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Tsiza is a medieval villa and one of the examples of the Arab-Norman style. The villa is located in the western part of Palermo.
The construction of the villa began in the 12th century by the order of William the First, the construction of the estate was completed under William the Second Good. The villa was built as a summer residence, as part of a hunting area, which also contained the Palazzo Cuba and a couple of other buildings.
In the 14th century, the building was crowned with battlements, during construction it was partially the Arabic inscription that had previously been on the roof was destroyed. In the 17th century, more significant changes were made – the interior layout of some rooms was changed, a logo with the image of lions was installed above the entrance, several new windows were broken, and a large staircase was built.
From the beginning of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century, the villa was the residence of the Counts of Notbartolo di Schiara. Later, the estate was bought by the leadership of the Sicily region, after which a number of reconstruction works were carried out in the building. Today, Islamic art can be seen in the rooms of the villa.
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