Project Description

Cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova in Monreale

Located less than ten kilometers away from Palermo, Monreale is an incredible hilltop village, with elaborate and sumptuous architecture.

While walking around the city you will be amazed by the sumptuousness of the buildings, the incredible detail of the works of art and the bright polychromic interiors that characterize the places of worship.

The famous cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova, the true symbol of the city, is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and is considered one of the most important medieval churches in the world, and a real example of the Norman, Christian and Arabic influences that have shaped Sicily over the millennia.

A private bilingual guide, expert in art history, will tell you all about the variety of styles and structural originalities that have merged and represent a truly unique testimony of the richness of this region.
Its interiors are an authentic triumph of luxury and light; its 130 splendid mosaics extend over an area of 6,000 square meters within the Cathedral and depict episodes from the Old Testament, the New Testament and the lives of the saints.