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Al Centro di Palermo - Casa Soliva

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

appartamento rinnovato, tutti gli arredi sono nuovi, tutti i confort. L'alloggio è ubicato nel centro di Palermo a due passi dal Teatro Massimo, dal Tribunale e da piazza Politeama da dove passano le linee di autobus per l’aeroporto, la spiaggia di Mondello, per raggiungere i principali punti della città e per la visita turistica della città. Vicinissimo alle due vie principali del centro storico di Palermo: via Roma e via Maqueda ed alle vie Ruggero Settimo e via Libertà, (le due principali strade dello shopping Palermitano). In posizione ottimale tra le due più belle piazze storiche di Palermo, piazza Politeama e piazza Massimo, a pochi metri dal mercato storico del Capo e vicino i mercati storici della Vucciria e Ballarò. La Stazione Centrale, da dove partono e arrivano i collegamenti con l'intera Sicilia e per tante altre importanti località, è raggiungibile a piedi in 10 minuti. Non occorre macchina, a piedi e con i mezzi pubblici si può visitare tutta la città. Ideale per una vacanza alla scoperta delle attrazioni turistiche che offre Palermo (musei, chiese, parchi, teatri, mercati storici etc.). L'appartamento è dotato di aria ondizionata/pompe di calore, stufa, internet wi-fi e tv, è composto da un ampio soggiorno con divano letto da una piazza e mezzo, una cucina, un w.c. doccia, due comode camere da letto matrimoniali ed un letto pieghevole per un totale di 5 posti letto + 1, Completamente arredato e corredato. L’immobile è dotato di ascensore.


Our apartment is located in via Gaetano Abela, 11 in the heart of Palermo, just a short walk from Politeama Square where it is possible to catch the shuttle to and from the airport or a bus to Mondello beach and the main places of interest of the city, or to board an open-air sightseeing double-decker and enjoy a tour of Palermo.Very close to via Roma and via Maqueda, the two main streets of the old city, and to via Ruggero Settimo and via Libertà, the two most important shopping streets in Palermo, the apartment is conveniently situated halfway between the most beautiful historic squares of Palermo, Piazza Politeama and Piazza Massimo, and a short step from Capo, Vucciria and Ballarò, the three historic city markets.Palermo Central Station, serving destinations all over Sicily, along with Monreale and several other important places, is a 10-minute walk away. Visitors may choose to experience a full tour of the city on foot or by public transportation. The apartment makes the ideal location for a holiday exploring Palermo's many tourist attractions – museums, churches, parks, theatres, historic markets, etc.The apartment has been totally renovated and is beautifully furnished with careful attention to detail. It is equipped with air conditioning/heat pumps, washing machine, iron, ironing board, internet wi-fi and TV and includes a spacious living room with a full-sized sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom and shower, two comfortable double bedrooms and a folding bed (5+1 beds in total). The building is equipped with a lift.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mondello 9 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Falcone e Borsellino (Punta Raisi) 25 km, Nearest railway: Stazione Centrale - Central Station 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

The apartament is located in a quiet street with trafic and noises very limited

The Sicily region

Nature and history have combined to give Sicily its most striking feature: impressive monuments of the past set against backgrounds of astonishing natural beauty. Climb the hill to the 3rd century BC Greek amphitheater at Taormina and experience a setting where nature enhances art: on one side stretches the dramatic, jagged coastline of the azure blue Ionian Sea, on the other, snow capped Mt. Etna. The 12th century cathedral at Monreale, a masterpiece of Norman architecture famous for its dazzling mosaics, commands unsurpassed views down the Conca d'Oro Valley, with Palermo and its bay visible in the distance.

With its location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily became a bridge between the civilizations of the East and West. Peoples from the southern Mediterranean, including the Phoenicians, were the earliest settlers, but the island's growth, prosperity and cultural development began with Greek colonization in the 8th century BC. The powerful city-states of Syracuse, Catania, Selinute and Agrigento competed with each other to construct the most spectacular temples. The hauntingly beautiful Valley of the Temples, built parallel to the sea at Agrigento, are some of the best preserved outside of Greece. The Romans arrived in the 2nd century BC, followed by the Arabs, Normans, French, Spanish and finally the Bourbons. Churches, temples, gardens, palaces and theaters from these civilizations are scattered throughout the island. However, it was during the Arab domination in the 9th and 10th centuries when Sicily's influence in trade and culture expanded, while the Norman occupation in the 11th and 12th centuries was a major artistic influence, leaving behind exquisite churches and palaces of Arab-Byzantine style.

