VILLA CIANCIAFARA, MESSINA

  Villa Cianciafara was built at the end of the eighteenth century on a pre-existing installation of medieval origin. It is one of the few in Messina, perhaps the only one, that has remained basically intact until today with its original functional division of spaces and the design of the[…]

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PALAZZO CASTRO-POLARA GRIMALDI, MODICA (RG)

Palazzo Castro-Polara Grimaldi, with its unique position on the top of Modica, has a history that dates back to the 17th century. Immediately after the earthquake of 1693 (which destroyed most of the inhabited centers of Val di Noto), the Castro, barons and important landowners of south eastern Sicily, built[…]

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VILLA LUNA 1910, MESSINA

Villa Luna is an historic residence in Liberty style, which dates back to 1910. Entirely restored in the 1990s, each detail has been treated carefully in order to preserve the charm of the original building, using wrought iron and Sicilian ceramics of great value. Its exclusive view of the Strait[…]

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BORGO MUSOLINO, MESSINA

The antique Sicilian manor house, an expression of the first eclecticism-liberty style in Messina, is situated in the heart of the Peloritani Mountains, but at the same time it has an extraordinary panorama of the Mediterranean Sea and the Aeolian Islands. Today, after impressive restructure, the Manor House estate is reborn as a Country[…]

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TENUTA CAMMARANA, RAGUSA

The house of Tenuta Cammarana is an historic country residence and is located on the “Altopiano Ibleo” between Ragusa and the Donnafugata Castle.Far from the chaos of the inhabited centers, it is an elegant and austere place immersed in its ancient beauty. Conceived as a holiday home, it was situated[…]

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CASA SANTA CATERINA, NOTO (SR)

Casa Santa Caterina is built on the foundations of a modest upper-middle-class residence from the late 19th century that was known as “the doctor’s house”, home to a well-respected surgeon in the neighborhood of Santa Caterina di Noto, an intricate maze of narrow streets, courtyards and small blind alleys at[…]

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ORTO BOTANICO, PALERMO

The Orto Botanico di Palermo (Botanical Garden of Palermo) is both a botanical garden and a research and educational institution of the Department of Botany of the Palermo University. Nowadays it hosts a public library, a conference hall and numerous expository halls. The origins of the Orto Botanico can be[…]

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ORATORIO DEL SS. ROSARIO IN SANTA CITA, PALERMO

The Fellowship of the SS. Rosario in Santa Cita was founded in 1570 after the split with the homonymous company based in San Domenico and ushered in his oratory in 1686. The company, one of the richest and most prestigious, constrained to a rigid behavioral protocol, he devoted himself to[…]

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PALAZZO BISCARI, CATANIA

Palazzo Biscari, the most magnificent private building in Catania, is unique in terms of structure, outlay and decoration. After the earthquake of 1693 destroyed nearly the entire city, Ignazio Paternò Castello III Prince of Biscari obtained permission from the Deputy General Giuseppe Lanza to build the new palace on the[…]

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PALAZZO DEGLI ANTOCI, RAGUSA

The eclectic and ingenious vision of the master of Sicilian Liberty is visible in every corner of Palazzo Antoci. The current structure of the historic building is due to the architect Paolo Lanzerotti: in the early decades of 1900.  Yesterday as today, today as yesterday: thanks to the painstaking conservation[…]

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