Churches, palaces and gardens illuminate the Unesco White Nights: the Palermo sites open in the evening (and for free)
Autumn in Sicily is marked by the culture, art and history of some of the most precious sites, recognized as World Heritage Sites: #SettembreUnesco – a project that aims to enhance Palermo’s places of great historical and cultural impact , but not yet registered in the Arab-Norman Itinerary (read in-depth article) – the White Nights are enriched which on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September involve Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale.
Three cities, three jewels that UNESCO intends to celebrate and make accessible to the public of all ages, involving them in exclusive free visits at night accompanied by games and activities for children and meetings, shows and performances for adults.
It begins with Palermo, which opens the doors of the Palazzo Reale complex on September 27th, which rises in the oldest part of the city, with the Palatine Chapel – built by Roger II and the maximum expression of the cultural syncretism that distinguished the ruggerian era – and the sumptuous royal gardens, animated by concerts in the Maqueda courtyard with visits by the Federico II Foundation (from 7 pm with last admission at 11.30 pm).
From 7pm to midnight, on the other hand, you can admire the beauty of the Cathedral, the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Byzantine church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (or Martorana) and the pure San Cataldo.
And again the Castello della Zisa, the “palazzo dei sollazzi” of the Norman king Guglielmo il Buono, and the Ponte dell’Ammiraglio, an important testimony of civil architecture of the Norman period visible from the current course of the Thousand.
Take advantage of these last days of September to stay at the Federico Scondo bed and breakfast in Palermo, we are right in the historic center behind the cathedral of Palermo.