Commissioned during the 12th century by Sicily’s Norman rulers and largely the work of Greek mosaicists brought to Sicily from Constantinople, some of the most breathtaking examples of Byzantine mosaics in the world decorate the churches and cathedrals in and around Palermo.
Once known to the Greeks as Akragas, Agrigento was founded around 580 BC by settlers from Rhodes and Crete, and soon became one of the preeminent cities of the Hellenic world. The memories of its grandeur can still be found today in The Valley of the Temples.
On the south-western coast of Sicily, the ancient city of Selinunte was once one of the richest and most influential cities in the Hellenic World. Today, its awe-inspiring ruins make it one of the largest archaeological sites in Europe.
From early Phoenician settlements to modern coastal towns, the ports of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo narrate three millennia of rich Sicilian history.
Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, has been a crossroads of history since ancient times. From the Greek and Phoenicians to the Carthaginians and the Romans, all have left their indelible mark on the land.
At the edge of Saint-Paul de Vence, one of the oldest and most picturesque medieval hilltop villages of Provence, the Maeght Foundation Is home to one of the most important collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe.
The largest of the two islands in the middle of the Seine River, the Ile de la Cité is where Paris began. It remains to this day the home of its two most remarkable Gothic treasures.
In Aix-en-Provence, the Caumont Art Center presents an exhibition regrouping more than 70 works by the great French-Chinese Post-Impressionist painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2021), illustrating one of his life-long creative themes: the representation of light.
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