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Culture of Sicily. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

"O Cannuni" - Mazzarino The trip around cities of Sicily will be an unforgettable experience, because each of them has its amazing sights. The most important historical monument in Palermo is the Palace of the Normans located on the picturesque square of Independence. A beautiful architectural monument has long remained the seat of kings; now it is open to the public. Vacationers are certainly advised to stroll through the beautifully decorated corridors of the palace and look at the Roger Hall. Several centuries ago, it has been a king’s bedroom with unforgettable panoramic view of the Gulf of Palermo.
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Among religious objects, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is worth mentioning. It is the burial place of the kings of Sicily. In addition to the sarcophagus, former rulers kept a priceless collection of jewelry in the cathedral; now it can be evaluated by all comers. According to one of the versions, the cathedral was built on the site of prehistoric places of worship, which makes it even more unusual. No less interesting attraction is the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento - the center of the old town of the same name.
A walk through the valley will appeal to those who are interested in the history of ancient Rome and Greece. Other local attractions include ruins of temples of Jupiter, Juno, Concordia, Demeter, Vulcan and other ancient gods; the age of old buildings is more than two and a half thousand years. Today, archeologists continue to work within the historic district of the city; you could see their valuable findings in the local Archaeological Museum. The museum has a large collection of pottery, old coins and articles of precious metals. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The most striking monument of the Middle Ages is the Dome Cathedral, which attracts travelers with a unique harmonious atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Cathedral has preserved perfectly to this day. The main decorations of the interior are beautiful vaulted ceilings. Obligatory part of excursions is the tomb of Archimedes located in Syracuse. The exact date of the construction of large-scale tombs is unknown. According to one version, its age is more than two thousand years. The visit to Teatro Massimo located in Palermo would be an amazing experience. It is situated is the most beautiful building of the late 19th century, which is also of great architectural value.
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Public palaces near Sicily
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Normanni' Palermo, 56.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Sicily
♥   Chiesa San Nicola di Bari, Termini Imerese, 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria La Nova, Caltanissetta, 36.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale della Trasfigurazione, Cefalù, 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Gerlando, Agrigento, 51.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica dell’Immacolata, Agrigento, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Nicola di Bari, Nicosia, 52.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Nicosia, 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Italy

Italy is a country with an amazingly rich history and culture. Its capital, Rome, was founded in the 8th century BC, and for millennia its history was shrouded in legends, myths and great historical achievements. On the territory of the city there are monuments of history and architecture. One of the most recognizable is the Roman Coliseum, built in the 1st century. The Coliseum served as an amphitheater, where gladiators fought and other amusements of the ancient Romans were held. It accommodated more than 50 thousand people. Another unique construction is the Roman Forum, consisting of a complex of buildings. In the days of Ancient Rome, it was the center of the cultural, spiritual, political and economic life of the empire. It includes the temples of Saturn, Venus and Roma, Vesta, Caesar, Concordia, several arches, basilicas. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Sicily

Culture guide to Sicily. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Sicily: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Sicily. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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