Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti
On the middle level of the Palazzo dei Normanni's three-tiered loggia, this mosaic-clad jewel of a chapel, designed by Roger II in 1130,...
Palazzo dei Normanni
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Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti information
This remarkable, five-domed remnant of Arab-Norman architecture occupies a magical little hillside in the middle of an otherwise rather squalid neighbourhood. Surrounded by a garden of citrus trees, palms, cacti and ruined walls, it's built atop a mosque that itself was superimposed on an earlier chapel. The peaceful Norman cloisters outside offer lovely views of the Palazzo dei Normanni.