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Palazzo Corvaja

Palazzo Corvaia

Palazzo Corvaja (sometimes spelt Palazzo Corvaia) is a palace in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. It was principally built at the end of the 14th century and is named after one of the oldest and most famous families of Taormina which owned it from 1538 to 1945. On four main floors and constructed around a courtyard, the Moorish Gothic palazzo is crenellated. The principal floor has fenestration of pairs of lancet windows divided by columns. The courtyard walls are decorated by reliefs illustrating The Creation.

The origins of the palazzo incorporate an early Saracen fortress dating from the 10th century, which in turn was constructed on Roman foundations.

In 1410 the Sicilian Parliament of Nobles met in the palazzo. Today the palazzo is used as an exhibition centre.

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