It doesn’t seem, it is already a Century

Antonino Leto’s masterpieces from the collection of the Fondazione Sicilia

To celebrate a hundred years since the death of the painter Antonino Leto (Monreale, 14 June 1844 – Capri, 31 May 1913), the Fondazione Sicilia organised an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the artist featuring 13 works from its collection of paintings.

The paintings in the exhibition follow and describe the evolution of the style and pictorial language the painter had achieved. It is possible to enjoy one of his first works done in the landscape manner (Lo stabilimento enologico Florio a Marsala), the paintings made after his stay in Naples and Florence when Leto approached the Macchiaioli painting school (Scena agreste and L’ultimo tacchino), a rare example of painting of a mythological subject, which the painter rarely chose (La fanciullezza di Zeus), works between two centuries and, finally, some made while he was living in Capri.

In addition to the 12 pieces of the Cavallerizza Room, visitors will be able to enjoy the valuable painting permanently on display on the central wall of the Branciforte Restaurant (housed within the Palazzo), namely La mattanza a Favignana, unique for its high formal qualities and emotional impact.

27 may– 29 september 2013

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Largo Gae Aulenti, 2, 90133 Palermo PA
Tel: +39.091.8887767 – +39.091.7657621 (ticket office)



Until 29th August 2021

Palazzo Branciforte will be open 

on Saturday from 15 to 19

and on Sunday from 9.30 to 13.30

From March 1st to October 31st: Tuesday – Sunday from 9.30 to 19.30 (last admission 18.30)
From November 1st to February 28th: Tuesday – Sunday from 9.30 to 14.30 (last admission 13.30)
Closed on Monday

Guided tour: € 7 (full price), € 5 (Reduced price: groups minimum 15 persons, the over 65 and special concessions)
Free tour (ground floor: Archaeology, Majolica): € 3 (without guided tour)

Schools and children under 18 admission free of charge

Antonio Gerbino –
Tel: +39.091.8887767 – +39.335.413512