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Central Palermo - Casa Soliva


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

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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

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), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Falcone e Borsellino (Punta Raisi) 25 km, Nearest railway: Palermo Central Station 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

The apartment has been totally renovated and is beautifully furnished with careful attention to detail. It is equipped with heat pumps/air conditioning, TV, washing machine, iron and iron board, microwave, toaster and includes two comfortable double bedrooms, a spacious living room with a sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom and shower, (5 beds in total + 1). The building is equipped with a lift.

Further details outdoors

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

Further details

We need down payment. The payment of the rest of the price on arrival plus 100 euros of security deposit which we will refund you at the end of the stay.

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.


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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Review 1-10 of 17

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

20 Aug 2014



Très bon séjour à la Casa Soliva, appartement très propre, conforme à l'annonce et parfaitement situé dans le centre de Palerme, proche de supermarchés et des principaux centres d'int… More

24 Jun 2014


"Great Apartment"

We stayed 6days in Casa Soliva. The apartment is a good size and bedrooms light and airy with good aircon. The kitchen is a bit tight but we did manage to make some homemade meals, bathroom clean wi… More

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 !

4 May 2014


"Great place to stay in Palermo"

This apartment is centrally located so you can walk everywhere. The bedrooms and beds are spacious and comfortable and Antonello was very helpful. The kitchen had everything we needed and we had a won… More

20 Apr 2014


"Ottima location, appartamento accogliente"

L'appartamento molto spazioso, accogliente e arredato con gusto si trova in posizione ottimale per visitare agevolmente i principali punti di interesse della città a piedi nonché per usufruire … More

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

Review 1-10 of 17

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