It is rarely possible to walk into a space and feel enchanted by the surroundings… Palazzo Parisio is such a place. It has the air of mystery that few places in Malta are able to boast about.
As you climb up the grand staircase and enter the hall of mirrors you can easily be transported to the reign of Louis XIV and Marie Antoniette. The guide will inform you about the extraordinary gilded plasterworks depicting the symbols of art, astronomy, literature,music, religion, the sea, theatre and the arts of war. But apart from these ‘distractions’ you might occasionally stumble upon a surreal scene that will surprise you. It is as if by making the wrong turn in this huge palace, you capture an image of the paintings of the beautiful ballerinas by Degas or even more enchanting a scene from the Black Swan starring Natalie Portman. However it is all very real, and you might be lucky enough to have a peep behind the scene of some extraordinary film being shot on location at thisPalazzo in Malta. If that fails the palace guardians will bring this enchanted Palace to life with detailed insight into the wonderful world of the Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna who built the Palace in the 1800s.
The tea rooms will delight you with a splendid selection of teas and home-made cakes. A truly enchanting experience, that you will remember for a long time.