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Duomos of Cefalu and Monreale

Although we visited the Duomos at Cefalu and Monreale on different days, I felt it important to talk about them together since they have a close connection not only to Palermo but to King Roger II, who also built the … Continue reading

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San Giovanni in Laterano

Rome has four major basilicas: St Peter (which is technically not in Rome), Santa Maria Maggiore (which I’ve blogged about here), San Giovanni in Laterano, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls). (Here’s an Italian quirk: wall (muro) … Continue reading

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Rome’s Basilicas

There is a scene in the movie American Dreamer, in which JoBeth Williams and Tom Conti are on a boat floating along the Seine in Paris. A man beside them tells his wife “I know, dear, but when you’ve seen … Continue reading

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