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Guest House in heart of Palermo, at the Cathedral, Sicilian charme!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

three-bedrooms apartment can comfortably sleep up to 8 people

The best accomodation of the traveller willing to discover the lure and contrasts of Palermo, the privilege to reside in an aristocratic XV century palace still inhabited. Located in the old town centre, beside the Cathedral in Via Vittorio Emanuele, there's no better place to visit the city without efforts: from the old markets to the town landmarks across the ancient meandering alleys. Enjoy an authentic experience living in the old city.

Visit our web-site: http://www.martinez-tagliavia.com/en/foresteria/ Read also our useful "InfoPalermo" when planning your trip.

Restored in 2012, Foresteria is equipped to ensure a comfortable and elegant stay, in a typical Sicilian style and in a special location, for both families and groups of friends. 1st floor, wide Carrara marble staircase, 7 steps to descend after the entrance (not advisable for limited mobility people, wheelchair inaccessible). Three bedrooms: "Zagara" equipped with a king-size bed, "Aloe" with 2 single beds and a third smaller room, "Edera", with 2 single beds. Also, a sofa bed (double) in the studio-tv, that becomes a separate fourth room closing the doors. Living room, dining room perfect for a dinner party for 8, separate kitchen, 2 bathroom with shower, basin, bidet, heated towel rail and toilet. Prices for 2 people sharing a room, discounts for groups/parties. Electrical power is free until 5 kw/day; after we consider 0,40cts each Kw. Contribution for gas consumption in case of long stays during winter. We provide a new free internet hotspot connection, however, not for professional use.

Please specify, if any, the age of children: under 10 years old children pay 15€ /day

Arrivals between 5pm and 10pm. unless specific arrangements; departures before 10am, unless specific arrangements.

At the arrival we will ask you a copy of your ID or Passport and to sign the rental agreement already sent attached.

Tariffs and conditions valid only for short lets, ask for long.

More Details

Owner
Virginia Fatta
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Virginia Fatta

After many years around the world, following my husband's diplomatic career, we decided to come back to Palermo.

Why Virginia Fatta chose Albergaria

This apartment, located in Palazzo Mango were we live, was once used by friends. We are now pleased to welcome guests and visitors; we hope to successfully guide them from the best starting point in the discovery of Palermo.

What makes this apartment unique

All the amenities in the middle of the city, in a characteristic location. Fall in love of our huge-stone foundation wall and the matchless position of our house, with a fascinating history.

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Punta Raisi - Falcone Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar Ventimiglia, Bar Kaleido
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Kilometres
Porto di Palermo
Nearest Golf
107 Kilometres
Palermo Villa Airoldi; Verdura (Sciacca)
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Stazione Centrale di Palermo
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Palermo Catania/Messina, Trapani/Castelvetrano
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Carlo V; Locanda del Gusto, La casa del Brodo
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia, Monte Etna
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Mondello
Car: not necessary

Easy access from the motorways through Corso Calatafimi exit. Connections with the airport via train (Orléans-Palazzo Reale stop, 10mins walk), taxi (ar. €50), shuttle from central station. Private transfers upon request. Car park in Piazza Sett'Angeli. Bus stop just opposite to the building.

Snack bars, self services for breakfast/lunch along Corso Vittorio Emanuele. In 5minutes walk range, a whole set of traditional Sicilian/Arab restaurants, the renowned open markets ("il Capo", "Ballarò" and "Vucciria" - the latter being a nightlife center), Master Argento's "Pupi" Theater, the Royal Palace, "Quattro Canti" and...lot's more!

In 15 mins, the XIX- XX century city gravitating around Viale della Libertà, including the notorious squares dominated by Politeama/Massimo theatres and the elegant shopping area.

