Palazzo Cattolica Art-Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Alessandro Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily 90133, Italy

To travel with style, try a palatial experience of Palazzo Cattolica Art -Apartment!

Your host, Antonio
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To travel with style, try a palatial experience of Palazzo Cattolica Art -Apartment!

The Space

PALAZZO CATTLOICA is a private apartment very well located in the heart of the old city, in a magnificent and aristocratic palace whit a private imposing double courtyard: pretty much the perfect introduction to the decrepit grandeur of the historical center of Palermo.

The magnificent palazzo from the 18th C, magically takes us back to the splendour of another time of aristocratic greatness and a stay within its walls is a unique and special experience

Even though awaiting restoration, the wonderful staircase leading up to the apartment is very impressive with a headless classical statue. There are many stairs to climb to the apartment, but they are shallow, not tiring, and with such a glamorous old staircase, you barely notice the climb. "Despite the 134 steps to get here, the best kept secret of palermo!" (Irene)

The lovely, quiet and sunny apartment is tastefully decorated with many personal artistic touches, with plants and flowers and artistic paintings. "Every items has its history, life and perfect plan in it" (Elena). The apartment is a very haven of peace and you can fell at home!

From the sunny balcony and windows, you can enjoy of a vantage point of view above the lively town of Palermo. Stay in Palazzo Cattolica Art Apartment is a very adventurous and palatial experience!

2 Bedroom in a mezzanine, 1 Living room with sofabed, 1 Dining room with a table for 4 peoples, kitchen, Bathroom with shower, private balcony with a great view and very small table, 1 common outside open gallery to use only in compliance with the neighbors.

Surface area : 75 m2
Year of building construction : 1700, Date of last renovation of the apartment : 2011

Guest Access

Wi-Fi and ADSL Internet, Air conditioning, Laundry machine, Balcony with Café-Table, Sofabed, Cooking stove, Kettle, Refrigerator, Shower and Bidet, Heating, Stereo, Hammock, Books and CD, Sheets and towels included

Additional services
Extra Cleaning Service available
Parking area in the private courtyard

Floor : 4 (top floor) - no elevator
View of town and mountains
Shops, Supermarket, winebar, restaurant and market in the area; Train and Bus station : 500 metres.

Interaction with Guests

I live in the same building of the apartment, which is very important in order to be always on hand for my guests.
I have acquired over time the necessary experience to understand what my guests are looking for and need during their stay.
I love this city and I revel in unveiling its most authentic and secret nature to my guests.

Getting around

How to get to the apartment from Palermo Airport:
By bus: departures are every 30 minutes (on the hour and on the half hour). Get off at the last stop, central station (journey time: 50 minutes, ticket € 6,10), then walk for about 15 minutes.
By taxi: we have arranged transfers with our driver waiting for you at airport arrivals, holding a sign with your name on (journey time: around 30 minutes, price € 40,00, up to four people).

How to get to the apartment from Palermo Central Station:
By foot: walk through Via Roma until you reach Via Divisi on your right. Take Via Divisi until Piazza Rivoluzione and keep walking through Via Alessandro Paternostro (journey time 15 minutes)

How to get to the apartment from Palermo Port:
Take a taxi from the area inside the harbour as the road to the apartment is very busy and not suitable for walking (price of the taxi journey around €10,00)

How to get to the apartment by car:
Arrive at Corso Vittorio Emanuele, turn right onto Piazza Marina and at the end of the square turn right onto Via Longarini. Follow Via Longarini until the end, then turn right onto Via Alessandro Paternostro.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $688 /week
Monthly Price: $2105 /month
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The apartment was in a great location and is a very unique charming place to stay. Although we did not meet Antonio directly he was great help providing information and making it a lovely stay.

    July 2014
  • Prima. Hoewel er niemand te bereiken is als je een vraag hebt! Heb nieuw telefoonnummer gekregen maar ook niet te bereiken

    June 2014
    Response from Antonio:

    Hi Albert,
    i'm happy that you like my apartment and thanks for your suggestions.
    I'm sorry that you were not able to contact me by phone but I assure you that I am always available 24Hrs and have not received any call or email. Maybe there was a mistake that does not depend on me, but in any case i'm really sorry. I hope don't have caused any hardship during your stay.
    I'll be glad to offer you a drink next time ;-)
    Sincerely, Antonio

    June 2014
  • Excellent communication though didn't get to meet Antonio as he was away.
    The apartment is certainly singular! If you are looking for something different, whilst at the same time very well located, with private parking and on the whole pretty comfortable then go for it! Note that both bedrooms are on a mezzanine with an open archway between them so are not as 'private' as they might be!

