Corvaja Palace in Taormina
Palazzo Corvaja is one of the most representative monuments of Taormina and overlooks Piazza Badia and Corso Umberto on one side and Piazza Santa Caterina on the other.
The tower of the palace in the shape of a cube, the oldest part, was built in the Arab era. The palace was then enlarged in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, assuming the current conformation, in which you can see the Arab matrix in which Norman, Gothic, Catalan and Chiaramonte influences are triggered.
In 1411 the palace was the seat of the Sicilian Parliament which elected the King in the presence of the White Queen of Navarre, regent of the kingdom of Sicily. The palace later became the residence of the powerful Corvaja family, from which the palace took its name.
Sulla facade there are several engravings that highlight the moral and religious choices of the lords who lived in the building.