The Top of Historical Center

Apartment - Private room · Via dei Benedettini, Palermo, Sicily 90134, Italy

Huge and 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.

The Space

You will feel at home...even though you are traveling!
The main feature is the huge 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 and so on...

- 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 us
-32'' TV
- WI-FI fast
-full equipped kitchen to share with us
-bath and shower
-bath towels
read the guide book! is very useful helpful

-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.


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-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.

Guest Access

Mi casa es tu casa

Interaction with Guests

As much they need it

The Neighborhood

The chance to walk everywhere and the metro at 2 minutes away. main spots are around the corner and down stairs my apt.

Getting around

absolutely yes. Metro at 2 minutes away and one of the main square of the city piazza indipendenza where you find all the lines to the center (although is everything walk distance)

Other Things to Note

when I travel, my wish is to find a place like the center, convenient CLEAN &comfortable

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $282 /week
Security Deposit: $1138
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We spent a week in Lydia's apartment. A Really nice place with a fantastic view. Our host was very helpful. She helped us navigate around The City and even found some nice restaurants for us. We recommend this place - not only because of the great hospitality but also because it is in walking distance to must sights in Palermo. The Nielsen family

    February 2014
    Response from Lydia:

    Thank-you!! ;-)

  • The apartment is in the center of Palermo, everything is in walking distance: places to see, restaurants, cafes, harbor. No need to use a car or bus, it's a very central neighborhood, full of history and beauty.

    The room is very comfortable, has large bed. Room and bathroom are super clean!

    Amazing deal!

    October 2013
  • Lydia was an enthusiastic and kind host. Room was very comfortable and clean. Great terrace to enjoy your breakfast with a view. Lydia also gave us some good tips and even called a restaurant for us to check availability. Thanks!

    September 2013
  • Our stay at Lydia's place has been perfect!
    Everything started with a glass of wine and a nice talk with Lydia on her beautiful terrace. It's easier to visit Palermo in a short time with Lydia's tips about the city.
    The red room is downstairs, where you can have privacy and all the falicities you need. There's no rush for the check out if Lydia is free...and you would never leave this house :)
    Thanks again Lydia, we really felt at home!

    September 2013
  • A perfect stay, unfortunately only for 5 days: I highly recommend it, and I also hope I'll be back soon! Firstly the location is strategic, just a few minutes walking from the Palace of the Normans, king palace, from four corners square and Ballarò market and, above all, one minute walk from the Metro line that connects Palermo center to Punta Raisi airport. The room is very large, nice and clean with private bathroom and, even better the lovely 360 degree panorama that can be admired from the large roof terrace, especially at sunset. That alone is worth a stay! In addition, and not less important was meeting with Lydia and Paul, very kind, welcoming and helpful, they gave me tips and useful informations, making me feel at home. Lydia, although was very busy with work, she made time to have breakfast with me one morning and in a just a moment we connected right away. Thank you very much again for the beautiful days spent together and for the pleasant company. I've been very comfortable with you! Thanks Giuliana

    September 2013
  • This accommodation could not come more highly recommended. Firstly the place itself was in the centre of the historical district and walkable from every site. Secondly the accommodation itself was great and had an impressive roof terrace overlooking palermo where you could relax, sunbath, eat, drink wine. It was so great spot. And thirdly Lydia herself was excellent. We were welcomed in true sicilian hospitality with a glass of wine, a smile and were filled in with recommendations about where to go, what to eat and where to do this. It felt like home from home. I only wish I could have stayed longer!!
    Thank you Lydia!

    July 2013
  • Had a great stay at Lydia's place! The spot itself is pretty amazing; I was surprised to see the pictures actually don't do justice for the terrace and living room areas. ..that terrace is really hard to beat! Lydia is a great host, very warm, very friendly- she was helpful and made the experience very special! You don't always find hosts that can be friends after you meet them, but Lydia is a great person and someone i consider a friend just after meeting her in one day. Felt like I was with family pretty quickly. :) This is a unique top spot in Palermo and I'd definitely recommend staying here to get a special experience in the city.

    July 2013
    Response from Lydia:

    Waiting for you to come back for dinner ;-)

  • Lydia is a very friendly person and a nice host. We really enjoyed staying at her place in Palermo, specially for the fantastic terrace..
    Very nice apartment and very good location!

    June 2013
  • Grazie Lydia for this wonderful sicilian experience! The apartment is very central location in the city near monuments, restaurants, and 1mn far from the metro. A lot of charm for this two floor flat (the breakfast or the aperitivo in the roof top terrace is just an uforgettable experience!). The bedroom is big, well furnished and beautiful. There is a private bathroom (really nice). Lydia is a marvelhous and so kind woman, who will give you some tips. She is serious and confident. I can highly recommend for your journey in Palermo!

    June 2013
  • I can't tell what is better. Lydia or her apartment;-) She is a lovely host, very caring and welcoming. Whenever she was cooking, we were invited to share her delicious meals. You feel very much at home in the middle of old Palermo in this great apartment and with Lydia you have someone who knows all about the city and other nice places in the surroundings. A very good choice, if you want to experience the city from a central spot. The apartment is very clean, the bed very comfortable and the view from the terrace just what you need after a sizzling day in this great city! We would love to come again!

    May 2013
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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 roommates 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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