About This Listing
The apartment has two bedrooms, a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen, large enough to consume all meals, a very large bathroom with large shower and full
an attic apartment with a sofa bed and desk. It 'was restored in November of 2011 respecting the original architecture of the first 900 'and using original materials including ceramics of
700 '. It is located in the historic center of Palermo, just steps from
cathedral and royal palace, now headquarters of the Sicilian parliament. to 100
meter is the fairest of the oldest outdoor markets of Palermo, where you can buy all day fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and meat.
It 'a vibrant area with many pubs and restaurants and trattorias, is frequented by young students and not, throughout the world, but it is very quiet and peaceful.
At 100 meters there is the station the subway to the airport. The railway central station at 700 meters. With the buses leave from close by, you can reach
all the tourist attractions and monuments of Sicily,
Of course in the immediate vicinity there are bus stops
with which you can reach in 30 minutes also
most beautiful beaches of Palermo.
La consegna delle chiavi avviene sul posto previa telefonata o all'orario (website hidden) è la connessione internet wifi. Viene fornita la biancheria da letto e da bagno. quella da bagno viene cambiata ogni tre giorni e settimanalmente quella da letto
The apartment was very comfortable and spacious, with a full kitchen and two bedrooms. Franco, the host, was very welcoming and helpful with suggestions on places to go in the city. The neighborhood is safe and within walking distance to some of the city's main attractions, such as the Capella Palatina. We rented a car during our stay and were able to park it easily on the street.
The appartment is spacious, luminous and airy and very nicely renovated with all the necessities you normally use at home. The balcony allows you to take a sneak peak of real vibrant Palermo street life, yet the moment you close the door, you enter the realms of silence. The location is very central, near the fascinating Ballaro historical market with authentic Palermitano food (stigghioli or pani zu'la meuza are a must). And signiore Francesco was very accurate and helpfull and guided us to two amazing restaurants with mouth watering Sicilian food. All in all - if we are going back to Palermo, we will be staying in Casa Orleans again.
We had a lovely stay at Casa Orleans. It was great to be in the center of Palermo and the flat is very comfortable.
Very comfortable and sweet apartment for 2-3 people. It is clean and well equipped. Wi-fi works well. There are two small shops and market not far from the apartment. Some of the sights are very close, bus stop to Monreale also. Quite far from the bus to Mondello beach. Last 5th floor, may be it will be not convenient with heavy baggage or baby carriage.
Franco was very welcome and helpful except for misunderstanding with check out.
Please note that it is historical center and not city center. People around mostly are not Italian but friendly anyway.
We enjoyed our vacation in Palermo and this lovely apartment.
Franco, his wife & the apartment were a Godsend. They really did everything they could to accommodate me. The flat was exactly as it looked in the pictures and it was conviently located. The area did looked more intimidating than it actually is. It was a real Italian experience. The people in the area were all very nice and helpful.
Francesco was a lovely, incredibly gracious host. The apartment is as described in the pictures. It was very clean and came with all the necessities. Palermo was the first stop on our trip and on our first night our car that was parked in the alley behind the apartment was broken into. Francesco helped us navigate filing a police report and was very helpful as our unofficial Italian interpreter. The incident is by no means a reflection on the neighborhood, as we were told Palermo is a city where things like this happen (to tourist rental vehicles mostly) but something to keep in mind if you are renting a car and parking.
This being said, as other have mentioned the apartment is a good 4 story walk up, so bring your walking shoes! Francesco was nice enough to help me with my luggage, but I can see this being an issue for some people. The wifi signal in the apartment was also pretty weak but if you aren't concerned about the internet, that shouldn't be an issue at all!
I wish our days in Palermo were not as chaotic and we could enjoy the apartment/city more but Francesco was a fantastic host and the apartment was comfortable and walkable to all the sights.
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About the Host, Francesco
sono da poco in pensione ma svolgo ancora attività di consulenza nel campo della chimica delle acque e nelle centrali di produzione elettrica. sono impegnato in campo sociale e politico. leggo con molto piacere. i miei preferiti sono steinbeck, hemingway, faulkner pavese. mi piace leggere i testi teatrali e ascolto volentieri musica, i miei preferiti, oltre i rokers e i rapper sono shostakovich e stravinskij. sono un viaggiatore compulsivo, se non viaggio mi rattristo, sono incuriosito dalle culture e dagli usi di tutti i paesi del mondo.