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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Palermo, Italy your home away from home

Palermo, on the Italian island of Sicily, has an undeniably eastern vibe, with bustling squares surrounded by sandstone architecture, influenced by the Arabs, Normans, Spaniards and Phoenicians, giving it a unique atmosphere and style, with fascinating sights at every turn.

Things to do in Palermo, Italy

It is hard not to get wrapped up in the energy of the Palermo city centre, where the maze of narrow streets overflow with shops, restaurants and Baroque churches, then suddenly open into flamboyant squares. The old city centre, the Quattro Canti, holds some beautiful historical gems, including the Cappella Palatina, the Norman Cathedral and the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), the finest medieval court in Europe.

The Convento dei Cappuccini catacombs make for mesmerizing viewing from a Palermo apartment, but it is best not to go around meal times as the corpse lines catacombs is more than slightly macabre.

However, if you would like a break from the break neck pace of life in Palermo city centre, the magnificent beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea are waiting just a few miles from your self catering Palermo apartment. The atmosphere on Mondello Beach is quite different; relaxed and peaceful, where time seems to stand still, and you can while away many hours on the soft sand, listening to the water gently lapping the shore. Sferracavallo Beach is even more peaceful, and is backed by some excellent Palermo restaurants.

Places to go on holiday in Palermo, Italy

Climbing Mt Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, is a hugely popular activity from a Palermo apartment, but you must seek the advice of experts before embarking on any trip to Mt Etna as weather conditions can vary, and thus make the trip very dangerous.

Weather in Palermo, Italy

Average temperatures in Palermo never drop below 12°C, making it a perfect spot to escape the winter blues. Summer is hot and dry, with average temperatures of 28°C, making the beaches of Palermo an instant attraction.

Cheap flights to Palermo, Italy

Palermo International Airport (PMO) is 30km outside of the city centre, but there are regular busses which will take you directly to the front door of your Palermo accommodation rental. Flying London to Palermo takes only a few hours, and you can be settled in your holiday rental villa in Palermo very quickly after leaving the UK, provided by Ryanair.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely Views

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed 4 nights at the Property and found everything we needed. I was a bit worried about some of the comments on previous reviews but David had clearly taken the feedback on board and we found fans and mirrors in the rooms :-) the accommodation is fairly basic but fantastic views over the bay. It did get hot even with the fans and in September. Kitchen was well equipped with a stove and microwave. Rooftop terrace was amazing, we had to carry some chairs up and sat up there overlooking the sea. We didn't have a car, managed the walk into town although you are walking along roads without pavement, takes only about 20/30 minutes. Catch a taxi back easily enough for 10euro which we felt was worth it to avoid the hill climb back The only thing we felt was missing was somewhere to sit and dine outside, there is a small table and bench but they are positioned under trees so don't catch the sun and there were lots of leaves/bugs in that area so we didn't fancy sitting there. I also think it's important to make guests aware that he property is located in gardens which are shared with David's two very large, quite intimidating dogs. This spoiled our enjoyment of the garden to some extent as the dogs would often wander up to us whilst sitting out. I'm sure the dogs were friendly but we weren't reassured that they were, or told they would wander freely in the garden. All in all, a great stop, you'll struggle to find another place with such great views in Cefalu for the price. A really unique spot.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment in the heart of Palermo

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is located in a residential area in Palermo, walking distance from supermarkets, restaurants and wine bars; the apartment is near the famous Via della Liberta best place to shop, upscale Italian chain line the boulevard between teatro Politeama and Piazza Crispi; 30 minutes walk you can reach the gorgeous teatro Massimo. The apartment complex is very safe , quite and nice. I would recommend this apartment and I would love to come back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017