Apartment in Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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TAORMINA AD.ZE Nel cuore del Centro storico di Taormina lungo il centralissimo Corso Umberto, "Salotto buono della Città", sorge "Casa Panarello", palazzetto storico la cui costruzione risale al XV° secolo.
L'immobile è stato conservato in ottimo stato nel tempo ed è caratterizzato da una finestra a bifora di stile moresco di tale importanza architettonica da avere determinato l'apposizione di un vincolo da parte della Soprintendenza ai Beni Culturali ed Ambientali di Messina che negli anni si è esteso a tutto il palazzetto, identificandolo appunto come "Casa Panarello" dal cognome dei proprietari che, dagli anni `60 fino a qualche anno fa, lo hanno posseduto nella sua totalità.
La casa occupa una superficie di circa mq. 180 composti da ingresso, ampio soggiorno con zona pranzo, due camere da letto padronali, doppi servizi. Splendido giardino piantumato di circa mq. 73,00.
"Casa Panarello", a small historical building dating back to the 15th century, rises in the heart of the historical centre of Taormina, in the central Corso Umberto, defined as "the parlour of the Town".
The building has been perfectly preserved in time and is notable for its Moorish styled mullioned window with two lights which has such a great importance that it has been subjected to constraints by the ministry of cultural heritage and environmental conservation of Messina. Over the years these contrains have been extended to the whole building, which has been identified as "Casa Panarello" by the surname of the owners who have had it all from the 1960s till some years ago.
The building is on the corner between Corso Umberto and Via Ascanio Marziani and is notable for its external openings bordered by displayed insets of Taormina stone, by a mullioned window with two lights and displayed insets of bird's eye shaped Taormina stone and lava stones, by a Taormina stone crowning ledge on the façade in Corso Umberto, by hand-forged railings of wrought iron, by antique gates and doors and by a porthole window whose frame is an antique and very particular clock of wrought iron which is no longer working.
The building had been previously bought by a wealthy foreigner, who fell in love with Taormina, a perfect crèche situated between the sea and Mount Etna, in a harmonious setting full of history, monuments, archeology, colours, flowers, scents and appealing climate, so that in the 1950s he decided to buy the building and make it his own house.
"Casa Panarello" was then bought by Carlo Panarello, an antiquarian from Taormina, and his wife Mirella, an interior decorator born in Florence but living in Taormina for love.
They fixed the ground floor of the building and turned it into an antique shop- later also handmade ceramics and textiles shop - which over the years became a meeting and contact point for a number of more or less famous people. They also fixed and made their home in the basement, whose entrance was in the adjoining Via Ascanio Marziani through an almost unexpected garden, carefully perfected in all its details.