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Amazing baroque palace

We learnt about this place through TA and immediately wanted to visit it. However our trip to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Lari22a
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Moscow, Russia
via mobile
Must go.

We found about this place from our B&B lady, she told us that they do a free tour every day at... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
pargit
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Ramat Gan, Israel
via mobile
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17 Oct 2018
“Amazing baroque palace”
24 Sep 2017
“Scrap it from your list”
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From the 16th of July to the 18th of August 2018, the Palace will host a site specific environmental installation, so the Palace can not be appreciated in its original aspect. The work o the artist Gian Maria Tosatti, is entitled “Il mio cuore è...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Via Museo Biscari 10 - 16, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
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+39 328 624 6315
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We learnt about this place through TA and immediately wanted to visit it. However our trip to Catania from Gardini Naxos was spontaneous and mainly caused by the showers on the sea shore, so we did not make any advance booking. However we were lucky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lari22a
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the palace last week, in the palace web site and other sites, it was written that they closed at 1 pm, we arrived before noon time, we entered thru the main door and a few steps after a non Italian guy...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Gaston22
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Disappointed as Palazzo Biscari was closed when we visited Catania around 12:00 on 12th September. Bumped into someone going in by car (assume resident as gate locked) and seems like opening hours don't match those on website, e.g. Open until 16:45. Would be helpful if...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We found about this place from our B&B lady, she told us that they do a free tour every day at around 11 am. We got there and the guide was very nice, he explained about the history of the place and about the owners...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank pargit
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Built by the Paterno Castello family , Princes of Biscari , starting in the late 17th Cent. , ending in 1763 . Entering through a large gate on Via Museo Biscari will lead you into a large inner courtyard . We were lucky to have...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank saul g
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Well worth a visit to this stunning palazzo. Great atmosphere and beauty in every corner. Attended a private gala dinner - food was excellent as was the service. Go there if you can!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 377Rosa
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The visit of this palace is free. Be aware that the palace is not open all the day. There is tree visits a day. We went for the visit in English at 12:00. It was really cool experience.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Angelina P
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was a rare and awesome experience indeed! It's a property that is not always open to the public..we found out because an email was sent out to the concierge at our hotel . Open visit at 2:30...We went and were not disappointed. The guide...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank derrah15
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I organised a day trip for my work colleagues to Sicily and wanted to add some culture to this trip. Trip Advisor helped me in choosing the Palazzo as one of our attractions. I emailed Ruggero Moncada who replied immediately and was very accommodating to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank CARAKLIN
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This magical old palace is like a massive garden folly. Its highly detailed facade illustrates a confidence and exhuberance unseen in modern times. What a time it must have been to have seen this rise in it's infancy...denoting the power and the confidence of its...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank michaelaT8138GW
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Fanny F
20 September 2018|
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Response from 862lorenzo | Property representative |
Hallo, concerts for those dates are still to be confirmed. Visits are organised on appointment, I suggest you contact us few days before, regards
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