A cozy studio apartment right across the street from the beach, in an ancient villa designed by the famous architect Giuseppe Samona in 1950, located between the white sand beach of Mondello (Palermo) and the cliffs of Mount Pellegrino
A cozy room right across the street from the beach, in an old mansion designed by the famous architect Giuseppe Samona in the 1950s , located between the white sand beach of Mondello (Palermo) and the cliffs of Mount Pellegrino, both within a 2-3 minute walk, surrounded by very old trees. The bus stop for the City Center is located about five minutes away.
The apartment has a separate entrance, and includes an outdoor area where you can relax, eat or sunbathe, equipped with umbrellas, chairs and table. There are two beds + a sofa bed, kitchenette with crockery, large wardrobe with drawers, luxury linens, television with satellite, radio with CD player, wireless internet connection, heat pump (air conditioning), bathroom with shower + outdoor shower and parking space off-street parking space.
The villa is located in the most elegant area of the old fishing village of Mondello. It is surrounded by historical Art Nouveau villas and the most prestigious yacht clubs in Palermo where enthusiasts can rent equipment for water sports . Mount Pellegrino is well-known as an ideal spot for free-climbing. The clima is mild in autumn and spring. Mondello is easily accessible by national and international flights at nearby Falcone-Borsellino Airport.
Transportion services, restaurants, supermarket and bars are located within a radius of 100/300 mt from the house.
There’s a parking space and a large outdoor area furnished with chairs, table, benches, lounge chairs and a sun umbrella where you can have your meals in a quiet atmosphere. Bus stop, shops and church are 5 minutes walk. In Mondello Village, 20 minutes walk, you can find many restaurants, cofse, ice-cream shops. sandwich shops, supermarket and some souvenir shops.
We live in the same house as the Studio Flat. We are friendly people and we like learning about different cultures and meeting new friends, and sharing our culture with our guests. This is the reason why we like taking a ride with our guests to the center of Palermo to show them the most important historical monuments of the city and its typical cuisine and culture.
Mondello is characterized by a sandy bay of tropical colors that separates the two promontories called Mount Gallo and Mount Pellegrino. The shore consists of a white sand beach that is a little more than 1.5 kilometers long. The landscape includes the Natural Reserves of Capo Gallo and Monte Pellegrino. Today the area is famous for its beach, which is one of the most coveted shores in Italy, for its many Art Nouveau villas and for sites of historical interest
Mondello is well connected by public transport to the historic center of Palermo. The best way to reach the airport is to take a taxi or to take advantage of our lower cost shuttle service from the airport to Mondello and vice versa
The usually mild Sicilian climate, offers sunbathing and swimming in the warm water of the sea from the months of March-April until October-November. There several sailing clubs where you can rent boats and windsurfing equipment. The surrounding mountains are a favourite destination for lovers of free climbing.
We require the highest respect for people and property.
Francesco and Cinzia have been excellent from start to end. They went out of their way to make us feel at home in the great appartment. We arrived on New Year's Eve and Francesco drove me to a very good restaurant to personally make sure we could get a reservation for that evening.
They gave great advice on what to see and do during our trip. Always ready to help, and with the highest respect for our privacy. The appartment is in an architectonically spectacular building and has many original details. I would highly recommend this appartment in lovely Mondello to anybody looking for a great Sicilian experience. Grazie mille ancora Francesco e Cinzia, siete stati meravigliosi :)
Splendida villa sul golfo di Mondello in posizione tranquilla e a 50 mt dal mare dove poter fare delle splendide passegiate..
Ottima l'accoglienza di Francesco e la moglie deliziati anche dal suono gradevole del Sax alto di Francesco..
L'appartamento splendido non mancava nulla, con tutti i confort e con un piccolo giardino privato con posto auto..
Bella la piscina anche se non potuta usare perchè fuori periodo..
Consiglio chiunque di soggiornare qui anche perchè collegata con Palermo da autobus che in 15 minuti vi portano in città..
Ci ritornerò sicuramente..un abbraccio e un arrivederci a Francesco e alla Moglie..:)
We had the most wonderful stay! The house was pristine and they have us the most comprehensive tour of the amenities available. We truly felt welcomed and at home. We paid a little extra for the family to pick us up on the airport and it was so convenient. They were right on time and very helpful. I would recommend their accommodation to anyone and hope to return in the summer!
Ons verblijf in het appartement van Francesco en Sinzia in Mondello/Palermo was fantastisch. De locatie in een mooie villa aan het strand en tegelijkertijd in de buurt van Parlermo-stad (goed bereikbaar met bus 806) geeft je de mogelijkheid te kiezen voor rust of drukte op het moment dat jij dat zelf wil. Francesco en Cinzia waren open, aardig en gastvrij. Ze ontvingen ons hartelijk en gaven ons alle informatie die we nodig hadden voor ons verblijf. We hebben erg genoten. Een aanrader dus.
This is the best bookning we've ever made!
Francesco and Cinzia made our trip and stay in Mondello simple, comfortable and very, very pleasant. Even before we started our trip our e-mail correspondece was perfect, Francesco provided all information required and he was willing to pick us up att the airport which we did not needed at the time. He and Cinzia waited for us att home instead where they welcomed us. Our stay in Mondello/Palermo was perfect. The rum was nice and clean and we had everything we needed including Sicilian cookies and candy. We have made new friends with Francesco and Cinzia and we can only recommend others to stay att their home.
Dear friends thank you for your review. Even for us it was great to meet you and we hope to keep alive our contacts. Ciao Francesco and Cynthia
Kära vänner tack för din recension. Även för oss var det bra att träffa dig och vi hoppas kunna hålla liv i våra kontakter. Ciao Francesco och Cynthia
The house was spectacular and literally across a quiet road to the beach. Our studio had everything we needed (the Frette bed linen was an added luxury!) It is an easy bus ride into the centre of Palermo.
Thank you Francesco for driving us into town on our first visit and for pointing out places of interest. All the family made us very welcome.
Francesco and Cinzia are very gracious and charming hosts with a genuine kindness and generosity. I am a regular Airbnb traveller and this is the best holiday experience that I have had.
Mondello is a beach resort, with substantial summer houses that were built in the early 1900's by aristocratic Sicilians. The accommodation is set in a wonderful location at the end of the bay, very quiet and surrounded by private grounds and the description describes the accommodation at Villa Scimemi exactly as it is. Mondello is only a short distance by bus out of downtown Palermo, and it made the stay in Palermo, away from the hustle and bustle an even better experience.
The day starts with a stroll along the beautiful white sandy beach, inhabited by virtually only Italians and then into Palermo to discover the amazing history and culture. I planned on staying for only two nights but ended up extending our stay to 6 nights as we just didn't want to leave.
Thank you Francesco and Cinzia.
Sono un medico universitario e amo la musica, suono il sax alto. Vivo con la mia famiglia nella villa di Mondello (PA) e tutti noi amiamo molto il mare e la vita (website hidden) piace tanto viaggiare e conoscere culture diverse.
La donna della foto è mia moglie ed entrambi amiamo la casa ove viviamo cercando di mantenere lo stile originario dell'epoca.
Per gli amanti dell'architettura siamo ben disposti a mostrarvi la casa.