I have been back a couple of days, but I have been busy. The weather was awful, rain and even hail but just look at the interiors of some of the churches, there is the wonderful chapel in the Norman Capella Palatina encrusted with twelf century mosaics from just outside you can take a 40 minute bus ride up into the hills to the fabulous Monreale Cathedral, it really is glorious.
I tried to imagine the effect of saying Mass under the wonderful apse with the massive Pantocrater looking down on the offering. It was a Church designed to inspire awe and wonder.
In the city there was another rather beautiful Church which I didn't know about La Martorana, again with 12th Century mosaics. There I found a rather lovely Nativity and Dormition juxtaposed on the vault of an arch, fascinating visual theology.
And there was amusing Baroque too, here is Jonah and the whale from S. Catarina.