- Free access for the teacher
for every 20 pupils
- Elementary school
- First grade secondary school
- Students and teachers
- Over 65+
- Law enforcement officers andjournalists
- Free entry for age 0 - 5
Climb up from the North Tower, walk along the internal corridor that connects with the South Tower looking out over the breath-taking views of the Basilica.
Experience the thrill of walking along the south side of the Cathedral as you approach a terrace overlooking the town’s historic medieval quarter.
From beneath the Mosaics, you’ll be able to examine the decorative detail of the Christ Pantocrator from a privileged view point that will enable you to lose yourself in the intricacies of this stunning work of art.
You will then enter the Sacristy where you’ll be able to admire the holy vestments that have been painstakingly embroidered in gold together with liturgical artifacts and other works of art of incalculable value.
This unique Treasury contains singular items such as fragments of the stole belonging to King Roger II and a reliquary from the Holy Cross which houses a piece of the sacred wood.
The Bishop’s Chapel is an absolute gem housing a spectacular treasure, the Eleusa Icon, which is believed to have originated from Constantinople..
The tour ends with a visit to the magnificent Norman Cloister, the oldest in Sicily, which is decorated with a range of biblical and anthropomorphic figures.