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Overview of the Hotel: Hotel Joli enjoys a central location being right in the heart of Palermo. The hotel has exquisite building from the early 19th century featuring original frescoes and antique works of art. The hotel offers unforgettable feel of the city as its large terrace overlooks the surrounding gardens and the beautiful piazza. The hotel provides a typical breakfast in the morning, complete with Sicilian cakes and fresh fruit. All 30 elegant rooms are tastefully decorated with rich fabrics and paintings. The hotel was refurbished in 2003 and features all modern amenities including free internet connection in all … Continue reading

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An opera house and company located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo, Sicily, The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. One of the biggest opera houses in Italy and the third largest in Europe, it provides its visitors the pleasure of feeling the bliss of divine music. The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele’s exquisite façade is in the high neoclassical style. Elements of the Greek temples at Selinunte and Agrigento can be witnessed here and there. A grand evidence of the splendor of ancient and classical Sicilian architecture, the auditorium was originally designed to seat 3,000 … Continue reading

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The Palatine Chapel is a beautiful example of art, elegance and a perfect blend of various architectural styles. This royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily stands on the ground floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, southern Italy. Roger II of Sicily, who started the construction of this chapel in 1132, took eight years to build this structure and even more to complete its decoration with mosaics and fine art. As a perfect example of Byzantine architecture, the chapel has three apses with six pointed arches (three on each side of the central nave) resting … Continue reading