Si Trova: a Palermo, all'interno del cimitero di Sant'Orsola
Lat: 38° 5' 58.98247" N - Long: 13° 21' 46.88209" E
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In front of the Norman church of Santo Spirito, on Easter Tuesday, March 31, 1282, in the hour of vespers, the Sicilian revolt against the Angevins called "Vespri Siciliani" began.
This beautiful church, now located inside the cemetery of St.Orsola, was founded between 1173 and 1178 by Gualtiero Offamilio, the same bishop who built the Cathedral of Palermo; it is the harmonious result of a mixture of Arab-Norman and Gothic styles.
Outside, the alternation of tuff and lava offers a beautiful polychrome; inside, columns of tufa with ogival arches confer majesty and elegance.
The central nave is dominated by a 15th century crucifix.
The church is open every day from 9:00 to 12:00; Functions are celebrated at 10:30 on weekdays, at 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00 on public holidays.
For info tel: 091 422691.
What happened in Sicily: 23 September
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