Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano
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Peter H
Hove, UK99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
When you've walked the length of the main street in Taormina, tasted the delectable cannoli Siciliani and shopped until you're fit to drop, take the short route downhill just inside the Porta Catania (Catania Gate) to the Fondazione G. Mazzullo where peace and quiet reign in a small but well-manicured garden featuring some of the great works of the sculptor and artist, Giuseppe Mazzullo (born in Graniti on 15 Feb. 1913; died in Taormina on 25 August 1988). Not only are some of his works on the walls and on plinths in this garden but also inside the Palazzo itself to which, when civil ceremonies are not being held within, entrance is free. His art may be found in Venice and elsewhere abroad also, so take a stroll amongst these lovely works. This is an unsung corner of Taormina that deserves far greater recognition. I hope a few photos I took there will whet your appetite for art.
Written October 14, 2014
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winters1
Bridport, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Tiny place of the main walkway of Taormina town. The gardens were well kept and looking lovely, some interesting pieces of sculpture and you can see more inside and learn more with the help of a very friendly lady who works there .
Written September 10, 2019
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Liminlady
Sarasota, Florida142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This 14-15th century structure exhibits moorish influences as well as Roman
It is now a private venue but the exterior is well worth the short walk from the main area of Taormina
Interesting sculptures and gardens abound
We had a lovely view of it in the evening from our restaurant
Written November 19, 2018
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denise l
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Coming over from England for my son's wedding, none of us knew what to expect from the Palazzo.
However, it was full of character, a medieval building. A red carpet into the venue with flowers draped up the banister stairs and on the chairs so it was pretty.
This is much nicer than the usual Register Office wedding and gave many photo opportunities in the building and outside in the grounds.
Written June 21, 2018
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jan g
Lancashire, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
A most delightful venue for a wedding. Red carpet right from the gate, through the courtyard which is graced by interesting sculptures, lemon and orange trees and a fabulous jacaranda tree. Inside the Palazzo is perfect for the ceremony - intimate and authentically Sicilian, and so romantic.
Written June 3, 2017
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Erica G
Adelaide, Australia45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Slightly off the beaten track of Taormina's main street, this is a beautiful villa set in beautiful gardens. Definitely worth a look.
Written September 25, 2016
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Anda D
Bucharest493 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
The palace is a beautiful construction - inside very few old sculptures and upstairs a modern painting gallery - not impressive
Written January 16, 2016
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland26,268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Not far from the Piazza del Duomo is a monument, which is worthwile having a look at, even only from the outside, because of its mixture of beautifully crafted architectonical elements - in Gothic, Norman and Arab style. The Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano. The owners - till the mid-20th century, when the community of Taormina took over - were the family of Spanish origin 'De Spuches', who also had the title of 'Dukes di Santo Stefano'.

There is a not too well kept garden around it and the inside can only be visited, when in summer a cultural event takes place.
Written October 25, 2019
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK857 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The palazzo was built between the XIV and XV centuries at the western limit of Taormina and is part of the town fortifications.
Gothic and imposing, it now hosts the Fondazione Mazzullo that is dedicated to Sicilian sculptor and artist Giueppe Mazzullo. Quite a few of his (forgettable) sculptures are displayed on the first floor of the palace and in the shabbily maintained gardens. No information at all about anything around the place.
My impression was of an unloved and unkempt place - with some TLC this could really be beautiful.
Written July 24, 2019
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JGandIG
Wigan, UK270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Close to Porta Catania. Viewed it from the outside on two sides. Lovely architecture. Worth having a look at it.
Written August 25, 2018
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