In the Heart of Palermo, close to everything, far from the ordinary.

Casa Rosario is a lovely two-room apartment on the first floor of a 1930s “palazzina”.

It consists of a large, airy and bright bedroom with a double bed (160x200), a kitchen-living room with a sofa bed (120x205) which can accommodate 1 or 2 additional guests, a bathroom with large shower and plenty of natural light and a balcony, typical of the building of the time, which takes up the entire layout and is accessible from both the bedroom and the kitchen-living room.

You will enjoy a stunning view of the beautiful church of San Francesco Saverio, giving the house directly on the square with the same name.

In the evening you can admire the light of the sunset sipping an aperitif on the balcony, in the morning, while having breakfast, just watch the passers-by of the bric-a-brac market taking place on the square in front.

Casa Rosario can accommodate up to 4 adult persons for short stays, for longer stays we recommend a maximum occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children/teenagers. NEW!!! From now on you can rent together with Casa Rosario also the tiny flat on the basement Casa Sarino (given the availabilty) if you are more than 4 persons or just want to have more space, in this case we will offer you avery special price! The flat was recently renovated and completely restored following criteria of respect of the traditions and sustainability. It has been decorated and furnished with creativity and a touch of irony, up cycled objects next to modern and efficient appliances, nostalgic charm next to practical, space-saving solutions. Particular attention has been payed to the equipment of the kitchen, where you will find everything but just everything you need to cook even complex menus.

The immediate proximity of the historic market of Ballaró, in fact, with its incredible offer of food, unbeatable for freshness, quality and price, invites you to express yourself in the kitchen! Even at Casa Rosario, as it is tradition of Casavacanze Almerico, you will always find a small assortment of basic ingredients such as pasta, olive oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, herbs and spices for your cooking and Italian coffee and various tees for your breakfast or for your moments of relax. If you do not have the time or desire to cook, the market also offers a wealth of opportunities to buy or consume all the specialities of the legendary palermitan street-food. In the evening you have at your disposal an excellent pizzeria directly on the piazza and, in the nearby alley a tiny restaurant offering delicious typical Sicilian food. Both locals will be delighted to welcome you as guest of “Casavacanze Almerico a Palermo” and you will feel there “at home”.

The apartment is not only a perfect location for visiting Palermo,  with the Stazione Centrale and the Bus Station a stone’ thrown away is also an ideal base for exploring its beautiful surroundings or for short trips to the other Sicilian cities. The Cathedral, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, all the most important monuments of the Itinerario Arabo-Normanno are all easily reachable on foot, with a walk through the alleys of the città vecchia in a little while...or in a long while! It depends on how easily you will get distracted by the surprises every corner of this town has to offer which sometimes make lose sight of the initial goal.... just get lost in the old Palermo! Is the best way to learn to know and learn to love this city.  Among these surprises are also the authentic artisan and handicraft shops, the fascinating emporiums and the old trades that are now only here in the cittá vecchia to be found. Living in Casa Rosario is therefore a bit of a journey in time, a journey to the discovery of paolocontian’s “drogherie di una volta”.....


-Kitchen-living room, bedroom, bathroom, balcony

-super equipped kitchen with quality cookware and first supply of basic ingredients

-bathroom with large window, shower and Bidet

-balcony along the entire facade with view on San Francesco Saverio

-apartment equipped with all the facilities for short and medium terms stays 

-sleeps 4

-double bed 160x200

-sofabed 120x205

-baby cot available free of charge

-pets allowed upon request

-smoking allowed only on the balcony


-air conditioning

-fridge with freezer compartment

-gas stove

-electric oven with rotisserie

-washing machine



-table contact grill/toaster


-internet connection with portable modem

-TV and DVD Player

-small library

-info material and tourist information about Palermo and surroundings


-bus stop 1 minute

-Central Station less than 10 min.

-bus station less than 15 min.

-bus to and from the airport less than 10 min.

-tram 10 min.

-other services such as pharmacy, newsstand, tobacconist etc. In the immediate vicinity

-open air food market 1 min.

-supermarket 5 min.

-café around the corner

-pizzeria and restaurant just in front of the house

-traditional „pasticceria“ 10 min. in Via Maqueda

-tourist information office 10 minutes

-Cattedrale, Via Maqueda, Via Roma, Itinerario Arabo-Normanno all within walking distance

-Foro Italico and Waterfront 15 min.

With Casa Rosario, to which wie  added Casa Sarino,  a lovely tiny studio-apartment in the same building, we aim to offer the ideal housing solution for the individual visitor who cares for an environmentally friendly, responsible and sustainable tourism, in harmony with the local culture and color,  with environment being also meant the social environment. For those who want to know more about Palermo and for personal or business reasons needs a medium term accommodation, we offer particularly favourable conditions, contact us about it!

Old Palermo is complex, fascinating, idyllic and....sometimes loud! Lofe, especially in summer, takes place on the street. You will be in touch with the locals and you will have the opportunity to know the most authentic Palermo, the popular one, the one oft he religious processions and colourful markets. All this makes the charme of Casa Rosario but at the same time makes of it a not exactly silent Refugium, anyway the house is fitted with glass-panel fixtures which greatly reduce the noises.

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