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Palazzo Bellomo

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A beautiful space

Beautifully restored palazzo housing many, many religious paintings. Many on wood which were... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Bathurst, Australia
Nice escape in Ortigia

Did not know about this place until we saw the sign in the street. This is a nice museum to get you... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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25 Jul 2018
“Most Elegant museum seen in Ortigie”
5 Oct 2017
“Unless you are a fan of second rate religious art don't bother”
Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's "St. Lucy" plus other important and inspiring works of art.
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Via Capodieci and Via Roma, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This was my best museum visit. The set up is elegant and a lot of room and discoveries to do. It is worth the small fees required. Highly suggesting you to take time to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BistroNDDB
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The lay out was superb, nicely spaced items, cases not overcrowded and the building was attractive but the contents were not at all impressive and definitely not worth the entrance fee. Some descriptions in English but very much briefer than the Italian text and not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Beautifully restored palazzo housing many, many religious paintings. Many on wood which were interesting. Also a little travel altar for Christians on the move. A couple of early models of Syracusa,one in ivory, were unusual. Lighting was very subdued and nice classical music playing. The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Did not know about this place until we saw the sign in the street. This is a nice museum to get you away from the streets of Ortigia for a while. Perfect location in an old Palazzo. Art from Roman/Byzantine to 19th-century. If you are...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Upplandsleden
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Admission is €8 per person but this place is worth every cent. We were spellbound for almost a couple of hours, wandering round looking at artworks in stone, paint, wax, terracotta, embroidery, ceramics and metal covering the fifth century to the nineteenth and early 20th...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful 1.5 hours here enjoying the gorgeous building itself including sympathetic modern additions, as well as the sculpture, paintings and amazing carriages and textiles, an absolute delight.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We liked this museum, but some might not like it if they are not happy with a collection of Church art of the 15th c. The collection of church art is very good, and most of it is local to Sicily and to Syracuse. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We did not know much of this gallery until wandering in on a free day in May 2016. It was delightful and very rewarding. Entry is from a well travelled alley with nice restaurants. The courtyard is nice. In addition to some outstanding pieces by...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Rick O
Reviewed 5 January 2017

In case you feel like a bit of culture, you might enter to admire small altars of the region, gothic masterpieces. To be done in a bit less than 2h.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank magdalenawro2017
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Bellomo houses some excellent paintings and artifacts from sicily. If visiting download the app as it can be used to lern about the exhibition. There is free wi fi which also helps. very nice - needs about 1 hour

Date of experience: November 2016
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12 April 2016|
Response from Michelle R |
This is a fabulous museum but the Caravaggio is not in it.