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Classic flat in heart of Palermo, at the Cathedral, Sicilian charme!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Traditional 3BR (2 Bathroom) flat Cathedral, sleep 8, separate dining, kitchen.

The best accomodation of the traveller willing to discover the lure and contrasts of Palermo, the privilege to reside in an aristocratic XV century palace still inhabited. Located in the old town centre, beside the Cathedral in Via Vittorio Emanuele, there's no better place to visit the city without efforts: from the old markets to the town landmarks across the ancient meandering alleys. Enjoy an authentic experience living in the old city.

Visit our web-site: http://www.martinez-tagliavia.com/en/foresteria/ Read also our useful "InfoPalermo" when planning your trip.

Foresteria is equipped to ensure a comfortable and elegant stay, in a typical Sicilian style and in a special location, for both families and groups of friends. 1st floor, wide Carrara marble staircase 23 steps, 7 steps to descend after the entrance (not advisable for limited mobility people, wheelchair inaccessible). Three bedrooms: "Zagara" equipped with a king-size bed, "Aloe" with 2 single beds and a third smaller room, "Edera", with 2 single beds. Also, a sofa bed (double) in the studio-tv, that becomes a separate fourth room closing the doors. Living room, separate dining room perfect for a dinner party for 8, separate kitchen, 2 bathroom with shower, basin, bidet, heated towel rail and toilet. Free internet hotspot connection, however, not for professional use. Prices for 2 people sharing a room, discounts for groups/parties, ask for personal devices. Electrical power is free until 5 kw/day; after we consider 0,40cts each Kw. Contribution for gas consumption in case of long stays during winter. Please specify, if any, the age of children: under 10 years old children pay 15€ /day

Arrivals between 5pm and 10pm. unless specific arrangements; departures before 10am, unless specific arrangements.

At the arrival we will ask you a copy of your ID or Passport and to sign the rental agreement already sent attached.

Tariffs and conditions valid only for short lets, ask for long.

More Details

Virginia Fatta
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Virginia Fatta

After many years around the world, following my husband's diplomatic career, we decided to come back to Palermo.

Why Virginia Fatta chose Monte di Pietà

This apartment, located in Palazzo Mango were we live, was once used by friends. We are now pleased to welcome guests and visitors; we hope to successfully guide them from the best starting point in the discovery of Palermo.

What makes this apartment unique

All the amenities in the middle of the city, in a characteristic location. Fall in love of our huge-stone foundation wall and the matchless position of our house, with a fascinating history.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Monte di Pietà in Palermo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • It is forbidden to bring strangers into the house. It is forbidden to disturb other people living in the building.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bathrooms - each one with walk-in shower, sink, bidet, toilet, heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Three-bedrooms apartment can comfortably sleep up to 8 people, plus an additional travel cot - appropriate for a baby up to 24 month’s old - available on request. The two main bedrooms have balconies on the street and new soundproof double-glass windows. Standard bedroom available for 2 persons is with king size/twin bed. On request single rooms. The Management reserves the right to close bedrooms not used.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You will be at the center of the city and no need to depend on any car or public bus. However, on Via Vittorio Emanuele, also stops the tourist bus of Sightseeing Tours. Near-by there is stop of the train coming from the airport, exit Orleans-Palazzo Reale (20 min. Walk), unfortunately now out of order for a few months. The train station Stazione Centrale is 30 min.walk, where there is also the final stop of the shuttle bus from the airport. We can book you a comfortable private taxi / minibus at reasonable prices that from the airport will bring you directly to the house (from 35 € for 4 persons).


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Classic flat in heart of Palermo, at the Cathedral, Sicilian charme!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
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A Comfortable Accommodation in the Heart of Palermo

  • 4 of 5

The Forresteria is a roomy apartment that has the basics for a good visit in Palermo. It is situated steps from Vittorio Emanuelle, a pedestrian walkway into the heart of the city. The apartment is also within steps of the Cattedrale, one of Palermo’s popular landmarks. The apartment is very clean, with comfortable beds, and an array of kitchen equipment if you choose to cook in. Our arrival time could not conform to the standard time requested thus causing some disruption that resulted in a rather brisk and off putting welcome. However, Virginia was very informative regarding all the features of the apartment and gave excellent advice on protecting our valuables and passports. She also was very helpful in arranging reliable transport to the airport for our very early flight home. Of note, the showers are very clean but pencil-thin with accordion doors—a large person may have difficulty using them. We are avid coffee drinkers and suggest that an alternative to the espresso pot for making coffee in larger quantities be added to the kitchen. Since we stayed at the Forresteria for 7 nights it would have been nice to have a second set of towels midway of our stay. All in all, we had a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home I. A perfect location

