Il Giardino di Ballarò

Bed & Breakfast
+39 0912 12215
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Classy but quirky, rustic but refined… a warm, creative, oh-so-special B&B in Palermo’s ancient heart


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In a city awash with grand palazzi and baroque churches are the renovated stables of the Palazzo di Federico. Annalise’s and her daughter’s passion for decoration shows in every detail and the artsy atmosphere they have created is a joy for eyes and soul; as are the paintings created by Annalise’s husband, a doctor with a great gift for art. The building stands on a narrow street in the heart of ancient Ballarò, close to Palermo’s oldest market and two steps from Palermo’s cathedral. The noise from this lively street is a reality for the rooms at the front; however, most face the back and all are protected by double glazed windows, or skylights for those on the top floor. This family’s home is yours to enjoy, from the roaring fire in low season (recommended!) to the courtyard garden where outstanding breakfasts are served  (fruits, warm cassata, freshly baked desserts) among citrus trees and palms: it is the dreamiest B&B. Visit the Botanical Gardens where everything blooms, or Sunday’s vintage market at the Marina. With its Arab-Norman-Byzantine heritage, the history of the city is fascinating.


  • 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

Check in
Between 12:30am-8pm; in case of late check-in please contact us in advance
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €99
7 Doubles
From €99



Absolutely stunning. An oasis of calm in the middle of the wonderful chaos of Palermo. Aurora and family offer the perfect location for everything, and in walking distance to the railway station. Mainline trains around the coast are great, and recommended. Otherwise local public transport is lacking, but our hosts were really helpful with suggestions on how to travel and they went to great lengths to help us with getting to different sites. The beautiful calm of the entrance, the comfortable and stylish room and lovely breakfast space outside all made for a perfect stay. Highly recommended!

Pippa, Briancon

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Annalise Correnti

  • The B&B is located in one of the oldest and most typical neighbourhoods of Palermo: “ Ballarò” . The historic market is just a few minutes away, famous for its colours and sounds that evoke the magical atmosphere of the Arabic souks.
  • Two of the most beautiful churches in Palermo are just a 5-minute walk: Church of Gesù, known also as Casa Professa, and Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti .
  • The street that leads to the B&B is adjacent to the Arab Norman path, UNESCO heritage site. From here you can walk to the main attractions: the Palazzo dei Normanni, Palatina Chapel, the Cathedral and the Church of the Martorana.
  • Quattro Canti, the heart of Palermo’s historic centre, is only 10 minutes away by foot. Nearby you will discover the Piazza Vetoria, known for the so-called ‘Fountain of Shame’, the Church of San Cataldo and Piazza Bellini.
  • The central station is only a 15-minute walk from the B&B. For more information don’t hesitate to get in touch: our staff are always happy to help!
  • There are many restaurants in the area, with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, open every day both at lunch and dinner. The owner and staff are happy to advise on the must-have specialities and help you book a table!