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Address: Largo Santa Caterina | Largo Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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This area was built in the 15th century and is close to the Roman Odeon. It is an excellent example of the black lava and white limestone work that is characteristic of Taormina... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 6, 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near the Odeon, which is on the other side of the street, this Building, dating from the twentieth century, is now the headquarters of the Tourist Office, and then an almost obligatory destination for tourists wishing to discover Taormina. The first floor is used for exhibitions or shows. Restored in the second half of the last century, the facade shows... More 

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Or Yehuda, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

No doubt that the puppets are a work of art and are probably first-class puppets, BUT the display was small and unless you a puppet or art enthusiast, of which I am not, this display is a waste of time and money, and not worth going in!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I saw several posters in Taormina advertising an exhibition of Picasso's work in this museum and thought, this should be worth a visit. Little did I know what a disappointment and rip-off this would actually turn out to be. Sure, the Palazzo itself is very beautiful and historic. However, you will not see much of it because it is closed... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

This area was built in the 15th century and is close to the Roman Odeon. It is an excellent example of the black lava and white limestone work that is characteristic of Taormina architecture. Great photo opportunity here as the Church of Santa Caterina is nearby.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Interesting that this beautiful building was totally abandoned for many years and was restored only recently. Taormina tourist office is located in the right wing of the palace - we got good maps there. There is a colorful carriage on display in the tourist office - worth a quick look.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

The building was originally built by the Arabs in the 10th century. The main tower has kept its original style. The rest of the building shows different other medieval or Renaissance styles. The inner courtyard has a 13th-century staircase. It used to be the home of the Corvaja family, a prominent local family from the 16th to 20th centuries. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

The central section dates from the Arab occupation. The tower is the most interesting feature mixing many styles, from Arab to Catalan-Gothic to Norman. Sicily fusion in a nutshell. Worth a look.

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Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

It's a interesting building . The moorish influence is visible . It's in the main area of the town .

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We thought this would be a good rainy day activity, a look round a small palace. At the top of the stairs we were greeted with the entrance to an art exhibition for €7 each. With no idea of the size and wanting something to do we went in. In the first room there are about 20 paintings to look... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

We've never been inside the museum, this is just a short review for the tourist information office that is inside the palazzo. When we stepped inside, the three ladies behind the counter had a good chat. When we dared to ask a question, one of them looked at us like we were totally insane (we had dared to enquire after... More 

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