Palermo’s most romantic landmark is a simple affair, part Arab, part Norman, with five red domes atop a portico, a single nave, two small apses, and a squat tower. As befits the humble Spanish recluse it honors, St. John of the Hermits, the church is almost devoid of decoration, though the surrounding citrus blossoms and flowers imbue the modest structure with an other-worldliness all its own. Adding to the charms of the spot is a Norman cloister, with a Moorish cistern in the center, part of the original Benedictine monastery that once stood here.
San Giovanni degli Eremiti
Via dei Benedettini 3
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sat 9am–1pm and 3–7pm; Sun 9am–6:30pm Transportation Bus: 109 or 318 Phone 091-6515019 Prices Admission 6€ adults; 3€ students, seniors, and children
MapVia dei Benedettini 3 Palermo
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