• Jean Paul Barreaud | Cathedral of Monreale
  • Jean Paul Barreaud | Cathedral of Monreale
  • Jean Paul Barreaud | Cathedral of Monreale
  • Jean Paul Barreaud | Cathedral of Monreale
  • JPB | Monreale | Chiostro
  • JPB | Monreale | Chiostro
  • JPB | Monreale | Chiostro
  • JPB | Monreale | Chiostro

Cathedral of Monreale

Cathedral of Monreale

The Cathedral of Monreale (XII century) offers the visitor the largest mosaic book in the world, with its 6347 square meters of mosaic of Byzantine tradition, masterpiece of the Venetian school.

  • Duration

    3/4h | from 9 to 13 or from 14 to 18

  • Price

    100€ | from 1 to 3 participants | 15€ each extra participant

Carefully organized in every detail, the cathedral of Monreale offers visitors a variety of itineraries, from the mere union between Ancient and New Alliances, which opens to a superlative initiatory journey, to the much more daring and captivating reading, which finds in the overall plan of the illustrations the possible key to political understanding of the relationship between the last Norman king of Sicily and the Papacy.

Our visit adopts a narrative tone in perfect harmony with the original purpose of the cathedral, and keeps the visitor with bated breath, ranging among a lot of information and emphasizing in particular the incredible syncretism between monotheisms that only in Sicily can be found.

The Cloister of Monreale is the largest medieval cloister in Europe, built in the 12th century in the late Norman period in Sicily.

It has among the best preserved capitals of the whole medieval world, the reading of which opens to various possible paths of understanding.

Our visit consists precisely in evoking, in addition to the scenes known from the Old and New Testament, the many transversal contributions (Byzantine, Islamic and Jewish), revealing the cultural mixtures of the period in particular and Sicily in general.

It is an intellectually motivating experience, often moving for those who want to return to the accents of medieval faith and its socio-cultural context, dominated by the Benedictine Order.

For more information, reservations, special requests and for any need write using the contact form below.

4 + 3 = ?

The Cathedral of Monreale (12th century) presents to the visitor the largest mosaic book in the world, with its 6347 square meters of mosaic of Byzantine tradition, of the Italian school and in particular the Venetian one.

  • Duration

    3/4h | from 9 to 13 or from 14 to 18

  • Price

    100€ | from 1 to 3 participants | 15€ each extra participant

Carefully organized in every detail, the cathedral of Monreale offers visitors a variety of itineraries, from the mere union between Ancient and New Alliances, which opens to a superlative initiatory journey, to the much more daring and captivating reading, which finds in the overall plan of the illustrations the possible key to political understanding of the relationship between the last Norman king of Sicily and the Papacy.

Our visit adopts a narrative tone in perfect harmony with the original purpose of the cathedral, and keeps the visitor with bated breath, ranging among a lot of information and emphasizing in particular the incredible syncretism between monotheisms that only in Sicily can be found.

The Cloister of Monreale is the largest medieval cloister in Europe, built in the 12th century in the late Norman period in Sicily.
It has among the best preserved capitals of the whole medieval world, the reading of which opens to various possible paths of understanding.

Our visit consists precisely in evoking, in addition to the scenes known from the Old and New Testament, the many transversal contributions (Byzantine, Islamic and Jewish), revealing the cultural mixtures of the period in particular and Sicily in general.

It is an intellectually motivating experience, often moving for those who want to return to the accents of medieval faith and its socio-cultural context, dominated by the Benedictine Order.

For more information, reservations, special requests and for any need write using the contact form below.

5 + 1 = ?

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