•  Welcome to Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri! You can browse its premises by clicking Here.

 Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri is a historical palace in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.

The building was begun in the early 14th century, and was the residence of the powerful Sicilian lord Manfredi III Chiaramonte. He commissioned the decoration of the Sala Magna ("Grand Hall"), with a painted wooden ceiling by Cecco di Naro, Simone da Corleone and Pellegrino Darena. From the late 15th century to 1517 it housed the Aragonese-Spanish viceroys of Sicily; later it was home to the Royal Customs and, from 1600 to 1782, the tribunal of the Holy Inquisition.

For more information, HERE.

The palace was restored in the 20th century, eliminating numerous elements associated with its role as a jail of the Inquisition. Original graffiti from when the complex was used as a prison and torture center for the Inquisition under Aragon domination is preserved. The palace is now a museum; among the artworks, it houses Renato Guttuso's "La Vucciria".

The activities of September 16-18 and the conference presentations will be held at the Rectorate of the University of Palermo, Palazzo Chiaramonte. The welcome drinks reception will take place at the conference venue.



  • Dear Delegates,

    We are delighted to invite you to a uniquely curated culinary-experience on Saturday 17 September 2022, at 21.00 pm, right after the Conference sessions. The doors of Villa Pottino will open for our official dinner where you will have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable culinary escapade surrounded by a setting of another era, while enjoying a musical journey curated by Ioanna Vlachou.

    The cost of participation is 60 euros (the actual cost is 100 euros, but it has been decided that a subsidy will be provided on behalf of the conference, so that you can all participate).

    Please, deposit the amount of 60 euros directly into the conference account while writing in the box for "reasons: "Dinner Participation", since the dinner spots are limited.