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Gorgeous Penthouse 'Purple' Overlooking Historic Market Of 'Porta Carini'

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Penthouse Apartment in Palermo Historic Center, Sicily, Italy - Peaceful, Homey, Stylish, Stupendous Terrace, With Daily Maid Service

'Purple' (neighbour of RED, also on O.D.) is the penthouse of an old, very clean, building overlooking the historic market of Porta Carini. This 4th floor walk-up is quiet, full of light and has no neighbours. Flat consists of entrance, bathroom, kitchen/sitting room and bedroom/study. A large terrace off the kitchen, has a beautiful view overlooking Carini market - -dining, lounging & barbecuing. Elegant furniture, fist class linens and crockery, top range cooking utensils with modern amenities (WIFI, Sat TV, multi system DVD, washing machine, IPOD player). Just unpack and enjoy the freedom. Ours is a home that will make you feel at home. Located five minutes from Palazzo Massimo, the epicenter of Palermo, one does not need a car while staying here (but there is parking nearby). For your leisure, included in the price, a housekeeper comes for 1.5 hours Monday-Saturday. If you need to chill in the sun or love markets and cooking or want to dig in and visit Palermo, this is the place.

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Giovanni

Hello future guest, I have lived and worked around the world and know what it is like to look out the window and feel the need to want to get away to a beautiful, exotic (but not too), sensory filled, interesting, sunny, place. I learned to appreciate renting a flat rather than staying in a hotel - -no matter how upscale. However, I was often disappointed with the decor, the quality of the linens, the style.

When I came to Palermo I decided to create a 'home' as I would like to have it: elegant but not overstated, with a good kitchen, good quality crockery and linens and good art on the walls. I wished it to be quiet, full of light and airy. And I wanted to be able to eat outdoors, under the sun or the stars, with a view of the city before me. I hope to have achieved that, for you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in John's apartment for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was well equipped, clean and cosy. We also loved the location: close to the main attractions of Palermo and located in a nice and lively neighborhood. We didn't see John because he was traveling, but his friend helped us perfectly. John also responded very quickly by email when we had a problem with the Internet. Definitely recommend this place!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Monte di Pietà in Palermo

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • A large bathroom with free standing sink, a tub with a good shower. There's also a washing-machine, hairdryer. Upscale towels and individual bathrobes are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Purple has a bedroom, with its private sitting area, for a couple in a King-size bed with complete privacy. The sitting room has a shaker day-bed good for sleeping 1 adult or 2 children. Upscale bedlinen provided. Cot and high-chair also available.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Electric heating; propane fuelled stove; fans available if necessary. A housekeeper comes for 1,5 hours a day on weekly rentals. Please note that extra requests such as ironing are available for a small extra fee. Babysitting and tour guides are also available locally (prices available on request). Cooking classes also available - -not on premises. Outside: One lives outdoors in Palermo where it is sunny and warm 9 months a year. At apartment Purple you have a choice of terraces. The 'lower terrace', opposite the kitchen, has comfortable table and chairsand a large parasol. It is ideal for a sunny (but not blinding) breakfast - also a perfect place to enjoy local meats, fish and vegetables cooked on the barbie. While waiting for the food to be ready you can sunbathe as you sip a glass of lovely Sicilian wine and enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of the church domes, the Cathedral and the Norman-Arabic architecture of Palazzo dei Normanni. Utility Room: Washing-machine and separate hair drier in bathroom. Bikes can be stored in a special room on the ground floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment 'PURPLE' is fully furnished and equipped. Towels, bedlinen, utensils, crockery, etc are all included. Maid service 1.5 hrs every day included. Other: The bedroom has a sitting area for writing or working on a computer adjacent to the sitting room with an excellent collection of books, DVD's and CDs. French-door windows lead onto a long balcony overlooking the market. Quiet, delightful, full of light!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Aparment very nice. Possesses all conveniences.

Excellent location. Within walking distance of all the main places to visit in Palermo.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Palermo high

  • 4 of 5

For those wanting to experience Palermo in a real setting above the Capo market life and want to avail themselves of the wonderful produce to cook themselves, this is it. Eating on the roof terrace in the setting sun was the only place to be on a warm evening with the sunlight hitting the Cathedral spire and the views to the mountains around. The apartment was well equipped and cleaned twice weekly and there was someone downstairs available for any requests. The owner provides a complete guide to the area, the apartment and restaurants. We ate in most evenings but during the day street food is the way to go. The apartment is very nicely decorated with some nice antique pieces and the owners photographs on the walls. I would recommend the property to my friends who are interested in self-catering. A word of warning, there are four flights of stairs to the apartment, not the best for luggage.It would be ideal for groups who enjoy wine and food as you can also rent the adjoining apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paris/ France

Un appartement plein de charme

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est particulièrement bien situé, dans une rue de marché vivante et très bien achalandée. Regorge de produits délicieux à des prix défiant toute concurrence. L'appartement est confortable et on sent qu'aucun détail n'a été laissé au hasard par son propriétaire qui est un homme de goût et de culture. La vue de la terrasse offre un concentré du charme de Palerme: les collines au loin, des clochers d'église, une façade d'église très patinée par le temps... Gentillesse, efficacité, tranquillité, nous nous sommes sentis très loin de Paris et absolument chez nous. Un séjour particulièrement réussi.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ellesmere port

Can we have your home please.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place and the perfect holiday home. Right in the middle of a fantastic market with lovely views from the terrace and balcony, but also quiet at night. Plenty of nice restaurants within walking distance and no real need for a car. Charming appartment with lots to keep you interested, well equipped kitchen and library. Free Wi-fi. Very helpful taxi service provided by owner and well informed recommendations regarding restaurants and bars. Perfect home for a fantastic holiday.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Mike and Jenny.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure for us to have you and Jenny as Guests and you are looking forward to your returning some day. The sun, the market and its fabulous offerings and the kind sicilian people will be here to greet you in your home away from home. All the best, John
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Prices & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8.42

Booking Notes:
2 day rentals to weekly rentals and more; see also the apartment purple (o/d) and the 'whole apartment' (o/d) - which can be rented together or individually.
Short 2 night stays are also available by request.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our changeover day on weekly rentals. Departing guests are requested to depart by 10:30 am and Arriving guests are expected to arrive no earlier than 5pm.
On shorter (or longer) stays we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
We are open to everyone's needs and will do our best to adjust, when it is possible.

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