Butera28 apartments are located in Palermo in an 18th century palazzo overlooking the seafront, in the Kalsa quarter, the heart of the historic centre of the city.
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 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.
Behind the palazzo, the city stretches to the famous Conca d'Oro, surrounded by imposing mountains, with its gardens, orange groves and sub-tropical vegetation all bathed in brilliant sunshine.
In each beautifully appointed 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, satellite TV and DVD player, free Internet access, weekly cleaning service. Guests at Butera28 benefit from our special rates agreement with a local taxi company for airport transfers.