Palermo Former Royal Apartments

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The royal apartments include the Salone d'Ercolo (Hercules Room, 1560) and the seat of the Sicilian parliament, named after its huge frescoes by Giuseppe Velasquez (19C) depicting the Twelve Labours of Hercules (actually, only six can be seen). After the Sala dei Viceré (Viceroys' Hall) and the Sala dei Venti (Hall of the Winds), the central room of the Joaria - the most distinctive of the old towers - you come to the Sala di Ruggero II, King Roger's bedchamber, the most interesting room in the palace, the decoration of which emulates the Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel).

Useful information

Address:

90134 Palermo

Opening hours

guided tour - closed parliamentary sessions (Tue-Thu) and other official events

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