Palazzo Abatellis

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MandBtravellers
3 contributions
Is it open
Oct 2020
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 9 - 19 Saturday and Sunday 9 - 13.30 apparently

It's reputation is the best in Sicily
Written October 3, 2020
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Caroline
Palermo, Italy7 contributions
Great family visit thanks to fabulous guides
Aug 2019
I visited with 4 children ranging in age from 8 to 14 (a range of native speakers of German, English and Italian) and thanks to the amazingly passionate and patient guides, Angelo and Antonio, our visit to Palazzo Abatellis was fabulous. They made our time there both fascinating and 'interactive', as they managed to bring to life the building, the paintings and the history. Their enthusiasm and passion came through at every stage as they encouraged the kids to ask questions, look more closely and immerse themselves in what the Palazzo had once been. A wonderfully enlightening and unexpectedly entertaining visit! Highly recommended!
Written September 17, 2019
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EFSTATHIOS B
Athens, Greece382 contributions
Some gems of art!
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you love the art, you must see it!You can see some gems of art and defenitely it is grade value for your money!
Written July 21, 2019
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Costanza P
Rome, Italy18 contributions
wonderful building and masterpieces
Jun 2019
A wonderful ancient building restored by a major italian architect, Carlo Scarpa, and some of the best italian masterpieces. You must to visit it.
Written June 4, 2019
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Peter L
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Exhibitions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The exhibition of paintings of Antonello da Messina finishes in February 2019.
It is superb - he is painter who brings the soul of a portrait to the viewer.
He introduced into Italy the Dutch style of posture (half profile), hues and oil painting techniques.
Fortunately the most impressive of all - a small painting Virgin Annunciate lives in Palazzo permanently. Worth to see on it's own... I am not sure after seeing that small painting, it might just be on the top of the best ever made paintings.
Written January 30, 2019
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Neil H
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Interesting Art and great building
Dec 2018 • Couples
I spent a couple of hours visiting here. It is a beautiful building with some great art and exhibitions. Definitely include this on your list of cultural experiences in Palermo.
Written December 29, 2018
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Anthony H
Williamsburg, VA1,134 contributions
The Regional Art Gallery, 16 rooms of beauty all in one place!
Oct 2018 • Family
The building is Catalan and is not impressive, but the contents sure are! The "Triumph of Death" fresco an internationally known work is housed here. Also not to be missed by art lovers is the "Annunciation" work by the great Antonello da Messina in in the 1400's. Other famous works are the "Wooden Crucifix" by Pietro Ruzzolone 15th-16th century and "Portrait of a Youth" by Antonello Gagini son of Domenico Gagini who sculped "Virgin and Child" in the 1400's.
Written November 5, 2018
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343RenatoS
McLean, VA24 contributions
L'Annunziata
Oct 2018 • Family
Its a beautiful painting. Compare to the Monalisa.
This Museum is a must visit in Palermo and the Annunziata painting is worth to admire
Written October 24, 2018
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John G
Middle Park118 contributions
Medieval and Renaissance art
Oct 2018 • Couples
We spent two hours on a Saturday morning wandering through the Palazzo. The examples of medieval and Renaissance art and sculpture are displayed throughout the various salles. The Triumph of Death and the Virgin Annunciate are two of the more famous works, and rightfully so, but I was particularly taken by a Byzantine mosaic on the first floor. There are notes in Italian and English in the the ground floor rooms, but not yet in those on the first floor.
Well worth a visit
Written October 13, 2018
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nelliebly722018
Sicily, Italy34 contributions
Amazing hidden gem - stunningly beautiful, must see!
Sep 2018 • Friends
A modern, creative experience designed by the famous Italian architect Carlo Scarpa in the 50’s. Items are beautifully arranged and displayed.

Perhaps the best museum we visited during our trip to Sicily. Each case, stand, and display case was sensitively designed - just seeing those as well as the restoration of the building alone is worth the price of admission. Wonderful well curated items representing a range of mediums and time periods.
Written September 20, 2018
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