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Palazzo Branciforte

via Bara all'Olivella, 2, http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Branciforte Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #22 of 155 attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a relatively new museum not far from the Archaeological Museum which looks like it will be closed for a long time. I didn't miss the old museum one bit as the Palazzo Branciforte is an historical gift to be cherished. Where else can you find exquisite artifacts from Selinunte and other archaeological sites so artfully displayed that your... More

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Gold Coast Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully restored and unusual fragment of Palermo's past. The lovely Alice, a perfect,enthusiastic guide. The people's pawn shop relic absolutely intriguing, the archaeological display so well done.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This visit was a great experience, made even better by the charming and ever-so-enthusiastic Alice B. who showed us around and told us all about the palace in English. TIP: if you get there at 09.30 and there are no other visitors, Alice can do the tour in English – otherwise it is in Italian, but would still be well... More

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New York City, New York
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

On a recent (second) visit to Palermo w friends, our guide strongly recommended a visit to this rebuilt palazzo. A beautiful place w well informed guides explaining interesting exhibits of ancient pottery, library, stamps and coins. Originally built for a wealthy family, the neighborhood declined and the family moved but opened a huge pawn shop for the poor. Part of... More

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