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From the 16th of July to the 18th of August 2018, the Palace will host a site specific environmental installation, so the Palace can not be appreciated in its original aspect. The work o the artist Gian Maria Tosatti, is entitled “Il mio cuore è...more
We learnt about this place through TA and immediately wanted to visit it. However our trip to Catania from Gardini Naxos was spontaneous and mainly caused by the showers on the sea shore, so we did not make any advance booking. However we were lucky...More
We wanted to visit the palace last week, in the palace web site and other sites, it was written that they closed at 1 pm, we arrived before noon time, we entered thru the main door and a few steps after a non Italian guy...More
Disappointed as Palazzo Biscari was closed when we visited Catania around 12:00 on 12th September. Bumped into someone going in by car (assume resident as gate locked) and seems like opening hours don't match those on website, e.g. Open until 16:45. Would be helpful if...More
We found about this place from our B&B lady, she told us that they do a free tour every day at around 11 am.
We got there and the guide was very nice, he explained about the history of the place and about the owners...More
Built by the Paterno Castello family , Princes of Biscari , starting in the late 17th Cent. , ending in 1763 .
Entering through a large gate on Via Museo Biscari will lead you into a large inner courtyard .
We were lucky to have...More
This was a rare and awesome experience indeed! It's a property that is not always open to the public..we found out because an email was sent out to the concierge at our hotel . Open visit at 2:30...We went and were not disappointed. The guide...More
I organised a day trip for my work colleagues to Sicily and wanted to add some culture to this trip. Trip Advisor helped me in choosing the Palazzo as one of our attractions. I emailed Ruggero Moncada who replied immediately and was very accommodating to...More
This magical old palace is like a massive garden folly. Its highly detailed facade illustrates a confidence and exhuberance unseen in modern times. What a time it must have been to have seen this rise in it's infancy...denoting the power and the confidence of its...More