Palazzo Speciale

The everlasting charm of antiquity

For over 300 years, Palazzo Speciale has stood in the ancient district, once populated by princes and fishermen. Here, in the heart of the old city, picturesque folk customs, miraculously surviving the change of times, coexist with contemporary attractions and services: trendy clubs, festivals and art centers, museums and exhibition spaces, subway and hi-tech parking lots. This is how Palazzo Speciale is, now as then, located in a strategic position: a few steps from Piazza Duomo, the famous fish market, Castello Ursino, from Piazza Borsellino-Alcalà,the main bus stop for buses that connect the city to the airport.

 Protected by the ancient walls of the building, which keep away the city noises from outside, the B& B in Catania is located in the inner part of the eighteenth-century building, so as to guarantee guests absolute tranquility. The atmosphere inside the B&B is the one you breathe in your family or in a friend’s house: carefree cultured, informally elegant,and with the same warmth with which you receive your loved ones, you will be welcomed by the members of the Speciale family who live on the noble floors of the building. If the period finishes and furnishings, harmoniously accompanied by modern comforts, are enough to give dream suggestions to your Sicilian stay, the attentions and travel advice of the Speciale Family will make you discover every single curious aspect that animates the city and, even, the heart of the Sicilians.

A discovery that will begin with breakfast: the buffet, prepared according to family tradition, will involve guests in tasting the typical flavors of the area. Breakfast, made up of local and seasonal gastronomic specialties, which will be served in the room with a balcony that becomes, at other times of the day, the relaxation area equipped with books, Wi-Fi and printer for free use. This is the place where you can chat and get to know each other, but it is not the only common environment.

On the occasion of special public celebrations, like those that Catania tribute to Sant’Agata every year, the family will invite guests to the terrace to attend the sacred and pyrotechnic shows, while sipping an aperitif. Outside the B& B Palazzo Speciale, there is the town of Etna ready to reveal its attractions to travelers: the architecture, history, art, and nightlife that animates the surrounding streets every evening.

Sicilia Panorama

Discover the Sicily you like

In September the curtain opens on a new way of holidaying in Sicily: tailor-made for holidays with children and to be spent relaxing with your four-legged friend. At Palazzo Speciale you will find spacious and safe family rooms, to meet your needs and those of your little ones, whatever their age group. We have also thought of your pet to guarantee you the best quality/price ratio: pet rooms - equipped with all the comforts - and dedicated services. 


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