Bridge of the Admiral - Palermo
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Bridge of the Admiral - Palermo

Admiral's Bridge

Monument belonging to the multi-serial site "Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale" included in the World Heritage List (WHL)

Year of enrollment in the WHL: 2015

It was built around 1113 at the behest of Giorgio d'Antiochia, admiral of King Roger II, to connect the city to the gardens on the other side of the Oreto river.

On 27 May 1860, during the Expedition of the Thousand, Garibaldi met the Bourbon troops right on this bridge and in the nearby Via di Porta Termini. Now the river no longer flows under the arches of the Norman bridge, which was diverted in 1938 due to its continuous overflows, in its place today there is a garden, with tree-lined avenues, agave and other varieties of succulent plants around it.


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