About This Listing
Spacious&Sunny terrace right above the San Giovanni degli Eremiti church&gardens (St. John of the Hermits ); the panorama of the whole historical center of Palermo, the proximity with the main historical spots like Cathedral and The King Palace.
Traveling and feel COMFORTABLE as your home!
The main feature is the spacious and sunny terrace right above the San Giovanni degli Eremiti church/gardens (St. John of the Hermits ); the panorama of whole historical center of Palermo, the proximity with the main cultural and historical spots like Cathedral and The King Palace. Also is interesting the modern style of the intern of the apt.
The panorama includes St. John of Eremites, The King Palace, the Cathedral, Monte Pellegrino, all the domes of the historical center!
THE APARTMENT IS ENTIREMENT AT YOUR USE (TERRACE KITCHEN LIVING ROOM)
- 2 private rooms w/queen size bed, each room with private bathroom. one has bath and shower; one has only shower.
one room is the red&white "revolution" room
second room is a blue jeans room
-nice living room to share with me
- WI-FI fast
-full equipped kitchen to share with me
-bath and shower
read the guide book! is very useful helpful
4th floor NO ELEVATOR
-1 min. from the King Palace and Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel)
-1 minute away -walk distance- from Metro Station D'Orleans-Palazzo dei Normanni
-2 minutes from the Cathedral of Palermo
link of schedule Metro from airport to the apt.
COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW FOR THE SCHEDULE OF METRO THAT TAKES YOU STRAIGHT FROM AIRPORT TO MY APT.
the station you need to get off is PALAZZO REALE - ORLEANS. 47 minute from airport. at the same track where the train stops, once out of the train go left, seek for the stairs that takes you up in the street level. at that corner (piazza della pinta) just walk down the street toward the 2 big trees. on your right you see a parking lot (with african guy) and on your left the king palace, you just walk down and at the end of the short street cross via dei benedettini. im on the building on the right side. ring bell LYDIA. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IS CLEAR
-zero minutes from San Giovanni degli Eremiti gardens
-5 minutes away from one of the biggest and colorful historical fish and farmers market called Ballaro'.
-The main train station it's 20 minutes away (walking distance)
-a personal computer is at your use in the room
-a personal cellular phone (with Italian sim card) for you to use the full time you need it
How to get here:
From airport: take the metro and get off at Orleans station, from the corner go down the street just 100 meters and you'll find my apartment.
From Train Station: take the metro to Orleans Station; or take a bus line 109;
Walking: walk toward Corso Tukory, walk all the way up, take right in via dei benedettini..all the way down.
Take a look at the guidebook that I made for you so you can see the distances from the apt. to the main spots. At glance you can see that my apt is on a strategic location. My neighborhood is the Historical Center of the city.
Mi casa es tu casa
Interaction with Guests
As much they need it
You can walk everywhere and the metro is at 1 minute away. Main spots are around the corner and down stairs my apt. 1 good restaurants with a typical sicilian home made food;1 home made beer brewery ; small panini place,just down stairs!
Metro at 1 minute away by foot and one of the main square of the city piazza Indipendenza where you find all the lines to the center (although everything is walk distance!)
Other Things to Note
When I travel, my wish is to find a place like mine. Located in the city center,convenient, CLEAN & comfortable.
my flat is located at the 3th floor, no elevator
CLEANING FEE ARE SEPARATE FROM THE TOTAL YOU PAID ON AIRBNB SITE:10 euro if you stay one or 2 nights; 20 euro from 3 to 4 nights; 30 Euro if you stay 5 nights to 7nights.
If more than 4 people cleaning fee is 30 euro even if you stay one day.
Cleaning fees are not included on the total amount and needs to be payed cash before leaving the apt. You can leave it in the room on the table or giving to me along with the keys. Thank you!
IM ECO-FRIENDLY,please collect your plastic, glass and paper separately.
As well I need to be careful on the usage of utilities since our government asks very expansive taxes and specially electricity is very very expansive.
So far I had great guests, respecting me being very happy using utilities carefully without wasting it.
There is a meter of water, gas and electricity usage that i check on the check-in and the check-out.
You have a maximum of 10 scatti per day of electricity! It’s a lot believe me, so i count them just to avoid extra and unnecessary usage when out of the apt forgetting air condition ON or boilers.
Boiler can be left ON just during the night time and OFF before 7 AM. Couple hours ON from 8PM to 10PM or 11PM is totally fine and enough. Thank-you guys for this!! ;-)
You can use laundry with a fee of Euro 5 p/laundry (Short Cycle 30 minutes);long cycle is 10 euro. Ask me for details.
- please, collect and take care of your own garbage bringing it out of the apt.
-No smoking indoor, feel free to smoke in the terrace
-The only people permitted to come into the property are those being part of the reservation.
