PREPLANNING FOR 2016 TRIP TO PALERMO IN SICILY, PART IV


The planning for this adventure seems as interesting as the trip will be …. awesome!!

Gronda Morin

LA MARTORANO, (CHIESA DI SANTA MARIA DELL'AMMIRAGLIO LA MARTORANO, (CHIESA DI SANTA MARIA DELL’AMMIRAGLIO

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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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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