Palermo Former Royal Apartments

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The Royal apartments include the Hercules room (1560), where the Sicilian parliament sits, named after its huge frescoes by Giuseppe Velasquez (19C) representing the Twelve Labours of Hercules (only six are depicted); the atrium, central room of the Joaria (the most distinctive of the old towers); and above all the chamber of Roger II, which emulates the Arabo-Norman decoration of the Palatine Chapel.

Useful information

Address:

90134 Palermo

Opening hours

Mon and Fri-Sat 8.15am-4.15pm, Sun and Bank Hols 8.15am-12.15pm - closed during parliamentary sessions (Tue-Thu) and other official events

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