il Palchetto is situated in the Capo, an ancient neighbourhood in the old town centre of Palermo, particularly renowned for its homonymous market whose intricate labyrinth of lanes has maintained the characteristics of a middle-eastern suk. Set into this folkloristic context, amid the Palermitan dialectic cries (abbanniare) of the stall holders, you can spot numerous facades of Baroque churches. Within this lively market merge buildings of great architectural beauty, many of which have wonderfully ornate balustrades testify to the florid local craftmanship in wrought iron. It is in this maze of lanes, enhanced by numerous works of street art, that a small curiosity can be found: the workshop of signor Gulino, a talented craftsman of Sicilian puppets. The entire area is dominated by the Massimo Theatre, set in one of the four main quarters of the old historic centre of the city, providing an advantageous location from which to start exploring Palermo.


  • Massimo Theatre 180 m
  • Politeama Theatre 450 m
  • The Market of Vucciria 500 m
  • Quattro Canti 500 m
  • Piazza Pretoria 600 m
  • The Cathedral of Palermo 650 m
  • Politeama Theatre 900 m
  • The Market of Ballarò 1 km
  • The Palatine Chapel 1.2 km
  • The Royal Palace of Palermo 1.2 km



From Palermo airport, every 30 minutes, a Prestia e Comandè coach leaves. The closest stop to il Palchetto is in front of n.265 in via Roma, called “Vucciria”. From here, the B&B is just 5 minutes away, walk up via Bandiera and then along via Sant’Agostino.

dalla stazione centrale

From the Palermo central railway station, you can either choose to have a 15 - 18 minute walk to il Palchetto, or take the 101 or 102 bus, getting off at the “Roma-San Domenico” stop in via Roma. From here, the B&B is just 5 minutes away, walk up via Bandiera and then along via Sant’Agostino.


Coming out from the port, turn left and go along, for just a short distance, via Francesco Crispi to Piazza XIII Vittime. Once you reach the round-about, turn right into via Cavour and continue straight on until you reach Piazza Verdi, the square where there is the Massimo Theatre. Here, with the Massimo Theatre in front of you, walk around the left-hand perimeter of the theatre and take the second turning on your left into via Gaetano Donizetti.