At a few minutes walk from the railway Station and the Ancient Harbour, in the most exciting quarter of Palermo’s old town, between Piazza Kalsa and the Vucciria historical market, tucked away at the back of a private palazzo, is a cosy bed and breakfast, the house of Luna Figurelli, a born and bred Palermitana art historian.
Our love for hospitality must be some kind of unwritten family tradition… my grandfather, the Prince of Sciara and Castelreale, used to invite travellers to stay in his manor house in Raffadali. My mum hosted groups of teenager friends of my brother Emiliano and I every summer in the little country house we used to rent in Gibilmanna. Without even noticing, I have continued to do the same without interruption…
Palazzo Lungarini is among the most beautiful buidings in Palermo. It stands out for its superb façade. Yet, if one has the chance to get inside, they feel as if the time had stopped, and they could even sense the atmosphere of its former glory.
The palazzo was built in the 16th c. on top of Medieval remains. Its Baroque façade (18th c.) by Andrea Palma, further reveals precious Cinquecento fragments uncovered by the bombing of the II World War and highlighted by the recent restoration.
PALAZZO LUNGARINI IS AT EASY WALKING DISTANCE TO ALL MAIN ATTRACTIONS