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Address: Largo Santa Caterina | Largo Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Great for those who like history

Very interesting building outside and some interest inside. Now houses the tourist information office. Well worth a look as you pass by. Not a lot to see but still interesting and... read more

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting building outside and some interest inside. Now houses the tourist information office. Well worth a look as you pass by. Not a lot to see but still interesting and well preserved

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BALTIMORE
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On April 24, our last day in Taormina, we paid for the Unesco sites visit. We were given a pair of glasses and ear accessory to see and listen to description of sites ..........while other images were shown on the walls of the palazzo. Often the images viewed with the "magic" glasses didn't match the ones projected on the walls.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Near the Odeon, which is on the other side of the street, this Building, dating from the twentieth century, is now the headquarters of the Tourist Office, and then an almost obligatory destination for tourists wishing to discover Taormina. The first floor is used for exhibitions or shows. Restored in the second half of the last century, the facade shows... More 

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Or Yehuda, Israel
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

No doubt that the puppets are a work of art and are probably first-class puppets, BUT the display was small and unless you a puppet or art enthusiast, of which I am not, this display is a waste of time and money, and not worth going in!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I saw several posters in Taormina advertising an exhibition of Picasso's work in this museum and thought, this should be worth a visit. Little did I know what a disappointment and rip-off this would actually turn out to be. Sure, the Palazzo itself is very beautiful and historic. However, you will not see much of it because it is closed... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This area was built in the 15th century and is close to the Roman Odeon. It is an excellent example of the black lava and white limestone work that is characteristic of Taormina architecture. Great photo opportunity here as the Church of Santa Caterina is nearby.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Interesting that this beautiful building was totally abandoned for many years and was restored only recently. Taormina tourist office is located in the right wing of the palace - we got good maps there. There is a colorful carriage on display in the tourist office - worth a quick look.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

The building was originally built by the Arabs in the 10th century. The main tower has kept its original style. The rest of the building shows different other medieval or Renaissance styles. The inner courtyard has a 13th-century staircase. It used to be the home of the Corvaja family, a prominent local family from the 16th to 20th centuries. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

The central section dates from the Arab occupation. The tower is the most interesting feature mixing many styles, from Arab to Catalan-Gothic to Norman. Sicily fusion in a nutshell. Worth a look.

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

It's a interesting building . The moorish influence is visible . It's in the main area of the town .

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