Palazzo Cosentini
  • Palazzo Cosentini

  • Address: Corso Mazzini, Ragusa
MAKE ENQUIRY

Palazzo Cosentini - Sicily

Directions to Palazzo Cosentini

Are you a business owner in Sicily?

Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Sicily.

Find Out More

The Palazzo Cosentini in Ragusa was built at the behest of the Baron Raffaele Cosentini in the Iate 1700s. It is, at first glance, just a town mansion like to many others built by noble families after the devastaking earthquake of 1693. But on the second glance you will discover a phantasy world - under the balconies.

The most attracting features are the sculptures that are placd beneath the balconies - human figures, gargoyles and grotesque figures.

A wild mix of scenes of everyday life, symbols and figments of phantasy of the architect: a group of wanderers, gargoyles, grotesque masks with animals in the mouth, cornucopias with fruits (a symbol of abundance and wealth), a flute player, a man with a flask on his shoulders, an acrobat, a squire and a woman who thanks topless a noble lord who has spent a fun evening with songs and wine.

Address: Corso Mazzini , Sicily View Larger Map