Opening of three private rooms on the first floor




Friday 28 February, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, the visitors will have the chance to visit the Valsecchi collection, on display in three private rooms of the first floor.

Among the highly prestigious works of art collected by the Valsecchi and on show in these rooms, there are paintings by Annibale Carracci, Edward Burne-Jones or Koloman Moser, watercolours by Arthur Melville or John Robert Cozens, British and European Furniture of the Great Exhibitions era, early Doccia porcelains or art nouveau French glasses.

During the first floor restoration, the original panelling painted by Fumagalli was rediscovered under several layers of paint. The colours of these panels – rose pompadour, Ceylon green, indigo – resemble the hues of fashionable mid-18th century porcellain, of which the Prince was a keen collector. The tones of these original frescoes inspired the current pallette of wall colours, and were applied using a traditional tecnique called marmorino.



Full: 15 €

Reduced price: 10 € Residents in Palermo, students from Universities and Fine Arts Academies, under 26 years.