Luxury hotel holiday Palazzo Brunaccini Palermo

Palazzo Brunaccini is a 4-star boutique hotel in Palermo's old town, located near the ancient Ballaro food market. The hotel is housed in an historic town mansion, and now has 18 rooms, some with 4-poster beds, others with patios and antique furniture. The public rooms display local contemporary works of art and fabrics, alongside Sicilian antiques. The owner of the hotel is also the chef and the restaurant offers traditional Sicilian recipes and cooking courses are held.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Catania
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Brunaccini, Palermo

Palazzo Brunaccini is a hotel of historical interest in an excellent central location. Offering traditional and elegant comfort alongside gourmet dining and renowned cooking classes, it is an excellent spot to recuperate after enjoying the delights of Palermo.

Facts in brief

Location In the centre of Palermo

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Palermo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Palermo Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Babysitting, Cooking Classes, Guided Tours and Wine Tasting are available at a charge, 24-hour Reception, Garage and Disabled Access.

Sports nearby

Water Sports, Cycling, Sailing.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 3 nights

From about

£750 low season

Holiday Code EXH1792

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Brunaccini, Palermo

Founded in 1714, the four star Palazzo Brunaccini is situated in the heart of the old town of Palermo. The hotel takes its name from the Princess Lucrezia Brunaccini, the former 18th century occupant of the building. The hotel's careful restoration and addition of modern furnishings have established a pervading, charming elegance, whilst the collection of art and antiques adds a refined ambience, as well as cultural interest, to communal areas. The hotel's 18 rooms and suites are decorated in neutral tones. Exposed beams, antique furniture, and the four poster beds offered in some categories, enhance the romantic palatial feel of the hotel. The restaurant places chief importance on local cuisine, and the chef himself specifically selects the local cheeses and wines that would best accompany the menu. The ancient Ballaro market lies close to the hotel, providing guests with a plethora of artisan and local produce to indulge in. This is also where the hotel cookery tours begin. Wine tasting is available at the hotel, setting the delicious local wines beside traditional Sicilian cured meats and cheeses. The hotel's interesting past and its central location in Palermo's old town creates a wonderful historic ambience, whilst contemporary touches add a feeling of utmost comfort.

Room descriptions

Palazzo Brunaccini has 18 rooms and suites with bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, safe, mini-bar, TV and WiFi.

Standard Room
Superior Room
Deluxe Room with jacuzzi
Junior Suite features high quality sofa bed for adapting into triple or family rooms
Suite features high quality sofa bed for adapting into triple or family rooms

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 3 nights

From about

£750 low season

Holiday Code EXH1792

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Brunaccini, Palermo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Palazzo Brunaccini in Palermo, our clients usually fly to Palermo airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. If you are staying here as part of a touring holiday of Sicily, we recommend that you collect your hire-car at the end of your stay in Palermo, either from a city centre location or the airport.

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 2 are provided with a complimentary cot. Children between 2 and 4 years stay free if sharing a bed with their parents.

Special offers

7 nights for the price of 6 offer 2020 Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 in 2020 on our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

10% early booking offer 2020 Book 90 days or more in advance of arrival in 2020 and receive a 10% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

10% longer stay offer 2020 Book 3 nights or more in 2020 and receive a 10% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 3 nights

From about

£750 low season

Holiday Code EXH1792

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Brunaccini, Palermo

About Sicily

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Sicily allows visitors to discover a unique and captivating island. The rich tapestry of Mediterranean history can be witnessed on the southerly island of Sicily, fascinating not only for its amazing blend of cultures including Greek, Arab, Byzantine and Norman and its architectural treasures which reflect these influences but also for its breath-taking scenery of coast, parched mountains and fertile groves of almonds, oranges, lemons and olives. The people are proud and independent, reserved but sincere and helpful. Traditions thrive to an extent that the atmosphere of Sicily is unrecognisable in the context of other parts of Italy further north. The towns and villages are contrasting with picture postcard scenes of mediaeval labyrinthine alleyways adorned by wrought-iron balconies and baskets of flowers or severe dilapidation punctuated by grand Baroque or austere Norman cathedrals and churches. Additionally, there are of course some of the most important sites of the ancient Greek world such as the temples at Agrigento, the theatre at Taormina and numerous relics at Siracusa, reputedly one of the most beautiful cities of the Greek world. High above the island looms Mount Etna, one of the largest volcanoes in the world and an awe-inspiring sight. Off the north coast of Sicily, the beautiful Aeolian Islands offer escape and remoteness, natural scenery and a startling light, a sleepy way of life and romantic isolation. A holiday in Sicily appeals for those who want typical rest and relaxation with cultural activities at hand, and for those who want to be more adventurous and experience more of this captivating island.

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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