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Palazzo Bellomo

Via Capodieci and Via Roma, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Unless you are a fan of second rate religious art don't bother

The lay out was superb, nicely spaced items, cases not overcrowded and the building was attractive... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
Genghissian
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London, United Kingdom
A beautiful space

Beautifully restored palazzo housing many, many religious paintings. Many on wood which were... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
brandlyn
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Bathurst, Australia
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Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's "St. Lucy" plus other important and inspiring works of art.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“nice museum” (2 reviews)
“gallery” (4 reviews)
“da” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Via Capodieci and Via Roma, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

The lay out was superb, nicely spaced items, cases not overcrowded and the building was attractive but the contents were not at all impressive and definitely not worth the entrance fee. Some descriptions in English but very much briefer than the Italian text and not...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Beautifully restored palazzo housing many, many religious paintings. Many on wood which were interesting. Also a little travel altar for Christians on the move. A couple of early models of Syracusa,one in ivory, were unusual. Lighting was very subdued and nice classical music playing. The...More

2  Thank brandlyn
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Did not know about this place until we saw the sign in the street. This is a nice museum to get you away from the streets of Ortigia for a while. Perfect location in an old Palazzo. Art from Roman/Byzantine to 19th-century. If you are...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Admission is €8 per person but this place is worth every cent. We were spellbound for almost a couple of hours, wandering round looking at artworks in stone, paint, wax, terracotta, embroidery, ceramics and metal covering the fifth century to the nineteenth and early 20th...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful 1.5 hours here enjoying the gorgeous building itself including sympathetic modern additions, as well as the sculpture, paintings and amazing carriages and textiles, an absolute delight.

Thank peediewife
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

We liked this museum, but some might not like it if they are not happy with a collection of Church art of the 15th c. The collection of church art is very good, and most of it is local to Sicily and to Syracuse. The...More

Thank Herbert M
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We did not know much of this gallery until wandering in on a free day in May 2016. It was delightful and very rewarding. Entry is from a well travelled alley with nice restaurants. The courtyard is nice. In addition to some outstanding pieces by...More

1  Thank Rick O
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

In case you feel like a bit of culture, you might enter to admire small altars of the region, gothic masterpieces. To be done in a bit less than 2h.

Thank magdalenawro2017
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

Bellomo houses some excellent paintings and artifacts from sicily. If visiting download the app as it can be used to lern about the exhibition. There is free wi fi which also helps. very nice - needs about 1 hour

Thank Fitzroytraveller
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Some amazing art works in here! The best thing about it was on the day I went there was only me and one other person in the gallery. There wasn't many English speakers there so don't expect an audio guide. But it is well worth...More

Thank Heather L
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Michaela12G
April 11, 2016|
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This is a fabulous museum but the Caravaggio is not in it.
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