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Live the Sicilian lifestyle in this historic city, and soak up the Mediterranean vibes in Palermo, Italy

More than just a vacation, a month-long immersion in Italian culture.  Experience firsthand the Sicilian way of life. You’ll learn to speak Italian, make new friends, and discover new passions.

  • Live in a restored palazzo
  • Community Activities
  • In-Person Palermo Support Staff
  • Optional Activities & Tours
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Get Palermo Details

Request a digital brochure with dates, prices, housing, and activities for our experience in Palermo, Sicily.

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Live like a local and enjoy a variety of activities with like minded people in Palermo, Italy.

Craving a taste of la dolce vita, with a dash of fiery Mediterranean passion? Immerse yourself in Palermo, Italy! Explore ancient alleys whispering stories of Phoenicians, Arabs, and Normans. Savor sun-kissed beaches, vibrant street markets, and mouthwatering feasts. Wander baroque palaces, climb Mount Pellegrino for breathtaking views, and lose yourself in the city’s infectious rhythm. Live like a local, learn Italian over espresso, and soak up the warm Sicilian spirit.

PALERMO INCLUSIONS

Your experiences always includes

Live in a Restored Palazzo

Live in a sumptuous mid-eighteenth century palace located near the Port of Palermo. Relax in the palazzo's internal courtyard with a fountain in the style of a rocaille, or walk 20 minutes to the famous Teatro Politeama.

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Local Community Manager

Your Sicilian host who organizes community activities, and can connect you to local events that you might be interested in. Whether you want to study Italian, volunteer, or just connect with locals, our Community Manager can guide you.

Cultural Experiences

Wander through bustling markets, haggling for vibrant spices and seasonal delights, your senses alive with the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked cannoli. Your Community Manager curates the best local events and experiences and can connect you to happenings particularly suited to you.

Wellness & Health

Palermo's sunshine begs for exploration! Embrace your inner local by exploring hidden piazzas and soaking up the Mediterranean breeze. Sign up for optional yoga or a gym membership. Travel medical insurance included in program fee.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Your Home in Palermo, Sicily

Step into a storybook setting and live amongst opulence at a majestic 18th-century palace that overlooks the bustling port of Palermo. All members live in recently renovated modern apartments, but can explore the original grand rooms adorned with restored frescoes, a serene internal courtyard with a cascading fountain, and a breathtaking terrace promising panoramic cityscapes. This is more than just accommodation; it’s a curated experience, transforming you and your fellow members into a resident of a historic palace, living la dolce vita at its finest.

All apartments are located within a restored historical palazzo, and include the following:
  • One-bedroom and studio apartments
  • Premium linens
  • Elevator to upper floor
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Utilities
  • Common room with washer & dryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Smart TV
  • High speed wi-fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen
YOUR COMMUNITY

Experiences

Immerse yourself in Palermo’s soul through authentic experiences beyond tourist traps. Dive into the cacophony of a centuries-old market while haggling for fresh fish. Witness the magic of “Opera dei Pupi,” traditional marionette shows breathing life into epic tales. Unearth hidden mosaics tucked away in ancient churches, whispers of past empires. Palermo is a foodie’s paradise, and our Tuesday Lunch Club will have you sampling everything from its famous street food, to learning the secrets of pasta-making from a generations-old nonna, savoring the fruits of your labor with laughter and local wine.

Some of the experiences you'll enjoy living abroad in Palermo, Sicily include:
  • Welcome reception & farewell party
  • Weekly “Tuesday Lunch Club”
  • Introduction to Sicilian street food
  • Lecture on Sicilian art by local art historian
  • Wine tasting
  • Basic Italian crash course
  • Traditional Sicilian cooking workshop
  • Lecture on Sicilian history
  • Walking architectural tour
  • Day trip to the coastal town of Cefalù
  • Weekly “Happy (to be 55+) Hour”
Additional Experience Options:

Unique personal experiences that can be arranged at an additional cost with your Community Manager

  • Yoga studio or gym membership
  • Private tours to other towns
  • Italian language lessons

Palermo Community Manager

Federica G.

Federica was born and raised in Palermo by a tribe of restaurant keepers, but fell in love with travel through her grandfather’s stories. After graduating from university with a degree in Foreign Languages, she set off for a decade of travel around Europe. During this time, she worked in a variety of roles in the hospitality industry, including a stint at Hilton.  Eventually, she returned to Sicily to work as a guide and has been leading tours across the island, and enjoying being close to her family. Besides sharing her hometown with visitors, Federica also loves jazz, cats, and the Eolian Islands.

JOIN US ABROAD

Your 1-3 Month Palermo Experience

More than just a vacation, immerse yourself in Italian culture and experience firsthand the Italian way of life. You’ll learn to speak Italian, make new friends, and discover new passions.

Your Tailored Experience Includes:

  • 30 Nights Stay
  • Furnished Upscale Apartment
  • Weekly ‘Tuesday Lunch Club’
  • Weekly Happy Hour
  • Weekly Walking Tour or Workshop

Included Extras

  • Sicilian Cooking Class
  • Wines of Sicily Tasting
  • Sicilian History Lecture
  • Italian Crash Course

Get Palermo Details

Request a digital brochure with dates, prices, housing, and activities for our experience in Palermo, Sicily.

What Our Community is Saying

Your best life awaits you.

Your dream of international living is within reach.

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