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During the Norman domination, in 1184 the archbishop of Palermo Walter Offamilio started the construction of a splendid cathedral to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church. Over the centuries the additions and restorations modified the original building: the most radical change was made by Ferdinando Fuga in 1771 and in 1809. He was an architect from Florence and gave to the interior of the church a neoclassical aspect. Visiting the Cathedral it is important to observe: the XIV century portal with bronze doors, the long right side is decorated with a scenic portico in Catalan-Gothic style from the XV century, under which there is a highly decorated portal by Antonio Gambarra in 1426, the apses kept their original form of the XII century. The Cathedral contains the Royal and Imperial tombs. Among the people buried there are Roger II, Henry VI of Hohenstaufen, Costance de Hauteville, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. Among the numerous chapels there is Santa Rosalia's, where in a silver urn done in 1631, there are kept the ashes of the patron Saint of Palermo. There is lastly fine treasure, comprising precious objects and pieces of embroidery found in Royal and Imperial tombs, holy vestments, chalices, ostensories.
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Historical and mesmerising, expensive and gorgeous, Taormina is every bit the picture-postcard image of Sicily... its Greek theatre perched on a cliff and opening out into the sea has to be seen to be believed... in a sense, it is the San Gimigniano of Tuscany or the Nice of the Riviera... you can't help being impressed and amazed... but at another level it is also tacky and commercial... touristy, full of shops, and pricier than most other Sicilian cities... but at least a short trip there is highly recommended, even if you are not into lux shopping and dining, just to take in its charm and architectural marvels... it was the place that earlier attracted some of the most famous in literature and art as their holiday resort... easily reached by train from Catania...

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Better take care if drawing money from a bancomat, have look around, especially at night. On your sightseeing tours round the center, it is better to leave all your bags, wrist watches and expensice cameras at home, do not act so much as a tourist, better wear simple jeans and take with you only a little money within your jeans pockets. Traffic is incredible in Palermo, better do not rent any motorbikes as it is really dangerous on the busiest streets. Around one and a half hour from Palermo by car on the north shore there is a beautiful nature protection area. People may access the park only by walking (no cars or motorbikes allowed, you can rent a bike or use a donkey), also boats are not allowed to approach near the coast. Therefore the nature and the seaside remain incredibly beautiful, a high botanical variety according to the "macchia mediterranea", but also rare plants, the sea is full of fish if you go snorkelling. You may rent a little hut without electricity, where of course you will receive wood for fire and candels and gas lamps.
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