The Palazzo Biscari is a monumental private palace located on Via Museo Biscari in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. The highly decorative interiors are open for guided tours, and used for social and cultural events.
After the devastations of the 1693 Sicily earthquake, the Prince of Biscari, Ignazio Paternò Castello, 3rd Prince of Biscari, obtained the permission to build this palace. At the time the building stood against the French king Charles V's walls of the town. After Ignazio's death in 1699, his son Vincenzo (1685-1749) and later his nephew Ignazio Paternò Castello (1714-1786), the fifth Prince of Biscari extended and completed the decoration. This latter prince complemented the work with a museum space to display his large collection of mainly archeologic and numismatic collections, now on display in the Museo Civico Castello Ursino.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 4:45 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 4:45 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 4:45 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 4:45 PM|
Franziska Rosenzweig | Feb 21, 2018
Very different palace. At first quite dark, not glamourous at all until one enters the dance hall. Beautiful, unusual staircase on one side.
Filippo Milotta | Sep 14, 2017
Very nice place for hosting lunches and dinners. This is a former home of a prince. Visiting the main building, you are able to see at least four halls, which are decorated with old paintings and furnitures from past centuries. If you are planning to set or attending an event here, then you should know in advance that there is no air conditioning inside. It could be particularly painful when there are more than 150 people inside.
Laurens Hartog | Dec 22, 2017
It was built by will of the Paternò Castello family, the princes of Biscari, starting from the late 17th century, lasting for much of the following century, after the devastations of the 11 January 1693 earthquake. The new palace was built directly against the city walls (Charles V's walls), which had partially withstood the earthquake.
Wanny Wong | Nov 19, 2017
Very nice place to hold a party :)
Giuseppe Spataro | Jul 20, 2017
It's a really nice place to visit
Emmanuel Forgues | Mar 7, 2018
Nice place To be
Yaw Kwarteng | Jun 12, 2018
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