Palazzo Conte Federico


A unique chance to be the guest of Count and Countess Federico in their historical residence in the center of Palermo. Step out of the twentieth century and live amongst the rich and ancient history of Sicilian nobilty


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Count+CountessThe Palazzo Conte Federico is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Palermo. It is located just in the hearth of hisorical downtown Palermo, few steps away from the Cathedral.The palace is built atop the Punic-roman city walls which originally surrounded the city of Palermo.Over the centuries, the palace has undergone several phases of reconstruction. Because of this you can observe various architectural styles: the Baroque ceiling frescoes by Vito D'Anna and Gaspare Serenario, the Marabitti's lion fountain from the XVII century or the painted wodden casament ceilings from the XIV century. Throughout the numerous halls you can admire valuable antiques, paintings and ceramic. Today Palazzo Conte Federico is a thriving home, inhabited by the Count and Countess Federico whose ancestors can be traced back to the king of Sicily Friedriech II. They keep their family's tradition alive with a personal touch.

You are invited to stay in one of the most unique and beautiful guest quarters in all of Palermo.The Palazzo conte Federico is nestled in a medieval chamber that will move you out of this century the moment you enter. After you have settled in your elegant bedroom, you will join the Count and Countess for a welcome drink and a personal visit of their home. They will gladly help you plan your stay in Palermo and share their suggestions for restaurants and places to visit in the ancient city. Each morning you will be served a traditional sicilian breakfast in the blue room.

For larger party up to six people there two additional bedrooms with private bathroom.

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Villa at a glace

Palazzo Conte Federico features:

  • Historical double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Two extra-double bedrooms
  • One full bathroom
  • Sicilian breakfast
Touring ideas
Palazzo Conte Federico is located in the heart of historical downtown in Palermo. You're just few steps away from the Cathedral of Palermo, The Royal Palace with its must see Cappella Palatina. Basically at walk distances you can visit the main sites that Palermo can offer. Some suggestions? A night at the Opera at the amazing Teatro Massimo, a walking through the typical street food market. Also the flea-market close to the Cathedral worth a visit.

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