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Palazzo Conte Federico

Via dei Biscottari, 4, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Palazzo Conte Federico
Ranked #50 of 296 Palermo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the apartments, which is a fraction of the price of the big room, and totally great. It is quiet, which is saying something in Palermo, very beautiful (sort of ridiculously so), and had a great shower and bed. I saw complaints about the breakfast, but i'm not sure what more you'd need. It's not "fresh",... More

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nicnic2000, Proprietario at Palazzo Conte Federico, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you for reviewing Palazzo Conte Federico. It is a pleasure to hear that you had a lovely sojourn. As to your unlucky arrival I’m sorry that your flight wasn’t easy and that you had to wait for more then 4 hours at the departure of your plane to Palermo. It was not me to be upset but... More

Riverview, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have only one stop to make in all of Sicily, make it the Palazzo Conte Federico. Not only is Nicolo a warm and engaging host, but the palace is a living testament to the beauty and grace of many bygones eras. The rooms we had were connected by a private corridor, each room having a bathroom with all... More

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Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Sicily is so much about its history that it is only fitting to stay in a place both rich in its personal history and still inhabited by the original family. Other reviewers have reported accurately about the comfortable lodgings in former servants' quarters. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. The location is ideal for exploring Palermo and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Could not have picked a more perfect place to stay. Nicolo was super accommodating and greeted us to am amazing tour of his family palace. The palace is truly spectacular, filled with history and culture. One of the tower walls is on of the oldest standing walls in Palermo, pretty amazing. The location of the palace is great, we walked... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Chose the Palazzo as our first stop on a journey through Sicily. Stayed 3 nights at the Palazzo and really enjoyed the accommodations and location for discovering Palermo. We had three couples in our group and we each had a unique apartment as a room. Unlike other B&B's we stayed, they do not cook breakfast but supply your room with... More

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

In the middle of the historic district, great location. Our host Niccolo Federico was a weath of suggestions and information. The apartments really are in a remodeled part of the palazzo with large sitting areas. There is a kitchen in each apartment stocked with meats, cheeses, juice and milk. A large espresso maker with coffee along with microwave and toaster... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

A most gracious couple, the Count and Countess, provide a superior experience in their palace in Palermo. The Count is a front-ranked race driver and has many dozens of trophies on view to prove it. Not to be missed!

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California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wow... This place is an unbelievable piece of history and you get to be a part of it. We were greeted by the enthusiastic owner and had a private tour of the medieval palace built as an outcropping of the only remaining city tower in medieval Palermo. The palace is filled with personal artifacts that are better than a museum... More

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Palazzo Conte Federico is a real hidden gem of Palermo! It is the home of Count Federico, the last tower of Palermo and a living museum. I will even consider the palazzo itself the reason to visit Palermo :) Nicolo, the Count's son gave us a long tour of the palace and showed us the best of Palermo with his... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Me and my mother stayed at Pallazo Conte di Federico in Augest for 3 nights. I dont normaly give comment on Tripadvisor but since I had such a lovely stay, I wanted to thank for Conte di Federico.Most of you have basic idea how the accomodation is like to be. Its not a regular hotel, you would feel as if... More

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Additional Information about Palazzo Conte Federico

Address: Via dei Biscottari, 4, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Palazzo Reale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Palazzo Conte Federico Hotel Palermo
Palazzo Conte Federico Palermo, Sicily

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Palazzo Conte Federico is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Palermo. It is in the centre of the old city only a few steps away from the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Cappella Palatina. It has two entrances, one on the Via dei Biscottari and one on the Piazza Conte Federico. The palace is built on Punic-Roman city walls which originally surrounded ancient Panormus. The tower on the south side of the palace is one of the few remaining parts of the old city wall. It dates back to the 12th century and is Arabic-Norman origin. Above the double-arched Norman windows can be seen the coat of arms of the imperial family of the Hohenstaufen, of the kingdom of Aragonia and the city of Palermo.In the course of the centuries Count Federico's palace has undergone several reconstructions. Because of this you can observe various architectural styles: High painted ceilings from the 14th century, baroque ceiling frescoes by Vito D'Anna and Gaspare Serenario, various sculptures and Marabitti's lion fountain from the 17th century as well as the grand stairway with the interior walls done by Marvuglia.In the numerous halls valuable antiques and paintings can be admired. Of special notice is the weapon collection in the knights' hall.Since Count Federico's family, which can be followed back to the Staufen Emperor Friedrich II, has lived in this palace for centuries the personal atmosphere remains and makes a visit to this historic building a unique experience. ... more   less 
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