Palazzo Platamone (Palace of Culture) is located in Via Vittorio Emanuele II in Catania, behind the Cathedral, testimony of late medieval and Renaissance architecture, owes its name to the Platamone family, one of the most illustrious families of Catania in the fifteenth century. In the fifteenth century among the most luxurious and representative of the city. The palace was donated to the religious shortly after, after the earthquake of 1693, which largely destroyed the monastery of San Placido, in the reconstruction of the latter the most ancient testimonies of the Palazzo Platamone were annexed. Today all that remains is a loggia, surmounted by a balcony, kept in the courtyard of the Monastery. The Palace today is a cultural center that hosts various concerts and temporary exhibitions.

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via Vittorio Emanuele II, 121
95131 Catania


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