Asmundo Palace is one of the most beautiful examples of baroque building in Palermo. This palazzo is a real treasure chest of art; it has precious decorative stucco from the Serpotta school, Venetian shutters, baroque doors, allegoric frescos by the famous Sicilian 18th century artist, Gioacchino Martorana. There is also a rich collection of artefacts held within the palace: devotional tiles full of history and symbolic messages, numerous ceramics from the 19th century and firearms. Also of notable interest are the great collections of maps, coins, medals and paper currency. The palace is on the ancient strada del Cassaro, which today is known as Corso Vittorio Emanuele.