Discover the Catacombs of the Capuchin friars and the Cathedral of Monreale, an Arab-Norman jewel known throughout the world.
Your experience will begin with a visit to the Capuchin monks' underground Gothic cemetery with galleries dating back to the 16th century, which houses an incredible collection of skeletons and mummified bodies: a journey through a space that, despite its state of decay, is still fascinating and mysterious today.
Once you have finished your visit to the Catacombs, you will head to the Monreal Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015. The cathedral was once part of a self-sufficient fortified complex that included a royal palace, an episcopate and an abbey, all surrounded by crenellated walls, interspersed with defensive towers and embellished with geometric inlays. This unique place still maintains its original configuration and its two mighty square towers that stand on both sides of the facade.
The magnificent interior, on the other hand, is characterized by walls covered with gold mosaics that recall those of the Palatine Chapel in style and iconography.