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Bright Penthouse With Terrace On Via Maqueda, In The Heart Of The City

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment

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About the property

Apartment in Palermo, Sicily, Italy - The Apartment Is Only A Few Meters From The Central Railway Station

The apartment benefits from a good position on the top floor of a noble building, which makes it like a quiet and relaxing oasis where you will immerse yourself into an agreeable embrace. Inside you will appreciate its bright and comfortable rooms, a beautiful flowered terrace overlooking via maqueda and balconies with panoramic views of the city with its colourful rooftops and beautiful domes of its churches. Nearby are numerous restaurants, pizzerias, restaurants, kiosks, wine shops, bars, ice cream parlours and pastries to enjoy the irresistible delicacy and great products of the famous culinary Sicilian art, appreciated worldwide for its excellence and for the wealth of its flavours. Tips to remember: go shopping in the streets of city centre, go to the many nightclubs to spend a pleasant night, and for those who love nature, we recommend you visit the beautiful beach of the gulf of mondello, or jogging on the beautiful and immense promenade, just a short distance.

Massimiliano Pisano
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Massimiliano Pisano

Hello to all of you dear visitors, I am Massimo the enthusiastic owner of this apartment and are happy to to express all the love for my beautiful country and its ancient culture, for the people and the extraordinary variety of human contact, through the scrupulous care and attention with which I created and which I have dedicated myself to my new activity, with the intention to give you moments of wellness, beauty and comfort.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Best place to stay in Palermo

  • 5 of 5

Found Francesco's appartement to be spacious, clean, well equipped and all around great. The location is absolutely superb, walking distance of 5 short minutes to a huge market with all the fresh fruits and vegetables, 10-15 minutes walking to the opera house or the Cathedral, etc. Car is definitely not necessary evnthough we had rented one wich we never used once. We thurely enjoyed our 7 days in Palermo. Can't say enough about Francesco, he was extremely helpful in guiding us to see the various spots in Palermo, restaurants, etc. He greeted us with a nice bottle of wine, helped with bringing our luggages up to the apartment and back to our car. We would strongly recommend this appartement.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Pierre fantastica recensione, anche voi siete stati ospiti graditi e cordiali. Ricordati per una prossima volta il mio nome : Massimo e no Francesco. Vi auguro tante belle cose....!! Mi ricorderò di voi.
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a well presented apartment in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5

a very clean modern apartment in a perfect location.

The owner, Massimiliano Pisano, was fantastic and couldn't be more helpful.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille! Anche voi siete una famiglia meravigliosa ed ho avuto il piacere di ospitarvi. Mi auguro di rivedervi presto a Palermo. Un abbraccio! Massimo
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Perfect break without a car

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 7 nights in this lovely restored apartment and we quickly felt at home. Massimo and his Wife were extremely friendly and helpful. We speak no Italian but managed all essential communication with them just fine. They arranged our transfers to and from the airport and helped us carry our luggage upstairs too. The apartment has lots of character and the photos you see are a true reflection of the accommodation on offer. The beds were so comfortable.The historic city and shopping facilities can be explored on foot thanks to the location of the apartment . If you want to cook at home there is a food market a couple of streets away and supermarkets close by. Massimo can recommend restaurants if you need. We used local buses to travel to Monreale and Mondello. We took a train to Cefalu. There are plenty of guide books in the apartment. We enjoyed a brilliant week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stylish and secure rooftop home

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location. Easy walking distance to all the sights in the centro storico and railway station/bus station for getting out of town. Comfortable accommodation, with a roof terrace that allows you to be part of the hustle and bustle in the streets below but serenely detached from it. We loved the street market on our doorstep and the delicious local produce. Self catering was great fun as was eating out. Massimo was a charming host and quick to sort out a brief problem we had using the key. He provided an efficient and good value transfer to and from the airport, ideal for our late night arrival. He has pride in his flat and rightly so as it is a superb restoration. We would definitely encourage family and friends to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot! You have been excellent and friendly guests . Massimo
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Little bit of paradise in the city

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived in palermo we were surprised at how grimy the area around the station was and to find ourselves just 5 mins from the area we were wondering what we had let ourselves into,but lo and behold once we had found the apartment everything changed.

The interior of Massimos apartment was amazing the pictures didn't do it justice,he to, U.S. Out on to the little balcony where he offered us cold drinks which were greatly recieved .after showing us around his beautiful apartment and trying to explain in our little Italian and his little English we had understood one and another to an extent.the apartment had a very good lay out as we were given the back bedroom which was quiet so had a great sleep would recommend paying for the air con as it was very humid at all times,the bathroom and kitchen were very clean and well equipped .Massimo had a lovely loung with plenty of tourist info and plenty of seating areas the little terrace out front was good for a meal and a chill with a good wine,we certainly enjoyed our selves and were presently surprised with what Palermo had to offer once again thank you very much for your lovely apartment and especially the gifts that you left for us .

Will certainly be recommending this little gem to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille! Sono felice della vostra testimonianza e sapere che vi siete trovati molto bene nel mio appartamento. Mi avete lasciato un caro ricordo siete davvero una bellissima coppia. A presto. Massimo
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St Albans, UK

Thanks Massimo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Massimo's apartment. It is located within easy walking distance of all the wonderful sights and sounds of the old town of Palermo and just a short walk from the station if you want to take trips out of town during your stay. You really can get everywhere either on foot or public transport. It is very close to the Ballero market which is a great place to experience local Palermo life and buy some wonderful produce for dinner.

Massimo is a lovely host and is so friendly and welcoming. He was a font of local information with great recommendations for places to see and restaurants and bars to try out. Our Italian and his English aren't great but we still understood everything. He was also kind enough to take us to the airport at the end of our stay very early in the morning and at very short notice.

The apartment itself is very clean, light and airy and benefits from being on the top floor. Massimo renovated a few years ago and there are some interesting photos in the apartment of the work in progress which show the love and care he put into the project. The outside terrace is also a great bonus and we enjoyed having an aperitif sitting out watching the swallows before heading out for dinner. The free wi-fi was also an great bonus.

We would really recommend visiting Enoteca Picone for a drink and the entrance to the Vucciria market for street food. A day trip to Monreale is really worth it but just watch out for the bus times and make sure you find the right stop for the bus back to Palermo or you could get stranded!

As long as you don't have any mobility issues (the apartment is on the top floor and up about five flights of stairs) then we would thoroughly recommend the apartment to everybody thinking of spending some time in Palermo.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Period 5
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Period 6
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Period 7
1 Apr 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Period 8
28 Aug 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £26
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Booking Notes:
The extra cost for final cleaning is 30 euro.
The extra cost for the use of air conditioners and heating system shall be calculated according to the period of the year.
At the time of check-in we require a deposit of 100 €. It will be returned at end of stay if no damage is detected inside the apartment.
For more information please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
The price are for 2 guest. For guests in addition it needs a small supplementary fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in CENTRO STORICO DI PALERMO in Palermo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower over, wc, bidet Separate wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: two bedrooms with double bed and single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned and towels are changed at the end of the stay but you can request and agree with the owner and additional services fee.

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