Visit Palazzo Branciforte, a sixteenth century building in the heart of Palermo, recently restored by the great Italian architect Gae Aulenti. The Palazzo is an area open to the public where history meets archaeology, modern and contemporary art, with a historical library containing more than 40,000 books, and a place for the great Italian culinary tradition (the Gambero Rosso cooking school). The Palazzo is home to exhibition areas for the important Fondazione Sicilia collections of archaeological artifacts, coins, stamps, tin-glazed pottery (maiolica), sculpture and fresco on panel.
> March to October: Tuesday - Sunday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
> November to February: Tuesday - Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Last admission 1 hour before closing.
Visit of the Palace: The visit to the Archaeological Collection has no time restrictions unless a guide accompanies the group, in which case the time restriction is every 30 minutes for access. The sections on the main floor (Monte di Santa Rosalia, the Numismatic, Philatelic and Sculpture Collections) can be visited only with a guide every 30 minutes.
Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.
Palermo: Branciforte Palace
Visit Palazzo Branciforte, a sixteenth century building in the heart of Palermo, recently restored by the great Italian architect Gae Aulenti, a unique place, combining identity and innovation. The Palazzo is an area open to the public where history meets archaeology, modern and contemporary art, with a historical library containing more than 40,000 books, and a place for the great Italian culinary tradition (the Gambero Rosso cooking school). The archaeological collection and the historic majolica collection are displayed on the ground floor, while the main floor houses the stamp, coin and sculpture collections, along with the historical Library which preserves more than 40,000 books from the Fondazione Sicilia collection. From here you can make your way to the splendid rooms of the Monte di Santa Rosalia, a rare surviving example of wooden architecture, now housing temporary art exhibitions.
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