About Palazzo Cardinale
Palazzo Cardinale is nestled among spectacular parkland on the edge of Palermo, on the road to Monreale. Its garden is one of the most important in Sicily; wandering its paths you’ll pass into another world, a place of complete tranquillity, full of citrus orchards, century-old trees and botanical species from around the world.
Peeping through the lush greenery is the resplendent 16th-century palazzo, its opulence timeless, its presence inviting. Outside, two magnificent terraces offer both sunny and shady spots on which to sit and soak up the serenity of the gardens; close by the pool is encompassed by tropical foliage.
You’ll follow in the footsteps of many illustrious guests as you pass through the doors – Jacqueline Kennedy, King Ferdinand IV and Queen Caroline and Richard Wagner, who composed part of his Parsifal in the Music Room, to name a few. In the reception rooms, 18th-century frescoes bring a classical, romantic atmosphere, their liveliness the counterbalance to the serenity of the garden, while impressive tile-work brings a cool, rustic edge. Four spacious bedrooms, each distinctively themed, boast en-suite bathrooms. Palazzo Cardinale is fully staffed with a concierge, butler and a chef who will prepare all meals.