Si Trova: a Palermo, in piazza Marina
Lat: 38° 7' 3.875020" N - Long: 13° 22' 12.08413" E
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This square building represents the moment of transition from the medieval castle to the patrician palace.
In beautiful Chiaramonte style it has Islamic, Norman and Gothic forms.
Throughout its history, begun in the fourteenth century, the Steri Palace was home to the powerful Manfredi Chiaramonte; later it was the residence of the Spanish viceroys, seat of the customs and the court of the Inquisition until 1782.
It is currently the seat of the University of Palermo.
Below it, a building of the first quarter of the fourteenth century has been discovered.
In it were recovered artifacts and graffiti of three centuries earlier.
In the Sala Magna the wooden ceiling, built around 1380, has precious paintings of the time considered a real illustrated encyclopedia of medieval literature.
In the former prisons there are graffiti of prisoners.
Inside the palace the famous painting by Renato Guttuso "la Vucciria" is also kept.
The Steri is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00, with last admission at 18:00; Monday closed.
Full ticket: € 8.00; reduced € 5.00.
For info tel: 091 23893788 or 091 6253892
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