Loquis: Taormina and the Panarello, a life for antiques

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Taormina and the Panarello, a life for antiques

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Published on:  2019-07-24 17:03:00

  Taormina

Taormina has its own charm and history, history of hospitality, but also history of love for antiques. Many, in fact, the shops of books, furniture, works of art and antiques that next to or inside the old portals, or the pointed arches, or under the balconies full of geraniums, have embellished the main street that crosses the city. Many historical families in Taormina have also made this trade a trade, an art. Among all the Panarello, Charles and John, sons of a puppeteer from Messina, also an expert in antiquity. The Panarello brothers, art lovers, especially of Sicilian folk art, show in their shops unique pieces of Sicilian carts, cribs and Baby Jesus, anthropomorphic ceramics, old Sicilian puppets, collections of medals and ancient coins but also furniture of the Sicilian tradition. The Panarello shops become real artistic ateliers of great taste, favorite destinations of art lovers who try to enrich their homes with unique, rare pieces. Today, Mrs. Mirella, a splendid woman, welcomes tourists from all over the world into her tasteful shop.

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