Sicily has a remarkably varied landscape, with a mountainous interior, hills and plateaus, and a wildly beautiful coastline of rocky promontories, sheer cliffs, fine sand beaches, tiny coves and clear waters. Off shore are groups of smaller islands, some of volcanic origin; Stromboli, off the northern coast, has an active volcano. Breathtaking vistas abound: the semi-tropical landscape of lemon groves and pine forests; miles of sparkling sea shore dotted by small fishing villages; and towering mountains framed by a brilliant blue sky. With its mild climate and volcanic enriched soil, Sicily is an important agricultural center, growing vegetables and citrus fruit, including the famous blood oranges, and producing olive oil and wine. Luxuriant gardens with exotic plants grace the major cities, including Palermo, the capital.

Central Palermo

It’s a city of the south of Italy, on the northwestern coast of Sicily, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s the capital of Sicily, an independent region of Italy. It has got 689.193 inhabitants and 158,88 km2 Palermo has got the largest port of Sicily. In the city there are many buildings that they have to go back from the period when Sicily was a Norman kingdom. There are also Arab, Byzantine and Spanish influences. Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and was a Carthaginian colony. It was taken by the Romans in 254 BC. It subsequently passed into the hands of the Goths (AD 440), the Byzantines (535), the Saracens (831), the Normans (1072), and the Holy Roman emperors.

It is a trading centre for the island's agricultural produce and has factories engaged in food processing,

shipbuilding, and the manufacture of furniture, leather products, glass, chemicals, cement, textiles, and paper.

This a very beautiful city for its monuments, its nature as the mountains, the sea, the trees and many other things. The most beautiful places in Palermo are the Cathedral, the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the

Royal Palace with the Palatine Chapel and a lot of other places.

Near the centre of Palermo, in Saint Pellegrino Mountain, there is the sanctuary of Saint Rosalie, the patron saint of the city.

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24 Aug 2015



Ho soggiornato con la mia famiglia in questo accogliente appartamento nel cuore di Palermo. Ottima accoglienza da parta del sig. Gullo titolare dell'appartamento, l'appartamento e' in un'ottima posizione per raggiungere a piedi tutti i luoghi di interesse culturale e folcloristico della citta' di Palermo, nonche' per raggiungere anche le migliori localita' balneari di Palermo e dintorni L'appartamento pur essendo in centro e' in una via silenziosa e dotato di aria condizionata e tutti gli accessori per una vacanza comoda e piacevole e anche di lunga durata Ci ritorneremo volentieri!

5 Feb 2015


"Good central location, helpful host"

The best place we stayed during our month in Italy. Central to the city, we had an interesting time finding the place in our rental car - Antonello had to come to rescue us. Not quite as manic driving as Naples, but working on it. Can walk to most places of interest in Palermo, and plenty of restaurants about, although we did find some of them closing early - presumably because they are quieter in winter. Good sized comfortable bedrooms, although the kitchen is a bit on the small side and it would have been nice to have an full oven. All good apart from that.

30 Oct 2014


"An Oasis in Palermo"

We stayed 3 nights in Casa Soliva on our arrival in Palermo. It is a lovely apartment and spacious with 2 large bedrooms. It is tastefully decorated and light and airy. Everything went well from booking to check out and we couldn't be happier with our choice of accommodation. Antonello was a great host, he provided clear details (which we misread) on how to get to the flat and came to rescue us as we stood on the square near the apartment. He met us and showed us around and was available for assistance should we require it. He gave good advice about restaurants and places to visit. The flat had all the amenities we needed and was in an ideal location and easy to access via airport bus with a stop just a couple of blocks from the flat. It is also within easy access of a lot of notable sites /shops and close to public transport. The main termini is about 20-30 minutes walk, but local buses are close and regular. Because of it's location it was a little noisy at night if you slept with the windows and shutters open. It was the weekend though so we weren't bothered by it. As it was wet we kept them partly closed and it was fine. There is airconditioning if required. Overall a very pleasant apartment and we would definitely recommend it.

