Butera Palace in Bagheria
Butera Palace is among the most beautiful and well-known villas and palaces in Bagheria.
It is an aristocratic residence, whose construction was commissioned by Giuseppe Branciforte, then prince of Pietraperzia and Leonfonte, in 1658 circa.
The purely neoclassical style building has a portico with colonnade and internal cells which in the past contained statues depicting famous people of the time.
The interior of the structure, on the other hand, is characterized by decorations on the walls made by the artist Velasquez and a spiral staircase of incredible workmanship that connects the lower floor with the upper one.
On the entrance door of the crenellated tower, you can read a very curious epigraph: it is addressed to the sovereign of Palermo and it was written at the behest of Branciforte, who hoped to soon become regent of the Palermo court. The attempt at flattery was, however, in vain.