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Palazzo della Zisa - Palermo 

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Palazzo della Zisa.

Palazzo della Zisa  The Palace is located in Piazza Zisa. XII century Transformed in the fourteenth century. and in the following centuries. The Palazzo della Zisa (from the Arabic al-ʿAzīza, meaning “the splendid”) stood outside the walls of the city of Palermo, inside the Norman royal park. Restored in the seventeenth at the behest of Giovanni de Sandoval who had bought the building and who wanted to adopt it for his housing needs. In 1806 it passed to the Princes Notarbartolo heirs of the Sandovals who made it. Currently the Zisa houses the Museum of Islamic Art.

 

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