With a lazy Saturday ahead of us, Dan and I decided to check out one of Palermo's must-sees. We embarked on a short trip (30 min bus ride) to nearby city of Monreale which overlooks Palermo and which is known for the Cathedral of Monreale, one of the greatest extant examples of Norman architecture in the world. Begun in 1174 and completed in 1200, it was very grand and the gold mosiacs were meticulously laid and very beautiful. Even more perfect, a wedding was taking place around the time we got there, so we got to experience it with flowers and organ music.
We paid a bit to see the Treasury and a very ornate stone room. Here's Dan working on his statue emulation skills. Note the statue is also named " Daniel" hehe.
It was about a 2 hour round trip with some bus snags to get to Monreale, but we were back before dinner!