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.
Das Haus hat uns total begeistert. Architektur und Design der 1950er bis ins Detail originalgetreu erhalten, aber alltäglich genutzt und dadurch lebendig. Das ist schon wirklich ein besonderes Erlebnis.
Francesco und Cinzia waren außergewöhnlich warmherzige, freundliche und sehr hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Wir haben uns vom ersten Moment an wohl und zuhause gefühlt.
Der Höhepunkt für uns war, neben der Location als solche, eine Einladung zum Barbeque mit Familie und Freunden. Leider mussten wir Francesco, was unsere eigenen musikalischen Fähigkeiten angeht ein bisschen enttäuschen, hätte es ihm doch viel Spaß gemacht, gemeinsam Musik zu machen. So hat er uns solo mit seinem Saxophon bestens unterhalten.
Besser hätten wir es nicht treffen können!
Kurzum absolut empfehlenswerte Unterkunft: die besten Gastgeber, eine perfekte Lage, ein schönes Zimmer mit allem was das Herz begehrt.
Cinzia und Francesco, wir danken Euch von Herzen für Eure Gastfreundschaft!
Monika & Stefan
Das Architektenhaus von Francesco und Cinzia ist etwas ganz Besonderes in einem wunderbaren Garten mit großen, alten Bäumen gelegen. Die Wohnung ist liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr gut ausgestattet. Mit frischem Obst und Frühstückszutaten wurden wir dort empfangen. Francesco hat uns Haus und
Umgebung gezeigt und alles erklärt. Informationsmaterial zum Haus, Mondello und Sizilien hat er übersichtlich zusammengestellt. Das Haus hat eine tolle Lage direkt an dem wunderschönen Strand von Mondello. Auch die Bushaltestelle für den Bus nach Palermo ist nicht weit entfernt. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohlgefühlt. Auch die Heizung hat sehr gut funktioniert, was
an den kalten Märzabenden wichtig war. Wenn wir noch einmal nach Palermo kommen, werden wir lieber bei Francesco als in der Innenstadt wohnen, das ist doch sehr viel entspannter. So kann man nach einem trubeligem Stadtbesuch die entspannte Strandatmosphäre genießen oder auch gemütlich im Garten vor der Wohnung wieder zu sich kommen.
Herzlichen Dank an Francesco und Cinzia, dass Ihr die Pforten zu Eurem wunderbaren Haus den Gästen öffnet und die Möglichkeit bietet die Atmosphäre des Ortes zu genießen!
Mama and Papa Vaccaro were very accommodating and welcoming. Both are very gentle and caring people and I felt more than comfortable during my stay. They gave us a full tour upon our arrival and explained how to get in and out of the property. The description is accurate and a perfect with everything that you would need for your stay in Sicily. They are literally located on the beach which is gorgeous!! Just a 1 minute walk from the sand. I happened to get sunburned during my stay and Francesco even went out to get me some cream from the pharmacy to help heal my skin. They also offer a shuttle system to and from the airport. Basically, they really go above and beyond to take care of their guests. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better weekend. If you are interested in hiking, they have trails near by and fun shops to look through. I would highly recommend staying with this family. And when I make it back to Italy I hope to come back and visit them.
We have had a very pleasant stay in the studio of Francesco and Cinzia in their beautifull villa near to the sea and the beach. It,s very easy to visit Palermo by bus 806. They both are very kind and warm people and really helpfull. We are very positive and recomandate this adress. Jacob&Rini
Francesco and his family were wonderful hosts. Their home is beautiful and located across the street from Mondello beach. They picked us up from the airport and helped us find our way around Palermo.
I would definitely stay at Francesco ' place again and highly recommend it if you're visiting sicily!
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..:)
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.