Charming B&B in the hearth of Palermo historical centre, Ai Cartari is quite, elegant and comfortable.
Where: in Palermo, in via Alessandro Paternostro 62, in front of the San Francesco d'Assisi square, just in the heart of the historical center.
The position of the residence is particularly privileged:
- for people who wish to visit all the most important monuments, churches and museums of Palermo (see tourist guides), the most part of which is located in a few hundred meters;
- for people who are interested in the folkloristic aspects. The “Vucciria” open-air market is about to 150 mt., the “Capo” one is about 800 mt far., the “Ballarò” one is about 500 mt away., the “antiquarian huckster” of Marina square is about 300 mt far.;
- for people interested in the cultural aspects. The Picture Gallery of Abatellis Palace, the Picture Gallery of Modern Art, the International Museum of Marionettes and the more important theatres, among them the famous Massimo Theater, and besides the Botanical Garden of the University are really found nearby;
- for people interested in enological-gastronomic itinerary. The area is really rich of restaurants that offer all the specialties for which the sicilian cookery is very famous.
From the bed and breakfast every place is always reachable on foot in a few minutes, no public transport required, allowing the visitor to live in depth the local context, avoiding the traffic jam only using a tourist map and a bit curiosity.
This charming residence is in part obtained from an ancient building in which paper was made. Its structure of base probably goes back to the Middle Ages. The b&b
has income from a nineteenth-century palace whose main door open on to that jewel that is the twelfth century church of San Francesco d'Assisi, in the homonymous small square.
For its particular position, also being in the heart of the historical center of Palermo, the lodging is absolutely sheltered from the noises of the traffic and from the buzzing that the numerous seated customers to the small tables of the by now very famous “Focacceria San Francesco” produces in the square.
The suites to rent, beyond the residence to having the front door in the Alessandro Paternostro way, have just their independent admittance from an internal semicircular court on which ancient buildings of the Palermo of a time show oneself.
Wide windows (soundproofed) illuminate the wide approximately more than 50 mq. locals (for every suite).
Both the suites have two different bed-zones divided from suitable curtains or sliding doors. The available space permits to comfortably contain a regular double bed in a zone and two single bed in the other one. Each suite has a living zone.
The private bathrooms with shower are decorated with 19th century majolicas.
The furnishings is mainly formed by wrought iron elements and old pieces of furniture that are coming from various Sicily zones.
Breakfast (typical Italian) can be supplied in the wide
hall or, when weather permits it, in San Francesco square.
a regular double bed and two single bed.
It’s possible to add a 5th bed.
Private bathroom with shower and WC.
Self-catering (available just in one suite). Daily room cleaning up.
Internet point in room via Ethernet.
TV sat., A/C, refrigerator, small safe.
Independent entrance, guarded parking (*).
Minimal permanence allowed: 2 consecutive nights.
(*) Secure parking costs from 10.00 euro for a whole day.
Policies & Restrictions
Pets on request.
Rates & Availability
Prices for night pro-head:
in a 2 person suite 55.00 euro
in a 3 person suite 50.00 euro
in a 4 person suite 45.00 euro.
Airport: Palermo-Punta Raisi (Falcone Borsellino) is distant about 25 Km.
Reaching Palermo by car via highway, follow just near the city the indications to PORTO. From PORTO go to Via V. Emanuele. Turn on the right into it, then turn on the left into Via A. Paternostro.
By public means, bus or train stop at Palermo Stazione Centrale (Central railway Station).
Central Railway Station: (Palermo Stazione Centrale) is distant about 1 Km.
Feed via Roma, then at the first traffic light turn on the right in Via V. Emanuele, then turn again on the right in via Alessandro Paternostro.
Marine station (Harbour): to about 2 Km. From harbor turn left to Via V. Emanuele., turn right , then turn left to Via A. Paternostro.
By car. The indication are similar to those to follow for who comes from airport via highway. From Catania-Palermo highway follow the first indication to CENTRO.
On January and February 10% of discount.
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