Palazzo Butera
Palazzo Butera
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Architectural BuildingsArt Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
In the historic district of Kalsa, overlooking the sea, is Palazzo Butera, an eighteenth-century noble palace, purchased by Massimo and Francesca Valsecchi in 2016. The new owners have financed a complete structural and artistic restoration of the building with the intention of opening the property. monumental to public use. Since the spring of 2021 Palazzo Butera has reopened its doors to the public with the first complete installation of the collection by Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi. All the rooms of the building, restored and transformed into exhibition spaces, house works from the collection. Along the exhibition path you will encounter contemporary works of art, ancient paintings, monochrome porcelain, iridescent glass, furniture and English objects from the era of the Industrial Revolution.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • LorenzoBrown
    Berkeley, California98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful refurbished palazzo with great art collection wonderfully displayed.
    This place is a hidden gem. A historic palazzo fully refurbished. An extensive art collection including many modern pieces but also historical work, objects d'arte, and furniture. Beautifully displayed. A nice rooftop cafe with a big view. It would be a great attraction even in more famous art cities like Paris or Munich, but here it is in Palermo. Don't miss it if you like art.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 May 2023
  • RMRato
    Lisbon, Portugal454 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best Museums/Foundations I ever saw.
    Nowadays, it is rare to find such an eclectic collection, of such remarkable quality, covering more than 21 centuries of history. The palace itself is a work of art, with absolutely fabulous restoration work. Palermo is a city full of history that is worth visiting, and Palazzo Butera is without a doubt one of the best reasons to book your trip.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Silvia L
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique art experience
    This must be one of the most unique art experiences in Europe. A huge range of art, architecture and objets d'art, from different periods and places. The environment is gorgeous. The atmosphere calm and grand without being imposing. The building is so beautiful And both restaurants are a must for great locally sourced sicilian cuisine.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Stevie87
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional...unmissable
    One of the most amazing and beautiful art collections I think that I have ever visited. Such a beautiful building which has been tastefully renovated, beautiful courtyards, a wonderful cafe and an amazing and eclectic collection. Loved it. Unmissable.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 April 2024
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Stevie87
Sheffield, England29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
One of the most amazing and beautiful art collections I think that I have ever visited. Such a beautiful building which has been tastefully renovated, beautiful courtyards, a wonderful cafe and an amazing and eclectic collection. Loved it. Unmissable.
Written 12 April 2024
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Silvia L
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This must be one of the most unique art experiences in Europe. A huge range of art, architecture and objets d'art, from different periods and places. The environment is gorgeous. The atmosphere calm and grand without being imposing. The building is so beautiful And both restaurants are a must for great locally sourced sicilian cuisine.
Written 19 September 2023
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RMRato
Lisbon, Portugal454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Nowadays, it is rare to find such an eclectic collection, of such remarkable quality, covering more than 21 centuries of history. The palace itself is a work of art, with absolutely fabulous restoration work. Palermo is a city full of history that is worth visiting, and Palazzo Butera is without a doubt one of the best reasons to book your trip.
Written 11 June 2023
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EllieP
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful, collection with both old and new art wonderfully put together. The restoration is so well done and they have captured it so well, very fascinating. The cafe/restaurant is also brilliant and the flowers that surround the courtyard are stunning.
Written 5 June 2023
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Kelley B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We founds this unusual collection quite by accident- it is just down the block from our apartment. What a find- the palazzo is exquisite and the collection is extensive, wide ranging (with a few concentrations) and curated beautifully. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 20 May 2023
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LorenzoBrown
Berkeley, CA98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This place is a hidden gem. A historic palazzo fully refurbished. An extensive art collection including many modern pieces but also historical work, objects d'arte, and furniture. Beautifully displayed. A nice rooftop cafe with a big view. It would be a great attraction even in more famous art cities like Paris or Munich, but here it is in Palermo. Don't miss it if you like art.
Written 4 May 2023
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Stellastarflower
Seattle, WA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A crazy mix of old and new. It was fascinating to see the modern art juxtaposed with the old. The curators have done a brilliant job creating a dialogue between old and new. The palazzo has been completely restored since the current owners bought it in 2016. They have documented every step of the remodel. Many rooms have videos showing the process. It is interesting to see how dilapidated it was and the state they have brought it to now. We ate at the restaurant on site on Easter Sunday and there were many Sicilian families there for lunch.
Written 12 April 2023
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Bernadette
Milford, Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
A lovingly restored magnificent palace with classic and contemporary art, frescos, paintings etc and the most expansive terrace looking over the sea. Not to be missed.
Written 23 February 2023
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Mary L
Belfast, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
I returned to this Gallery 3 or 4 times it was brilliant. They have a very stylish restaurant and the collection is fascinating a mix of modern and renaissance ceilings and rooms.
Written 12 February 2023
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barbara b
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
A rare highlight in Palermo fort art , design and architecture lovers. Interesting, coherent, if idiosyncratic private collection with a distinguished chharacter, with its accent on art from the 1960ies on sensitively interwoven with design and furniture pieces (mainly 19/20th century), very thoughtful presentation in the really intelligently refurbished Palace. Enjoy the terrace café with unique view on Palermos harbour, don't forget the rooftop.
We especially enjoyed the well-selected guitar music played by a senior guitar player during our visit.
Written 1 January 2023
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