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something special

On the way back from Mondello to Palermo we visited the chinese palace.It is worth to visit,because... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Wolvertem, Belgium
Very interesting decor

Unique design for a palace in Sicily, well worth a visit. Each room is different mostly oriental... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Marion P
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

On the way back from Mondello to Palermo we visited the chinese palace.It is worth to visit,because it is mostly ristaured andyou feel the"chinese breath" everywhere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ladiescar
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

On the way to Mondello we stopped at the Chinese Palace a ancient royal palace dating to the late XV111 century. It was built by order of Ferdinand 11 Bourbon. It has large impressive gardens to the rear.

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank charlesj305
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Unique design for a palace in Sicily, well worth a visit. Each room is different mostly oriental with different colour schemes in each room. There is also an interesting garden.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Marion P
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Incredible interior spaces. Some of the most original interior decoration I have ever seen, and I have toured many, many stately homes and places throughout the world. It's free so GO!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank carlwiegandt
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Enjoy a free tour of the palace. Admire the paintings and the beautiful garden. Get bus 645 or 616 from Croce Rossa. Bus 101 from train station and get off At Croce Rossa stop.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MrAndMrsSicily
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We visited this palace on a bike tour with Social Bikes, which makes slightly distant attractions a bit more accessible. The architecture is fun and interesting, but I really enjoyed the gardens in the back most of all.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jtb2inky
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Entry gratis. Photography allowed. A visit to the Chinese Palace is a must if you have the time and interest for 18th century Sicily. An architectural "folly" of King Ferdinand III, this tiny palace a is an absolute delight. Staff are not overly-friendly ... !!!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ken M
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The Palazzina Chinese is superbly conserved and, to be honest, one of the most wonderful historic houses I have ever visited. The decor of the painted interiors (little furniture survives) are eclectic but the real joy here is the extraordinary chinoiserie murals and frescoes with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Venustas96
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Well worth the effort to visit this unusual palazzo of the Bourbons. The wall and ceiling frescos, panelling, inlay, furniture and fabrics are to die for. Just beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MouseCanberra
Reviewed October 17, 2016

By all means, if you are going to see Monte Pellegrino you shouldn't miss seeing this lovely jewel of a home, mansion or Villa? Every room holds surprises and make sure that you see the tub that King Ferdinand used and see how it obtained...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bonsunfun
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