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Palazzo Corvaja

Largo Santa Caterina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942/23243
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Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Taormina
Type: Castles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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895 attraction reviews
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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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215 reviews 215 reviews
129 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great Restaurants, beautiful architecture and the most amazing people. The food here is some of the best. We ate in mostly Sicilian Restaurants where the staff and food were excellent.

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belgrade, serbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The etnografic museum of Sicilian art and folk traditions is housed in one of most magnificient buldings of Taormina. Numeros objects works of figurative artistics Sicilian crafts spanning from XVI to XX century, pieces from the valuable Panarello collection are displayed in the three rooms of the museum. Artefacts of rural culture, local furniture, costumes, broideries, holy pictures are also... More

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Valletta, Malta
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Save your energy and don't walk up that step staircase. Although the entrance fee is only €2.60, the poor exhibition is not even worth that price. Spend that energy at the Teatro Greco which is just 200 metres away from the Palazzo.

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Afula, Israel
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28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I enjoyed this visit. There are hand painted wooden placards depicting local and personal miracles and events occuring in the mid and late nineteenth century. Look at the showcases with handmade tapestries and needlework. Notice several examples of authentic needlepoint frames, spools, and tools. For those interested in culinary and cooking history there are original 19th century ceramic molds for... More

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