    June 2014
  • Nous recommandons vivement ce lieu unique, situé au sein d'un ancien palais de Palerme avec une cour authentique ( non défigurée par une rénovation "moderniste faisant table rase des traces du passé) et idéalement localisé entre deux marchés traditionnels au coeur du Palerme historique. Il est à proximité du jardin botanique, du port, de la superbe passeggiata, de la Chapelle Palatine, de la Cathédrale, de la Martorana … Un accueil et un contact des plus chaleureux de la part d'Antonio, qui a pris le temps de nous donner de bons conseils et de très bonnes adresses de restaurants. Nous avons adoré l'appartement, très bien disposé et très agréable à vivre, une atmosphère délicieuse avec son balcon embaumé de jasmin. Les commerçants du quartier sont très accueillants. Nous sommes ravis et enchantés de notre séjour à Palerme, grazie a te Antonio !
    Nul n’est besoin de garder la voiture même si la cour de l’ancien Palais le permet, tout est à portée de regards, tout est à portée d’envies.

    June 2014
  • We have just returned from a month-long trip to Palermo , still jet-lagged, but very happy with memories of our month's stay in the beautiful apartment of Antonio and Fiammetta. All the compliments that many other guests have given to them are well-deserved. The apartment is beautifully furnished, quiet, and cosily situated in a corner of the top floor of an old palazzo in the old part of this ancient city. It became our home. Antonio and Fiammetta were very attentive and provided us with transportation to and from the airport, an extensive list of excellent restaurants and amenities, and arrangements with their friends for lodging and a guide in neighboring Trapani, Erice, and Marsala. Antonio and Fiammetta's beautiful family and network of friends greatly personalized our travel experience and set it apart from many of our other travels.

    We highly recommend staying at this wonderful B&B. You will definitely not regret it!

    Ciao Antonio e Fiammetta!


    Rob & Lotti

    May 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay in Antonio's apartment - everything we expected and MORE! Gorgeous apartment, very comfortable, in a beautiful building and a great part of town. Antonio was a great host - very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Can't recommend this too highly. Fantastic!

    April 2014
  • Antonio was a wonderful host: always friendly and helpful with any advice or information we needed. He gave us his personal guide of the city with lots of interesting hints where to go for sightseeing, dinner or shopping. The situation of the place is unique: in an old palace, in the middle of Old Town with lots of tourist attractions. The flat is originally furnished, with paintings, sculptures and many art objets. It all made our stay in Palermo very special. Thank you Antonio!

    March 2014
  • Sehr zuverlässiger, sehr sympathischer und Hilfsbereiter Vermieter, wenn man es geschafft hat mit dem Wagen die engen Gassen zu passieren, die enge Einfahrt zum Innenhof des Palazzo gemeistert und die 131(!!) Stufen des etwas baufälligen Treppenhauses erklommen hat, kann man in Palermo nicht besser wohnen. Sehr individuell und originell eingerichtetes geräumiges Appartement in dem alles vorhanden ist, was man braucht. Trotz absolut zentraler Lage ruhig und morgens kann man mit Blick auf Palermo auf dem Sonnigen Balkon seinen Kaffe trinken. Besser geht es nicht!

    March 2014
  • Antonio e sua moglie Fiammetta sono due ospiti perfetti ed attenti, con i quali ci si trova bene sin da subito! L'appartamento corrisponde alle aspettative, comodo e confortevole; Palazzo Cattolica è uno dei complessi più affascinanti di Palermo: stare qui significa sentire il cuore della città. La posizione è strategia: in centro, a metà strada tra stazione e teatro Massimo, si trova nelle immediate vicinanze di baretti e ristoranti ma non per questo l'appartamento è rumoroso, anzi! Insomma, consiglio caldamente per chi voglia soggiornare in un appartamentino a sua disposizione con fantastici ospiti che vivono nella porta accanto e sono disponibili per qualsiasi necessità!

    March 2014
  • Great appartment right in the heart of Palermo. Unique atmosphere. We enjoyed it very much and Antonio gave us verygood recommendations where to go and what to do.

    March 2014
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I am a skipper and I work with responsible tourism in Sicily. I love this city and I revel in unveiling its most authentic and secret nature to my guests. I love travelling and meeting new people during my trips. I have acquired over time the necessary experience to understand what my guests are looking for and need during their stay. I live in the same building of the apartment, which is very important in order to be always on hand for my guests. One last thing. What am I doing with an Italian tricolored sash? I was simply celebrating the wedding of a good friend!
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