Palazzina Cinese, Palermo

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  • The building was established as a hunting reserve of a noble Palermo but initially had little success for artists of the time that define horrible. Is then transferred to the sovereign of the two Sicilies, a Bourbon that remains entusuasta. The Interior is beautiful especially the area of the ground floor full of Chinese paintings and pure silk panels. The rooms of the upper floors are all beautiful and in different styles. The experience of the visit shall be made only by the intoxicating beauty of what la palazzina offers, thanks to the enthusiasm of the guide that can involve the tourist. A true Pearl in Palermo!
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  • 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 r...  more »
  • The palazzina cinese was a fascinating discovery! Really nice! There is also furniture and a mechanism to serve food on the table without the presence of waiters. The decorations on the walls and the ceilings do the rest. Only minus the free admission. I find that cheapen the value of this building!
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  • Lovely house. Striking... The staff were on the brusque side, but thats not unusual for these parts and they didn't know much about the house. It's free though which is nice but wouldnt mind paying a few euros so they could invest in the gardens which have a lot of potential, but are left a little untidy. Visiting friends in the area who live nearby ...it is well worth a visit
  • An unexpected surprise near Palermo. This is a beautiful and very special Villa of a Chinese architecture that is decorated differently in each floor, all done by Sicilian painters.
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  • It consists of five levels: the basement there is the large ballroom in Louis XVI style, some corridors, the bathroom of King Ferdinand, buffet room called "sala delle codine" oddly decorated, and the environment that contains the original mechanism rise and fall of the upper wooden dining room, "math table", designed by the same Marvuglia. The ground floor is the reception hall at the Chinese, also known as audience Hall, flanked by the private environments of the King (the gaming room, a dining room and a bedroom); on the first floor the apartments of Knights and Dames, and mezzanine for the numerous crew; on the second floor there are the most beautiful rooms, the apartments of Queen Maria Carolina, with the "living room", the "250" in the Empire style, and the bedroom with alcove in neoclassical style with the magnificent bathroom called "Cabinet delle pietre dure". Finally the last level, which is accessed through four iron spiral stairs on the side terraces, is the aforementioned "Room of the winds", the environment at the end of the entire building, originally intended to Observatory. But are the magnificent pictorial decoration of the Interior which arouse the admiration of visitors; everything is inspired by the exotic flavor that goes by the style "cinesizzante" in Turkish, but also to the Pompeian and neoclassical. The beautiful and eclectic decorations inside of the residence saw the participation of the greatest painters of the period and of palermitani Neapolitan artists, the famous Joseph Velasco and Elia Interguglielmi, Vincenzo Riolo, Rosario Silvestri, Raymond Joy, Joseph Cotardi adornista painter of Neapolitan origin Palakkad and blessed very active in Palermo in the last thirty years of the eighteenth century. The beautiful furnishings of the Mansion are a wealth and an extraordinary fascination, the style that characterizes them is imaginative and eclectic, many are inspired by the Chinese way, a fad that had infected the whole Sicilian aristocracy; in fact there was no patrician House of the island where there was at least one "Chinese" angle. Other splendid specimens of furnishings bear witness the taste for classical antiquity tied to the discoveries of the excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii promoted by the sovereign.
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  • Beautiful building ... Too bad it's not valued for what it's worth. Has a great garden and rooms with frescoes are kept in excellent condition. The staff that goes by Cicero is prepared but the only drawback in my opinion is that this place isn't quite advertised you can be found by tourists passing through.
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