My Photos: Italy -- Sicily -- Palermo -- La Zisa

Construction on La Zisa was begun in the 12th century.
It was originally planned to be a summer palace for King William I of Sicily.

La Zisa was designed with extensive tiered fountains flowing through the gardens,
similar to traditional Arab gardens.
Persians introduced plants such as roses, lilacs, jasmine, oranges, lemons,
peaches and prunes to Mediterranean lands.

Cappella della Santissima Trinita
This is the oldest remaining building in the Zisa neighborhood

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