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XIRBA - Few steps from Unesco sites

Centro Storico, Palermo, Italy
  • Apartment1022 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

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.


- TOURIST TAX € 1,50 per person per night. Tax is due for the first 4 consecutive nights. The tax shall be paid cash on arrival.

- 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.



Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 17, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Shower room 1
          toilet, shower, bidet
        • Shower room 2
          toilet, shower, bidet

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Town


                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Garage
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Kitchen
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Kettle
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Kitchenette
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • 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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 14.30

                                                                  Check-out: 10.30

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  50 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great accommodation in the perfect location

                                                                  Priscilia G.

                                                                  This was my first stop on a month long trip to Europe and it definitely set a high bar. As a host, Chiara was easy to correspond with, she was able to arrange a taxi for both our arrival and departure as well as provide great recommendations on places to eat and things to do. We arrived late on a Saturday night (9:30 pm) and Chiara was there to personally greet us. She took the time to show us a map of Palermo and provide a ton of recommendations. She even left us some great pastries in the fridge as well as a cold bottle of water.

                                                                  I loved the location of the property. It was in easy walking distance to all the major tourist sites - only small downfall was the noise from the back alley. She has some pretty noisy neighbors. Oh, and don't be surprised by all the scooters zooming past at 2 am in the morning.

                                                                  The accommodation itself was comfortable and exactly as pictured. It has everything you need for a short stay. The bed in the master room is comfortable. The showers are a bit small, but that is to be expected from Italy. We had no issues using the washing machine and the dishwasher was a great benefit too.

                                                                  The sofa couch I think has seen better days and is starting to show some wear and tear, but still very comfortable and I feel asleep on it several times, so no complaints on comfortability.

                                                                  All in all, I would highly recommend this place to friends and family and if I was ever to come back to Palermo, this would be my go to spot!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Priscilia,

                                                                  First off, I want to thank you for your kind and sincere review and for being my guests.

                                                                  I am glad to read that your overall experience at Xirba was good. I also want to thank you for mentioning all the amenities my apartment has to offer.

                                                                  Anyway, I wish you had a better stay, and it is for this reason that I would like to apologize for the issues you experienced during your time at my place. As for the noise made by the neighbours at night, I will talk to them and try to make things right. Furthermore, that was already my intention to change the sofa in the living area with a new one, and after your comment, I will buy it as soon as possible.

                                                                  It is feedback like this that I learn from and use to improve.  So thank you for letting me know about the downsides.

                                                                  Hope to see and host you again in the future. If you ever come to Palermo, rest assured you will always be my most welcome guests.

                                                                  All the best,


                                                                  Wonderful apartment, great location and most helpful, welcoming owner

                                                                  Maria D.Cleveland Ohio

                                                                  I can't say enough about our stay at Xirba. We felt at home immediately. The location is perfect and Chiara ha wobderful, welcoming and so helpful. We felt like residents, not tourists while staying in Chiara's beautiful apartment. Chiara helped us with lost luggage which eased our minds so we could enjoy our first day without worry. Absolute wonderful choice in Palermo. Everything close by, awesome apartment, clean and spacious but most of all wonderful hostess Chiara even arranged transport to and from airport. I can't say enough about the experience at Xirba!

                                                                  Great stay in Palermo

                                                                  Alan B.

                                                                  Chiara was a very gracious host.

                                                                  The apartment is beautifully presented and centrally located to the sights of Palermo. Chiara's restaurant recommendations were spot on.

                                                                  This is a great place to stay and fully recommended.

                                                                  Simply the best

                                                                  Nancy A.Olivebridge, ny, usa

                                                                  Chiara is a jewel. Very helpful and available for questions. The apartment is clean, tastefully furnished and convenient to everything. We had a wonderful, wonderful time.

                                                                  Palermo was beautiful and the apartment was perfect.

                                                                  Diane V.

                                                                  We loved the apartment. It was centrally located. If was fun staying in one of the quarters. The apartment was roomy. The kitchen was well appointed. We had a problem with the water heater. There is a switch in the kitchen that controls the water heater and accidentally got switched off. Chiara was great and gave us great information on what to do and see. She even recommended a great wine store. I would definitely recommend staying with Chiara.

                                                                  Great apartment, fantastic location!

                                                                  Meg T.

                                                                  This is a great apartment. Very clean, fantastic location in one of the old quarters of Palermo. Chiara was a wonderful host, very helpful with some great suggestions of things to do. The showers aren't great, but they do the job. Would still definitely recommend this place.


                                                                  Centro Storico, Palermo, Italy

                                                                  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.

                                                                  50 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5

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