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Palazzo Conte Federico

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A sneak peek into a real palace

We visited with a tour group and were given a tour by the Countess. She was delightful as she gave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MinnesotaCabinGirl
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To here first. Everything after it will disappoint you.

I have just spent a wonderful hour in the company of the Count's son Nicholas. Every review has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Roy W
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The palazzo is in the center of the old city only a few steps away from the Norman Palace. the Cathedral and the Market Ballarò. The oldest part of the palace is an Arab-Norman Tower of the 12th century. You can observe verious architectural styles...more
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Piazza Conte Federico 2, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with a tour group and were given a tour by the Countess. She was delightful as she gave us a tour of her home and some of her personal story. Cool glimpses into this historic structure including one of the few remaining Arab-Norman...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have just spent a wonderful hour in the company of the Count's son Nicholas. Every review has said you should not miss this palace. Well words can not do this tour justice. This place is staggering! The depth of knowledge that Nicholas has of...More

2  Thank Roy W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best experience in Palermo! Visiting Palermo and not visiting Palazzo Conte Federico , is loosing the oportunity to know the most valuable history of Palermo .

1  Thank vlora k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Guided tour byt the son of the Conte. The family lives there so as you are walking from room to room and learning the history the areas are not roped off. You really get a feel for how the aristocracy lives

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have arrived when the 45 minute English tour conducted by Contessa Federico was ready to begin. The price for the tour was 10 euros and well worth it. The Contessa was very personable and explained that she was originally from Austria,...More

1  Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being shown round by a member of the family which has lived there for many generations was something special. We were taken on our own as no one else was waiting. The interior was. fascinating and the Norman tower spectacular. Don't miss this! It is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue has to be the top point of interest in Palermo. Although entrance fees are on the steep side, the three floors contain lots of interest, the Palatine chapel being the highlight along with the dazzling mosaics in Roger II's bedroom.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled through France and Italy for the past three years I have visited many Royal palaces. This was the best. Not a huge palace but richly laid out with the Conte’s son giving an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guided tour in both Italian and excellent...More

1  Thank domkil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the palazzo by accident on our way to the Ballaro market, and luckily paid the 10e per person for the tour. We were the only non-Italian people on the tour, but the son of the count, who was hosting the tour, translated everything...More

1  Thank Voyage256865
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I honestly thought I had taken a wrong turn when I finally found the Palazzo off the beaten track. I was welcomed and told about the tour which was carried out by the Counts son. He was obviously very knowledgeable about the building and his...More

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cass19
March 31, 2018|
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Tours start every day at 11 -12 - 13 - 15. You can always check the timing on tripadvisor
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Perkadventures
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about 45 min
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KevinJ2403
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The tour takes 40 min and the cost is €10 per person. We do always accompany the guests ourselves (in Italian, English, French or German). The number of participants depends on the request! Right now there are about 5-8... More
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