*New* Unesco World Heritage sites, Italy: nr. 51 is in Sicily

July 09th 2015 by Giulia

Monreale Cathedral - The Arab-Norman circuit, Unesco site 2015Monreale Cathedral - The Arab-Norman circuit, Unesco site 2015

Testimony of the fruitful coexistence between different cultures, the "Circuit Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedrals of Monreale and Cefalu", pride of Sicily and the whole of Italy, is the last Italian site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 

Palermo, Palazzo della Zisa - The Arab-Norman circuit, Unesco site 2015Palermo, Palazzo della Zisa - The Arab-Norman circuit, Unesco site 2015

Italy confirms itself on top of the world’s list, with 51 sites that are part of the prestigious "World Heritage List by Unesco", followed by China with 48 sites and Spain with 44 sites.

The circuit includes nine monuments, seven of which only in the city of Palermo: the buildings, both civil and religious, date from the time of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194).

Cefalù Cathedral: The Arab-Norman circuit, Unesco site 2015Cefalù Cathedral: The Arab-Norman circuit, Unesco site 2015

Here is the full list:

The Royal Palace with the Palatine Chapel (Palermo)

The church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (Palermo)

The church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, called “della Martoriana”  (Palermo)

The church of San Cataldo (Palermo)

The “Palazzo della Zisa” (Palermo)

Admiral's Bridge (Palermo)

The Cathedral of Palermo (Palermo)

Cefalù Cathedral (Cefalù )

Monreale Cathedral (Monreale)


At the current date, UNESCO sites in Sicily are seven: discover them all!

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*New* Unesco World Heritage sites, Italy: nr. 51 is in Sicily