QUIET, FULL OF LIGHT, WITH LOVELY BALCONY FACING HISTORIC PALAZZO DEI NORMANNI

Giovanni

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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QUIET, FULL OF LIGHT, WITH LOVELY BALCONY FACING HISTORIC PALAZZO DEI NORMANNI

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Sleeps 2. Studio is a lovely, elegant, gem in the heart of old Palermo. This 40sqm flat is similar to a large Junior Suite in a very good hotel with the added bonus that you have total autonomy to either 'live-in' and enjoy cooking what you just bought from the market and the pleasures of home life - -or you can use it as safe haven to return to after the day of excursions around beautiful Palermo before going to on of the great, inexpensive, restaurants in the immediate area.

Studio is set in the heart of the neighborhood of IL CAPO, the old historic district with the famous daily, open air, market of Porta Carini and its fresh produce, wonderful aromas and amazing fish. It is a 10' from the center of town and from the bus that can take you to the small port town of Mondello with its spectacular beach - -by bus its 20 minutes and you practically alight on the white sand before the very clean lapis lazuli sea- - or to any other sights you might wish to see. The flat is entered on the ground floor and a short flight of 4 steps takes you to the, elevated, lovely first floor 'bijou' of a home. There you enter 40 sq meters (c.130sq feet) where, from the balcony you see Palazzo dei Normanni. It is full of light, airy, and in a quiet neighborhood interrupted by the sounds of mothers calling their children or occasionally letting their husbands know how upset they are... You will experience the day life like a local but retire to a fully equipped upscale flat

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Giovanni

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Note:

Electric heating and AC; electric stove; fans available if necessary.

A housekeeper comes for 1,5 hours a day on weekly rentals. Please note that extra requests such as ironing are available for a small extra fee. Babysitting and tour guides are also available locally (prices available on request).

Cooking classes also available - not on premises.

Further Details:

Palermo is a city of colors, flavors and tastes. The people are very friendly and the city is as safe as any large city. One can either walk or rent bikes or scooters. It can also be fun to rent a horse carriage for the day and see the city as they did in the 'old' days.

Food is a big part of everyday life. The open air markets (very fresh produce) of Il Capo, Ballaro, Via Sant' Agostino and Via Bandiera are all within walking distance. After the succulent pastas and special grilled fish dishes you will adore the amazing pastries, the ice creams, the rich, dense coffee, the unique bread with sesame seeds and the wide selection of Sicilian wines.

Gyms are within walking distance as is the posh shopping area (Via Ruggero Settimo and Via Libertà) and the cheaper old shops of Via Maqueda.

Day trips are easily organized and one can have unique experiences traveling not far from Palermo to towns such as Monreale, Bagheria, Rovine di Solunto etc.

The sun is also an important part of Sicily and one will want to go to the beach. The white sandy beach and port town of Mondello, with its lapis lazuli water to have the Gods of the Caribbean turn green with envy, is fifteen minutes away. One can rent two beach chairs and umbrella at 20 €. There is a very good restaurant, Sympaty, at the end of the pier, past the main piazza. Caflisch restaurant (eat in/take out & easier with kids), one of Palermo’s most outstanding patisserie, is also one of Sicily’s undisputed best. They serve an informal lunch under pleasant, shady, trees. It is three minutes from the beach. In the summer, don’t miss the sublime gelo di melone (watermelon gel). Extensive wine list.

Finally, for those who are slightly more ambitious, long day trips (with beautiful and interesting stops on the way) can be taken to:

Catania: 220km (A19 highway).

Trapani: 105km (A29 highway).

Messina: 230km (A20 highway).

Booking Notes:

3 day rentals to weekly rentals and more; See also the apartment PURPLE (O/D ref it5036), RED (O/D ref it5035), and the 'whole apartment' (O/D ref it5062) - which can be rented together or individually.

Short 1 and 2 night stays are also available by request but slightly more expensive.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Quiet, Full Of Light, With Lovely Balcony Facing Historic Palazzo Dei Normanni
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SYMPATHIQUE... ET DÉCEVANT !!

  • 3 of 5
Au premier abord, l'endroit est tel que décrit par son propriétaire.... Très bien décoré, avec beaucoup de goût, l'appartement est propre et bien entretenu, l'environnement est agréable, le quartier sympathique ; Sans compter un accueil chaleureux (mais bref du propriétaire), on se dit que l'on va passer une bonne semaine.
Mais, vient le côté pratique : si vous aimez le café et que vous venez à deux, il faut tirer au sort, la cafetière n'est prévue que pour une personne. Le congélateur, le lave-vaisselle, le sèche-cheveux devaient jouer à cache-cache lorsque nous y étions car nous n'avons vu ni les uns ni les autres. Quant à la machine à laver le linge, attention : décharge électrique incluse (pas de mise à la terre) ! Une petite amélioration dans le système de la douche serait également la bienvenue.
Ah oui, et impossible de se connecter à internet !
Pour conclure, l'endroit serait parfait si l'installation "électro-domestique" était du même niveau qualitatif que l'aménagement de ce studio.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes désolés de recevoir ce commentaire un an (!) après que Jean-Michel soit venu...car tout a été amélioré depuis si venue. Il y as maintenant un excellent internet, la machine a laver as sa 'terre' et ne donne plus de 'jus'; de plus le sèche cheveux est dans la salle de bain et nous avons acheté une grande cafetière. Le moteur de la douche est nouveau et la pression est bonne...Pour ce qui en est du congélateur il y en as un dans le frigo mais nous n'avions jamais promis ou suggéré en avoir un. Je ne sais ou il a pu lire qu'il y as un lave-vaiselle car je n'ai jamais écrit que j'en avais un car cela me semble presque ridicule dans un Studio x 2 personnes! De toute facon, meme un an après, il toujours bien d'avoir du 'feed back'. Nous le remercions pour ces commentaires et nous excusons pour ce contretemps.

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Palermo Apartment Rental Rates

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Prices
Jan 1 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
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Amenities

Palermo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The very comfortable queen size bed in studio is set in alcove w/ curtains that close giving it total privacy. Soft and hard pillows and upscale bedlinen are provided. Cot for a child and high-chair also available.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Outside:
  • Parking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm