Palazzo Conte Federico
Palermo is a very intimate and secret city, hiding many of its beauties. Walking in the historic centre full of contrasts, you come across beautiful squares and opulent restored buildings and in other very decadent and crumbling ones.
To fully understand what the beautiful mansions only suggest with their facades one must enter them.
You will be received by the owners, children of the ‘Leopards’, aristocrats and modern entrepreneurs at the same time.
Palazzo Conte Federico is one of the oldest buildings in Palermo, 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.
Count Federico's family, which can be followed back to the Staufen Emperor Friedrich II, has been living in this palace for centuries.
Count and Countess Federico will receive their guests personally
sec. XII - Palermo
Private visit for groups minimum 12 people
private transfers on request
Period: all year round - reservation is required
Duration: 1 hour around
Quote: on request
Including: visit of the Palazzo received by the owners and drink
We can arrange Gala Evenings with visit of the Palace, Apéritif in the torch-lit Arabic-Norman tower; Candlelight dinner and concert in the Baroque dance-hall.
For groups of at least 15 persons we can arrange guided tour through the palace and candlelight dinner in the medieval tower with typical Sicilian specialities prepared in the old kitchen.
The old kitchen is available aslo for special cooking classes followed by dinner or lunch in the torch-lit medieval tower.
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