Palazzo Conte Federico, Palermo

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A Palermo landmark and a supremely luxurious residence, Palazzo Conte Federico provides insight into life as a European aristocrat. The Hohenstaufen-descended count or his multi-talented wife will take you on a tour of their home (also a bed and breakfast), where you can glimpse fine decorations from around the world. Inspect a wealth of interesting artifacts, including antique armchairs, religious frescoes, and suits of armor. If you're lucky, the Countess may even treat you to a performance in the concert hall, where the impressive piano was once used by Wagner. Add Palazzo Conte Federico and other attractions to your Palermo trip itinerary using our Palermo road trip planning site .
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  • The Palazzo Conte Frederico is a historical Palace in privately owned, built on the former city wall. The rooms are filled with antique furniture, weapons, cars and many other original exhibits. The unique history of this place perfectly summarizes the different cultures of the city. The guide is possible as far as I know in the national language as well as German, Spanish and Portuguese. The occupants of this personally through the premises. As a result, that each guide is absolutely individual. A place which is worth a visit in any case!
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  • パレルモの最も古い歴史建造物の一つ。 壮大で美しい宮殿には、シチリアの重要な画家のフレスコ画や彫刻、様々な建築様式を見ることができます。 伯爵をはじめフェデリコ家のご家族自らガイドされ、情熱をもって説明して下さいました。 説明は分かり易く、ガイドなしで見学するよりずっと意義あるものでした。 温かいフェデリコ家の出迎えにとても美しい宮殿、パレルモを訪れるなら是非とも足を運んでいただきたい。 お勧めです! very beautiful palace in the heart of Palermo, transmitted from generation to generation. The owners, the CONTE FEDERICO family are very involved in the conservation of their heritage that they visit themselves. Very nice visit commented in Italian, English, French. See absolutely! Very beautiful palace in the heart of Palermo transmitted from generations to generations. CONTE FEDERICO family are very involved in the conservation of palace that they guide themselves. The front desk is friendly commented tour in Italian, English, French. I recommend you to visit absolutely!
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  • The visit is made by the owner, the descendant of Frederick County. The Palace is superb, well restored, and the stories are exciting. Do not miss.
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  • We were two foreigners in a group of 9Italians and so maybe it could not be helped that the explanation provided in English was only 1/20th of the total time I had to spend waiting there (waiting for the longggg Italian explanations to be done). Would have felt better without a guide at all.
  • The greatest palace in Palermo with very interesting history. The guide was very kind. It was really worth to visit this place. 5/5
  • Alessandro and Alwine will give you a unique opportunity to travel back in time and discover the beauties of the only tower left standing of the ancient 12th century city wall. They are both outstanding hosts, and will make you visit unforgettable unfolding stories about the Palace, the history of the city and taking you through the countless rooms boasting historical furniture, paintings and sculptures beautifully coming together throughout their maison. Alessandro entertained us with insightful comments about the history of Italy and how the country was united, while Alwine told us about her wonderful experiences across the globe, and we were delighted to find out we shared a lot of common ground and views on both topics. All of this made our visit genuine, truly remarkable and unforgettable. If you are in Palermo, even just for one day, take 30 minutes to drop by. You won't regret it.
  • Nice place, nice staff. Very interesting
  • Outstanding place discovered on the visit, very kind and generous welcome by the family themselves and the house if full of surprises mixing old and modern. For those keen about vintage cars, go and have a look, talk to the conte himself as well.

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