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Probably no other city in Italy has been ruled by so many other nations, each one leaving a trace. We can still see Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab and Norman influence in Palermo today. This shore excursion explores the treasure trove of Palermo as well as a trip to the Cathedral of Monreale.
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The Palermo shore excursion first visits the Cathedral of Monreal, considered one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Sicily. The bright gold mosaics are not to be missed.
We hop back on the bus and head to the city of Palermo to visit the he Royal Palace of Palermo from where the kings of Sicily once ruled. Inside the oldest royal residence in Europe, we’ll see the ornate Palatine Chapel dedicated to St. Peter. Built between 1132 and 1142, the Palace is a stunning combination of decoration, architecture and mosaics. .
Next stop, the cathedral. Due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, we can see a mix of different architectural styles. Look out for Norman, Gothic and Neoclassical details.
We’ll finish the Palermo shore excursion will some free time in the city. Whether you enjoy the shops or simply exploring the streets, make sure you leave time for a refreshing granita!
Note: To visit the Cathedral of Monreale we will need to climb stairs. The guides will provide information offsite and guests can visit the interior individually. There may be restrictions for recording video when visiting places during worship.
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations
Please note the dress code recommended to enter any church. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. This applies to both men and women. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.