It is the main urban center of Sicily and of insular Italy and also the fifth Italian town by population.
It extends to the northwest along the homonymous gulf in the Tyrrhenian Sea and lies on the Conca D’Oro plain, completely surrounded by natural walls: the mountains of Palermo.
The city is known for its history, its architecture and culinary traditions that have crossed and marked millenniums. That’s why, over time, Palermo became the natural synthesis of different cultures.
Established as a city-port by the Phoenicians around 734 BC, it has always been a trading and cultural junction between the West and the East, so the most strategic place in the center of the Mediterranean.
After the Carthaginians, the ancient Greeks, the Romans and, for more than a thousand years, the Byzantines populations, it became a stronghold of the Emirate of Sicily under the domination of the Arabs.
The top of its splendour came with the sovereignty of the Norman Kings, becoming capital of the Kingdom of Sicily from the 1130 until 1816.
Other peoples and different states conquered or lived the city, as the Swabians, Aragoneses, Albanians, French, Spanish, English, which gave Palermo its European identity and a profile of the city open to trade and custodian of inimitable trends and styles.
Palermo still has a stunning beauty artistic and architectural heritage: from the remains of the Punic walls to the villas in art nouveau style, from the residences and worships places of Byzantine and Arab-Norman style, to gothic cathedrals and barouque churches, neoclassical theatres to rationalist palace.
Palermo is therefore the main city of the Euro-Mediterranean region and is now one of the top tourist destinations of the South of Italy and Europe, as well as between the busiest cruise ships’ goals.
The largest number of monuments in the city is spread in the town center; other are distributed throughout the territory of Palermo: historic villas, watch towers, rock drawings and ancient churches or palaces. The Norman residences, the cathedrals and other churches along the Arab-Norman route of Monreale and Cefalù have been nominated for inclusion in the UNESCO list of word heritage sites; various buildings, however, are already recognized and protected as national monuments.
For business or leisure, Palermo is downstairs.
In Piazza Don Luigi Sturzo 4, born Home Office, at the third floor of a modern building.
In the heart of Palermo, in the most famous and elegant shopping area, in the monuments and business district and the artistic area. In this unique historical city, behind the Politeama Theatre, you will find our B&B with a service dedicated to professionals, a perfect synthesis of design and functionality for the needs of business and pleasure stay.
All rooms open onto the city thanks to large windows and balconies that offer incomparable views: the characteristic roofs of Borgo Vecchio, the harbour area with prestigious shipyards and its seashore, the magnificence of the Politeama Theatre and Piazza Castelnuovo, adorned with a suggestive palm garden.
The Home Office B&B is accredited to the AAPIT (provincial agency for the increase of tourism in Palermo), which issued him three stars, maximum rating for B&B in Italy.
Created to meet the business needs of our guests, the B&B Home Office is made up of a suite with private bathroom and office room and a standard room with bathroom for exclusive use, while the public areas include a kitchenette and a living area. Our guests will enjoy a meeting room and office services like Wi-Fi internet, fax, print and copy, private mail and fiscal service.
A focus is aimed at tourists who decide to stay in Palermo to explore the beauty of Sicily. In fact, it needs just a few steps to walk to most of the monuments and attractions of the city. Below the house you will find the terminus of the buses that will take you in the popular seaside village of Mondello, in the historic center of Monreale, or in any other major sicilian places.
– alarm system – supermarket 50 metres
– air-conditioned rooms – bus stop 10 metres
– private bathroom – car or scooter rent 50 metres
– hairdryer – shuttle service to/from airport or port (on request)
– daily cleaning
– change bed linen/towels every three days
– city tours organization with a guide
– led television in room
– free Wi-Fi
– office services
– agreement with secure parking
– agreement with typical Sicilian restaurants
– agreement with beauty center & massage
Piazza Don Luigi Sturzo, 4
90139 Palermo, Italia