"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What to Do in Palermo?

Cathedral in Palermo

I haven't decided yet what tour I want to take in Palermo, Italy. One tour from the ship goes to the seaside town of Cefal├╣, the other one does a panorama of Palermo and then on to the Cathedral in Monreale. Both tours sound great. 

More information on Cefal├╣ can be found on wikipeda ... click here. Monreale, on the other hand, is considered to be one of the best representation of Norman architecture in the world. Click here to read about Monreale on wikipedia. 

Monreale Cathedral

One client of mine recommended the seaside town and walk. Another client insists I will love Monreale. I feel torn. If anyone has an opinion, let me know  your thoughts.

William II at Sicily at Monreale


  1. That is a tough decision. I loved the Cathedral in Monreale and also the Cathedral in Palermo. Cefalu is charming as well, a great walking town. I guess if it is your first time there, you will get a better overall tour by doing the Palermo and Monreale trip. Wish you didn't have to choose and could do both!

  2. I know, Heather. I am still torn and the clock is ticking. I need to decide in the next few weeks.

  3. Decision made. Karen has convinced me .... on to Monreale.

  4. I have to say I did not love the Cathedral at Monreale. I loved loved loved the Cathedral at Palmero. I also loved Palermo.