Landolina Palace


This palace, owned by Don Francesco Landolina e Rau, resembles the Nicolaci Palace in several ways: its construction was additive, its interior is U-shaped with a courtyard, it is flush with the street without set-backs, and it too has a ceremonial portal. It is smaller--a mere 20 rooms! Although it lacks the carved balconies of the Nicolaci Palace, it has a kind of stately elegance with repeated bays divided by fluted pilasters, and a beautifully decorated entablature.


Works Consulted or Quoted:
The Baroque Art in Val di Noto [official guidebook] Palermo, n.d.
Grady, Ellen. Sicily [Blue Guide]. New York: Norton, 2006.
Tobriner, Stephen. The Genesis of Noto. London: Zwemmer, 1982.

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