Sea and nature
Excursion from Cefalù to Palermo and Monreale.
We will visit together one of the most important destinations in Sicily and Italy. A unique landscape rich in nature and history declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Departure at 07.30 – The departure time is variable in relation to the pick-up point.
Departure at 07.30 with destination Monreale.
Arrival in Monreale and meeting with the local guide. Visit of the superb Cathedral of Monreale, an architectural masterpiece of the Norman age, in which expressions of Islamic, Byzantine and Romanesque culture combine to create one of the highest creations of the Italian Middle Ages. The interior is of great splendor and majesty. The walls of the naves, of the sanctuary, of the apses are all covered with mosaics with a gold background like the colossal half-length figure of Christ Pantocrator. Optional visit of the Cloister.
Continue to Palermo, provincial and regional capital. Walking through the historic center, you will discover the main monuments of the city, rich in Byzantine, Arab-Norman, and Baroque architecture. Visit of Piazza Pretoria, the Martorana Church, and the Cathedral. Through the narrow streets of the typical "Capo" market, I arrive in Piazza Verdi in front of the Massimo Theater. In the early afternoon, a panoramic tour of the city with a stop in Piazza Marina. Continue to the Convent of the Capuchin Friars and optional visit of the homonymous "Catacombs". Return to the hotel in the afternoon.