Right on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main and oldest street in Palermo, your palazzo in just one in a riot of baroque churches and palaces on this venerable thoroughfare. Rooms retain a palatial air but they’re not showing off about it – cool sophistication is the name of the game, and the bathrooms are lovely.
A generous spread of organic local goodies greets you in the sunlit breakfast room. There’s also a small café on the ground floor with tables on the pavement, which serves Sicilian specialities with a modern twist.
Several rooms have sunny balconies where you can sip a local aperitif from the minibar before launching your adventures. The reception desk is open 24 hours, with friendly young staff on hand to help – they can even arrange guided walking tours around the city.