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    Palazzo Arezzo Della Targia is a palace situated in Piazza del Duomo, on the Ortygia island, in Syracuse.

    The palace is located across the square from the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, between Palazzo Beneventano Del Bosco, to the north, and the Palace of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Syracuse, to the south.

     

    SHORT HISTORY

    Palazzo Arezzo Della Targia was built in the first half of the 18th century at the behest of the powerful Arezzo family, Barons of a fiefdom located in Targia (northern suburbs of Syracuse), with various other possessions scattered throughout the city (from Cassibile to Augusta).

    The palace was built after a design by the architect Luciano Alì.

     

    ARCHITECTURE

    The palace has a curvilinear shape, following the elliptical shape of Piazza del Duomo.

    The facade of the palace, on two levels, is divided in 9 sectors by ten pillars in Ionic style. The facade has four large portals, separated from each other by rectangular windows. On the second floor, there are nine balconies enclosed by railings.

    On the southern facade, there is another portal in Baroque style, flanked by two other balconies also enclosed in wrought iron.

     

    HOW TO GET THERE

    Palazzo Arezzo Della Targia is located in Piazza del Duomo, about 1.7 kilometers away from the Syracuse railway station. To easily find the palace on foot, use the map below.

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