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Guest House 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

three-bedrooms apartment can comfortably sleep up to 8 people

The 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.

Restored in 2012, 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, 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, dining room perfect for a dinner party for 8, separate kitchen, 2 bathroom with shower, basin, bidet, heated towel rail and toilet. Prices for 2 people sharing a room, discounts for groups/parties. Electrical power is free until 5 kw/day; after we consider 0,40cts each Kw. We provide a new free internet hotspot connection, however, not for professional use.

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.

More Details

Virginia Fatta
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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 Palermo

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:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 8
  • 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. We have a cot for babies. 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
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • 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); the train station 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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Guest House in heart of Palermo, at the Cathedral, Sicilian charme!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

It's a good apartment in a wonderful location.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is large & comfortable & in a fabulous location. The owner is charming & super helpful. Wifi is excellent. Our only problem was the bathrooms. Although they are v clean they are old & the showers are tiny. Otherwise it was ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Beautiful apartment and perfectly situated

  • 5 of 5

We visited Palermo for 4 days in February. I chose an apartment which I hoped was well situated, warm and comfortable and we were not disappointed. Virginia was very helpful when we arrived in the evening, giving us tips on where to eat and what to see in our short time. The apartment was warm, large and very nicely decorated. It is located in a very central area within the old city and, although it is very close to tourist attractions, we did not hear any noise in the evening. I would certainly recommend the apartment to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 5 days here in June. Virginia is a wonderful host and provided a great overview of the city and its highlights upon our arrival. The apartment is well-equipped (great wifi), well-located, and perfectly accommodated our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers). I loved the historic character of the building. We highly recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outsanding Choice of Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights at the fully furnished apartment. Virginia was there to greet us, as we had arrived late, and provided us with an excellent overview of the area along with maps and handy information. Virginia's hospitality along with assistance in providing reliable local airport pickup made the trip seamless. Excellent location and close to all the highlights. The apartment is outstanding. It is safe, large, clean and well appointed; far exceeding a stay in a hotel. It would be a pleasure to come back and stay for an extended period of time. A great city to spend a few days in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous palazzo in central location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Foresteria della Cattedrale for 12 weeks from Jan-Mar 2016 and could not recommend it more highly! This is an authentic, gorgeous 15th century palazzo in the heart of the Old Town of Palermo and 1.5km to the central station, perfect to base out of for tourists. It is walking distance to the Norman Palace, several beautiful old churches, the Quattro Canti intersection and the Massimo Operahouse. Both Mondello Beach and Monreale are accessible by the local bus.

Virginia is the kindest hostess, responding quickly and taking care of any questions or issues that rose before and during our stay. She went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and had anything we needed. She is very refined and a wealth of information on Palermo and Sicily in general. Her recommendations were spot on and it was a pleasure interacting with her.

The apartment looks exactly like in the photos and is tastefully decorated with beautiful antique furniture and art. Palermo is not the most beautiful city so it was always a relief to walk into this beautiful oasis of an apartment. It is spacious, clean, and has everything we needed for our 3-month stay.

Since we had a 3-year-old and a baby, we appreciated that everything we needed for them was within walking distance. There is a Lidl and a Carrefour Market within 1km and both Capo and Ballaro street markets are even closer. There is a pharmacy across the street from the apartment. Within walking distance is a small park with large banyan trees next to the Carrefour, the beautiful Villa Giulietta gardens next to the Botanical Gardens, and the Parco Orleans has as of this writing a small "zoo" with lots of birds. The Giardino Inglese is a short bus ride away and has a small kiddie park.

The only downside was due to the very thick stone walls, it has weak mobile and Wi-Fi signals. We used an ethernet cable when we needed a faster connection but for most daily usage (email, social media, browsing), the Wi-Fi was fine.

We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Sicily!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location in the Heart of Old Palermo

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Palermo, which exceeded our expectations, and Foresteria della Cattedrale contributed positively to,our impression. The location is hard to beat, a half block from the Cathedral and just off Via Vittorio Emmanuel. Virginia Fatta is an excellent host, welcoming us with a bottle of wine and snacks. Her flat is large and well appointed, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, all surrounding an open central courtyard. We particularly enjoyed one of her restaurant recommendations, Pizzeria Frida, within easy walking distance. We highly recommend this accommodation for your stay in Palermo.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Punta Raisi - Falcone Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar Ventimiglia, Bar Kaleido
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Kilometres
Porto di Palermo
Nearest Golf
107 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
Carlo V; Locanda del Gusto, Centrale Palace Hotel
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia, Monte Etna
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Easy access from the motorways through Corso Calatafimi exit. Connections with the airport via train (Orléans-Palazzo Reale stop, 10mins walk), taxi (ar. €50), shuttle from central station. Private transfers upon request. Car park in Piazza Sett'Angeli. Bus stop just opposite to the building.

Snack bars, self services for breakfast/lunch along Corso Vittorio Emanuele. In 5minutes walk range, a whole set of traditional Sicilian/Arab 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 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Spese pulizia 4 persone £42.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.69

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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.

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