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In 1184, during Sicily's Norman period (Norman king William II), Archbishop of Palermo Gualtiero Offamiglio founded the ca...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The four impressive  campaniles  (bell towers) date from the 14th century, the south and north porches from the 15th and 1...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The famous portico by Domenico and Antonello Gagini.
 
Precious 13th century Madonna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inside, the Duomo is a  royal pantheon , sheltering many tombs of Sicily's kings. The first chapel on the right contains s...
Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages
 
 
 
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The church was erected in 1185 by Walter Ophamil (or Walter of the Mill), the Anglo-Norman archbishop of Palermo and King William II's minister, on the area of an earlier Byzantine basilica, founded by St. Gregory and later turned into a mosque by the Saracens after their conquest of the city in the 9th century.
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  • The Duomo (Cathedral) of Palermo , Sicily , is an impressive 12th-century cathedral encompassing a wide variety of architectural styles. History In 1184 , during Sicily's Norman period, Archbishop of Palermo Gualtiero Offamiglio founded the cathedral on the site of a Muslim mosque, which had itself been built over an early Christian basilica. The archbishop's main aim was to surpass the glory of the magnificent cathedral of nearby Monreale, and the Palermo Duomo became an architectural battleground for "The Battle of the Two Cathedrals." For most visitors, Monreale Duomo remains the winner, but Palermo's cathedral is still well worth a visit. Many additions were made to the original Norman structure over the years. The exterior was " Gothicized " in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the Spaniards made their mark in the 15th century. But if anyone could be called the culprit for the cathedral's playground of styles, it is the Neapolitan architect Ferdinando Fuga, who went with the mood of his day and in 1771 and 1809 gave both the exterior and the interior of the Duomo a sweeping Neoclassical style. The only section that the restorers didn't touch were the apses, which still retain their impressive Geometric decoration.
  • What to See As is to be expected given its history, the most prominent characteristic of the Duomo is its many architectural styles. The exterior shows the development of the Gothic style from the 13th to 14th centuries. The south porch (1453) is a masterpiece of the Catalan style, and at the apse end, sturdy Norman work can be seen through a decorative Islamic -inspired overlay. The facade is closed between two soaring towers with double lancet windows. The middle portal, dating from the 15th century, is enhanced by a double lancet with the Aragonese coat-of-arms.
  • The four impressive campaniles (bell towers) date from the 14th century, the south and north porches from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the dome from the 18th-century. Inside, the Duomo is a royal pantheon , sheltering many tombs of Sicily's kings. The first chapel on the right contains six of the most impressive tombs, including that of Roger II, the first king of Sicily (d. 1154). He was crowned in the Duomo in 1130.
  • Squeezed into an enclosure by the south porch are the remains of Roger's daughter Constance (d. 1198) and her husband, Henry VI (d. 1197). Henry VI was emperor of Germany and the son of Frederick Barbarossa. Also buried here is their son, Frederick II (d. 1250), also emperor of Germany and king of Sicily, and his wife, Constance of Aragón (d. 1222). The last royal burial here, of Peter II, king of Sicily, was in 1342. Accessed from the south transept, the Treasury (Tesoro) is a repository of rich vestments, silverware, chalices, holy vessels, altar cloths, and ivory engravings of Sicilian art of the 17th century. A highlight of the Treasury's collection is the 12th-century cap-like crown of Constance of Aragon , which was removed from her head when her tomb was opened in the 18th century. Other precious objects removed from the royal tombs are also on display here.
  • The four impressive campaniles (bell towers) date from the 14th century, the south and north porches from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the dome from the 18th-century. Inside, the Duomo is a royal pantheon , sheltering many tombs of Sicily's kings. The first chapel on the right contains six of the most impressive tombs, including that of Roger II, the first king of Sicily (d. 1154). He was crowned in the Duomo in 1130.
  • The main façade, connected with arcades to the Archbishops' Palace. The church was erected in 1185 by Walter Ophamil (or Walter of the Mill), the Anglo-Norman archbishop of Palermo and King William II 's minister, on the area of an earlier Byzantine basilica. By all accounts this earlier church was founded by St. Gregory and was later turned into a mosque by the Saracens after their conquest of the city in the 9th century. Ophamil is buried in a sarcophagus in the church's crypt. The medieval edifice had a basilica plan with three apses, of which only some minor architectural elements survive today. The upper orders of the corner towers were built between the 14th and the 15th centuries, while in the early Renaissance period the southern porch was added. The present neoclassical appearance dates from the work carried out over the two decades 1781 to 1801, and supervised by Ferdinando Fuga . During this period the great retable by Gagini , decorated with statues, friezes and reliefs, was destroyed and the sculptures moved to different parts of the basilica. Also by Fuga are the great dome emerging from the main body of the The main façade is on the Western side, on the current Via Bonello, and has the appearance set in the 14th and 15th centuries. It is flanked by two towers and has a Gothic portal surmounted by
