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Largo Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2011

One of the more important buildings in Taormina is the Palazzo Corvaja, dating to the fifteenth century, but converted from an earlier Arab tower. The facade is unadorned except for the crenellation at the top and the black lava and limestone reliefs. Double windows with...More

4  Thank redeco
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I saw several posters in Taormina advertising an exhibition of Picasso's work in this museum and thought, this should be worth a visit. Little did I know what a disappointment and rip-off this would actually turn out to be. Sure, the Palazzo itself is very...More

2  Thank baroquenroll
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

After we walked from the Intercity Bus Station, here in Taormina, upward to the Corso Umberto, the main pedestrian street, we stopped for awhile in the Piazza Badia or Piazza Vitorio Emmanuele and have had a rest in one Bar - Gelati, taking cups of...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The tourist info office is here and there was also an art exhibition on display, but no information on the building is noticeable.

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Next to the church, beside the square lies the Palazzo Corvaja, which currently houses the tourist information center. Lovely place.

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Nice to look at, inside and out. The Tourist Information Office is located here - really helpful advice given.

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 3 July 2018

There is interesting history here about the first queen of Italy who ruled briefly from Taormina and there is also an excellent display of marionettes and a beautiful carriage in the tourist office which is housed in the lower level of the Palazzo.

1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

You can come in here on your way round Taormina. It’s just next to the church on the Corso. It’s historical but there’s not really much to see although there was an art exhibition on when we visited. You’ll likely be passing by anyway so...More

Thank Vazbo
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The oldest part of the palace located at the beginning of Corso Umberto was built in the 10th century under Arab’s as a defending fortress of the city. It was extended in the 14th century in mixed style with Arabic tower, Norman central hall and...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is on the regular tourist route and you won't have to go out of your way to see it. If you walk up the Corso you will come across it.

Thank DM S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

After a long walk through this beautiful village, we came upon this unique building. It dates back to the medieval period and its unique architecture reflects its origins. The building is currently home to an a museum and art gallery. As we were on a...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 25 September 2017

An important point on Corso Umberto. During my stay there it hosted a Van Gogh multimedia experience "exhibition" so I visited it and was very impressed with the interior as well - I could feel the smell of the ancient chambers, wood and stones. Impressive...More

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