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User Image easyknotcoco Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:04 PM
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Palazzo Biscari is a private palace in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy.

The Palazzo Biscari is the most important palace in Catania. The Palazzo Biscari was built in several stages from 1707 to 1763 by the family Paterno Castello, the princes of Biscari. The architect was the Baroque architect Alonzo di Benedetto. The ornate window frames on the exterior facade were designed by the sculptor Antonino Amato from Messina. The ornate interior is decorated in the rococo style. Ignazio Biscari, the grandson of the founder, finally expanded the palace to have more space for his collections of paintings, vases, coins and many other antique exhibits. Johann Wolfgang Goethe visited Prince Biscari in 1787 – he reported in detail in his writings about the magnificence of the collections and the palace.
There were six hundred rooms in the Palace, however, it is now only possible to visit the courtyard, some rooms, the ballroom, the gallery, and the terrace overlooking the port.
In the entrance hall, some of the 18th century canvases representing the Biscari estate are hung, depicting vast vineyards and the flourishing production of silk worms. We then enter the quadreria, the gallery or collection of paintings, with the exquisite multi-coloured majolica floor, created by master Vietri artisans
http://www.cotume.it/portfolio/biscari-palace/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscari_Palace
http://www.casadaria.it/en/palazzo-biscari/

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