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Night at Palazzo Drago, the eighteenth-century noble palace between the Quattro Canti and the Cathedral

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Extraordinary evening opening of the eighteenth-century noble palace between the Quattro Canti and the Cathedral
Saturday 9 April 2022.
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 382 (Palermo)
Available shifts: 5:20 pm – 6 pm-7:20 pm – 8:40 pm – 9:20 pm
Reservation or skip-the-line purchase required: 320.7672134 – 3928888953 – eventi@terradamare.org
Ticket € 10.
terradamare.org/visite-palazzo-drago-palermo

Saturday 9 April 2022, from 5:20 pm together with the cultural operators of Terradamare, it will be possible to visit the eighteenth century Palazzo Drago Airoldi of Santa Colombalocated in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, in the axis between the Quattro Canti and the Cathedral of Palermo.

The visits will take place along its magnificent halls, the splendid frescoes and furnishings, valuable examples of the uses of the Sicilian nobility.
Palazzo Drago unfolds the gracefulness of the eighteenth-century skies, the magnificence of the baroque decorations, the intensity of the colors of the second half of the 1800s in the very happy Palermo that great travelers have admired
It is mandatory to book or buy the skip-the-line ticket online, to have immediate access to the event and prevent queues at the entrance.

Contacts: 320.7672134 – 392.8888953 eventi@terradamare.org – www.terradamare.org/infoline
Ticket € 10.
terradamare.org/visite-palazzo-drago-palermo

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Among the most interesting eighteenth-century noble residences in the city, guardian of valuable works of art and historical stratifications.
In fact, although it has belonged since 1714 to Casimiro Drago, president of the Consistory, due to its position, the ancient axis of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the presence of the Arab well reveal the numerous transformations that the building has undergone.

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In the 19th century, when it became the property of the Marquesses Airoldi of Santa Colomba, the palace was reformulated again, according to the most fashionable artistic tastes of the time, passing from the Baroque to an eclectic-classical taste.
Going up, you let yourself be carried away by the magnificence of the halls, distributed in enfilade, both for the splendid frescoes and for the furnishings, valuable examples of the uses of the Sicilian nobility.
Inside there are works by Olivio Sozzione of the most famous artists of the city, who will absorb the lesson of Roman classicism in his poetics, will try his hand at an exceptional work with a profane taste in which he will depict Zeus giving Hermes a golden apple destined for Paris.
In another room, what probably, given its size was the main hall, there are three paintings by Francesco LoJaconothe painter who explored the joy and colors and light of nature and landscapes in his works.
The liberty by Ettore De Maria Bergler will be the protagonist of a room, where in the vault, between half-moons in warm tones, a lively and varied humanity faces it, made up of singers, young women and children
Like in a book, with different protagonists, Drago Palace unfolds the gracefulness of the eighteenth-century skies, the magnificence of the baroque decorations, the intensity of the colors of the second half of the 1800s in the very happy Palermo that great travelers have admired.