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Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo

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  • It's inevitable a visit to this beautiful exhibition. The 15th-century palace is worth a visit in itself. The stretch of Matteo Carnilivari manifested here all its expressive power. To be highlighted among the many works the sculptures of 14th and 15th including some by Antonello Gagini as the portrait of a young boy and Domenico Gagini as the Madonna del latte, majolica painted in metallic luster of centuries XIV and XVII, the bust of a lady by Francesco Laurana (15th century), the Annunciation by Antonello da Messina, the painted panels of the ceilings and the grandiose triumph of death by anonymous. Not least several amphorae of Islamic art.
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  • This was our second visit to Palazzo Abatellis, and we loved it just as much as the first time. So much history in Palermo! 
  • The exhibits were very impressive and arranged in a way that gave the possibility to observe comfortably.
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  • Palazzo Abatellis: a treasure trove of art of anna scorsone alessandri the Kalsa district is born under the Islamic rule. The monuments are adjacent in Arab-Norman style In this neighborhood there is Palazzo Abatellis in Alloro Street the main thoroughfare of the Kalsa district. Catalan-style building now a museum completely renovated by Carlo Scarpa in the 50 's and that contains important works of art from the 12th to 17th centuries, including the masterpiece of the Annunciation by Antonello da Messina, the triumph of death by an unknown author in gigantic proportions (the fresco was detached in four pieces during WWII because corrupted, in 1944, by the war. We have no certain information about the author, maybe a French teacher admitted to large and new Hospital of Palermo where the painting was originally located), the large canvases by Pietro Novelli, the fine collection of wooden crucifixes and altarpieces, the bust of Elena of Aragon by Francesco Laurana, who was able to translate into the marble of the beauty and sweetness of this medieval Lady and model of inspiration for works by later artists. Also notable is the Hall of Flemish painting. There are many other works of the middle ages, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. It dominates the piazza Santa Teresa Church, in Baroque style. A neighborhood, very poor today, nothing to do with the ancient nobility of the past. In the same district stands the Church of Santa Maria della Pietà. The Kalsa gave birth to the magistrate Paolo Borsellino and his friend Giovanni Falcone two magistrates, symbols of the heroes fight against the mafia in Italy Anna Scorsone Alessandri
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  • A destination not to be missed, and as far as I'm concerned for a single reason: here is preserved the fresco of 1400 commonly known as "the triumph of death". Takes your breath away, is out of time, is to see!
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  • A Pearl of Palermo.
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  • To visit for its frescoes
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  • Just go try it. Gem!
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