Palazzo Nicolaci
Palazzo Nicolaci
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Baroque XVIII palace, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in Noto, Sicily
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  • Outofdodge_10
    Santa Fe, New Mexico1,350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Palace in Noto
    The Palazzo Nicolaci is a baroque palace built in the 1700's with gorgeous, curved, wrought-iron balconies with carved lions, sphinxes, hippogriffs, winged horses, angels and sirens underneath. The interior features frescoed ceilings. It belonged to the Nicolachi family who acquired their fortune from the tuna industry. It's been renovated since having been taken over by Noto. It's an interesting look inside the life of a wealthy Sicilian family.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom5,261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit for the ballroom alone
    the theatre Di Lorenzo and the City Hall (total a tenner). On its own it’s €4 and absolutely worth it. Whilst not as WOW as Palazzo Castellucio, the ballroom is magnificent and the rest of the rooms lovely enough to stroll through. English language placards in most of the rooms if I do recall but they offer general histories and don’t detail all the wonderful artifacts.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 April 2024
  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe4,846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A palace with extraordinary baroque balconies
    For the two of us, the main attractions in the Via Corrado Nicolaci are located at the upper end of the street, near the church Chiesa di Montevergine. They are the seven outstanding baroque balconies of the Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata. We saw them some time ago in an episode of the fabulous documentary series L'Italie invisibili and decided that we must visit them! The largest balcony is situated above the grandiose entrance with two columns. There are six smaller additional balconies, three on the left and three on the right of the central one. Each of them is supported by five corbels sculpted differently in the shapes of lions, children, centaurs, winged horses, chimaeras and mermaids! The artwork is simply second to none!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2024
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Seeking True Quality
Europe4,846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
For the two of us, the main attractions in the Via Corrado Nicolaci are located at the upper end of the street, near the church Chiesa di Montevergine. They are the seven outstanding baroque balconies of the Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata. We saw them some time ago in an episode of the fabulous documentary series L'Italie invisibili and decided that we must visit them!
The largest balcony is situated above the grandiose entrance with two columns. There are six smaller additional balconies, three on the left and three on the right of the central one. Each of them is supported by five corbels sculpted differently in the shapes of lions, children, centaurs, winged horses, chimaeras and mermaids! The artwork is simply second to none!
Written 28 April 2024
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genibre69
London, UK5,261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
the theatre Di Lorenzo and the City Hall (total a tenner). On its own it’s €4 and absolutely worth it. Whilst not as WOW as Palazzo Castellucio, the ballroom is magnificent and the rest of the rooms lovely enough to stroll through. English language placards in most of the rooms if I do recall but they offer general histories and don’t detail all the wonderful artifacts.
Written 12 April 2024
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Christopher_Laas
Southampton, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Aside from a really lovely, helpful and knowledgable lady on the door, this was a very building provided a really underwhelming experience. At certain times of walking around it, my wife and I were actually in fits of laughter as we thought it was so bad it was almost a joke. I am not really sure what the fuss is all about, the rooms were tired, dusty with little to see.

We went because we had a ticket that included three different venues (20 Euros), and we were told it was a wonderful building. The other two buildings were slightly better, with the theater the best of the three. I guess 10 Euros each was worth looking around the three of them, but only just.
Written 24 March 2024
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Outofdodge_10
Santa Fe, NM1,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The Palazzo Nicolaci is a baroque palace built in the 1700's with gorgeous, curved, wrought-iron balconies with carved lions, sphinxes, hippogriffs, winged horses, angels and sirens underneath. The interior features frescoed ceilings. It belonged to the Nicolachi family who acquired their fortune from the tuna industry. It's been renovated since having been taken over by Noto. It's an interesting look inside the life of a wealthy Sicilian family.
Written 7 October 2023
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Heidi R
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very interesting and beautiful palace. Very friendly personnel telling the history.
Beautiful baroque piano music from the palace could be enjoyed in the whole Noto.
Written 22 July 2023
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ingridj212
Bath, UK515 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This tired building left us wondering what the fuss was all about, except for the wonderfully carved balconies which were amazing.

We went because we had a ticket that included three different venues, and we were told it was a wonderful building.
Written 27 September 2022
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The palace has a number of reasonably decorated rooms, headlined by the beautiful Ball Room. Easily worth €4/pp and 20 minutes of time. Look at the balconies when outside - the supports are varied and amazing. And make sure to step outside onto the balconies when visiting.
Written 7 October 2021
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marcellos375
Ferrara, Italy554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We were in Noto with our daughter joining us from London, so we knew that whatever building we chose to visit would have a hard time facing the unfair comparison with Buckingham Palace or similar regal dwellings... With that in mind, Palazzo Nicolaci showed its personality, effectively delivering the feeling of what aristocratic life in provincial Sicily could be like from the late 1700s. We particularly enjoyed the display of different tiles in the various rooms, giving each its own character; also, the balconies on the various sides afforded nice panoramic views of the town centre. COVID precautions were fully in place, so we did enjoy the visit in full. Ticket price was €4 per person, for the part of the Palazzo that is open for visiting.
Written 14 October 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Very beautiful palace, open to the public. If you happen to be there before the opening time, you can still go inside, and have a visit in the courtyard.
Written 13 October 2020
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Following the very good reviews here, I was expecting more, much more.
But perhaps because of these expectations was I disappointed.
So if you go there limit them and you'll enjoy the tour.
The entrance fees are not expensive at all so nothing really to risk, unless your time is limited and then I would recommend better to start with the Cathedral and after a walk on the main street have a cake or a granita at Caffe Sicilia, which is a must in Notto.
And if you have some time left, then visit this Palace.
Written 4 April 2020
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