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Largo Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Except in passing - looks ok from the outside, nothing inside except a few alright sculptures and a grumpy caretaker who was asleep when we arrived and threw us out when he woke up

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The Palace is located towards the northern end of the Corso Umberto and hard to miss. It is actually not very impressive from the outside, and on the day we were there it was not possible to go inside other than the first courtyard which...More

Thank Johnpsau
Reviewed 26 June 2014

There is an amazing bas relief showing the creation of Eve from Adam's body on the exterior stairs leading to the first floor. I had never seen one as detailed and striking. We also saw the splendid exhibit on Visconti's Il Gattopardo.

Thank windinthewillows
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This building is not especially old by Italian standards (15th century), but it includes some fine architecture, interesting windows, and an Arab motif.

1  Thank R S
Reviewed 28 December 2013

The Covaja Palace, located near the church of St. Catherine, in the famous old town of Taormina, aesthetically very nice especially in the evening with the lighting of Corso Umberto. Unfortunately I was not able to visit the inside because it was evening and I...More

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 17 November 2013

The mix of styles contributes to its charm: initially an Arab tower, the palace was built over it, in Norman style, with nice double lancet windows (see picture). It houses the Museum of Art and Folk Traditions.

Thank Celestefaisk
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This is a charming small museum. Best bit was plaques presumably given to churches giving thanks for surviving perilous situations. Each features a saint, and an illustration of the calamity: man thrown from horse which was hit by a train, chap being hit in the...More

2  Thank Rosalind A
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Interesting little local museum, 4 or 5 rooms of the first floor of the Palazzo Corvaja. An eclectic mix of local crafts and exhibits dating from XVI to XX century. Small but well worth a visit.

2  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Great Restaurants, beautiful architecture and the most amazing people. The food here is some of the best. We ate in mostly Sicilian Restaurants where the staff and food were excellent.

1  Thank Jan B
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The etnografic museum of Sicilian art and folk traditions is housed in one of most magnificient buldings of Taormina. Numeros objects works of figurative artistics Sicilian crafts spanning from XVI to XX century, pieces from the valuable Panarello collection are displayed in the three rooms...More

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