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Palazzo Conte Federico

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Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This building is the only ancient palazzo in the old part of Palermo which is still in private hands and used as a family home. The interior is well worth seeing in its own right (they run guided tours) and the apartments are superbly old-fashioned in style, yet clean and very comfortable. They are rented out on a self-catering basis...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 5, 2016

This place is wonderful, great location, full of history and the host, Nicolo was so very welcoming and knowledgeable, not just about the Palace but also about Palermo itself. The restaurants he recommended were just what we wanted. He even arranged transfers from the airport. It made our stay in Palermo memorable - Thank you Nicolo From The O'Dwyers and...

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London
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had a fabulous stay at this wonderful Palace. The owner went out of his way to help us from fist contact to check out. We stayed in one of the appartments which was great. Full air cona nd wif if required and lovely clean environment. So exciting for everyone to be surrounded by history and wondeful to get a...

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Gurgaon, India
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in The Tower apartment for 5 days in luxury and style! The apartment was all that it said in the Tripadvisor website and more. It was great for a couple with a child - my daughter loved her bedroom up through a spiral staircase from the living room. Our bedroom was big and there were 2 bathrooms between...

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Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

When staying here you feel as if you are in your own unique house with everything you need on hand and a beautiful surrounding in every aspect. It is hard to find but so worth it when you do! Lovingly decorated with both memorable antiques it is luxury from entering to leaving. Glad we stayed here for one restful night...

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Summit, New Jersey
Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy being surrounded by history do not require posh appointments and 24hr room service and like being centrally located...this is THE place. Steps from the Palazzo Normanni, the Cathedrale and the Ballarò market, this 1000yr old Palazzo was a delight. The rooms are nicely, if eclectically furnished. Each kitchenette is stocked for a very nice fai-da-te breakfast. The...

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Simcoe, Canada
Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ended our two week holiday at Palazzo Conte Federico with a two night stay, I wish it had been longer! From the moment we were met at the gate by Nicolo to the moment he got up in the wee hours of the night to see us off everything was perfect! I love to stay in historic buildings but...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed December 28, 2014

As the other reviews state, this is a gem. Nicolò was warm and generous, and incredibly helpful in all matters. We were there Christmas week and many things close, but Nicolò assisted us with reservations, checking on bus schedules, and other things. The rooms were so nice to relax in, and we felt we had a lovely place to spend...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed December 18, 2014

Location, comfort, hospitality, charm, history... this place has it all. I would definitely stay here again. I can't say enough about how kind and knowledgeable we found our host, Nicolo. From restaurant recommendations, to arranging for our transportation from the airport, to the incredible tour of his family's palace. This place is a gem. I mean, come on, who doesn't...

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Taitung, Taiwan
Reviewed November 16, 2014

As others have written, Conte Federico is a gem. Best value for money we have experienced anywhere on Italy. The tour, given by Nicolo was the best cultural experience we had in Palermo. It's more then just a room but an experience not to be missed.

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  • Free Parking
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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 

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: $86 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Palazzo Conte Federico Hotel Palermo
Palazzo Conte Federico Palermo, Sicily
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“appartments ideal for families.”
 of 5 bubbles sle1London, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“We only saw the Tower suite but it was beautiful. The bathroom has a tub with shower head. I am sure any of the 3 rooms would be an excellent choice.”
  • Kitchenette
  • Spiral staircase leading up to second bedroom
  • Main living room
  • Bathroom
  • Main bedroom
 of 5 bubbles finallyitaly, Feb 7, 2015 | Read review
“Tell Nicolò who is coming (I traveled with my two young adult children) and he'll pick the room that works best for your group.”
 of 5 bubbles jael99, Dec 28, 2014 | Read review
“Contact Nicolo by email and explain what you're looking for, and he will offer his very best to you to make your stay as wonderful as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles 557stellam, Jun 29, 2014 | Read review
“Ask Nicolo for a room with adequate hot water.”
 of 5 bubbles ambulist, Apr 19, 2013 | Read review
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