We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Largo Santa Caterina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942/23243
Limited Time! Save 10% when you spend $500
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$112*
and up
Messina Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 59 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Different and absorbing

We found this museum by chance. I think its theme changes from time to time, but when we visited it was a collection of writings, photographs, newspaper cuttings and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
tonystraw
,
Levin, New Zealand

Similar Things to Do in Taormina

Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Levin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We found this museum by chance. I think its theme changes from time to time, but when we visited it was a collection of writings, photographs, newspaper cuttings and other memorabilia associated with famous ex-residents, visitors and admirers over the past century or so. Actors, artists, film makers, musicians, philosophers, photographers, writers. We found it interesting and totally absorbing. After... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kildare, Ireland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
306 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New England
Level Contributor
58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tortona, Italy
Level Contributor
1,934 reviews
1,578 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 875 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, DF
Level Contributor
241 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devizes
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Palazzo Corvaja also viewed

Taormina, Province of Messina
Taormina, Province of Messina
 
Taormina, Province of Messina
 

Been to Palazzo Corvaja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palazzo Corvaja

Address: Largo Santa Caterina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942/23243
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palazzo Corvaja staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?