The palazzo was built atop the 16th century Spanish city walls between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century. In 1849 it became the property of Giulio Fabrizio Tomasi di Lampedusa, the Prince astronomer who would become the model for the main character in The Leopard. This world-famous novel was written by the Prince's great-grandson, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The palazzo was the author's last home until his death in 1957, and is now the home of his adoptive son who has lovingly restored it to its former splendour.
The palazzo home faces the wonderful bay of Palermo. It is within walking distance of the most important artistic and tourist attractions, celebrated churches, museums, theatres, colourful market-places, the enchanting Botanical Gardens.
In each beautifully appointed serviced apartment, guests will find maps and guide books and useful information about where to eat and shop. Restaurants, trattorias, supermarkets and food stores are nearby. Each apartment includes air conditioning, central heating, antique furniture, fully equipped kitchen, TV, free Internet access, weekly cleaning service. Guests at Butera28 benefit from our special rates agreement with a local taxi company for airport transfers as well as with a car hire company.