The building of sixteenth-century origin, as testified by the elegant portal with archivolt that leans out on via del Bosco, was born as dwelling of Paolo Caggio, who founded here the Accademia dei solitari (Academy of the solitary ones).
The original plant was subsequently restructured in the mid of eighteen-century under the project of the architect Giovanni Filingeri, brother of that Pietro's Filingeri brother prince of Santa Flavia, governor of the Nobile Compagnia dei Bianchi (Noble Company of the White ones) and founder and protector of the accademia del Buon gusto (academy of the Good taste), one of the most known academies in Palermo, that saw the light among really boundaries.
When at the beginning of last century the ownership of the building passed to Gravinas, princes of Montevago, it was built the monumental prospectus on via Maqueda, unmistakable for the great coat of arms with the eagle of house Gravina that towers on the balcony of honour.
The B&B has two suites:
Ramacca Suite, of around 70 m.q. preserves the traditional chest ceiling of the '500 carefully restored.
The suite, with wide windows look on the inside courtyard, is made up of a double bedroom, a single bed-room, a living-room with kitchen and a bath-room with shower.
The suite is endowed with refrigerator, gas oven, television, and conditioners.
The Montevago suite of 120mq&120mq of balcony, luxuriously furnished, preserves the traditional chest ceiling of the '500 carefully restored.
It is made up of living room, study, lunchroom, two bedrooms, kitchen, two bathrooms with shower, one of which with access from the balcony and a great balcony endowed with kitchen.
The suite is endowed with refrigerator, gas oven, television, safety cassette, and conditioners.
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This page was last updated: 01 November 2010