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XIRBA - Few steps from Unesco sites

Bedrooms 2
Space 95 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The apartment greets you immediately with its decor and attention to detail giving you the warm, safe and cosy felling you are used to when you are in your own home.

This bright, sunny flat consists of two confortable good-sized bedrooms, a cosy and spacious living room and two newly fitted bathrooms with shower. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, with oven, dishwasher, plus plenty of pots and pans if you get in the mood for cooking.

The bedrooms are quiet and tastefully decorated with plenty of storage space. The living room is equipped with a comfortable sofa bed which can be easily pulled out into a bed that promises a good night’s sleep. The flat sleeps up to 5 people.

In just a few minutes walk you can reach some of the major places of cultural and tourist interest in the city.

You would be less than 10 minutes walk of: Abatellis palace, home to Sicilian Regional Gallery, Sant’Anna Gallery of Modern Art,Church of San Francesco d’Assisi, Magione, with its Arab - Norman architecture and many others.


Anyone who is planning to drive in Palermo's historic centre needs to be aware of Restricted Traffic Areas, or Zona Traffico Limitato in Italian, abbreviated to ZTL. The old town centre has set up these limited traffic zones in order to reduce congestion and pollution, and there are significant fines for driving into one of these zones unauthorized.

No cars without permits can be allowed in this area. So, If you are planning on driving in the historic center of Palermo, make sure you inform me about that, so I can tell you where to take your 5-euros daily entrance ticket and how to activate it in order to get in the city centre without getting fined.


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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

Why Chiara chose Palermo

If you are looking for a comfortable and chic place to stay, which is also conveniently located in the historical centre of Palermo, this is the apartment for you!

A brand-new, fully furnished apartment in the heart of the old city overlooking a peaceful public garden of palms and orange trees. Situated on the first floor of a recently renovated small building, it is a short walk to all major tourist attractions.


Kalsa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

XIRBA - Few steps from Unesco sites
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Simply the best! Chiara's beautifully appointed apartment met all of our accommodation requirements. Situated in the older section of Palermo, it is close to great shopping, excellent restaurants, a stone's throw from the train station and a short walk to the Palermo Yacht Club. Chiara is the pentultimate host - cheerful and always ready to assist wherever necessary. She was able to provide us with a delightful guide for half a day - an adventure not to be missed! Thank you again, Chiara, for making our stay most memorable.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fresno ca. usa

If I could give 10 stars I would

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Palermo and the apartment and Chiara played a big part in that. The apartment is in the perfect location. It is very chic as Chiara would say, and that description fits nicely. We were in Italy for three weeks, Bologna, Rome, Taormina, Lipari, and Palermo. I love to eat and for me, Palermo has the best food, especially if you like sea food. You will not have a better host than Chiara, she was always at our disposal. Thanks Chiara

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

This is Definitely the Best Place!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely the best place to stay in the middle of the old town while in Palermo. Location perfect. Walk to all the sites, restaurants and supermarkets. The apartment is lovely and very inviting. It is modern including the kitchen. It is also very clean and well maintained. We loved being on the small balcony and felt like part of a community. Chiara gave us a list of restaurants and we ate at most of them. Excellent and helpful choices all in the area. Don't miss the Antica Focacceria San Franceso and see and sample the most delicious looking array of food. You'll be tempted to try one of everything. The Carrfoore super market is a 5 minute walk which is similar to a Whole Foods with its deli/gourmet food section. Chiara was very accommodating and met us at 8:00 pm. Our special arrival treat was spectacular and delicious. This apartment is a must to stay in. Don't spend time looking further for apartments. You won't find a better one. The photos are accurate.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay at Xirba.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2times at Xirba'. Very warm, patient welcome of Chiara for our late arrival. Nice , comfortable apartment accurate to the listing description. Very clean and well-maintained. Touch of artistic decoration which is a + when you stay a few days. Well organized, Chiarra provided us with the necessary touristic information of Palermo (transportation, sights, restaurants etc..) and its surroundings. Excellent availability of the nice host through email. As the apartment is in the old part of Palermo, we walked a lot and discovered typical little treasures of ways of living, of architecture and history of Palermo. We recommend without hesitation.

Francoise & Jacques

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best choice in central Palermo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in four different apartments during our month long tour of Italy. This was by far the best apartment we experienced. It is actually even nicer than the pictures. Our host (Chiara) was extremely helpful and accommodating as well and offered many suggestions and recommendations while in town. I highly recommend this apartment if your are traveling to Palermo. It is spacious and beautiful.

R. Mathis

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Apartment - Palermo is Tops and Chiara was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Totally recommend a week or so in Chiara´s apartment - perfectly placed in the hub of the old town - but also relatively quiet - overlooking a garden of palm trees - Chiara was great - incredibly friendly and helpful. Will come again if we may. Many thanks - Mike and Gertrud

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Falcone e Borsellino airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Central station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Uscite per: A19/Catania,A 20/Messina,A 29/Trapani
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
restaurants - traditional food
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Mondello beach
Car: not necessary

From the 'Falcone Borsellino' airport to the central railway station:

• By shuttle bus service (departures every 20 minutes);

• By train (leaving every 30 minutes).

From Central Railway Station: walk along via Roma for about 700 metres and then turn right onto via Discesa dei Giudici up to pizza Rivoluzione. Then continue walking on vicolo San Carlo up to number 28, just in front a palm trees garden. (travel time 10 minutes)

The neighbourhood is vibrant and buzzing. Just round the corner from the apartment, many international restaurants are waiting for you to discover the typical cuisine of the city. Supermarkets, shops, bars, pubs as well as cafes and transport links are within close walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Kalsa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

pulizia finale $54

Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario

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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