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La Zisa

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La Zisa is yet another remnant of Moorish reign in Sicily. The Norman castle was built in the 12th century, and it’s worth a visit although the interior has long since been cleared of its original decoration.

The palace of La Zisa was originally designed as part of an extensive park that served as a royal summer retreat. The grounds were stocked with wild animals (and fenced), giving the royals something to hunt. The park, known as the Genoard, also included another Norman-era palace that still stands in Palermo, La Cuba.

There were architectural alterations made in the 14th century, and by the 16th century the building had fallen into disrepair - it was even being used to store items contaminated with the plague. In the 1970s, city officials in Palermo acquired and began to restore La Zisa, a project that took more than 20 years. Today, the palace houses a Museum of Islamic Art on the second floor.

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Hopp-på-hopp-av-tur i Palermo sentrum

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Med en hopp-på-hopp-av-tur i Palermo får du et flott besøk i byen. Turen starter fra terminalen utenfor Politeama-teateret, der du kan kikke ut ...  Mer informasjon

  • Sted: Palermo, Italia
  • Varighet: 1 dag
  • Språk: Engelsk
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