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 Mt. 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 TV, radio with CD player, wireless internet connection, heat pump, bathroom with shower + outdoor shower and 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 (website hidden). Pellegrino is well-known as an ideal spot for free-climbing. The climate 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.
Francesco and Cinzia were charming hosts who were enormously helpful and knowledgeable, but also respectful of our privacy. The house is absolutely unique, an architectural gem, a touch of Frank Lloyd Wright, with large terraces and a sea view. The apartment is spacious and comfortable, completely equipped, and with a private entrance. Mondello is a charming suburb of Palermo with a fine beach. An easy half hour bus ride into the center. Highly recommended.
We spent 3 great days in Francesco´s appt. in Sicily. The (website hidden) perfect for a comfortable vacation, you can even find everything for your first breakfast, which is very helpful as we had to learn that the stores in Italy close at 8pm. The appt. is very well equipped with a small kitchenette, tv, radio and wifi. The beds are new and very comfortable. We have enjoyed most the little terrace in front of the appt. embedded in the big backyard of the main house, but it still gives you the privacy of your own yard. The location is perfect, you step out of the frontgate and directly on the beautiful beach of Mondello. We personally more enjoyed the quietness of "our" backyard but if you want to go out and like the "action" in a big city, you just take the bus (busstop around the corner) which takes you in 20 minutes to the city center of Palermo. We are already looking forward to come back soon
Dear Cinzia & Francesco
it was nice to have the opportunity to know your kindness and unique apartment and location. It is nice to stay in a place where the architect tried to develop new concept and idea of modernity
Irina, Simone, Romeo and Noemi
Me and my girlfriend stayed at Francesco's apartment for the end of the year.
It was a perfect choice.
The location was ideal, in a quiet and lovely area, few steps from the bus station to the city center.
Nice, clean and cozy room, the bed was very confortable, the tv has satellite international channels, and there was also the free wi-fi signal.
We received, by the very kind owners, a usefull "welcome booklet" with infos about the city, the house and the transportation to the city centre.
I highly recommend this apartment to visit Palermo!
Our experience with Francesco and Cinzia was great! They are perfect hosts, always available and ready to help! I strongly recommend their offer for a pleasant stay in Palermo, the room is comfortable and right on the beach! So don't miss it!
We had a wonderful time in this architecturally unique house by the seaside and a beach of 2 km. We had the opportunity to be accommodated in a spacious studio with a bathroom and a small kitchen. Francesco and Cinzia have been amazingly friendly and patient to tolerate my poor Italian. They took us to a nice tour to Palermo and Monreale with a delicious typical Palermo style lunch. We recommend this apartment without hesitation for its peacefulness and good location near the seashore and for the milieu.
We had a great stay at Francesco's house! The apartment was tastefully decorated and the beds were comfortable. The location of the house, so close to the beach, is perfect. Francesco was kind enough to give us a ride to the centre of Palermo. Highly recommended!
It has been a great pleasure to meet Francesco and Chinzia. They are lovely people and although our Italian is only marginal and Chinzia only spoke a little bit of English, we did understand each other perfectly. We enjoyed every minute we spent at their beautiful residence and we parted as friends. We will make sure to revisit them whenever we will be in Sicily again. Thank you, Francesco and Chinzia, for your friendly welcome, for your invitation to coffee and cake and of course, for showing us Palermo by night. Looking forward to see you again.
The best place I stayed in in Sicily, the flat is in a stunning Art Nouveau house situated literally meters away from the nicest white sand/turquoise water beach in Sicily. The owners, Francesco and Cinzia, are the best: they are lovely, cheerful and interesting people always ready to help. Fantastic value for money and definitely a place to recommend and return to!
Best place in Sicily!!!
Dear Muriel and Leor, thank you very much for your reply. Really you too are great people, and it isn't difficult to be cheerful and lovely with so kind people as you are. Unfortunately I coudn't meet when you left Palermo but I prefer to think that it was because I have an unconscious wish to meet you again !!! Jokes aside Cinzia and I hope to meet you again. Ciao, Francesco e Cinzia
Great apartment right by the beach, and even greater hosts! We had a wonderful evening in Palermo with Cinzia and Francesco. They guided us around and let us taste typical sicilian food, which we really appriciated.