Staufer palace with art gallery
The Palazzo Bellomo is a Staufer palace from the 13th Century. Its stern façade was extended in the 15th Century with a three-part Catalan window and thin columns. Inside the palace there is the Galleria Regionale. Sculptures, carriages, crafts and paintings are all on display here. Among the most famous are the "Annunciation" by Antonello da Messina and the "Burial of Saint Lucy" by Michelangelo Caravaggio. Also worth seeing is a large wooden model which represents Syracuse in the 18th Century.