Host: Luna is literally the perfect host. Helpful, kind, concerned, professional, informed. Her education about what to see, art, and what to eat, in combination with her life-long love of Palermo is an incredible asset to visitors. She's willing and interested to share her knowledge and I encourage you to take advantage of that incredible asset.
Apartment: Perfect. Beautifully appointed, lovely, spacious, immaculate. Even though there is no air, we were absolutely comfortable with all of the fans included in the apartment, and it was very hot during our trip.
Location: In terms of being in the center of the old city, this lovely old palazzo is fantastic. Walking distance to so many things to see an do, restaurants, piazzas, churches, museums,markets, and shopping. I cannot speak to usingor needing cabs or taxis, we had a car. There are many things that are just a bit too far to walk, however, so do your homework about how to get around. Note: Palermo is an old city with alleyways, half-alleys, dead ends, and a lack of great maps. Be aware that it's not the most "organized" city.But, that's also what is kind of fantastic about it to. Expect to make some wrong turns!
Parking: Obviously, in the center of a crowded old city, there is little or no parking. Luna led us to a great garage, within walking distance, so our car was safe and conveniently housed.
Palermo: I will save my comments about Palermo for a different post, because it is a wonderful, but complex city, and definitely not the easiest place to visit. Do your homework, it's worth it. Also, located within hour+ drives to other amazing places: Agrigento, Cefalu, etc.
What I want to end with is the fantastic care and service from Luna, and her beautiful home that was our haven for our week long visit. Our trip was sideswiped by Alitalia's loss of all of our luggage - four people for the trip- and Luna did everthing she could to help us (even lending us clothes until we got to a store,.) As background, our group was my husband and I, and our daughter and her friend home for summer holiday from college. Plenty of room for all!
This apartment is just beautiful. It is spacious, comfortable and very tastefully furnished and in a brilliant location. Luna is a charming host who made our stay memorable. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Be aware that parking will cost extra.
We had some wonderful 6 days in Palazzo Lungarini, a family of three with a friend so everyone had a special room. The grandeur and beauty of the place added perfectly to our experience in Palermo, where we went the days looking at old art and buildings and finding great restaurants. Luna is a exceptional host, she really cares about her guests and gave us tons of good advice and information. Lots of wonderful details in the home, there was a fruit basket and wine waiting for us when we came, and the bathrooms well provided with nice toiletries. The situation is perfect, you are in the heart of things. I wouldn't mind living there if I lived in Palermo, and will definitely head for Lunas place next time we visit Palermo.
Location couldn't be better. Easy walking distance to supermarket, shops, restaurants and buzzing friendly nightlife. Luna, the host, went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and fun. The building is delightful blend of 16th to 18th Century architecture,with modern conveniences, ample furnishings, and secure behind solid courtyard doors.
It was a bit hot without air-conditioning, but portable fans meant that we slept well. We would have preferred a wall-mounted shower as opposed to the hand-held rose, but, all up, this was ideal accommodation for five friends.