Palazzo Conte Federico
Palazzo Conte Federico
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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, high painted ceilings of the 15th century, baroque ceiling frescoes by Vito D'Anna and Gaspare Serenario, various collections and original furniture. Since Count Federico's family, which can be followed back to the Hohenstaufen Emperor Friedrich II, has lived in this palace for centuries, the personal atmosphere makes a visit to this historical building a unique experience.
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  • advisorj
    404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Stop, Tricky to Find
    Great house tour with insights into the aristocratic life from an actual aristocrat. Unique experience. Came to the house from the Cathedral area and it was a little tricky until we saw signs for it. Allow time to get there as our taxi dropped us off pretty far away.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2023
  • CheshireDancingqueen
    Nantwich, United Kingdom1,022 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must when in Palermo
    This really is one if not the best tourist attraction we have visited. Although ‘tourist attraction’ doesn’t do it justice, the Palazzo is so much more. We were a small group guided around the house by one of the sons of Conte Federico, this was such a personal experience and allowed us a glimpse of their family home, rooms of which are still used today. We felt very privileged to be allowed to look at the family photos. The rooms are stunning, the ‘hobby’ rooms of his parents filled with pictures, medals, trophies and stories. There are steps up to the tower which houses the kitchen and entertainment room, such a spectacular space, it is worth the climb just to try to lift up one of saucepans! Maya the cat was also a star, barely lifting her head to acknowledge visitors however still receptive to a fuss and a little stroke as we passed by. This is not a museum, you are being taken around a home with a member of the family. We felt honoured to be there. An absolute must.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Ros0604
    London, United Kingdom292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A joy to visit
    This was a fascinating visit - really interesting history and building, filled with lovely things. Excellent tour. Wonderful that it is still a home, lived in and loved. Highly recommend this visit. Allow time to find it - fairly neat the cathedral but in the backstreets
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
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Jude_L0nd0n
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were shown the house by the Count’s son, Nic Federico. He was utterly charming and supremely gracious throughout our visit. His passion and pride in the house contagious as he explained the 400 year history of the Palazzo to us. The house is filled with stunningly beautiful architecture, furnishings and objet d’art, all with fascinating stories attached. The tour is an hour and could easily take many more if he were to elaborate on all of these details! The hour flew by and we were left with an impression of the weight of tradition and insight into Sicilian history we couldn’t have gleaned in any other way so I am so glad we visited this amazing Palazzo! 100% recommend.
Written 12 April 2024
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DBS5687
Atlanta, GA242 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Friends
The Countess gave a very personal tour of her family’s home - dates from the 16th century. Funny with great insights. Beautiful home exhibits the history of Polermo. Definitely a great stop.
Written 7 April 2024
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deanne r
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I have been travelling around Europe for many years visiting a number of historical palaces, houses and castles. I have to say that this was one of the best, most colourful and interesting visits. It was a house lived by the same family for hundreds of years and the present owner himself showed us the beautiful house and shared parts of the family's amazing very personal stories.
This is number one place to visit if you are interested in history.
Written 24 March 2024
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NataliaD D
Cambridge, UK296 contributions
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Amazing experience! Would really recommend it if you are in Palermo. Only about an hour and a half tour but the palace is beautiful and a guide is an actual member of the family. It's so interesting to listen to his stories about the history of the palace, his family and traditions... Very good tour, don't miss it!
Written 18 March 2024
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IoaRich
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Palazzo Conte Federico is a must, if you are in Palermo. The guide is Conte Federico himself, he is fluent in English, Dutch, French...he's a character.
His house is beautiful, I really recommend this place.
Written 15 February 2024
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Gwendolyn L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love that the tour was given by a member of the immediate family - that made it so much more personal and special! Especially loved the amazing Sicilian tile floors and beautiful Murano chandeliers. My husband loved the racing stories and memorabilia!
Written 9 February 2024
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Merritt C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We highly recommend a visit and the amazing tour given by one of the family owners of this amazing property. The residence is very interesting and attractive, and along with the guide, gives insight to some fascinating history of the area and its people.
Written 1 January 2024
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Jeremy
London, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were met by one of the two sons and given a tour of their home that has been in their family for nearly 700 years. It is or was a palace as well as a home. Great tour with plenty of of information, genuine knowledge and history made it seem more personal. Would definately recommend
Written 31 December 2023
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The Palzazzo is guided tours only, done by the son of the current Count. Not only that the the house decor is interesting, the Palazzo has notable significance in the history of Palermo and Italy itself, as it was built as a part of the historic city wall.
Written 23 December 2023
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Andreas W
Kolbotn3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed it. Beforehand I knew nothing and liked it that one of the family held the tour. The guide spoke really good english and switched effortless between Italian and english
Written 16 December 2023
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