Filangeri Cutò Palace in Santa Margherita del Belice
The Palazzo Filangeri di Cutò , better known as Palazzo del Gattopardo , is one of the most iconic buildings in Santa Margherita del Belice . The palace is famous for being a source of inspiration for the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa who lived in this building for many years of his childhood.
The palace was built in the 17th century by the noble Corbera family of Spanish origin. Later it passed to the Filangeri di Cutò, from which the famous writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa descended by maternal line. Almost completely destroyed during the earthquake, only the facade was saved, it was later partially rebuilt and is now home to the Town Hall , the Museo del Gattopardo , the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Literary Park Institution and of the Sant'Alessandro Theater .
The building is characterized by a body that develops on three levels and shows a Havana color in all its walls: only the large entrance portal, the windows and the balconies differ from the monochromatic style.