Palazzo Guccione Alia

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Palazzo Guccione Alia  in via Cardinale in the Rapatello district, the highest and oldest part of the town, is the most important example of residential building of the last century, in Art Nouveau style, in Alia in the province of Palermo.

Address: via Cardinale, Alia

a bit of history …

In the main square, opposite the “Mother Church”, the Palazzo Guccione rises above what was the ancient baronial palace.
The structure dates back to the 19th century and was built by the family of the same name, one of the wealthiest in Alia, in an eclectic style with strong references to Sicilian Liberty from the school of Ernesto Basile.

The balconies of the two upper orders have cast iron railings with phytomorphic motifs of a certain rigidity close to the nineteenth-century styles; the main entrance has a portal with a wrought iron crown and two columns with Corinthian capitals.

The structure is surmounted by a belvedere.
The geometric patterned ornament on the roof of the living room on the first floor is noteworthy, although the walls are in glossy stucco imitating various qualities of marble, and the floor and tiles in colored concrete; the glasses are polychrome and decorated with the family coat of arms.
The doors and windows are inspired by the modernist styles developed by Basile for the Ducrot furniture factory in Palermo.

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Updated on: 13/08/2022 19:48:22

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