The Palazzo Zacco is located in the modern part of Ragusa. It is not named for the original owners, but for the family who acquired it in the 19th century. The corbels supporting the balconies are decorated with exquisite inlay work depicting musicians.
Palazzo Zacco Ragusa
Address: Via San Vito – 97100 Ragusa. Phone: +39 092 676635. Opening times: The building is private property and can only be viewed from outside.
History and description
The Palazzo Zacco dates back to the second half of the 18th century. Although constructed by Baron Melfi di Sant’Antonio, it is named after the family who bought it towards the end of the 19th century.
Both facades have three big balconies with imposing wrought iron fences.
What to see
In the corner you can see the coat of arms of the Melfi family, with two cupids, one of whom seated on an acanthus leaf.
The central balcony of the main facade rests on the main entrance. The corbels of the other two are decorated with depictions of musicians. Below the central corbel of the balcony on the right, you can see a mask grinning at passers-by.
The central balcony on the second facade has five corbels, the middle one of the five being decorated with a mermaid. The other four also depict musicians.
The tympanum is graced with a statue depicting San Michele Arcangelo.