Palermo and Monreale

You will first visit the Palermo Cathedral, dating back to 1185 AD followed by the nearby Royal Palace or “Palace of the Normans”, built by Arabs in the eleventh century and later enlarged by the Normans and the Spaniards. Here you’ll visit the interior Palatine Chapel, the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily, lavishly decorated with mosaics and fine art. You’ll continue to Monreale, where you’ll visit the Byzantine masterpiece, the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister. The gold mosaics here surround 6340 sq. meters of the church.