Monreale’s cathedral complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the ten sites of the “Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale” circuit in 2015. Architecture and art, and - above all - the magnificent mosaics and decorations in both the cathedral and the cloister make Monreale a “must”...Read more
Palazzo Branciforte is a unique place, combining identity and innovation. It is home to exhibition areas for the Fondazione Sicilia collections of archaeological artifacts, coins, stamps, tin-glazed pottery (maiolica), sculpture and fresco on...Read more
In 1975, Antonio Pasqualino founded the International Puppet Museum in his native Palermo, creating a home for the Pupi marionettes as well as for the large collection of puppetry material from several European countries and the Far East, including France, Spain, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, and many others.
When in Palermo don’t miss the opportunity to visit this unique summer palace built for the Norman King WIlliam I by craftsmen of Arabian origin. Inspired by the royal buildings of North Africa and Egypt, the Zisa Palace represents the prime example of strong connections between Sicily and the Islamic cultural world of the Mediterranean....Read more