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Palazzo Corvaja
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

There is an amazing bas relief showing the creation of Eve from Adam's body on the exterior stairs leading to the first floor. I had never seen one as detailed and striking. We also saw the splendid exhibit on Visconti's Il Gattopardo.

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This building is not especially old by Italian standards (15th century), but it includes some fine architecture, interesting windows, and an Arab motif.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Covaja Palace, located near the church of St. Catherine, in the famous old town of Taormina, aesthetically very nice especially in the evening with the lighting of Corso Umberto.
Unfortunately I was not able to visit the inside because it was evening and I supposed it was closed already, and frankly I do not even know if you can do it in any case it is really a beautiful piece of architecture that is worth even just admire from the outside and why not, picturing it.

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

The mix of styles contributes to its charm: initially an Arab tower, the palace was built over it, in Norman style, with nice double lancet windows (see picture).
It houses the Museum of Art and Folk Traditions.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

This is a charming small museum. Best bit was plaques presumably given to churches giving thanks for surviving perilous situations. Each features a saint, and an illustration of the calamity: man thrown from horse which was hit by a train, chap being hit in the eye by a tennis ball, unfortunate lady falling though a ceiling, two chefs being attacked by dogs in their kitchen, and many more. The lighting had failed over this particular section, but I had a small torch and would recommend taking one just in case.
This is a welcome contrast to the shops and crowds of cruise passengers moving about in shoals, following the umbrella.

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