Palazzo Branciforte

To promote the cultural development of the city of Palermo, the Fondazione Sicilia, chaired by Professor Giovanni Puglisi, decided that Palazzo Branciforte, a historic building in the heart of the city, should be restored to its former glory.
Major restoration work began in 2007 based on a project by the world-renowned architect and designer Gae Aulenti, who made the building more modern and functional, maintaining the heritage of the past and adding a contemporary design.
Palazzo Branciforte is a unique place, combining identity and innovation. A place where history, archaeology, modern and contemporary art, books, and the great Italian culinary tradition come together.
Opened to the public in May 2012, the Palazzo, which extends over an area of 5.650 square meters, hosts the offices of the Fondazione and houses some of the Fondazione Sicilia collections, which are open to the public.
On display on the ground floor is the archaeological collection and the historic majolica collection; the main floor houses the stamp, coin and sculpture collections, along with the historicalLibrary which preserves more than 40,000 books from the Fondazione Sicilia collection.

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Educational programs

Educational Program 2015-2016


The Educational Program is dedicated to different targets of public. The guided tour is an added value of Palazzo Branciforte. Furthermore, there are special activities for adults related to the...


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