needed and it includes the visit of four Unesco sites: Cathedral and Cloister in Monreale, Cathedral of Palermo and Palatina Chapel in the Norman Palace, Zisa palace, summer residence of the Norman kings, once located in the heart of the Genoard, ‘paradise on earth’. A break of one and a half hour can be dedicated to lunch that participants can organize at their pleasure, deciding with the guide, for logistic reasons, place and time.

Meeting point:
To be decided

8 ore

End of itinerary:
To be decided

Mean of transportation:
Mean of transportation is needed

Cost of guided tour:
€ 245,00

Inside visits and extra costs for entrance fees:
Monreale’s Cathedral: entrance fee for groups of more than 9 people € 4,00 per person
Monreale’s Cloister: entrance fee € 6,00 per person
Cathedral of Palermo: free entrance
Palatina Chapel: entrance fee € € 5,00 over 65; € 7,00 under 65 from tue to thur; € 8.50 under 65 from fri to mon; reduction 18-25 years; free under 18; € 1,00 schools
Chapel and Royal tombs: inside the Cathedral optional entrance fee € 1.50; under 18 € 1.00.
Zisa: entrance fee € 6.00 per person
Radio guides rental: € 1.50 for groups formed by more than 20 people
Costs for mean of transportation are not included

Difficulty of itinerary:

On request

On request

Possible limitation to inside visits due to religious ceremonies or extraordinary events will be communicated directly by the guide.

With this offer, AGT only guarantees that the tourist guides that provide the service are qualified and qualified guides, regularly registered in the list of tourist guides of the Sicilian Region and declines any responsibility for services that do not comply with current legal requirements. The tour guide who carries out the tour is personally and directly responsible for the correct execution of the service as well as for the compliance with the regulations in force for the provision of the service also in terms of tax and insurance.


“All the buildings part of the ‘Arabic Norman site in Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale’ represent a material example of coexistence , interaction and exchange among cultures of historical and geographical heterogenous origin .
This syncretism generated an architectural and artistic original style, considered of an exceptional universal value , a style that sees Byzantine , Islamic and Latin elements admirably fused and able each time to create rare combinations of an outstanding artistic value and example of full integration.
The Arabic-Norman syncretism had a great impact in the middle ages , and it significantly contributed to the creation of a Mediterranean koinè , that was the fundamental condition that brought to the development of the modern Mediterranean-European civilization”.
(Candidacy dossier for the application to the World Heritage List of the serial site Arabic–Norman Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale, December 2014)

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