Amenities

Albergaria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bathrooms - each one with walk-in shower, sink, bidet, toilet, heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
  • Three-bedrooms apartment can comfortably sleep up to 8 people, plus an additional travel cot - appropriate for a baby up to 24 month’s old - available on request. The two main bedrooms have balconies on the street and new soundproof double-glass windows. Standard bedroom available for 2 persons is with king size/twin bed. On request single rooms. The Management reserves the right to close bedrooms not used.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will be at the center of the city and no need to depend on any car or public bus. However, on Via Vittorio Emanuele, also stops the tourist bus of Sightseeing Tours. Near-by there is stop of the train coming from the airport, exit Orleans-Palazzo Reale (20 min. Walk), unfortunately now out of order for a few months. The train station Stazione Centrale is 30 min.walk, where there is also the final stop of the shuttle bus from the airport. We can book you a comfortable private taxi / minibus at reasonable prices that from the airport will bring you directly to the house (from 35 € for 4 persons).

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Guest House in heart of Palermo, at the Cathedral, Sicilian charme!
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A Comfortable Accommodation in the Heart of Palermo

  • 4 of 5

The Forresteria is a roomy apartment that has the basics for a good visit in Palermo. It is situated steps from Vittorio Emanuelle, a pedestrian walkway into the heart of the city. The apartment is also within steps of the Cattedrale, one of Palermo’s popular landmarks. The apartment is very clean, with comfortable beds, and an array of kitchen equipment if you choose to cook in. Our arrival time could not conform to the standard time requested thus causing some disruption that resulted in a rather brisk and off putting welcome. However, Virginia was very informative regarding all the features of the apartment and gave excellent advice on protecting our valuables and passports. She also was very helpful in arranging reliable transport to the airport for our very early flight home. Of note, the showers are very clean but pencil-thin with accordion doors—a large person may have difficulty using them. We are avid coffee drinkers and suggest that an alternative to the espresso pot for making coffee in larger quantities be added to the kitchen. Since we stayed at the Forresteria for 7 nights it would have been nice to have a second set of towels midway of our stay. All in all, we had a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home I. A perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very professional service

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice and exceeded expectations. Having Virginia living in same building meant we had excellent guidance on the nearby sights, busses, shops and restaurants in Palermo. Only slight issue was traffic noise outside bedroom windows. Very narrow street (read echo chamber) which now receives extra traffic due to resent pedestrianisation of Via Vittorio Emanuele. Very difficult to sleep if window was open. However not too bad when they are closed. We were informed on arrival that we would be charged extra for electricity if the air conditioning was used too much (this was August!) so we had several warmish and noisy nights. Palermitanos seem to enjoy riding noisy mopeds, tuk-tuks and motorcycles all night. I really should have asked Virginia more about the specific air conditioning charges after the first night so my fault really.

Otherwise, Virginia and the appartment were charming and very centrally located.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Penny, thank you for the kind words. Our windows are soundproofed, when closed; but Palermo is certainly a noisy city and we are in the historical centre, the municipality is still testing the traffic congestion charge. It is very unfortunate that you have arrived during an extraordinary heatwave, called "Luciferus" by the Italian media. As for electricity consumption, in order to avoid us unpleasant surprises due to irresponsible consumption as already happened, guests are in advance informed both on the website and on the contract sent before booking the house - in Italian and English - of the modalities and cost of electricity: one share is included, the rest is paid according to the rates in force in Italy i.e. 0,40 € KWH, so for instance 10 KWH of consumption make just €4! Anyway, electrical consumption is easily controlled from the apartment; in your case we did not even check the consumption on departure precisely because of this extraordinary heatwave. With warm regards, Virginia
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Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and characterful apartment in a 16th century palazzo only a few minutes walk from the cathedral and many of Palermo's main sites of interest; great restaurants and markets. Virginia, the owner, is friendly and helpful. .

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this apartment - would give it more stars if I could! The apartment is stunning with incredible decor and art throughout. The location is perfect with easy walking to all the sites and yet quiet and safe at night. Having stayed at numerous vacation apartments over the years this one was one of the best! Virginia is very accommodating and a true delight to deal with. I highly recommend for a great stay in Palermo!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old world charm in the center of old Palermo

  • 5 of 5

This property is a gem in Palermo. Spacious and well appointed. With everthing you could need for a great holiday. Virginia is both charming and helpful with lots of tips for where to go and do in the city. Lovely

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $117.91
Spese pulizia 4 persone $58.96

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.