16 Oct 2014


"Spacious apartment in central location"

This is a light, spacious, well-equipped apartment on the first floor of a building equipped with a lift. It is located close to the centre of Palermo and is ideal for exploring on foot the historic city centre. It has two spacious double bedrooms and a sofa bed and fold up single bed for extra guests. The lounge dining room was roomy enough for our family of four adults and two small children. The kitchen was a little snug, but adequate to our requirements as the apartment is close to a myriad of excellent eating options. Antonello was the perfect host, warm and welcoming, and provided us with all necessary information, maps etc to enable us to make the most of our visit to this wonderful city.

11 Sep 2014


"Perfect flat, perfect location, warm welcome"

Everything was perfect. Thanks a lot to Antonello who welcomed us! The flat is modern, spacious, so clean, calm... It's very near from the bus stations to mondello (beach) or to airport. Very near from the places to visit in Palermo. THANKS again

26 Aug 2014


"Perfect location. Lovely apartment."

Spacious well laid out, well equipped apartment, located a stones throw from pretty much everywhere! Antonello was very helpful and knowledgeable, he sorted a few queries for us via text with no problem at all! Thank you for a wonderful stay in Palermo

24 Jun 2014


"Excellent !"

Nice apartment well situated in the center of Palermo. All facilities including air conditionning in the 2 rooms. Very sympathic guest. Ideal for 4 people. No problem to park the car near the apartment (not very expensive) A very good deal !

10 Feb 2014


"Really looked after us."

This apartment is very well located in the vicinity of the Teatro Massimo, in a nice area of Palermo with plenty of shopping and other conveniences. The apartment is beautifully decorated and spacious, and easily accommodated our family of six. The owner Antonello was friendly and helped with a quick response on short notice, recommendations for restaurants and other requirements, and a taxi booking for us. Thoroughly recommend the property.

3 Feb 2014


"Excellent appartment in the centre of Palermo"

We travelled as a husband and wife with four young children (aged 8, 7, 5, & 3). We found this was a great location, right in the heart of the restaurant district and close to Teatro Massimo where the Italian promenade and close to Teatro Poleteama which is a large square with Tourist Information, very regular buses and lots of shops. We generally walked from the apartment to the historic sites in Palermo. We caught the bus if we wanted to then catch the train (we did day trips to Cefalu and Agrigento). The apartment was well equipped and clean. There were two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge. We actually put all four of our children in one bedroom (Mr Gullo provided a camp bed & I brought an inflatable bed) and had the lounge free in the evening. The table in the lounge is easily large enough for six and there is a nice balcony overlooking the street. The kitchen was a little small with no oven or dishwasher, but I still managed to cook a fair number of family meals in it. The beds are comfortable and the heating (we went in January) worked well. Unsuitable for people who can't manage stairs as there is a lift but you have to walk up about six steps before you could get to the lift. Mr Gullo is an efficient, courteous and professional man, who fully returned our deposit(despite one small breakage by us).

31 Dec 2013


"Excellent rapport qualité/prix"

L'appartement est bien situé et permet de visiter la ville a pied, ce qui est appréciable. Il est au 2ème étage avec ascenseur (qui ne serait pas aux normes chez nous mais qui fonctionne !) L'appart est bien équipe, plutot calme (pas de bruit en provenance de la rue, qui est tres etroite, donc avec peu de passage; meme si on entends bien les talons de la voisine du dessus !, mais bon on a tres bien dormi quand meme) la douche est petite (60x60) mais on s'y douche, la cuisine avec le minimum nécessaire. Le wifi a toujours fonctionné impeccablement dans tout l'appart.. Seul bémol pour moi (mais pas pour ma femme): le matelas trop mou à mon gout

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      • 2 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:04 Sep 2015

      Based in Italy

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Italian

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