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World Heritage SitesVilla Romana del Casale - Piazza Armerina, Italy

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The Villa Romana del Casale is a Roman villa urbana built in the first quarter of the 4th century and located about 3 km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily, southern Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesArab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio , ID=1487-003

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The church belongs to the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church, a diocese which includes the Albanian communities in Sicily who officiate the liturgy according to the Byzantine Rite in the ancient Greek language.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/13/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesArab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Church of San Cataldo, ID=1487-004

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The church of San Cataldo is a notable example of the Arab-Norman architecture which flourished in Sicily under Norman rule on the island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/13/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesArab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Royal Palace and Palatine Chapel, ID=1487-001

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The Palatine Chapel was commissioned by Roger II of Sicily in 1132 to be built upon an older chapel (now the crypt) constructed around 1080. The sanctuary, dedicated to Saint Peter, is reminiscent of a domed basilica.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesArab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Monreale Cathedral, ID=1487-009

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The cathedral of Monreale is one of the greatest extant examples of Norman architecture anywhere.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesArab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Cefalù Cathedral, ID=1487-008

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The cathedral was erected in 1131 in the Norman architectural style, as the island of Sicily was conquered by the Normans in 1091.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesFraser Island - Hervey Bay - QLD - Australia

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Biggest sand island: Fraser Island

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 4/6/2017

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesLate Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) - Catania, Sicily, ID=1024-002

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Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In 1693 the city was completely destroyed by a heavy earthquake and its aftershocks. The city was then rebuilt in Baroque architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 3/28/2017

last visited: never

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