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Location address: Italia, Palermo
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The construction was begun in the 12th century by Arabian craftsmen for king William I of Sicily, and completed by his son William II. The edifice had been conceived as summer residence for the Norman kings, as a part of the large hunting resort known as Genoardo (Arabic: Jannat al-arḍ, literally “Paradise on Earth”) that included also the Cuba Sottana, the Cuba Soprana and the Uscibene palace.