Palermo: Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, and Normans
Palermo is a unique melting pot of Mediterranean cultures across over 28 centuries: founded by the Phoenicians with the name of Ziz, was then taken by the Greeks and the Romans, who called it Panormus. During the Middle ages between the IX and the XII century, Palermo was the capital of the Emirate of Sicily during the Arab conquest. When the Normans conquered the Island Palermo became the capital of their kingdom which lasted only under a century but became a rich cultural center where Byzantines, Christians, Arabs, and Jews lived, worked, and thrived together. As a result of this unique mixture, some great buildings are still preserved today: the Palazzo dei Normanni, Europe’s oldest parliament still in use, with is glittering Cappella Palatina, a Christian chapel with Islamic decorations and byzantine decorations, its a feast for the eyes and the soul. Churches, palaces, music, and food in Palermo everything tells still today the story of the great Normans who ruled on many cultures as one. We will explore the Cathedrals of Palermo, Cefalú, and Monreale as well d the Cuba and Cubula the magnificent leisure villa surrounded by exotic gardens and waters.
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After registering or purchasing your tour you will receive a voucher with a Zoom link, and a Meeting Id, and a Password. You only need to open the link in Google Chrome from your PC or download the free app to watch it from your tablet or phone. You may also connect your device to tv to enjoy and share the show with your family. You only need to buy one ticket per device connected, not per person, so the whole family can watch from one device!
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You can choose to book 4 Virtual Tours at 40 euros (saving 20%), select the first tour you would like to join, then we will send voucher codes to book the next 3 or you can simply message us and let us know which ones you would like to choose next, the tours don’t need to be in a row and credits can be used up to 2 years from the moment of purchase.
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The Grand Tour Europe Ltd
Unique Guided Tours
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