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Welcome to Palazzo Bonocore

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The Palazzo

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Built in the late sixteenth century a few steps from the Quattro Canti, Palazzo Bonocore is located in the heart of the historic centre of the city of Palermo, bordering the ancient Arab neighbourhood of Kalsa.

It is one of the buildings that frame Piazza Pretoria, along with Palazzo Pretorio, the baroque church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria and the noble Palazzo Bordonaro. Its balconies overlook the monumental Pretoria fountain, known as the “Fountain of Shame”.

Over the centuries, the various owners of the Mansion have made numerous changes and stylistic transformations which are fully demonstrated by the structure of the building. The current appearance, in neoclassical style, is owed to the Duke of Serradifalco. In 1873 it was purchased by the wealthy banker Salvatore Bonocore, from whom it takes its name.

Recently restored by the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of Palermo, Palazzo Bonocore consists of a large ground floor, originally dedicated to the stables, embellished by a red marble staircase, decorated on its sides with small bronze lion heads, which leads to the main floor. The latter boasts splendid halls entirely decorated with paintings from the second half of the nineteenth century, which offer a vast figurative repertoire, including grotesques, bucolic scenes, classical divinities, festive cherubs, zoomorphic elements, allegories of the four seasons and scenes linked to harvesting and picking grapes.

The Palazzo

Built in the late sixteenth century a few steps from the Quattro Canti, Palazzo Bonocore is located in the heart of the historic centre of the city of Palermo, bordering the ancient Arab neighbourhood of Kalsa.

It is one of the buildings that frame Piazza Pretoria, along with Palazzo Pretorio, the baroque church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria and the noble Palazzo Bordonaro. Its balconies overlook the monumental Pretoria fountain, known as the “Fountain of Shame”.

Over the centuries, the various owners of the Mansion have made numerous changes and stylistic transformations which are fully demonstrated by the structure of the building. The current appearance, in neoclassical style, is owed to the Duke of Serradifalco. In 1873 it was purchased by the wealthy banker Salvatore Bonocore, from whom it takes its name.

Recently restored by the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of Palermo, Palazzo Bonocore consists of a large ground floor, originally dedicated to the stables, embellished by a red marble staircase, decorated on its sides with small bronze lion heads, which leads to the main floor. The latter boasts splendid halls entirely decorated with paintings from the second half of the nineteenth century, which offer a vast figurative repertoire, including grotesques, bucolic scenes, classical divinities, festive cherubs, zoomorphic elements, allegories of the four seasons and scenes linked to harvesting and picking grapes.

The Palazzo

Finestra semi aperta di Palazzo Bonocore dalla quale si intravedono parte della fontana Pretoria e il Palazzo di Città

The Project

The Scientific Committee

The project

The Scientific Committee

The Project

The Scientific Committee

Store Culture

The Palazzo Bonocore Store allows visitors to the mansion to enjoy a break in a welcoming and elegant environment, and to immerse themselves in the history of the city while browsing among art objects, handcrafted products and items specially created by local artisans and artists.

These include precious jewels by Giuliana Di Franco, the hand-painted majolica of Toscher Design, fabrics from Palermo company Bellavia, and ceramics from Monreale by Nicolò Giuliano, but will also feature original collections inspired by the themes of the temporary exhibitions occasionally offered by Palazzo Bonocore.

The visiting experience is also enriched by a wide offering of publications, featuring a vast choice of informative titles and in-depth texts dedicated to Palermo and the famous stories that have contributed to the splendour of the city.

Events at Palazzo

Store Culture

The Palazzo Bonocore Store allows visitors to the mansion to enjoy a break in a welcoming and elegant environment, and to immerse themselves in the history of the city while browsing among art objects, handcrafted products and items specially created by local artisans and artists.

These include precious jewels by Giuliana Di Franco, the hand-painted majolica of Toscher Design, fabrics from Palermo company Bellavia, and ceramics from Monreale by Nicolò Giuliano, but will also feature original collections inspired by the themes of the temporary exhibitions occasionally offered by Palazzo Bonocore.

The visiting experience is also enriched by a wide offering of publications, featuring a vast choice of informative titles and in-depth texts dedicated to Palermo and the famous stories that have contributed to the splendour of the city.

Eventi al Palazzo

PALAZZO
BONOCORE

Piazza Pretoria 2, 90134, Palermo

OPENING HOURS
From  Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Wednesday from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Last entrance one hour before the closing time.

INFO
+ 39 0917489995
info@palazzobonocore.it

TICKETS
Adults: 10,00 euros
Reduced: 8,00 euros for young people aged 18-25, affiliated organizations, and groups of at least 10 people
School groups: 4,00 euros for children aged 6-17, school groups
Free: for children under 6, people with disabilities, and their companions

PALAZZO
BONOCORE

Piazza Pretoria 2, 90134, Palermo

OPENING HOURS

  • Until March 17th

Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Last admission one hour before closing time
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

  • From March 18th to March 31st

Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 P0
Closed on Monday
Last admission one hour before closing

Visitors will have the opportunity to stay in the Cafeteria until 9:00 PM and to enjoy some good wine.

EXTRAORDINARY OPENING
Monday, April 1st from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (last admission at 7:00 PM) with the possibility of staying in the Cafeteria until 9:00 PM

INFO
+ 39 0917489995
info@palazzobonocore.it

TICKETS
Adults: 10,00 euros
Reduced: 8,00 euros for young people aged 18-25, affiliated organizations, and groups of at least 10 people
School groups: 5,00 euros for children aged 6-17, school groups
Free: for children under 6, people with disabilities, and their caregivers

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