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Palazzina Cinese

Viale Duca Degli Abruzzi 1, 90146, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 707 1425
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Beautifully Conserved Chinoiserie Masterpiece

The Palazzina Chinese is superbly conserved and, to be honest, one of the most wonderful historic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Venustas96
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Exquisite design and artwork in this 'mini' palazzo on the outskirts of Palermo

Well worth the effort to visit this unusual palazzo of the Bourbons. The wall and ceiling frescos... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
MouseCanberra
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Canberra
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6 days ago
“Beautifully Conserved Chinoiserie Masterpiece”
12 May 2017
“Exquisite design and artwork in this 'mini' palazzo on the outskirts of Palermo”
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Viale Duca Degli Abruzzi 1, 90146, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Palazzina Chinese is superbly conserved and, to be honest, one of the most wonderful historic houses I have ever visited. The decor of the painted interiors (little furniture survives) are eclectic but the real joy here is the extraordinary chinoiserie murals and frescoes with...More

Thank Venustas96
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well worth the effort to visit this unusual palazzo of the Bourbons. The wall and ceiling frescos, panelling, inlay, furniture and fabrics are to die for. Just beautiful!

Thank MouseCanberra
Reviewed 18 October 2016

By all means, if you are going to see Monte Pellegrino you shouldn't miss seeing this lovely jewel of a home, mansion or Villa? Every room holds surprises and make sure that you see the tub that King Ferdinand used and see how it obtained...More

Thank bonsunfun
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Chinese Palace is a former royal residence of the Bourbon of Naples, located in Palermo on the sidelines of the Parco della Favorita, the edge of the Monte Pellegrino Reserve. So if you find yourself in these parts, a visit to the Chinese house...More

Thank Marinosan
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Finally made it here after a tour of Palermo where this was suggested. It was very beautiful and interesting. The price is right, free. There are stairs as you can go up and down in the old palace. Stop and explore this interesting history of...More

Thank mmccauley2006
Reviewed 26 December 2014

The place is really unique and if you visit Palermo you must see it. There is no fee for this attraction and you basically have to visit it by yourself because the (very numerous) guides are unfortunately clueless about the place where they work and...More

1  Thank LepoLepoLepo
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Towards the end of the XVIII century the Palazzina Cinese was a privately owned Giuseppe Maria Lombardo and Lucchese who were the barons. Was built in 1799 at the request of Ferdinand IV of Bourbon. What can I say? is fantastic, a must see. Sunday...More

7  Thank Dado T
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Lovely Chinese house. Note the bells on the railings as you come in. Such fine quality painted ceilings. Look out for the all the small details like white parrots and scenes of people on bridges.. really really fine example. The room guides explain things very...More

1  Thank Glyndwr-1
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