Staying at Casa Bandiera gives you the opportunity to feel the vibes of the old historic center of the city, yet in a totally renovated and elegant palazzo in a quiet pedestrian way near a traditional local street market.
Our apartment is on the third floor, with no elevator but with easy to access stairs and it is close to most of Palermo main attractions. Casa Bandiera furnishings have been chosen for our guests maximum comfort, yet with an eye on the warm and welcoming style of Sicilian and Mediterranean homes. Our apartment has a large living room, with a queen-sized sofa bed (suitable for 2 kids, or 1 adult, even 2 adults if the like each other a lot ;) !) , a dinner area with a wide-screen TV and a balcony with a view on an quiet internal courtyard. It also boasts a fully accessorized kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine..). The main sleeping room includes a large double bed, a wardrobe and a desk, especially useful if you are in town for business or need to work; it also opens into a balcony with view on the surrounding area. Our apartment is fully air-conditioned and has wi-fi internet.
Via Bandiera is a quiet pedestrian side street of Via Maqueda, together with Via Ruggero VII and Via della Libertà, the main city commercial avenue for the past century and beyond. Also Via Maqueda has been recently made a car free area, and this has brought more stores, bars and restaurants in the area. The area is just a few stones away from the main touristic attractions, and from the luxury shopping area of Via della Libertà. Around Via Bandiera can also be found restaurants and bars, where guests can enjoy the worldwide famous sicilian cuisine. Teatro Massimo and Quattro Canti are literally around the corner, and the Cathedral of Palermo is just a 10 minutes stroll from the apartment. Finally the Arab-Norman path (protected by UNESCO) and the historic markets, such as mercato Vucciria are about 5 minutes walking distance from the apartment.
1 Sofa (french size) beds, 1 double beds
shower, Bidet, hair dryer
Cooking stove, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle
air con, internet, balcony, washing machine, TV,
iron, bed linen and towels, Tourist brochures / books / cd / magazines, heat pumps
a security deposit is required at the check-in in cash, smoking allowed on the balcony/garden, check-in time: 2pm-8pm (late checkin: additional 30€ sub. to availability), City tax to be paid in cash at the check-in
Truly an excellent decision. The apartment itself was five stars; modern, centrally located, yet extremely quiet. There is air conditioning provided for warmer evenings, but on the right days, the apartment gets a great cross breeze if you open up all the balconies. Francesca and her team proved to be a wealth of knowledge and very helpful in recommendations or suggestions. On our next trip Sicily we will only consider staying with Francesca. Grazie di tutto!