I Mori di Porta Nuova

Bed & Breakfast
+39 380 5219215
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Restaurants, culture, street food and bustle are all a short walk – or cycle - from this family-run B&B in Palermo


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Loredana’s place has been beautifully restored with spacious bedrooms and a shared common room – you’ll find a welcome hamper filled with pastries and fruit, and bikes to borrow.

Breakfast is served at separate tables on the terrace (gorgeous in summer, heated in winter) with long views over the Porta Nuova, Royal Palace roof garden, cathedral dome and Monte Pellegrino. Fill up on Sicilian pastries, local cheeses and hams, eggs, yogurt and freshly-squeezed orange juice.

You’re in a pedestrianised area so walk or safely cycle to restaurants and downtown bars and cafes; La Galleria and I Cucci are good choices. Driver Francesco can collect you from the airport or take you to Monreale with a bit of notice.

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We think you'll love

  • The fantastic views
  • The central, but quiet, location
  • The friendly owners
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You should know

  • It's a 20 minute drive to the beach


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included. Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €80
Extra bed/sofabed available €10-€20 per person per night.
4 Suites for 2
From €100
3 Doubles
From €90
1 Single
From €80



Accommodation was spotless, bathroom facilities modern, noise level from the street barely audible. Around the corner, a wide range of take away food outlets (pizza, burgers, arancini). The real draw is the location: on the very edge of Palermo's pedestrianised city centre. The Norman Castle, the Cappella Palatina, and the Cathedral are within five minutes' walking distance.

Benedikt, London

The views are great, the owners charming, the staff caring. The building delightfully restored and the apartments furnished with taste. The beds are very comfy, the linen a real treat, and I loved the smell of the soap!

Luna, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The B&B is away from the noise but incredibly central; stunning Arab-Norman architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites are reachable on foot and a cafe selling arancini rice balls is just downstairs. A free bus leaves from outside the house - get to Monreale cathedral (a Sicilian treasure) in 30 minutes, the train station in 20. Visit historical market Piazza Caracciolo (a 15-minute walk) for fresh fish, fragrant spices and meats, and live music at night.

Local points of interest from Maddalena Viola

  • The b&b is located in front of the Royal Palace and the Cappella Palatina, at the beginning of the famous Arab-Norman route. The cathedral is 200 meters away, along with the famous Piazza Pretoria and the beautiful baroque churches.
  • Wake up and having the feeling of being able to touch from your private terraces or balcony the magnificent Porta Nuova, one of the most important monument of the city
  • Ballarò, Vucciria and Capo are the ancient markets that are only few minutes walk away from us
  • You can do your morning jogging in the amazing Villa Vittoria, located just outside of the b&b and known as on of the biggest palms garden of Europe
  • With our driver you can easily reach the beautiful beach of Mondello or visit the city of Cefalù, or Erice and Trapani with the Selinunte archaeological area (extra services)
  • We have our private parking for those coming by car. Once here, you don't need the car, all the area is pedestrian, touristic buses are just in front and you can easily explore the Unesco city center on foot (or by our bike!)


Maddalena Viola

Opening the B&B was a childhood dream for Maddalena who runs it with the help of her mother and father. They are all on hand to enthusiastically recommend restaurants and tours - they live a few minutes away from the hotel and take turns being around during the day.