The planning for this adventure seems as interesting as the trip will be …. awesome!!
Just south of the Fontana Pretoria near the Quattro Canti intersection, on the La Kalsa side is the Piazza Bellini. There are two churches in the Piazza Bellini , that Lonely Planet recommends seeing and the following is what they write:
“La Martorano, on the southern side of Piazza Bellini, is the luminously beautiful, recently restored 12th century church which was endowed by King Roger’s Syrian emir, George of Antioch, and was originally planned as a mosque. Delicate Fatimid pillars support a domed cupola that depicts Christ enthroned among his archangels. The interior is best appreciated in the morning, when sunlight illuminates magnificent Byzantine mosaics.”
“Chiesa Capitolare di San Cataldo, the 12th century church in Arab- Norman style is one of Palermo’s most striking buildings. With its dusky- pink bijoux domes, solid square, blind arcading and delicate tracery, it illustrates perfectly the synthesis of…
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