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

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


About the property

three-bedrooms apartment can comfortably sleep up to 8 people

The 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: 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

Virginia Fatta
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 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 Palermo

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.


Albergaria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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. We have a cot for babies. 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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); the train station 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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Guest House in heart of Palermo, at the Cathedral, Sicilian charme!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews


  • 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: Jun 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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Close to everything beautiful facility

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at forresteria we would recommend staying here. We had all the comforts of home and more than enough room with just renting the 2 bedrooms. Virginia made us feel like we were her family.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honest and true description of the property

  • 5 of 5

Virginia, our host, was very gracious both in showing us the house, answering our enquiries yet we felt no sense of hovering. We were four unattached adults, the apartment was spacious with many rooms that were very well equipped. On the downside the internet was spotty and the showers very small. The location is central yet quiet....we would all stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was clean, comfortable and convenient to the city Landmark's.

  • 5 of 5

The home was extremely comfortable and worked very well for my family. The host was easy to reach when we needed her and extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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It's a good apartment in a wonderful location.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is large & comfortable & in a fabulous location. The owner is charming & super helpful. Wifi is excellent. Our only problem was the bathrooms. Although they are v clean they are old & the showers are tiny. Otherwise it was ideal.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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, Centrale Palace Hotel
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia, Monte Etna
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Albergaria Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
Alta Stagione
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $108.95
Spese pulizia 4 persone $54.47

Tariffe pubblicate relative a 2 persone, tariffe diverse per un numero maggiore di ospiti.Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata e in funzione del numero di persone. Richieste la firma di un contratto di locazione transitoria e copia del documento identità all'arrivo. Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario presente in loco. Le spese di pulizia si intendono per 4 persone: oltre tale numero verranno addebitati 10€ a persona. Tariffe e condizioni per soggiorni brevi; oltre 2 settimane preventivi personalizzati.

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.
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