- If you use it, please clean it.
- If you do lose or do not return house keys, you pay Euro 100 for the main key and 20Euro for each small key.
- Towels and linens are provided. Please leave them in the room so i can collect for washing. No need to take bed sheets away from the bed.
First day of your arrival you'll find a bottle of water (or more than one!) and toilet paper, after that you need to provide for your self if is a longer stay.
Little more here, but important.
GLASS: if you break a glass i dont care, however please let me know there is broken glass in the floor because i walk bare foot.
HAIR: if you collect your hair and trow in the garbage will be helpful so i don't need to call to repair sink :-(
SAND: please make sure you don't bring sand in the house from the beach. the shower and sink get clogged by that :-(
Any broken item will be deducted from your deposit. No exception (I don't care about glasses though, i do care about my cups ;-))
Be safe in Palermo: drivers are not the best in the world and keep an eye of your pockets and purse for the thieves .
Have fun in Palermo! ENJOY LIFE!
You will never forget the experience at Lydia's house. Location is perfect, the house is wonderful with a big terrace and great view. Lydia speaks pefect english and will absolutly help you during your stay. 100% great experience
Excellent séjour chez Lydia ! Très accueillante et disponible, Lydia propose une chambre spacieuse et fraîche, avec une salle de bain / WC attenante. Son appartement est très charmant, et sa terrasse offre une vue splendide sur la ville ! Nous y avons passé 3 nuits (2 nuits à l'arrivée et une la veille du départ), et renouvellerons l'expérience sans hésiter. La situation est idéale pour visiter le centre ville et à 2 pas de la gare Orléans qui amène à l'aéroport.
très sympathique et disponible, Lydia propose une chambre avec salle de bain attenante très agréable et très bien située au coeur du centre historique ainsi qu'à proximité des transports en commun, notamment le train pour rejoindre l'aéroport
Palerme fut la 3ème et dernière étape de notre séjour en Sicile.
Aucun problème pour trouver l'appartement de Lydia, qui se situe en plein centre de la vieille ville.
Monter jusque chez Lydia est un peu sportif avec les sacs à dos car les marches sont hautes et inégales mais personne ne peut regretter d'y être monté! L'appartement est très original, sur plusieurs niveaux, équipé avec goût et comble du plaisir, il dispose d'un très grand balcon offrant une vue circulaire sur le vieux Palerme. Agréable le matin, merveilleux le soir!
La présence de Lydia nous a un peu manqué mais c'est une jeune femme animée de passions et qui maitrise parfaitement la langue anglaise.
Nous attendions un petit-déjeuner proposant des produits faits-maison et copieux...ce ne fut pas le cas...
Nous n'avons pas pris de petit-déjeuner le dernier matin. Trop tôt?
Palerme mérite un séjour de quelques jours car la ville recèle quelques joyaux et aux alentours, Monte Real mérite le détour également.
Merci à Lydia pour sa vivacité et notre échange lors du petit-déjeuner.
Thank you very much for this review Claudine! However you told me you are Celiac. I'm glad didn't make extra stuff because were going to end up in the garbage. Although breakfast is not listed in the amenities I prepared my best organic green tea (sent by my japanese friend from japan, really authentic) also i guess you enjoyed my organic oranges marmalade and fresh baked bread....ahi ahi ahi....;-) also the fruits... all fridge and my dispensa was at your use...I thing that's a lot ;-)
We and my co-traveller had an amazing time in Palermo staying in the middle of historical center. The apartment is close to all major sites and offers a incomparable view on the city surrounded by Sicilian mountains and the sea. We will recomand the place and especially Lydia who took us to most of places as well as special culinary street foods and best pizza for best savings all together. Lydia is very open minded and travelled and knows how to make guests feel welcome. She even has some tourism experience which really makes a difference to explore the culture and even artistical scene. We already miss Palermo, Thank you!
Lydia is a great host who really cares to make her guests feel comfortable and welcome. She gave us recommendations about restaurants and other places to go in Palermo. Above that we got good advices for our trip through Sicily. The apartment is really beautiful (and clean) and also well located in the center od Palermo. You should not miss the view from her big terrace!
Beyond all of that personally I´m very happy I met her because she´s a really warm and nice woman!
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About the Host, Lydia
I love to have guests and to let them feel at home! I love to prepare food, good Italian ( sicilian) food! I'm very happy person and ill make your staying in Palermo an unforgettable experience especially because my apt has a spectacular view from the roof where you can take awesome pictures of main spots of the city! You never know what i cook and can always seat on my table having a bite of delicious food. I lived for many years in San Francisco and I had flatmates from all over the world and since then Im eager to continue my experience with foreigners that share different cultures. Thanks to airbnb im having the chance to do so.
In a spare time....I'm Life Coach and Psychologist!
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