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The late 15th century Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo is one of the best preserved Gothic-Catalan buildings in Western Sicily. The building went to the Domenican nuns in 1526. Having reported majors damages during the second world war, the Palazzo was restored in the 1950s, and converted into a museum by the famous Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. It houses the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, with its important works of sculpture and painting from the Middle Ages to the late Baroque period. The collection includes significant works by the Renaissance artists Antonello da Messina, Domenico Gagini, and Franscesco Laurana, and by the Baroque painters Antoine Van Dyck, Giuseppe de Ribera, Battistello Caracciolo and Pietro Novelli. The dominant piece of the museum, however, is the impressive and overwhelming Triumph of Death fresco, whose authorship remains uncertain.

Tour duration: ca. 2-2.5h

Contact us to book a guided tour of the Palazzo Abatellis for your private party; we will let you know about our availability and answer any questions you may have.

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Itinerary

Antonello da Messina

Domenico Gagini

Francesco Laurana

Triumph of Death fresco

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Trip Includes: Guided tour

Trip Excludes: Admission tickets (€ 10)

Per private party of up to 8 people
price: € 250 /Group

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