Palermo Arabo Normanna
and The Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale
Two ancient and different cultures fused together to create the unique identity of Palermo.
A serial site that embraces the whole city telling its story and narrating the events of which the Sicilian land was the protagonist
Heterogeneous artistic languages, ranging from the Islamic, Byzantine, Latin up to the Sicilian Norman kingdom’s extraordinary art, are expressed and dialogue in the nine civil and religious monuments of the UNESCO site “Palermo Arabo-Normanna of Cefalù and Monreale” , making the city one of the protagonists of the history of art and architecture of the Mediterranean Middle Age.
Able to combine itself in unique forms from time to time, the set of buildings is an example of material interaction and interchange between different cultural components of heterogeneous historical and geographical origin, giving life to an original architectural and artistic style of exceptional Universal value.
On the 3rd July 2015, “Palermo Arabo-Normanna and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale” becomes the fifty-first UNESCO site, confirming the primacy of Italy as the nation with the largest number of heritage sites in the world and, among the Italian regions, the primacy of Sicily.
The exhibition of Vittorio Storaro at Palazzo Steri takes place inside the sicilian city and the historical-cultural itinerary of the “Palermo arabo-normanna”, representing the starting point for educational and cultural itineraries within the city, opening new horizons towards edutainment, with the aim of growing culturally while having fun.
The exhibition will be released on the streets of the city, using the most modern technologies that will allow the visitor an immersive and multimedia enjoyment of the event, through the innovative techniques of experiential storytelling, disseminated within the city paths and realized through a dedicated app that interacts with beacons devices distributed in the most interesting places of the “Palermo arabo-normanna” with the support of the municipality and the university of Palermo.
The Beacons, the app, the presence of multimedia totems will give life to an innovative musealization of the city of Palermo “Capital of Culture 2018”, with particular attention to the world of young people, the real protagonists of the society of the future.