LTT “Restoration and Architecture” in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Students and teachers of partner schools met in Palermo, a beautiful Italian city, on Thursday 15 th March 2018. We left on the first spring Wednesday 21 st March.  The first learning/ teaching/ training activities course “Restoration and Architecture” was held by Liceo delle Scienze Umane “Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile”. The participants discovered the interaction of Chemistry, Geometry and Art by studying the techniques of the restoration of the superb buildings of the rich Sicilian cultural heritage.

We visited for example  Palatin Chapel and The Norman Palace. The gold covered mosaics of the Palatine Chapel need no explanations, this impressive site is a feast for the eyes, a mastrpiece, a mixture of Byzantine art with Norman/Arab construction with ceilings and walls covered in gold mosaics. The Royal Rooms are also incredible with stunning mosaics and affrescos.

Interviews from experts, workshops of photography, of exploring restored artefacts of the museums were parts of the course. We got familiar to the scientific tools which are used for the restoration, and of painting as well in Fine Academy of Art. Participants studied the “ fractals” to analyze the relations between the various forms of art, plants and natural objects and geometrical proportions. In particular the fractals could be applied to study the Norman-Arab architecture.

The host teachers and the hosts families helped all the students during all the activities of the project and created the best conditions for a positive learning atmosphere. Thank you for the great week! Grazie mille!

The rest of our experience and feelings will be found in traveller´s diaries.

LTT program Palermo

Second transnational meeting in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

On 16 th March 2018 the teachers met in Palermo, Sicily. The host school was Liceo delle Scienze Umane “Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile” located in the largest city of Sicily, in Palermo. During our meeting, we organized the entire project, but especially the next Icelendic course which will be also attended by pupils and students from all seven partner schools in April.

According to the programme we discussed the project strategy, evaluation, dissemination. The important part of the meeting was the financial monitoring. We had briefing about architecture and restoration. Of course we visited many places connected with art and architecture in Palermo, for example: Massimo Theathre, Museum of Monreale, Palatin Chapel and The Norman Palace etc. There was a lecture of restoration in Fine Academy of Art in Palermo too.

During the transnational meeting we prepared articles and photo galeries which will be a part of our web page, Flickr and e–Twinning page.


We are ready for further work on the project and our mascot SMARTY will travel to Reykjavík in Iceland in April.

Student´s presentations / Palermo, Italy

The students from partner schools prepared  presentations about architecture and art for the first meeting in Palermo.

Architeture in the past

Churches and cathedrals

Private buildings

Architecture in the present nad future


Students also created funny Kahoots about Palermo and some of its monuments.  Kahoot about Palermo Kahoot about Massimo Theatre Kahoot about the cathedral of Monreale

e-Twinning and SMART

eTwinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. Our project is a part of this community, you can find the public profil here: