Royal Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni)

This is the place of the first urban settlement that will later become the city of Palermo. The earliest remains of structures are parts of the Punic city walls discovered during recent archaeological explorations under the “Duke of Montalto halls” (Sale Duca di Montalto), and now visitable. During the 9th century, the Fatimid emirs placed […]

San Cataldo church

S. Cataldo’s Church has been built near the ancient walls of the city in 1154 (during the reign of king William I) and it has been named after Saint Cataldus, bishop of Taranto, probably by choice of the Great Admiral Maio of Bari. It is situated in Piazza Bellini and it is in an elevated […]