New 60 sqm (640sqf)APT in historical center,wifi,fully equipped,marina view (balcony-table),walking dist.to restaurants,pubs, food markets,10min central station.Furniture is handmaded by UPcycling sicilian materials with unique style and Eco-approach
"UpARTment" because the flat represents the essence of the Art of Upcycling. The apartment has a simple and unique contemporary style because furniture is mainly handmade by upcycling local sicilian objects and materials and by collecting ancient objects at sunday street markets (that takes place 2 min walking dist. from flat, in Piazza Marina) with a super Eco-friendly approach. A contemporary style is also given by pieces of art realized, on upcycled cartonboard or on other reused objects, by emerging local artists (LLP). The long process of selecting, reusing, composing, assembling and at times handcrafting most of the appartment furniture was inspired by the fact that in 1500 the neighborhood was populated by handicrafters that made wooden fruit boxes (casse) and other wooden objects from which the street name (Cassari=wooden box handicrafters) originated. The materials used to renovate the apartment and the entire building also reflect and reproduce the ancient usage of white wood (roof) and marble balconies.
The apartment has an indipendent access from a small street that ends right in front of the fascinating old marina which can be seen from the apt.'s big balcony where you can also have breakfast.
Interaction with guests
We will be glad to give all necessary suggestions and hints to visit Palermo, the best places to try local food such as Sicilian “Cannoli”, “Pane e panelle”, "pane ca meusa", and any other info on historical sites access and on what to see and do in town. You will get to visit Palermo as a local.
Other things to note
The apt. is composed of a fully equipped kitchen, large living area with a couch-bed, a beautiful bed room with closet and safe box, bathroom, bidet, large balcony where you can have breakfast (not included) with a view on the old marina with sailboats.The apartment is located in a 3 floor renovated building with elevator (pretty rare in historical center buildings), in the heart of the historical center, few footsteps away from local markets and from old natural marina. The apartment is also provided with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and a french sofa bed for 1 or 2 (better if 2 children because bed size is smaller than a queen size) extra guests (max 4 guests total in flat). The location is perfect to visit Palermo. Museums, churchs and all type of local food restaurants and street food in walking distance. Central station only 12 min. walking and airport bus-stop (Cala) 4 min. walking.
Smoke only outside in balconies.
la spazzatura va buttata fuori (uscendo dal
portone sulla sinistra, continuate dritto fino alla strada principale, girate a sinistra su via cala e proseguendo dritto per circa 150 mt fino al semaforo, troverete gli appositi cassoni per la raccolta (purtroppo, la raccolta differenziata al centro storico non è attiva).
- please place the rubbish outside of the building (leaving the building make a left, and make a left again on main road, walk straight for aprox. 150 mt until the crossing light where you will see big rubbish collectors).
- accertarsi di avere spento il riscaldamento
- make sure you have switched the heating off
- accertarsi di avere spento i condizionatori e tutte le
- make sure you have switched off the air conditioning and all the lights.
- prima di uscire dall'appartamento chiudere le finestre (i vetri)
- before going out make sure you have closed all the windows.
- per favore lavate i piatti e stoviglie utilizzate riponendoli nei loro alloggi.
- if you use dishes, glasses, etc. please make sure you wash them and replace them at their own place.
- non sono consentiti animali
- animals are not accepted
- non è consentito fumare all'interno dell'appartamento!
- the apartment is no smoking!
Con l'augurio di un piacevolissimo soggiorno.
I wish you a very pleasent stay.
Grazie della collaborazione.
Thank you for your collaboration.
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We love traveling as much as hosting because in both cases you learn to demolish prejudices of all kinds. When we do not have the chance to travel we host because we feel like sharing our Sicilian culture and our passion for upcycling materials and objects. Other than a funny hobby, Upcycling leads to the symbolic meaning of cleaning up our land from its bad reputation, bringing to life its best side such as the gorgeous Roman, Greek and Arabic heritage and culture.