Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

The Palazzo Duchi S. Stafano is located on the Via de Spuches right next to the town gate Porta Catania in Taormina.

It was the residence of the spanish aritocratic family De Spuches, dukes of Santo Stefano. The palazzo was built in the 14th century and exhibites fine examples of Sicilian Romanesque and Gothic style, fitted with Arabic-Norman elements.

During the second world war it was damaged in large parts, yet it was completly restored in the 1960s after it becane property of the city.

A small room on the ground floor is often used for exhibitions while the first floor presents a permanent exhibition of the sculptor Guiseppe Mazzullo.

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2020

12 Responses to “Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano”

  1. Alan says:

    It looks to be a very substantial residence.

  2. Ginnie says:

    I so love how you’re getting around, Cherry!! My favorite image in this post is the 5th one down…of the bust on the steps. I LOVE that!

  3. Astrid says:

    Wonderful architecture here, Cherry. I love the art pieces all over the place. This must have been like an adventure tour through the palace.

  4. Ayush says:

    i like what you have come across in the nooks and corners, CP

  5. shabana says:

    thank you for the glimpse dear Cheri

    what is most inspiring here for me how restoration keeps these old treasure places alive and vibrant

  6. The forth statue is very Egyptian like.
    Ha… Remember “Walk like an Egyptian”?
    How I miss the Bangles!

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