Palazzina Cinese, Palermo

4.3
Create an itinerary including Palazzina Cinese
map
Places to stay near Palazzina Cinese
Palazzina Cinese Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
306 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Delicious and very well maintained. A treasure with free entry, but some caption and maybe a guided tour doesn't fail, or at least some explanation by bored overseers ...
    View original
  • Charismatic and interesting place, I don't understand why there are the plates occasionally to explain at least the room in which you are located. Like all forcing 800esche sporting a funky and heavy makeover at far East sent fascinates. the spiral stairs are for me the highlight, I adored every element, pity the lack of explanations. Recommend guided tour if you can as the entrance is free.
    View original
  • Beautiful ... first time we went and I must say it is really beautiful. simple and so much to see ... free entry and convenient for parking. for children/teenagers you should
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • History of Palermo
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original

Plan your trip to Palermo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Palazzina Cinese by other users

13 days in Taormina, Syracuse & Palermo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Italy BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Agrigento, Syracuse & Palermo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Palermo BY A USER FROM SERBIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Catania, Palermo & Syracuse BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Palermo BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Palermo BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Palermo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Palermo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans