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Palazzo Nicolaci

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Address: Via Nicolaci, Noto, Sicily, Italy

Baroque XVIII palace, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in Noto,...

Baroque XVIII palace, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in Noto, Sicily

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Only Palazzo to visit

Most of the palazzo's cannot be visited --this one can and is definitely worh it --And do not forget the courtyard and the great carvings that adorn the building-definitely a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Most of the palazzo's cannot be visited --this one can and is definitely worh it --And do not forget the courtyard and the great carvings that adorn the building-definitely a must for phtographers

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We liked this Duomo with its frescoed ceilings and works of art through the church and would have like to visit longer but a wedding was preparing to be held. At least we got to see some though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Before going to South East Sicily I noted a number of Palazzos that Id like to visit. When you get there you realise that largely its not going to happen because most of the have fallen into disrepair and subsequently are closed. From that perspective its worth going to Palazzo Nicolai because its one of few that are open to... More 

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Barga, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The sculptures on the stone beams supporting the balconies are fantastic, they are the absolute MUST-SEE in Noto. And this view is free of charge. On the contrary, visiting the inside costs 4 EUR p person and there is not much about it...

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Bucharest (Romania)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nicolaci Palace was the residence of a rich Sicilian banker who lived in the first half of the 18th century. Part of the building now houses the town library. The rest is open for public visitation; it is a beautiful palace with agreeable interiors, baroque style. The architect was the well-known Gagliardi. Vis-a-vis to the palace is a house-museum that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This small palace was the home of a very rich tuna magnate and he created a fascinating place to visit. Though certainly not to everyone's decorative taste, the rooms are well worth seeing. Of particular value is a visit to the balcony outside the Dance room which gives you a brilliant view over the rooftops of Noto - a fantastic... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

With few euros, we had the chances to visit a real Sicilian palace. Since that the palace become a government propriety important works were done and the palace is now very well preserved. The are several rooms to visit, the room for music, room for playing billiard, room for lecture, studio room and of course the ballet room that is... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

charming greeting and offered an English guide book to borrow for my tour. It's not disability friendly as all palazzo rooms on 3rd floor. The ceramic floors are amazing and the ceiling in the dance hall magnificent. Great views from the blaconies

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

The entertaining wing of the palazzo is open and decorated in period. It is welk worth a vist. A look through the courtyatlrd gives an idea of the lifestyle of the upper crust. The library across tge entrance is even more impressive with folios from the birth of printing.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Located on Via Corrado Nicolaci, just off the main drag of the old city, this palace is well worth a visit, particularly on a hot day. Part of the building is still inhabited, so only part of the upstairs rooms are open to the public. The staircase and the entertaining rooms in particular are very impressive. The balconies are elaborately... More 

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