|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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Villa Gardenia is a very nice detached house situated in a peaceful area of Palermo. It is only 3 minutes far from the highway, so that you can easily reach some excellent beach locations such as Mondello (15 minutes), San Vito Lo Capo (1 hour) and Cefalù (1 hour).
The house is fine furnished, with big attention paid to the guests’ comfort. There are three cosy bedrooms, two of them are with double beds, the other one has two single beds; one bathroom with shower and bath; a comfortable living room furnished with sofas, TV and a nice fireplace; a nice and fully equipped kitchen; a spacious balcony provided with table and chairs. Furthermore, the house has a charming outside space with a marvellous swimming pool, sun-chairs, sun-beds, one hammock and a shadow corner equipped with tea table and benches, where having relaxing moments.
Here you will spend a wonderful holiday, totally absorbed by the quietness of the place and delighted by the Sicilian typical hearty welcome.
Couldn't have asked for better. The house, pool and it's grounds were beautiful and very safe for children. The owners who lived on site, were very helpful and friendly, nothing was to much trouble. There was a language barrier, but this didn't matter, their daughter was able to speak English, if there were any problems. A car is essential with this property, and the house was an excellent base to explore Sicily. Thank you for an excellent holiday.
Mr & Mrs Gambino are a charming Italian couple, very welcoming and incredibly helpful. We arrived with our 2 tired children in a cab (we were picking up the hire car the following day) the superstore was about a 10 min walk away, but Mrs Gambino insisted she drove me and waited while i picked up a few supplies to see us through the weekend as supermarkets are closed on Sundays in Italy. The pool and small garden area were immaculate, Mrs Gambino has a passion for cacti! lots of different cacti potted in different coloured pots positioned against a blinding white tiled wall surround the house. The spotlessly clean apartment was cool to retreat to after a day of pool/sun lounging. One sunny afternoon Mrs. Gambino treated us to her home made arancini balls, delicious. Charming pool and people, would highly recommend.
We have a very beautiful stay at Mr and Mrs Gambino 's house. The swimming pool is very large and it is so pleasant to have a bath after visiting sites in Palermo, Monreale, Erice... There are a lot of places to visit near the house which is calm and very pleasant. The owners are kind and gentle, it is a very beautiful place to stay when you want to visit Palermo and its vicinities.
This property is EXCELLENT!! This villa is well equiped, comfy, clean just like a home from home! Pool excellent! Happy friendly and polite owners
It was a pleasure to stay in this house. The hosts are a very kind, humble and extreamly helpful couple. Everything looked just like the pictures and the pool was very big. The house and the garden was clean and fresh. The rooms were spacious and cosy. A wide terrace perfect for dining and relaxing. Everything you need in a house was available. We strongly recommend a stay here.
This house is conveniently situated between Palermo and Mondello, it is kept in order by wonderful family Gambino with great care. There are only the best impressions and memories of staying in this place.
Its position and its comfort make it the ideal place for those who love both to visit the environs of their own holiday places and to enjoy resting moments at home.
The house is located halfway between the historical heart of Palermo and its beach suburb, Mondello. The old part of the city is full of art, history and very interesting sights; among them we point out: Piazza Ruggero Settimo, better known as Piazza Politeama thanks to its renowned theatre, Piazza Verdi and its Massimo theatre, the biggest one in Italy and the third one in Europe; the multi-styled Cathedral whose majesty really fascinate everyone; the “Quattro Canti”,a crossroad sculpted by the architect Giacomo Serpotta; the royal Palace and its Palatine Chapel built under Ruggero II, the famous Norman king. Additionally, some typical street markets, the International puppet museum and lots more.
Moreover, the residence Gardenia is on the doorstep to one of the most famous shopping street of the city, viale Strasburgo.
SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS OF PALERMO:
There are lots of other attractions not to be missed. You can find them in the squares,in the alleys,even underground. The old part of Palermo is full of ancient churches whose artistic value and historical importance are considerable. Some of the most attractive ones are: “Church of Martorana”,with its delightful mosaics,“Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo”,place of musical and cultural events now,“Palatine Chapel”,situated on the ground floor of Norman’s royal palace,the baroque “Church of Sant’Ignazio all ’Olivella”, “Church of Magione” and many others. Besides churches,you must visit “Chinese Palace”,the oriental building surrounded by an elegant garden which reaches the foot of Monte Pellegrino, an hill famous for its Sanctuary and where you can enjoy a marvellous landscape. There is also an hidden Palermo,that one of underground architectural works:the mystery of Beati Paoli’s places and the excellence of the natural underground plumbing system,called “Qanat”,will take your breath away.
Palermo also catches your senses with its typical cooking,full of unique smells and flavours. Our sweets such as “cassata” and “cannolo” are famous all over the world;the preparation of the tasty “pasta con le sarde”, “arancine”, “anelletti al forno”, “caponata di melanzane” is a real rite. But what is a very important tradition is the “street cooking”, which includes a wide and various range of food,such as “pani e panelle”,“pani ca’ meusa”, “sfincione”, “stigghiola”, “vastedda” and so on .. What are they. Come here and find it out!
Palermo has celebrated its patron Santa Rosalia since 1625.The so called “Festino” is the most important feast for people of Palermo. It is on 15th July, but the great celebration is the night before, when the statue of the Saint wanders the streets of the old part of the city, that are full of food and toys stands. At the end of the holy procession there are very stunning fireworks in the seaport,far only 5 minutes from Residence Aimone.
Mondello is the charming seaside suburb of Palermo, situated between the two natural reserves of Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo. It has a very interesting history, since it was born as a fishing marshy village and, little by little, it has begun an high-class tourist place, full of excellent fish restaurants, resorts, liberty-styled villas and lots more. It has a lively seafront and well-organized beaches; its lovely bay encompasses a characteristic marina, where admiring the old watchtower of Fico D’India and the “tonnara”, a Sicilian typical building for tuna fishing.
In summertime, Mondello is place of music and sport events. The most famous one is the “World festival on the beach”, an International sport festival, which includes beach volley, kite surf, windsurf, sailing and musical shows, hosting athletes and famous people from all over the world. It takes place in the end of May and it usually lasts 4-5 days.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
HIGH SEASON 2 PAX
May 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
LOW SEASON 2 PAX
Oct 1 2016 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$223|
In the low season the swimming pool can be also used ( upon agreement before your booking ) at the price of high season.
In order to book the house the payment of € 300 is requested as reservation deposit by bank transfer or credit card. The balance, together with the security deposit, will due cash at the arrival.
Please note that the weekly price includes the final cleaning fee, that has to be paid once per booking (not weekly).