The Basilica of Monreale in Palermo, #Sicily, known for its stunning Byzantine mosaics! www.walksofitaly.com

In Photos: 6 Places to See the Best Byzantine Mosaics in Italy

place - the Basilica of Monreale in Palermo, known for its stunning Byzantine mosaics, simply beautiful

Palazzo Conte Federico - Torre Federico - B&B - Bed & breakfast - Casa Vacanze - Eventi - Torre di Scrigno - Palermo - Centro Storico

Palazzo Conte Federico - Torre Federico - B&B - Bed & breakfast - Casa Vacanze - Eventi - Torre di Scrigno - Palermo - Centro Storico

Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily.  The chapel was built by the Norman kings of Sicily but decorated by Fātimid artists during the Fātimid Caliphate which spanned from Sudan at its most southern point to the very bottom of Italy at its most northern point.

praxidikai: “ Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily. The chapel was built by the Norman kings of Sicily but decorated by Fātimid artists during the Fātimid Caliphate which spanned from.

ECHOES OF BYZANTIUM: Mosaics in the apse of the Cathedral of Monreale - Sicily.  The mosaics were imported from Constantinople.

Sicily ~ Monreale Cathedral, Italy ~ Built in 1172 ~ The wall is covered in mosaics of gold

This cathedral sits on the same site as temple in honor of Athena (the temple was erected by Gelo in 5th century BC). Island of Ortygia Siracusa (Sicily)

This cathedral sits on the same site as temple in honor of Athena (the temple was erected by Gelo in century BC). Island of Ortygia Siracusa (Sicily)

Baroque, Palermo, province of Palermo, Sicily

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Baroque, Palermo, province of Palermo, Sicily - Italian Art - Artemest

La Martorana, Palermo / Italy, Sicily by flydime, via Flickr

La Martorana, also known as Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (Saint Mary of the Admiral), is a church in Palermo (Sicily, Italy). The church is annexed to the next-door church of San Cataldo and overlooks the Piazza Bellini in central Palermo.

(A mosaic at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna) When we think of 'mosaic art', we probably would instinctively think of a decaying Roman villa with a few remaining examples of dull-looking mosaics, mostly laid out on floors. And yet if you have the good fortune to venture out to Ravenna, which is about 1 ...continue reading →

Basilica of San Vitale ~ Ravenna, Italy, and one of the most important examples of Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe.

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