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Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
Sicilian Journeys, Selected Properties
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Be The Guest

Hospitality is a gift, a quality that only some people have. We selected a few places, experiences and above all hosts who aim to share their culture, their food, their passion with discerning travelers

The concept Be The Guest is the access key to a deeper insight into Sicilian culture and local life.

You choose the style of the experience….

casual or the most exclusive one,  either you are the guest in a refined historical villa in Palermo or in a basic yet chic B&B in a historical dwelling, either you are invited to join a family-style cooking class or step into a private home for a refined home-dining experience, either you visit a small private museum or go on board the boat of a fisherman, or finally experience the rhythm of the countryside being the guest of a Sicilian family producing top wines

… we assure you the authentic experience

How we selected your hosts ? Firsthand !

Be the Guest Experiences

SLEEP

SLEEP

Wake up in the most exclusive residence in Palermo. Once out of your stunning suite pass through the huge frescoed salon, look out from the main drawing room over the flourishing garden and enjoy breakfast on the majolica-tiled terrace. This is a historic place and a family home in one. Be a guest as Jacqueline Kennedy, Kind Ferdinand IV, Bismarck or Wagner did. Wander the Victorian garden, dip in the stunning pool or linger by the billiard hall and the charming library, but if you are really determined to go out our knowledgeable guide will unveil you why Palermo is so charming and enigmatic.
EAT & DRINK

EAT & DRINK

A SOPHISTICATED DINING EXPERIENCE Step into a private home for a superb Sicilian dinner. Anna, a law teacher and a passionate great cook will invite you into her kitchen and host you in her charming home in Palermo’s old town. This is a gastronomic journey communicating Sicilian history and lifestyle through every dish. In the cozy atmosphere of this private home you will learn about local wines, taste delicious Sicilian cuisine and chat with your hosts. It will be a feast for the eyes too, from the brightly red prawns from Marsala, and the green pistachio dressing the tuna, till the baroque cassata (ricotta-cheese cake) as ornately decorated as a bride!
SIGHTS

SIGHTS

Take a peek at a private collection. 2300 tiles make of course the largest private collection of Italian majolica tiles and tell the story of five centuries of exquisite craftsmanship. Tile covered walls display hand painted tiles in an endless range of designs, from floral to geometric, mythical figures to rural scenes. The tiles have been collected over more than 30 years from every conceivable source: from rubbish tips to street markets and auction houses
SLEEP

SLEEP

Casual, chic, authentic, sophisticated and tastefully restored apartments within a 18th palazzo in the very heart of Palermo’s historic centre. Be the guest of the adopted son of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa who wrote Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) the celebrated book about the decline of the Sicilian aristocracy, and his wife. One more suggestion: usually travellers exploring Sicilian markets regret they cannot buy that wonderful swordfish and those sweet tomatoes but you have a well equipped kitchen in your apartment so no pretext! try your hands at Sicilian recipes and if you have any doubt just ask to your host, she is a great cook!
EAT & DRINK

EAT & DRINK

DON'T CALL IT WINERY LUNCH “…our family has always devoted itself to providing hospitality: not as a job, but as a way of being and becoming.” We hardly can find the appropriate words to picture such an inspiring place. This is the chance to taste some of the finest Sicilian wines and experience the authentic and effortless elegance of a special country home. Meet and chat with your hosts, wine producers for generations, while sitting in the big dining room, cook Mary had already prepared your superb lunch and Corrado had matched the wines. This is the most exclusive experience of wine, lifestyle and Sicilian tradition, and the memory to bring home.
SLEEP

SLEEP

A unique chance to sleep in one of the most precious and oldest private historic dwellings in Palermo and be the guest of a Sicilian noble family. Your charming hosts will share their suggestions and their personal list of not-be-missed places and experiences in Palermo.