Special evening opening of Palazzo Conte Federico. A night in the history of Palermo: the noble splendor within the primitive walls of the Punic city. Appointment: Piazza Conte Federico 2 (Ballarò) Palermo Saturday 7 September 2019. Shifts available: one every hour from 17 to 23. Compulsory reservation.
Saturday 7 September Terradamare organizes the extraordinary evening opening of Palazzo Conte Federico: a real journey through time, in a place where you can relive the extraordinary succession of multicultural Palermo eras: from the Punic age of the walls of old town, the Middle Ages of the Norman Arab Tower incorporated into the palace, up to the seven hundred of the frescoes by Vito D’Anna and Gaspare Serenario. During the evening visits, edited by Conte Alessandro Federico and his family, who still lives in the building, you can also admire: the numerous salons still furnished with period furniture and paintings, the wooden ceilings of the fifteenth century, the eighteenth-century frescoes by Vito D’Anna and Gaspare Serenario, gilded gold doors and various collections of weapons (swords, halberds, rifles and vintage pistols) and ancient ceramics. Appointment Saturday 7 September from 5pm to midnight, admission € 10. For reservations (mandatory), you can write an email to email@example.com.
The Palazzo Conte Federico
Palazzo Conte Federico is one of the oldest and most prestigious buildings in Palermo. Located between the Via dei Biscottari and Piazza Conte Federico inside the primitive walls of the Punic city, it is a short walk from the Royal Palace, the Palatine Chapel and the Cathedral. It incorporates an ancient gateway to the city, Porta Busuemi (from the Arabic “Bab el Soudan” Porta dei Negri). The oldest part of the building is an Arab-Norman tower from the 12th century. Named “Tower of Scrigno”, it was placed above the walls to defend the city and was also its access with the Busuemi gate that lapped one of the arms of the sea that were then inserted into the city. Today in the tower it is possible to admire two beautiful mullioned windows, a Norman and an Aragonese one where we find the authentic coats of arms of the City of Palermo, of the Swabians and of the Aragonese who governed it.
From the inner courtyard, finely decorated in carving stone by the great baroque architect Venanzio Marvuglia, and through the large red marble staircase leads to the noble floor with its many halls that reflect the various eras through which the history of this building. Inside, furnished with original furniture and paintings by famous artists of the time (a fine Madonna from the ‘400 of the Sienese school), you can admire the painted wooden ceilings of the fifteenth century, the eighteenth-century frescoes of Vito D’Anna and Gaspare Serenary, gilded gold doors and various collections of weapons (swords, halberds, rifles and vintage pistols, recount the wars that took place in Palermo) and ancient ceramics. Among the various areas of the building: the ‘Dance Gallery’ containing a grand piano that Wagner played in 1882 while he was staying in Palermo. The palace is still inhabited today by Count Alessandro Federico and his family, which draws its origins from Frederick of Antioch, one of the sons of the great Emperor Frederick II. Guided tours of the Palazzo and the Arab Norman Tower are taken care of by Count Alessandro Federico and his family, who still live in the building.
Where: Palazzo Conte Federico, Piazza Conte Federico, 2
When: 07/09/2019 from 17 to 23
Price: 10 euros
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