Churches and Markets March 23rd 2010 Geo: 38.1157, 13.3612 Palermo is an incredible city. The mix of modern shopping with restaurants and old world food markets. We started the day by having breakfast at the hotel and then made our way to the Cappella Palatine (Palatine Chapel). It is the finest example of Arab-Norman art in Palermo. Built by Roger II from 1130 to 1140, the chapel is adorned with extraordinary Norman-Byzanti ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Palermo Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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Steve and Kim
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