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Address: Largo Santa Caterina | Largo Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0942 23243
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This area was built in the 15th century and is close to the Roman Odeon. It is an excellent example of the black lava and white limestone work that is characteristic of Taormina... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I saw several posters in Taormina advertising an exhibition of Picasso's work in this museum and thought, this should be worth a visit. Little did I know what a disappointment and rip-off this would actually turn out to be. Sure, the Palazzo itself is very beautiful and historic. However, you will not see much of it because it is closed... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This area was built in the 15th century and is close to the Roman Odeon. It is an excellent example of the black lava and white limestone work that is characteristic of Taormina architecture. Great photo opportunity here as the Church of Santa Caterina is nearby.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Interesting that this beautiful building was totally abandoned for many years and was restored only recently. Taormina tourist office is located in the right wing of the palace - we got good maps there. There is a colorful carriage on display in the tourist office - worth a quick look.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

The building was originally built by the Arabs in the 10th century. The main tower has kept its original style. The rest of the building shows different other medieval or Renaissance styles. The inner courtyard has a 13th-century staircase. It used to be the home of the Corvaja family, a prominent local family from the 16th to 20th centuries. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The central section dates from the Arab occupation. The tower is the most interesting feature mixing many styles, from Arab to Catalan-Gothic to Norman. Sicily fusion in a nutshell. Worth a look.

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Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

It's a interesting building . The moorish influence is visible . It's in the main area of the town .

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We thought this would be a good rainy day activity, a look round a small palace. At the top of the stairs we were greeted with the entrance to an art exhibition for €7 each. With no idea of the size and wanting something to do we went in. In the first room there are about 20 paintings to look... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We've never been inside the museum, this is just a short review for the tourist information office that is inside the palazzo. When we stepped inside, the three ladies behind the counter had a good chat. When we dared to ask a question, one of them looked at us like we were totally insane (we had dared to enquire after... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We found this museum by chance. I think its theme changes from time to time, but when we visited it was a collection of writings, photographs, newspaper cuttings and other memorabilia associated with famous ex-residents, visitors and admirers over the past century or so. Actors, artists, film makers, musicians, philosophers, photographers, writers. We found it interesting and totally absorbing. After... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This year's photographic show, combined with lots of 'white signs' planted around the town, is all about the 160 years or so of famous - and notorious - visitors and residents the town has attracted, or occasionally produced.

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