Top Ten places to visit in North-Western Sicily

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Sicily’s north-western region is rich in exciting and varied places to visit. There are countless wonders, but here’s my TOP TEN.

1. MONREALE CATHEDRAL

Monreale cathedral was commissioned by the Normans but mainly designed and built by the Africans, whom the Normans had just conquered. The Muslim-Arabic influence shows everywhere in this cathedral, which is indisputably Europe’s most beautiful. In the central courtyard (you have to pay a small entrance fee) there was a small version of an Arabic paradise garden.
monreale cathedral
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2. PALAZZO DEI NORMANNI

There is at least a week’s work of things to see in Palermo, but don’t miss the Palazzo dei Normanni. It is Europe’s oldest Royal palace, first build by the Carthaginians before the birth of Christ. (This part of the building is visible nowadays as the foundations.) The part above ground…

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