Palazzo Montalto

Syracuse, Italy

Palazzo Montalto was built in 1397 for Maciotta Mergulese. In the 15th century, the Queen of Aragon gave the palace to Filippo Montalto. It was used as a temporary hospital during a cholera epidemic in 1837, and it was used by the Figlie della Carità in 1854.

The palace is built in Chiaramonte Gothic architecture. Its façade is characterized by a number of mullioned windows decorated with flower motifs. It also has a palline losanghe cornice, similar to the one found at Palazzo Falson in Mdina, Malta.

The portal is topped by an aedicula containing a marble slab with an inscription and the date of construction.

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Founded: 1397
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Jennifer Delimata (2 years ago)
Interesting place.
Dario Scarfì (Dario_s) (3 years ago)
It is the most important palace of Chiaramontana gothic architecture in Sicily
andrea lapira (3 years ago)
Very beautiful
Angelo Causarano (3 years ago)
Singular style building, appreciable restoration work
Aldo Damiano (4 years ago)
Palazzo Mergolese Montalto was erected by Maciotta Mergolese in 1397 with the best Maestranza in Syracuse. As stated in the dedication in Latin placed above the portal: In the fifteenth century. The palace was donated by the Queen of Aragon to Filippo Montalto. In 1837 at the time of cholera, the Palace housed a temporary hospital, and in 1854 the daughters of Charity. The palace today preserves the façade intact with the arched portal and on the upper floor mullioned windows and mullioned windows with an ornate vegetable and zigzag motif, a sober example of the Gothic-Chiaramonte style which preserves the Arab and Swabian characters unchanged; the motif of the delightful aedicula which houses the family inscription and coat of arms is more sought after.
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