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XIRBA - Few steps from Unesco sites

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The apartment greets you immediately with its decor and attention to detail giving you the warm, safe and cosy felling you are used to when you are in your own home.

This bright, sunny flat consists of two confortable good-sized bedrooms, a cosy and spacious living room and two newly fitted bathrooms with shower. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, with oven, dishwasher, plus plenty of pots and pans if you get in the mood for cooking.

The bedrooms are quiet and tastefully decorated with plenty of storage space. The living room is equipped with a comfortable sofa bed which can be easily pulled out into a bed that promises a good night’s sleep. The flat sleeps up to 5 people.

In just a few minutes walk you can reach some of the major places of cultural and tourist interest in the city.

You would be less than 10 minutes walk of: Abatellis palace, home to Sicilian Regional Gallery, Sant’Anna Gallery of Modern Art,Church of San Francesco d’Assisi, Magione, with its Arab - Norman architecture and many others.


- TOURIST TAX € 1,50 per person per night. Tax is due for the first 4 consecutive nights. The tax shall be paid cash on arrival.

- Anyone who is planning to drive in Palermo's historic centre needs to be aware of Restricted Traffic Areas, or Zona Traffico Limitato in Italian, abbreviated to ZTL. The old town centre has set up these limited traffic zones in order to reduce congestion and pollution, and there are significant fines for driving into one of these zones unauthorized.

No cars without permits can be allowed in this area. So, If you are planning on driving in the historic center of Palermo, make sure you inform me about that, so I can tell you where to take your 5-euros daily entrance ticket and how to activate it in order to get in the city centre without getting fined.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018

Why Chiara chose Centro Storico

If you are looking for a comfortable and chic place to stay, which is also conveniently located in the historical centre of Palermo, this is the apartment for you!

A brand-new, fully furnished apartment in the heart of the old city overlooking a peaceful public garden of palms and orange trees. Situated on the first floor of a recently renovated small building, it is a short walk to all major tourist attractions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Centro Storico around the Palermo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.30 / Check-out: 10.30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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XIRBA - Few steps from Unesco sites
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful Palermo apartment in the heart of the Centro Storico

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is every bit as good as advertised. It is quite spacious with great bedrooms and a functional kitchen. There was plenty of comfortable furniture in the living room to sit on after a long day of sightseeing.

The location is great as well. I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive about staying in the Kalsa district after reading some of the guidebooks, but I’m glad to say I was wrong. The area is full of twisting, narrow streets with buildings both renovated and rundown. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. My friends and I didn’t have a bad meal at any of them.

Chiara is very helpful. She met us at the apartment, showed us how everything works and gave us recommendations for restaurants and sights to visit. She even left us Sicilian pastries which were wonderful.

I loved Palermo and want to return. I’d definitely stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chiara was a brilliant host and the apartment is lovely, spatious and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Everything matched or surpassed the web description. Chiara arranged a taxi pickup at the airport for our party of four and her restaurant recommendations were great. Apartment is quiet but also at the center of the old city, easy walking to sights.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodation in the perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This was my first stop on a month long trip to Europe and it definitely set a high bar. As a host, Chiara was easy to correspond with, she was able to arrange a taxi for both our arrival and departure as well as provide great recommendations on places to eat and things to do. We arrived late on a Saturday night (9:30 pm) and Chiara was there to personally greet us. She took the time to show us a map of Palermo and provide a ton of recommendations. She even left us some great pastries in the fridge as well as a cold bottle of water.

I loved the location of the property. It was in easy walking distance to all the major tourist sites - only small downfall was the noise from the back alley. She has some pretty noisy neighbors. Oh, and don't be surprised by all the scooters zooming past at 2 am in the morning.

The accommodation itself was comfortable and exactly as pictured. It has everything you need for a short stay. The bed in the master room is comfortable. The showers are a bit small, but that is to be expected from Italy. We had no issues using the washing machine and the dishwasher was a great benefit too.

The sofa couch I think has seen better days and is starting to show some wear and tear, but still very comfortable and I feel asleep on it several times, so no complaints on comfortability.

All in all, I would highly recommend this place to friends and family and if I was ever to come back to Palermo, this would be my go to spot!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Priscilia, First off, I want to thank you for your kind and sincere review and for being my guests. I am glad to read that your overall experience at Xirba was good. I also want to thank you for mentioning all the amenities my apartment has to offer. Anyway, I wish you had a better stay, and it is for this reason that I would like to apologize for the issues you experienced during your time at my place. As for the noise made by the neighbours at night, I will talk to them and try to make things right. Furthermore, that was already my intention to change the sofa in the living area with a new one, and after your comment, I will buy it as soon as possible. It is feedback like this that I learn from and use to improve.  So thank you for letting me know about the downsides. Hope to see and host you again in the future. If you ever come to Palermo, rest assured you will always be my most welcome guests. All the best, Chiara
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Cleveland Ohio

Wonderful apartment, great location and most helpful, welcoming owner

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our stay at Xirba. We felt at home immediately. The location is perfect and Chiara ha wobderful, welcoming and so helpful. We felt like residents, not tourists while staying in Chiara's beautiful apartment. Chiara helped us with lost luggage which eased our minds so we could enjoy our first day without worry. Absolute wonderful choice in Palermo. Everything close by, awesome apartment, clean and spacious but most of all wonderful hostess Chiara even arranged transport to and from airport. I can't say enough about the experience at Xirba!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Palermo

  • 5 of 5

Chiara was a very gracious host.

The apartment is beautifully presented and centrally located to the sights of Palermo. Chiara's restaurant recommendations were spot on.

This is a great place to stay and fully recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Olivebridge, ny, usa

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

Chiara is a jewel. Very helpful and available for questions. The apartment is clean, tastefully furnished and convenient to everything. We had a wonderful, wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Falcone e Borsellino airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Central station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Uscite per: A19/Catania,A 20/Messina,A 29/Trapani
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
restaurants - traditional food
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Mondello beach
Car: not necessary

From the 'Falcone Borsellino' airport to the central railway station:

• By shuttle bus service (departures every 20 minutes);

• By train (leaving every 30 minutes).

From Central Railway Station: walk along via Roma for about 700 metres and then turn right onto via Discesa dei Giudici up to pizza Rivoluzione. Then continue walking on vicolo San Carlo up to number 28, just in front a palm trees garden. (travel time 10 minutes)

The neighbourhood is vibrant and buzzing. Just round the corner from the apartment, many international restaurants are waiting for you to discover the typical cuisine of the city. Supermarkets, shops, bars, pubs as well as cafes and transport links are within close walking distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Centro Storico,

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

pulizia finale £44.94

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

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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