Historic dwelling at Montallegro
Sicily has always been a crossroads of peoples and cultures that for thousands of years have left their traces in the culture, cuisine, language and consistently in the architectural styles. Since the time when Sicily was an important colony of Magna Graecia, to the three main stylistic genres of interest for the architecture of the island: Arab-Norman, Baroque, and 19th-century architecture. The artistic expression to be found in the late 18th century and in the 19th century really shows the innovative spirit with which Sicily faced modernity. Palazzo Briuccia embodies this expressiveness of styles and history, a sign of the eclecticism of its owners, rich merchants of Palermo, and the restoration has exalted its forms, colours and themes.