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Palazzo Corvaja

Address: Largo Santa Caterina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942/23243
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Ranked #515 of 1,763 things to do in Taormina
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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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Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

not a lot to see here but it was beautiful for the fact that it was so old, a very helpful tourist office was there too with very interesting old items on display, so I enjoyed that too!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Except in passing - looks ok from the outside, nothing inside except a few alright sculptures and a grumpy caretaker who was asleep when we arrived and threw us out when he woke up

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Palace is located towards the northern end of the Corso Umberto and hard to miss. It is actually not very impressive from the outside, and on the day we were there it was not possible to go inside other than the first courtyard which is quite interesting.

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New England
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There is an amazing bas relief showing the creation of Eve from Adam's body on the exterior stairs leading to the first floor. I had never seen one as detailed and striking. We also saw the splendid exhibit on Visconti's Il Gattopardo.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This building is not especially old by Italian standards (15th century), but it includes some fine architecture, interesting windows, and an Arab motif.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Covaja Palace, located near the church of St. Catherine, in the famous old town of Taormina, aesthetically very nice especially in the evening with the lighting of Corso Umberto. Unfortunately I was not able to visit the inside because it was evening and I supposed it was closed already, and frankly I do not even know if you can... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The mix of styles contributes to its charm: initially an Arab tower, the palace was built over it, in Norman style, with nice double lancet windows (see picture). It houses the Museum of Art and Folk Traditions.

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Devizes
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a charming small museum. Best bit was plaques presumably given to churches giving thanks for surviving perilous situations. Each features a saint, and an illustration of the calamity: man thrown from horse which was hit by a train, chap being hit in the eye by a tennis ball, unfortunate lady falling though a ceiling, two chefs being attacked... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Interesting little local museum, 4 or 5 rooms of the first floor of the Palazzo Corvaja. An eclectic mix of local crafts and exhibits dating from XVI to XX century. Small but well worth a visit.

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