Palazzo Francica Nava

Palazzo Francica Nava

Coming to EXEDRA Mediterranean Center means taking a step into the past. Palazzo Francica Nava, an old 15th-century building standing on the corner of Piazza Duomo, has the high ceilings and spacious, airy rooms of a baroque residence with the equipment needed for modern learning; wifi, projectors, white-boards. Some rooms are reminiscent of the set of The Leopard, while others are modern and functional study areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can the center accommodate?

The classrooms hold up to 25 students comfortably while the main hall can hold up to 60 people seated.

Is there any parking nearby?

The best thing is to park in one of the car-parks, at the Marina, Talete or Molo Sant’Antonio. You can walk to the center from there quite comfortably.

Is it possible to cook or arrange catering?

EXEDRA arranges cooking classes for students in the center kitchen with staff and faculty sharing their favourite Sicilian recipes. Catering can be also arranged for events, conferences etc.

Is there A/C in the building?

The rooms of the center can be heated or cooled, depending on the season.


The library has is dedicated to subjects with a Mediterranean connection.

Areas of interest

Subject areas include archaeology, art history, classics, Italian literature, earth sciences, political sciences, media studies.

Special sections

A special section is dedicated to Sicily with guides, history, and Sicilian writers in Italian and English.

Another focuses on Sport in the Ancient World with a glance at ethics and philosophy of sport.

Organise an event here

We are open to proposals for cultural events, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, and more.

To make your proposal


Contact Angela Campisi +39 331 346 6641


Contact Susi Kimbell +39 366 1907984

EXEDRA : +39 0931 463976
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