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Medium Arabic* Norman

Medium Arabic* Norman

For this itinerary it is necessary to have a mean of transportation because we move from Monreale to the historical center of Palermo. It includes the external visit of the Norman Palace and the visit of two Unesco sites : Cathedral and Cloister of Monreale , Cathedral of Palermo.

Meeting point:
Monreale tourist parking area, Via Ignazio Florio

Duration:
4 hours

End of itinerary:
Palermo’s cathedral , Via Vittorio Emanuele

Mean of transportation:
Mean of transportation is needed

Cost of guided tour:
€ 150,00

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
Chapel and Royal tombs : inside the Cathedral optional entrance fee € 1.50; under 18 € 1.00.
Radio guides rental : € 1.50 for groups formed by more than 20 people
Costs for mean of transportation are not included

Difficulty of itinerary:
Low

Departure:
On request info@palermoguide.it

Language:
On request info@palermoguide.it

Notes:
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.

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“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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