Palazzo Spadaro Libertini is one of the oldest buildings in Caltagirone, rebuilt on a pre-existing sixteenth-century structure that belonged to Bonaventura Secusio, Bishop of Catania and diplomat born in Caltagirone in 1558.

Reconstruction work began in 1725 by Barbaro Maggiore, Marquess of Santa Barbara, and was completed in 1732.


Representative Halls

via San Bonaventura n. 22, Caltagirone (Catania)

How to get to the Palace

Castle Entrance

The Representative Halls, located on the second floor of the Palazzo, welcome visitors with the grandeur of their pre-1000 perimeter wall. This wall, part of the ancient city walls, encloses a space topped with pointed arches and cross vaults, evidence that the Palazzo is a collection of remnants of medieval origin.
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Hall of Coats of Arms

The first hall of Palazzo Spadaro Libertini shines with elements that survived the 1693 earthquake, such as a Comiso stone floor and late 17th-century inspired door jambs.

Alongside the Baroque ornaments, a ceiling decorated with the arms of the Libertini, Barons of San Marco Lo Vecchio, surrounded by elegant flowers stands out. This space serves as a prelude to a series of sumptuous halls.

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Marble Hall

This hall is distinguished by its dome, which reaches 7 meters in height, adorned with French door jambs lacquered in white and gold, depicting floral and fruit garlands. The decor, in pure Art Nouveau style, highlights the owners’ love for France.
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Yellow Hall

This hall, characterized by walls covered in yellow damask of French origin, reflects the lavish style typical of 18th-century Sicily.

The vaulted ceiling, in harmony with the tones of the damask, displays floral garlands, cartouches with exotic animals, and a precious canvas by Francesco Vaccaro depicting the God Apollo.

ts unique acoustics suggest that the space was dedicated to music.
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Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors, with its red and gold splendor, represents the magnificence of the Palazzo.

In addition to the fine fabrics and French-made furniture, the hall houses works by Francesco Vaccaro, a Baroque fireplace, an 18th-century chapel, and a Pleyel Wolff grand piano from around 1860, also played by Wagner.

This space, known for its exceptional acoustics, remains a testament to the Sicilian desire for European opulence.
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Blue Hall

The last of the halls is not part of the enfilade. It retains 18th-century damask tapestries and gold-laminated doors, all preserved using non-invasive consolidation techniques. The vaulted ceiling is adorned with decorations symbolizing wishes for eternal happiness.

The hall houses some copies of documents from the Spadaro di Passanitello Archive and a monumental desk passed down through generations of the Spadaro family, until it was donated by Arch. Spadaro to his cousin Gemma Gravina di Belmonte.
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