Sala delle Capriate, Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri, Aula Magna, Department of Agricultural and Forest Science, University of Palermo
Piazza Marina, 61 – Palermo
Chiaramonte Palace was the great abode of Manfredi Chiaramonte, Count of the immense and powerful fiefdom of Modica (also known as “Regnum in the Kingdom" for its privileges).
It is also known as Steri Palace, from the word Hosterium which means fortified palace and it was built in the early fourteenth century to symbolize the political power of Chiaramonte family in Palermo.
Between 1377 and 1380 Count Manfredi ordered the paintings of the wooden ceiling that still today shines in the Sala Magna.
Since 1517 the Steri Palace was the residence of the Spanish viceroy, which afterwards became the venue of the Regia Dogana (i.e. an old South Italian customs office) and, from 1600 to 1782, it housed the Inquisition.
In the fifties it was restored by the architect Carlo Scarpa and other architects of Palermo.
Today it houses the headquarter of the University of Palermo.
HOW TO GET: From Central Station: buses 101, 102, 107 and 122 towards Stadio.
Get off at Roma – Vucciria bus stop and walk down on Corso Vittorio Emanuale to Piazza Marina.
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