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Address: Regional Art Gallery | Via Alloro 4, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Description: Located in Palermo's Regional Art Gallery, the well-known "Triumph of...
Located in Palermo's Regional Art Gallery, the well-known "Triumph of Death" fresco dates from the fifteenth century, but the artist is unknown.
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A great work of art plus a fantastic museum

This is exactly what it says it's a death fresco and therefore the subject matter is morbid but it had been partly restored and is well presented the museums also has three floors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is exactly what it says it's a death fresco and therefore the subject matter is morbid but it had been partly restored and is well presented the museums also has three floors of other works of arts some of which are breathtaking. It is well worth a visit and highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It is old and damaged but has been restored to a degree to give you a decent representation of what the original was. It is a really wonderful piece of art that is very compelling. It is well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I went to specifically see the freso and wasn't disapponted. It was worth trudging the wet streets, not a particularly appealing route to the museum in awful weather, just to see the fresco. There were some interesting sculptures on display but the whole museum would benefit, for tourists who don't speak Italian, from having audio guides. I would gladly pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We liked many of the works in the museum, particularly the great Triumph of Death fresco in the former chapel. The depiction of Death riding a skeletal horse surrounded by pitiful humanity is powerful. There is immense detail in the work and we spent time examining it.

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Lauria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A bizarre terrifying evocation of death, similar to one found in the campo santo in Pisa. Scary and moving at the same time, a very apt painting for Palermo. Relocated to this wonderful museum designed by Carlo Scarpa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This fresco ( no photos allowed) is housed in the Palazzo Abatellis which houses the regional museum of Sicily. It is the largest and most unique object in the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

The fresco itself is in good condition although some areas are damaged and faded. The striking figure of death on his horse dominates the scene, his arrows finding a diverse range of citizens. There was an English explanation card that discussed some of the details and was helpful. The view from the gallery adds another perspective, it seems clear the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went to see the touted Triumph of Death Fresco but walking around this museum was not enjoyable. Almost all the images were of death and sin. It was depressing to see the sheer numbers of horrible crucifictions and purgatory depicted. They don't call it the Dark Ages for nothing. There was one Flemish tryptic that had fine details that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The fresco is impressive. You can appreciate it better from upstairs. Full of allegories and hidden meanings. Really worthed to see. The gallery is good in the complex. Interesting the wooden crosses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Small museum with more staff than tourists. Were followed everywhere. In one room there were about 6 ladies watching us. A little unnerving and unnecessary.

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Address: Regional Art Gallery | Via Alloro 4, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali

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