Monumental complex of the Steri

The Monumental complex of the Steri houses the crucial centre of all the executive and administrative activities of the University of Palermo. In fact, inside the buildings that make it up, in addition to the Rectorate and the General Management, are located all the offices, part of the huge administrative machine working for the entire University.

It can be accessed from 59, Piazza Marina, through a wooden door or directly through the vehicle access (61, Piazza Marina).

The complex was formed over time around the Chiaramonte Palace, starting in 1330, date of its construction. It is a small agglormerate of historical buildings of great value, distributed over a total area of  about 1600 square metres, between Piazza Marina, vicolo Sant'Uffizio, vicolo Lo Bianco e via Scopari. It may look like a real small neighbourhood where they are connected by squares and tiny paved streets.

The monumental complex includes the Palazzo Chiaramonte or Steri, Palazzo Abatelli, built in the 16th century but reshaped several times, and the Prison of the Penitenziati dating back to the early of 17th century.

Adjacent to the palace there is also the Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, private chapel of the Chiaramonte family, the neoclassical Palace of the Regio Lotto (half 19th century) and other small buildings of equal interest.




Palazzo Abatelli. Facade on Piazza Marina

Street alongside Chiaramonte Palace

Entrance of the monumental complex, Piazza Marina

Neoclassical building (Palazzetto Neoclassico)

Piazzale Abatelli: north front

Monumental complex of the Steri

Piazza Marina, 59 - Palermo

Accessible to visitors with reduced mobility

Opening hours | Monday: closed. From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm (last admission 06:00 pm).

Admission fee

Full ticket: 8,00€

Reduced ticket: 5,00€ for groups from 10 persons, over 65, children 10 to 17 years of age, architects, qualified guides, teachers, University students

Reduced ticket: 3,00€ for employees of the Regione Siciliana e MIBACT, authorities, journalists, employees of the University of Palermo

Free ticket: for people with disabilities, law enforcement, children under 10 years of age.

for information and reservations:

+39 091 23893788

Centro Servizi Sistema Museale di Ateneo

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Via Lincoln, 2 (Orto Botanico)

90133 PALERMO, Italia

Codice Fiscale 80023730825, Partita IVA 00605880822


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