To travel with style, try a palatial experience of Palazzo Cattolica Art -Apartment!
“There is not much to add to the many positive reviews that were already posted here. Antoinio's apartment is indeed a quirkily arty and comfortable oasis above the historical centre of Palermo. Quiet and sunny in the day, one step away from buzzing friendly bars at night. And the host is as friendly and helpful as described. The place has a homely feel that competes with Palermo's many sites and draws you back "home" for a siesta or early night and makes it worth climbing the 132 steps of the magnificent entry stairs. We spent 8 days here and it is somewhere we would like to go back if we find ourselves in Palermo again. It sleeps four, but probably works best for a couple or three-four very good friends that don't mind sharing a bedroom, as there not really are any "private" rooms (apart from the bathroom! :)”
The apt is literally downtown, set in a lovely street with lots restaurants and cafes in the historic heart of Palermo, just around the corner of Teatro Massimo. Although it's right in the middle of all the restaurants and night life you can't really hear any noise once inside of the apt. The place is spacious, stylish with full equipped kitchen, heating, air conditioned and an amazing view of St' Ignazio Church from the terrace. The apt is on the 4 floor in an ancient building without elevator.
“toni’s place suited us perfectly - it was spacious and well kept, with a balcony that offered stunning views. It’s quiet but also so near the action of bustling Palermo. On your doorstep are tasty restaurants and bars... too many to choose from in fact. We really appreciated the recommendations toni gave us for food and drink... each were tastier than the last! Definitely a great place to stay if you enjoy walking, eating and drinking. So near all the main sites and easy transport links to the airport and other places in Sicily”
The white house is a 90 mq apartment. It has been recently refurbished in modern loft style, it is on the second and last floor of a ancient building in palermo’s historical center. This house is characterized by a personal aesthetic research and by a particular planning functionality. Moreover it is enhanced by the natural light of sicilian sun and by the white of decors and walls. These elements lend it a sober and solar atmosphere. The owner is an artist and he’s passionate about interior design, he poured his creativity and tastefulness in the planning and realization. All home furnishing is in modern style and made to order by owner. Some elements have a classic style and others have minimal style. The house is divided into 3 levels, (Living zone, Sleeping Area and Terrace). The entrance leads to the first level in a living area equipped with all the comforts: sofa bed, classic cast iron fireplace (it is provided for firewood in winter), TV LED 3D 47-inch full HD, 3D Blu-Ray&DVD player, satellite decoder for internationals channels, Dolby surround 5.1, WIFI, gas heating, inverter air conditioning, coffee/cappuccino machine with coffee pod included, mosquito nets. The house’s luminous intensity is adjustable and gets a warm and friendly atmosphere. The living zone is a really relaxing area and it has all (films, books and musical CD’s are included). This living zone is completely integrated with the next dinner room. The kitchen is carefully full of accessories, there is a kitchen peninsula for your breakfast (we’ll procure everything you need such as jam, cream chocolate, biscuits, cereals, tea, orange juice and pineapple, coffee and milk.) On the same floor there is a comfortable bathroom/laundry with washing machine. On the second floor, accessible by a stair, there is the sleeping area preceded by a studio equipped with bookcase and desk. After there is the main bedroom with a elegant bathroom and a walk-in closet which are separated by a wonderful shower. On the same floor there is the access on the third level which leads to a well-finished and intimate small terrace. Hence you can admire “Palazzo dei Normanni” with its “Cappella Palatina” which is distant about a hundred meters from house. The house is located about a hundred meters from Piazza Vittoria that is in front of Palazzo Reale, which is one of Palermo’s symbols and destination a lots of tourists. The distances among the house and the monuments are: Porta Nuova (450m), il Parco d’Orleans (400m), la Cattedrale (400m), San Giovanni degli Eremiti (350m), la chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore (600m) ecc. The weekly price is 500 euro for 2 people, the daily price is 75 euro for 2 people (the third and the fourth guests pay every day 20 euro each one). The final cleaning cost 30 euro.
“Everything was great, as described by the previous speakers. Great furnishings and the roof terrace is the icing on the cake. The apartment is a bit cold in winter ... we used the air conditioning to heat it more often, then it worked. Tip: It would be great to have a bed sheet for the down comforter. Otherwise you cover yourself with a simple varnish and put the duvet (without cover) on top. This is so common in southern countries, so it would only be a nice addition to get extra sheets;). We were otherwise completely satisfied!”