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Very interesting decor

Unique design for a palace in Sicily, well worth a visit. Each room is different mostly oriental... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Marion P
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
A Feast for the Eyes

Incredible interior spaces. Some of the most original interior decoration I have ever seen, and I... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
carlwiegandt
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

On the way to Mondello we stopped at the Chinese Palace a ancient royal palace dating to the late XV111 century. It was built by order of Ferdinand 11 Bourbon. It has large impressive gardens to the rear.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Unique design for a palace in Sicily, well worth a visit. Each room is different mostly oriental with different colour schemes in each room. There is also an interesting garden.

1  Thank Marion P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Incredible interior spaces. Some of the most original interior decoration I have ever seen, and I have toured many, many stately homes and places throughout the world. It's free so GO!!!

2  Thank carlwiegandt
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Enjoy a free tour of the palace. Admire the paintings and the beautiful garden. Get bus 645 or 616 from Croce Rossa. Bus 101 from train station and get off At Croce Rossa stop.

Thank MrAndMrsSicily
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited this palace on a bike tour with Social Bikes, which makes slightly distant attractions a bit more accessible. The architecture is fun and interesting, but I really enjoyed the gardens in the back most of all.

Thank jtb2inky
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Entry gratis. Photography allowed. A visit to the Chinese Palace is a must if you have the time and interest for 18th century Sicily. An architectural "folly" of King Ferdinand III, this tiny palace a is an absolute delight. Staff are not overly-friendly ... !!!...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The Palazzina Chinese is superbly conserved and, to be honest, one of the most wonderful historic houses I have ever visited. The decor of the painted interiors (little furniture survives) are eclectic but the real joy here is the extraordinary chinoiserie murals and frescoes with...More

1  Thank Venustas96
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well worth the effort to visit this unusual palazzo of the Bourbons. The wall and ceiling frescos, panelling, inlay, furniture and fabrics are to die for. Just beautiful!

Thank MouseCanberra
Reviewed 18 October 2016

By all means, if you are going to see Monte Pellegrino you shouldn't miss seeing this lovely jewel of a home, mansion or Villa? Every room holds surprises and make sure that you see the tub that King Ferdinand used and see how it obtained...More

Thank bonsunfun
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Chinese Palace is a former royal residence of the Bourbon of Naples, located in Palermo on the sidelines of the Parco della Favorita, the edge of the Monte Pellegrino Reserve. So if you find yourself in these parts, a visit to the Chinese house...More

Thank Marinosan
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