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The Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi of Syracuse, Sicily is one of the principal archaeological museums of Europe.

Greek theatre of Syracuse lies on the south slopes of the Temenite hill, overlooking the modern city of Syracuse in southeastern Sicily.

Grifeo castle is a medieval building located on the slopes of a hill on which has since developed what is now the city of Partanna. It is one of the castles western Sicily best preserved and, after the restoration of 2003 and 2007, is used as a venue for cultural events. From December 28, 2007 is “Regional Museum of Prehistory of the Belice – interpretation center and territorial enhancement.

The castle is located in Aci Aci Castello in the province of Catania . The fortification of uncertain origin, was the focus of territorial development of Aci in the Middle Ages . During the Sicilian Vespers , it was subjected to the lordship of Ruggero di Lauria , so in the Aragonese period was of John of Sicily and finally the Alagona being repeatedly besieged.

Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale is a series of nine religious and civic structures located on the northern coast of Sicily dating from the era of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194): two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, a bridge are in Palermo, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale.

Regional Archaeological Museum Aeolian archipelago is located in the complex of the castle that dominates the ‘ island of Lipari and is named after Luigi Bernabo Brea, great archaeologist and Superintendent of Eastern Sicily (1939-1973).

The Mandralisca Museum is the only museum of the city of Cefalu . The foundation is due to Baron Enrico Piraino of Mandralisca , who collected, in his short life (1809-1864), numerous art objects by placing them in his home, where they still are.

The Biscari Museum was a set of collections from naturalia and artificialia, built by Ignazio Paternò Castello V Prince of Biscari , and placed in a wing specially built in his palace in Catania from the middle of the eighteenth century.

The Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena in Catania, Sicily, is one of the largest monasteries in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Palatine Chapel, is the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily situated on the ground floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, southern Italy.

The Palazzo dei Normanni or Royal Palace of Palermo is a palace in Palermo, Italy. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards.

Ortygia is a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, Sicily. The island, also known as Città Vecchia, contains many historical landmarks.