Beneventano Palace in Scicli
The Palazzo Beneventano di Scicli is the most representative Baroque building of the city.
There is no information about the date of its construction, it is believed to have been built in the eighteenth century .
It is a corner construction and therefore has two facades, united by a cornice. The presence of a diamond shaped cantonal, on which a statue of St. Joseph at the bottom and the family crest and two Moor's heads are placed, binds the two parts in a balanced way.
The Palace is a rare example of "fantastic decoration ”, As it was defined by the historian Anthony Blunt: masks are placed on the doors and windows. The masks that act as key arches and the shelves of the balconies have disturbing expressions, probably the most disturbing in the south-eastern area of Sicily.