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very professional service

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice and exceeded expectations. Having Virginia living in same building meant we had excellent guidance on the nearby sights, busses, shops and restaurants in Palermo. Only slight issue was traffic noise outside bedroom windows. Very narrow street (read echo chamber) which now receives extra traffic due to resent pedestrianisation of Via Vittorio Emanuele. Very difficult to sleep if window was open. However not too bad when they are closed. We were informed on arrival that we would be charged extra for electricity if the air conditioning was used too much (this was August!) so we had several warmish and noisy nights. Palermitanos seem to enjoy riding noisy mopeds, tuk-tuks and motorcycles all night. I really should have asked Virginia more about the specific air conditioning charges after the first night so my fault really.

Otherwise, Virginia and the appartment were charming and very centrally located.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Penny, thank you for the kind words. Our windows are soundproofed, when closed; but Palermo is certainly a noisy city and we are in the historical centre, the municipality is still testing the traffic congestion charge. It is very unfortunate that you have arrived during an extraordinary heatwave, called "Luciferus" by the Italian media. As for electricity consumption, in order to avoid us unpleasant surprises due to irresponsible consumption as already happened, guests are in advance informed both on the website and on the contract sent before booking the house - in Italian and English - of the modalities and cost of electricity: one share is included, the rest is paid according to the rates in force in Italy i.e. 0,40 € KWH, so for instance 10 KWH of consumption make just €4! Anyway, electrical consumption is easily controlled from the apartment; in your case we did not even check the consumption on departure precisely because of this extraordinary heatwave. With warm regards, Virginia
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Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and characterful apartment in a 16th century palazzo only a few minutes walk from the cathedral and many of Palermo's main sites of interest; great restaurants and markets. Virginia, the owner, is friendly and helpful. .

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this apartment - would give it more stars if I could! The apartment is stunning with incredible decor and art throughout. The location is perfect with easy walking to all the sites and yet quiet and safe at night. Having stayed at numerous vacation apartments over the years this one was one of the best! Virginia is very accommodating and a true delight to deal with. I highly recommend for a great stay in Palermo!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old world charm in the center of old Palermo

  • 5 of 5

This property is a gem in Palermo. Spacious and well appointed. With everthing you could need for a great holiday. Virginia is both charming and helpful with lots of tips for where to go and do in the city. Lovely

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Punta Raisi - Falcone Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar Ventimiglia, Bar Kaleido, Bar Cassaro
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Kilometres
Porto di Palermo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palermo Villa Airoldi; Verdura (Sciacca)
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Stazione Centrale di Palermo
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Palermo Catania/Messina, Trapani/Castelvetrano
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
I Cucci a Piazza Bologni; Locanda del Gusto,.....
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia, Monte Etna
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Central location and easily accessible, Cathedral area, located at the corner with the Via Vittorio Emanuele main street of the historic center. Access from the motorways through Corso Calatafimi exit. Connections with the airport via taxi (ar. €50), shuttle to central station 7€, shared taxi 7€ to Via Roma. Private transfers upon request. No private garage, free car park on the streets around Piazza Sett'Angeli. Bus stop near the building.

Snack bars, self services for breakfast/lunch along Via Vittorio Emanuele. In 5minutes walk range, a whole set of traditional Sicilian restaurants, the renowned open markets ("il Capo", "Ballarò" and "Vucciria" - the latter being a nightlife center), Master Argento's "Pupi" Theater, the Royal Palace, "Quattro Canti" and...lot's more!

In 15 mins, the XIX- XX century city gravitating around Viale della Libertà, including the notorious squares dominated by Politeama/Massimo theatres and the elegant shopping area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Monte di Pietà, Palermo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
5 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £88.86
Spese pulizia 4 persone £44.43

Tariffe pubblicate relative a 2 persone, tariffe diverse per un numero maggiore di ospiti.Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata e in funzione del numero di persone. Richieste la firma di un contratto di locazione transitoria e copia del documento identità all'arrivo. Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario presente in loco. Le spese di pulizia si intendono per 4 persone: oltre tale numero verranno addebitati 10€ a persona. Tariffe e condizioni per soggiorni brevi; oltre 2 settimane preventivi personalizzati.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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