Albergo Athenaeum enjoys a strategic location in front of the University of Palermo campus and is close to both the Catania-Messina motorway exit and the town of Monreale. It is therefore a convenient solution for professors, researchers and doctors who are looking for a hotel near the university in order to easily reach the campus on foot for conferences, seminars, master’s programmes and workshops.

A few minutes’ walk from Albergo Athenaeum is Piazza Indipendenza (Independence Square), where the Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans) – the seat of the Sicilian Regional government – is located. The Palace is also the site of the historic and internationally renowned Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), home to major temporary exhibitions of ancient and contemporary art. Not far from Piazza Indipendenza is Villa Bonanno, where the remains of an ancient Roman villa are of great historical interest. 

Albergo Athenaeum is also just minutes away from major health centres and hospitals in Palermo such as Ismett, Policlinico, Civic Hospital and the G. Di Cristina Children’s Hospital, making it the most convenient hotel for visitors to these institutions.

Due to its strategic location – between the old town, the university and themotorway network – Albergo Athenaeum is a great choice both for those who have their own means of locomotion and for those arriving in Palermo by train or plane and wish to visit the treasures of the old town or study on the University campus.