Located in Palermo (Italy), the Palazzo dei Normanni is a huge palace containing the best works of 12th century Arab-Norman-Byzantine style. The wooden roof, wonderful mosaics, marble incrustation of the floor and walls' lower part, etc. are some of the palace's several highlights.
The mosaics, under soft light, are vibrant – the effect is particularly powerful in scenes that depict waters. The wooden ceiling portrays more scenes, which are done in 3D using small carved wood sections.
To see and truly appreciate the details of the scenes, you'll need a telephoto lens or a pair of binoculars.
Currently, the palace seats the Sicily parliament, which include the large maze of grand halls and rooms.