To experience Sicilian culture in an authentic way.
Located in Monreale, on the outskirts of Palermo, Al Balhara Resort & Spa is in a strategic position to embark on a journey through Sicily's cultural, landscape, food and wine beauties. All around the Resort there is a flourishing of naturalistic beauties and monuments of historical importance such as the Cathedral of Monreale, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
A visit to the artisan shops in Monreale is not to be missed: here it is possible to admire ceramics, mosaics and majolica that come to life in the hands of skilled master craftsmen, whose experience and knowledge has been handed down from generation to generation. Examples of these artifacts also enrich our Resort.
A few kilometers from the hotel, and easily reachable with the Resort's transfer service, stands Palermo: the Sicilian capital and the cradle of Mediterranean culture. A heritage of Arab / Norman traditions that has settled over the course of history. Here guests can visit places of cultural importance such as the Massimo Theater and the Politeama Theater, the Cathedral of Palermo and the Norman Palace. For shopping lovers, on the other hand, we recommend visiting the Ballarò Market - permanent market where you can find both typical Sicilian products and Arab culture - and Via Roma, 2 km of elegance and high fashion.