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We left Palermo on Christmas Day, and visited the Cathedral of Monreale just outside of town. Then we went west to the Greek ruins of Segesta, crossed over to the southwest to Selinunte, another ancient Greek site. Finally, we followed the coast to overnight in Agrigento.

Monreale Cathedral, on a hill just a few miles outside Palermo.

12th C Arab-Norman structure.

We were visiting on Christmas Day.

Bronze door, 1185 under the 18th C western portal.

Interior is covered with golden mosaic.

The mosaics depict biblical stories, of course.

Adam and Eve, top. Abraham sacrificing Isaac, bottom.

Christ Pantocrator in middle apse.

Tombs of Norman kings William I and II.

Nativity scene in a side chapel.

View of Palermo from terrace behind church.

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