Palazzo Sant'Elia is one of the largest baroque residences in the city, in the historic center of Palermo . Subject to repeated changes of destination (to name a few: Seat of the Senate, Headquarters of the Railway Administration, middle school) and exposed to looting, in 1984 it was purchased by the Provincial Administration which began restoration work, and then granted it to Sant'Elia Foundation which made it its registered office and finally made it accessible to the public and the city. The Sant'Elia Foundation, founded at the end of 2010 and a legal entity under private law since 2012, was established with the aim of promoting the diffusion of culture as an essential element for the development of civil society. Since 2013, in addition to Palazzo Sant'Elia (in full, Palazzo Celestri Santa Croce and Trigona di Sant'Elia), it has managed the Loggiato San Bartolomeo, intended to host temporary exhibitions. The Foundation is a 360° cultural center, ranging between visual art, musical and literary activities. It also collaborates with public and private institutions and individual collectors, opening up the possibility of hosting meetings and events.