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Casa Balmossière Historic Mansion, luxury apartment

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

In the heart of the typical marketplace of CAPO, Casa Balmossière Chartroux has a very long history: now belonging to the ARENA BALMOSSIERE CHARTROUX family, it is located in building dating back to the XIV century; totally renovated at the beginnings of the XVIII century, it still shows the typical features of the sicilian rococò style. Once inhabited by the family of the painter Gaspare Serenario (1707-1759). After a long decline has been acquired and carefully renovated by the current owners few years ago. The apartment huge windows overlook the main street of the lively Mercato del Capo one of the most interesting spots in Palermo downtown, just behind the Opera House Teatro Massimo.

The House BALMOSSIERE CHARTROUX is located on the first floor and its XVIII century atmosphere not only jealously preserves pieces of period furniture but also offers to its guests an antique Harp ERARD dating back to the 1847 and an even more interesting Pianoforte ERARD dating back to the 1861, still perfectly functioning after being restored together with other strange small period musical instruments.

More Details

Anna Elisabetta Arena Chartroux
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Palermo in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Balmossière Historic Mansion, luxury apartment
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Da Capo!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Anna Elisabetta! Casa Balmossière is "the" Location to stay, if You enjoy being in the middle of bustling live in Palermo, which is by now on one of my favorite places in the world. View the vivid and colourful market 7 days a week just from the balcony above, buy fresh vegetables and/or fresh fish to invite friends to Your new home (and cook in a phantastic equipped kitchen) for a delicious dinner, after having viewed a Mozart opera burlesque-matinée in Teatro Massimo - joyfully played. The rooms are splendid full of stucco and paintings, every detail with full function for the joy of living in the house, not decorated deadly as a folkloristic Museum. Play the Piano! The house is in the very center of everything You might want to visit (including Capella Pallatina), but best is just to let You flow from market to market, from Piazza to Piazza. Dont miss the famous street Food of Palermo, one of the best is just 50 meters to the right out of Your door! Restaurants? Try the Ferro di Cavallo in Via Venezia (Palermitani are queuing up to get a table, so ask Anna to reserve one, Food is very good and surprisingly cheap) OR the Antica Foccacceria di Francesco for an authentic Food experience at lunch time (table or take away). We will come again.... and again. Gerald and friends

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerald! Thanks so much! We hope to see you again in Palermo! Anna, Eugenio and Genti
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An ancient slice of Palermo life

  • 4 of 5

We loved the apartment and its position in the heart of this bustling market. It's got space, graceful looks and proximity to everything you could possibly want. The apartment is well appointed, we loved cooking in the kitchen and if the beds were only a bit improved we'd call it perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

the apartment was spacious and beautiful with everything we needed. I loved the market below and the local life going on! We cooked some lovely food in the apartment but also enjoyed the street food in the market too. Very central location, the owners were amazing with lots of tourist information for us, they answered every question I had and even booked things for us when the language was a problem. cant wait to return! thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like living in small Palazzo above a bustling and always fascinating traditional market

  • 5 of 5

If you like a beautifully furnished, large apartment with paintings, sculpture and art work above one of Palermo's largest markets, this is your place. The place is huge...and each room is elegantly furnished. The balcony looks over the Capo Market with vegetable stands, fish mongers, meat shops, cheese stores, bakeries...and everything else beneath. It's a 10 second walk to the bakery. Want prosciutto? It's another 10 steps. Also nearby to almost all of Palermo's major places. If you like cooking, you can whisk your market treasures to the kitchen which is one of the largest I've ever seen in Italy. Tradeoffs here are go hand in hand with being above the market: It can be noisy in the morning as the shop keepers set up and greet each other. For us, that was part of the charm of the place...but wanted to let you know.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Die Bilder stimmen, Einrichtung und Stuck wie im Museum.

Sehr hilfsbereite und liebenswürdige Vermieter .

Mitten in der Altstadt und damit für Fans von Märkten und turbulentem Leben wie geschaffen - Manko: das findet abends unter dem Wohnzimmer und Schlafzimmer bis spät und mit dem einräumen der Marktstände auch morgens wieder sehr früh (6:00...) statt. Den Erholungsurlaub sollte man im Anschluss planen.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Einfach nur toll

  • 5 of 5

Sehr zentral,super schön und besonders nette Vermieter

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
PALERMO Punta Raisi
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Stazione Marittima
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Piazza Leoni - Villa Airoldi Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.8 Kilometres
Stazione bus e treni
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
accesso autostrade tutte le direzioni
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Palermo, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Spese di Pulizia £44.64

Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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