Il Giardino di Ballarò

Bed & Breakfast

Classy but quirky, rustic but refined… a warm, creative, oh-so-special B&B in Palermo’s ancient heart


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In a city awash with grand palazzi and baroque churches are the renovated stables of the Palazzo di Federico. Annalisa’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 Annalisa’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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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 €85
6 Doubles
From €85


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