See the historical conquerors of Sicily!

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See the historical conquerors of Sicily!
THE HISTORY OF
828 BC
GREEKS
SICILY AT MONASTERO’S
485 BC
CARTHAGINIANS
264 BC
ROMANS
535 AD
BYZANTINES
THE SHIELDS ON THE WEST WALL
REPRESENT THE VARIOUS
CIVILIZATIONS WHO RULED SICILY
1860 AD
GARIBALDI &
THE UNIFICATION
OF ITALY
The ivory bas-reliefs on the south wall are reproductions
of Luca della RobbiaÕs Cantoria, now found in Florence,
ItalyÕs Museo dellÕOpera del Duomo.
Palermo is famous for the ÒOpera dei PupiÓ (puppets).
Our two corner booths feature scenes from MascagniÕs
opera Cavalleria Rusticana and three knights from the
ÒStoria di Orlando e RinaldoÓ.
827 AD
ARABS
The illuminated panels behind the bar are of six pivotal
figures from the Greek-Sicilian era: Stesichorus,
Hippocrates (not the Physician), Gelon, Empedocles,
Dionysius and Archimedes.
1738 AD
KINGDOM OF THE
TWO SICILY’S
1390 AD
SPANISH
THE
“TRINACRIA” IS THE NATIONAL SYMBOL OF
SICILY. THE THREE ROTATING LEGS SYMBOLIZE
RAYS OF THE SUN, AND THE THREE CORNERS OF
THE ISLAND OF SICILY. THE HEAD OF THE
MYTHOLOGICAL GORGON MEDUSA IS AT THE
CENTER WEARING GOLDEN WINGS.
1282 AD
SICILIAN VESPERS
1265 AD
ANGEVINS
1060 AD
NORMANS
1220 AD
& FREDRICK II
SWABIANS

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