The Palace

The Scicluna Carriage

Palazzo Parisio has retained the carriage used by the Marquis Scicluna. The Scicluna Carriage is considered one of the finest examples of 19th century private transport in Malta, comparable only with that of the Archbishop of Malta whose carriage is now in the Cathedral Museum, Mdina. The Scicluna Carriage, constructed in England for Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna, is in a style known as a Glass Landau or Five-light Landau. Just one of the carriages used to convey the family around the island and between residences, it was drawn by two handsome, perfectly matched, glossy-coated black horses. Stables were situated in the grounds of Palazzo Parisio. What a sight it must have been to see this gorgeous coach being pulled through the streets of Naxxar. The receipts for the purchase of both the carriage and the horses are in the family archives. 

The Scicluna Carriage at Palazzo Parisio

To the left of the staircase hangs another portrait by Caruana Dingli of Maria Angela Scicluna, known as Mignon, younger sister of Corinne, grand-daughter of Marquis Giuseppe and currently joint owner of Palazzo Parisio.

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