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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 July 9, 2017
Ramat Gan, Israel
via mobile

Built by the Paterno Castello family , Princes of Biscari , starting in the late 17th Cent... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 Sep 2017
“Scrap it from your list”
12 Sep 2017
“Closing hours - warning”
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
+39 328 624 6315
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Reviewed September 24, 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

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Reviewed September 12, 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

Thank Helen B
Reviewed July 9, 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

1  Thank pargit
Reviewed June 5, 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

Thank saul g
Reviewed June 3, 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!

1  Thank 377Rosa
Reviewed April 25, 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.

Thank Angelina P
Reviewed January 14, 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

Thank derrah15
Reviewed November 20, 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

Reviewed October 14, 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

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We were very lucky that the Palazzo was opening during our stay in Catania. We had a really informative tour given by one of the owners. The ballroom is breathtaking. The wonderful paintings on the ceiling, the balcony where the band would have played and...More

Thank Alanas411
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