Sunday, 30 October 2016

Italy: Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo

On Saturday I got four postcards: one from Italy, one from the Netherlands, one from Germany and one from Japan.

The card from Italy shows the Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo. Palermo is the capital of Sicily. The Palazzo dei Normanni is the oldest royal residence in Europe. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination, was later used as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily and as imperial seat of Frederick II and Conrad IV and now houses the Sicilian Regional Assembly. As part of the Arab-Norman Palermo it is since 2015 on the UNESCO World Heritge List.


Stamp:
Italian City Squares (from set of eight) (issued 02-07-2016)


Thank You very much Anastasia!

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