  • he right side has outstretching turrets and a wide portico (the current entrance) in Gothic-Catalan style, with three arcades, erected around 1465 and openening to the square. The first column on the left belonged to the original basilica and the subsequent mosque, as testified by the Qur'an verse carved on it. The carved portal of this entrance was executed in the period 1426 to 1430 by Antonio Gambara , while the magnificent wooden leafs are by Francesco Miranda (1432). The mosaic portraying the Madonna is from the 13th century, while the two monuments on the walls, works of the early 18th century, represents King Charles III of Bourbon and Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia , the latter of which was crowned here with his wife Anne Marie d'Orléans in December 1713. The area of the apse, enclosed by the turrets and grandly decorated on the external walls, is part of the original 12th century building, while the more modern part of the church is the left side, which has an early 16th century portal by Antonello Gagini . The South-Western façade, looking at the Archbishop Palace, dates from the 14th to 15th centuries.
  • Strade parallele (aria siciliana) – Giuni Russo Franco Battiato Duminica jurnata di sciroccu fora nan si pò stari pi ffari un pocu ‘i friscu mettu ‘a finestra a vanedduzza e mi vaju a ripusari Ah! Ah! ‘A stissa aria ca so putenza strogghi ‘u mo pinzeri Ah! Ah! ‘U cori vola s’all’umbra pigghi forma e ti prisenti nan pozzu ripusari. ‘U suli ora trasi dintr’o mari e fannu l’amuri ‘un c’è cosa cchiù granni tu si la vera surgenti chi sazia i sentimenti Ah! Ah! ‘A stissa aria ca so calura crisci e mi turmenta Ah! Ah! ‘U cori vola sintennu sbrizzi d’acqua di funtana ‘ndo mo’ jardineddu mi piaci stari sula. Ah! Ah! ‘A stissa aria ca so calura crisci e mi tormenta Ah! Ah! ‘U cori vola sintennu sbrizzi d’acqua di funtana ‘ndo mo jardineddu mi piaci stari sulu mi piaci stari sula.
  • Definire cantautore Battiato penso sia molto riduttivo… forse sarebbe più giusto definirlo Poeta della musica… Ha scritto brani meravigliosi come “Stranizza d’amuri” e la splendida “L’oceano di silenzio” La circa 50 m de Quatro Quanti, in Piazza Marina se afla bustul lui N Balcescu si de aici mergind spre Forul Italic la doua stradute se gaseste casa in care a trait si a murit marele revolutionar roman.
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    1. 1. 4 Palermo Duomo http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1249425-palermo4/
    2. 3. In 1184, during Sicily's Norman period (Norman king William II), Archbishop of Palermo Gualtiero Offamiglio founded the cathedral on the site of a Muslim mosque, which had itself been built over an early Christian basilica. The archbishop's main aim was to surpass the glory of the magnificent cathedral of nearby Monreale, and the Palermo Duomo became an architectural battleground for "The Battle of the Two Cathedrals." For most visitors, Monreale Duomo remains the winner, but Palermo's cathedral is still well worth a visit. It's title is Santa Maria Assunta or Saint Mary of the Assumption. The cathedral has undergone several renovations over the centuries, which have resulted in its current Neo-Classical style. The fourteenth-century door and the Gothic-Catalan style portico are worthy of note. The treasures that are kept inside, including some precious objects and embroidery found in the tombs of the Kings and emperors must be seen. Catedrala din Palermo, care i-a fost dedicatã Sfintei Fecioare Maria ( hram Adormirea Maicii Domnului) , este un complex arhitectonic grandios , pre zentând detalii d in stiluri diferite , datoritã numeroaselor etape de construc ţ ie ş i restaurare. C onstru irea lãca ş ului de cult a fost î nceputã î n anul 118 4 de cãtre arhiepiscopul Gualtiero Offamilio, (Walter de Mill, episcopul englez de Palermo), pe locul î n care se aflase î nainte o bisericã bizantinã, ş i a fost finalizatã î n secolul al XVIII-lea. Walter de Mill era conducãtorul facţiunii nobiliare care işi exercita influenţa asupra tânãrului rege încercând sã dobândeascã mai multã putere şi mai multe teritorii. Tânãrul suveran a dorit sã-şi manifeste independenţa prin construirea unei catedrale grandioase (Monreale) care sã o concureze pe cea din Palermo, a episcopului Walter de Mill. De asemenea, dorea sã impun ã Biserica catolicã romanã (latinã ) ca bisericã oficialã a Siciliei, în dauna Bisericii catolice engleze. Iar aceastã lupt ã a devenit “Rãzboiul celor douã catedrale”
    3. 15. The four impressive campaniles (bell towers) date from the 14th century, the south and north porches from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the dome from the 18th-century. Cele patru turnuri clopotniţă datează din sec XIV; portalurile de sud şi de nord din secolul XV iar domul din secolul XVIII
    4. 26. The famous portico by Domenico and Antonello Gagini.
    5. 28. Precious 13th century Madonna
    6. 39. Inside, the Duomo is a royal pantheon , sheltering many tombs of Sicily's kings. The first chapel on the right contains six of the most impressive tombs, including that of Roger II, the first king of Sicily (d. 1154). He was crowned in 1130. Catedrala este şi panteon regal, înăuntru aflându-se mai multe morminte ale regilor Siciliei. În prima capelă din stânga se află şase dintre cele mai impresionante monumente funerare, inclusiv cel al lui Roger al II-lea, primul rege al Siciliei, care fusese încoronat în anul 1130 Tomb of Roger II, the first king of Sicily (d. 1154)
    7. 40. Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages
    8. 44. S ound: ♦ Giuni Russo Ave Maria – Giuseppe Verdi ♦ Giuni Russo & Franco Battiato - Aria di Sicilia Text : Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Internet Gabriela Cristescu Otilia Contra ş Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda
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