Palermo was the end of our three-week holiday in Sicily. Since my wife and I had been staying in B&B’s and hotels throughout the trip, we thought it would be great to be able to have an apartment to ourselves. The apartment was everything we had hoped for and more. Fabrizio is a fabulous host. He responded quickly to my emails and we confirmed our dates (this was 7 months in advance). We dropped off our rental car at the airport and he arranged for a limo service to pick us up and take us to the apartment (and to take us back to the airport 5 days later). When we arrived, he spent more than an hour with us going over everything in the apartment. But more importantly he oriented us to the neighbourhood and the city. On the city map he provided, he pointed out tourist sites; we talked about restaurants and shops; we talked about safety and neighbourhoods, public transit and taxis. Everything you want to know when you arrive in a new city.
The apartment is on the top floor of a building in Piazza Indipendanza, at the top of Via Vittorio Emanuele, with terraces on two sides. (There is an elevator.) The pictures on the website are very accurate, but there is another newly renovated bathroom off the kitchen that is not shown that is very nice. The bed was fine, the pillows good, the kitchen has enough utensils to make meals. The apartment was very clean and we left it that way. The apartment is on a busy piazza, but it slows down at night and on weekends. The window of the main bedroom opens to the rear of the building, so noise was not an issue. It was still quite warm and humid in Palermo in mid-October, so we did use the A/C. It worked well to cool down the bedroom and the kitchen/living area.
I went across the piazza every morning for fresh pastries at Cappello, which were divine. And the best gelato in Palermo is gelateria is La Kala down by the port.
This apartment is in an excellent location, is very clean and comfortable to stay in. I heartily recommend staying here while in Palermo.