Palazzo Ajutamicristo

Bed & Breakfast

At the heart of fascinating Palermo, splendid aristocratic hosts welcome you to their historic family mansion filled with heirlooms


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Palermo! Layers of history lie displayed at every turn, telling centuries of stories. Round any corner you’ll meet a jaw-dropping experience, a mosaic-lined church, a tree, a fine old façade contrasting with a gritty street scene. And Palermo, Italy’s City of Culture 2018, is renovating like mad. For a full immersion in this dazzling city, stay here at the heart of the historic centre, sheltered from the hubbub by high walls and leafy terraces. The Baron and Baroness Calefati are splendid and knowledgeable hosts. After major restoration of the family mansion, dating from 1500, they have swung open the doors for events, visits, dinners – and a handful of guests. High aristocratic ceilings with frescoes and mouldings, endless salons full of original architecture, period furnishings, ancestors and bold colours, contrast with the homelier, cosier bedrooms where you too will find antiques – and charming old-fashioned bathrooms. Delicious breakfasts are on family heirlooms on the beautifully-arcaded veranda. Then off into the photographer’s paradise of Palermo’s daily life.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Banquets and dinner available upon request. Restaurants walking distance.


Nightly price
from €130
Singles €100. Extra bed for children available at no charge.
1 Double
From €130
1 Family room for 2
From €130


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from

  • Quattro Canti and Piazza Pretoria, the very heart of the historical city is only 10 minutes' walk away.
  • Martorana and San Cataldo: the two unique Oriental churches from middle age lie aside with their centuries of treasures.
  • Cattedrale: history, culture, tradition and faith in monumental stonework.
  • Palazzo dei Normanni: the most ancient royal palace in Europe, endowed with the precious Cappella Palatina.
  • Teatro Massimo: neoclassic blends with liberty design in the third opera house in Europe.
  • Monreale and Mondello: the outskirts of Palermo provide gorgeous views, breathtaking mosaics and lively beaches.