Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino

Bed & Breakfast
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Immerse yourself in history, art, culture and extremely elegant breakfasts at this fascinating hybrid of modern glass and ancient palace


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The Experience

A very beautiful 16th-century house with some stunning stuccos and frescoes in the historical centre of Palermo, a World Heritage Site and a short wander to the Quattro Canti. Breakfast is at one table with your hosts and other guests – Simona bakes cakes and biscuits using old family recipes, makes jams and marmalades, gives you freshly-squeezed Sicilian oranges and local meats and cheeses.

Bedrooms and suites are on the first and second floors and there are two self-catering apartments above. All combine antique furniture and pictures with deeply comfortable mattresses and crisp linen, spacious bathrooms, your own seating area with sofas, magazines and the means to make tea. One has a balcony and another a terrace.

A one-minute walk will take you to a good restaurant for dinner, La Locanda del Gusto and a super view of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, or the less pricey Bisso – a bistro serving traditional food and local wines.

Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Discovering more about the history of the house and the Arone family
  • Being in the very heart of the old part of the city
  • Breakfast is quite an occasion, not to be rushed but savoured, with good conversation
Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino - Gallery

You should know

  • It's not for the less than mobile - one set of stairs to get to the bedrooms and another to get to the main floor for breakfast
  • There are no cars allowed in the centre - best to get a taxi which will take you down the narrow alleys behind the house


  • 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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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included.


Nightly price
from €180
4 Doubles
From €180
2 Suites for 2
From €280
2 Family rooms for 4
From €200



The breakfast is served in a beautiful dining room and honestly was the best breakfast we had in Italy. Everything is freshly baked, fresh fruit, eggs, etc and served on china plates and teacups, presented on silver platters with silver cutlery making it far less B&B and much more Palazzo. The cakes and homemade biscuits were truly delicious! Thank for taking such good care of us, recommending a fabulous restaurant and booking it for us. Make sure that you do a tour of the palazzo as it is locked up it is staggeringly beautiful and fascinating to learn a little of the history of the Family

Anastasia, London

great central location in the old town, lots of character. Well proportioned, good space


To stay here is like to dive into Palermo's most intimate history. To stay here is a mix between travelling with a time machine, living inside a museum, and being welcomed by my hosts as if you were part of their family. Breakfast was a treat for the eyes, the nose and mouth, but so was the tour of the house with stories from the past !

Luna, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There's a buzz outside - tourists and locals mingle in the main road which is lined with old bookshops, souvenir shops and cafés. You can walk in minutes to the palace, cathedral, the four corners, Piazza Pretoria for a glorious fountain and the historical market. You're also near to opera, the archaeological museum and the Piazza Marina with its tropical Magnolia trees and Sunday flea market.

Local points of interest from Simona & Bernardo Arone

  • Arone di Valentino Palace is situated in the historical centre of Palermo, within the Arab Norman UNESCO World Heritage Site and a short walk from the famous Quattro Canti. It is the perfect place to stay for anyone who wants the comfort of a luxury hotel
  • The rooms and suites of Arone di Valentino Palace are like a journey into the past, with the comfort and convenience of the present. The house offers the opportunity to organize cooking lessons, dinners and small sophisticated gala events.
  • Palazzo Arone is located in a perfect position in the city centre. The Palazzo Reale, the Cathedral, the Teatro Massimo, Piazza Pretoria as well as the ancient Arabian markets Ballarò and Capo are just a few steps away
  • Valentino Palace is an old aristocratic residence, built in 1555 by Don Gilberto Bologni, Marquis of Marineo, who was a major player in the Sicilian political scene.In 1874, the Palace was bought by Giuseppe Arone, who passed it on to his grandson/nephew.
  • Francesco Arone married Lady Marianna Lanza Filangeri of the Princes of Mirto. Today the Palace belongs to their heirs Bernardo and Simona Arone di Valentino, who have always lived here and maintain it, together with their children.


Simona & Bernardo Arone

Simona and Bernardo belong to an ancient Sicilian aristocratic family. They live in the building along with their three grown-up children and they open up their house to guests to renew the tradition of 'living together' with enlarged family, friends and guests. You are looked after by a charming housekeeper and butler but you will meet one or other of the family at breakfast or to have a tour.