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Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo

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Contact: +39 091 705 4317
Open Hours: Mo from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Fr to Sa from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
An imposing structure in the heart of old Palermo, this Norman palace of great historical and artistic importance has, over the centuries, undergone numerous transformations and is currently the Sicilian local government headquarters. A royal residence in Norman times, defended by four towers and richly decorated with Arab designs, it also had its own circle of artists, scientists and literary figures during the reign of Frederick II. The Ruggero, Duca di Montalto, Ercole, Pompeiana rooms and the Torre dei Venti courtyard are however open to the public. By appointment only Tuesdays to Thursdays & Sundays.