Sicily, Palermo

    • Sleeps 6 Guests
    • Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 80 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Airport distance:
      Palermo 10 km

    per week

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    In the hills above Palermo

    Citronella is a cozy, air-conditioned apartment with private pool located on the ground floor of a 19th-century villa overlooking Palermo and the blue sea. Set in open countryside but at the same time close to town (15 minutes drive from the center of Palermo), Citronella is perfect for a relaxing holiday enjoying the peace of the pool and garden as well as exploring the attractions of Sicily.

    The bright apartment is delightful for two couples, a group of friends, or a family with children. There are three bedrooms and three modern bathrooms (two are en suite). All bedrooms have access to a furnished, private patio.

    The outdoor area is attractive and peaceful, with a private patio furnished with seats, tables and a big umbrella, and surrounded by lemon, orange and tangerine trees. There is also an outdoor shower. The pool is fenced and safe for children, with a changing cabin and hot shower, and is used exclusively by guests from 9:30am to 7:00pm.

    The very helpful English-speaking owner and her family live in the main villa upstairs. She will meet you on arrival. She teaches Art History and is a very special resource for information about what to see and do in the area. At the same time, she is conscientious about respecting her guests' privacy. She can also arrange a cooking class with a professional chef, one of the best in Palermo. Classes are held in the main villa, in the owner's beautiful, spacious, typical Sicilian kitchen. The owner will be on hand to help and to translate. Dinner is served on the main terrace or in the villa dining room, depending on the weather.

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    • Pool: 3.50 x 9.50m 
    • Pool is fenced
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Computer
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Private furnished patio accessed by each bedroom
    • Free parking for two cars
    Touring ideas

    Palermo 15 minutes by car
    Beach Mondello 30 minutes by car
    Monreale 10 km
    Segesta 80 km
    Trapani 111 km
    Erice 100 km
    Mozia 119 km
    Cefalu 87 km
    Piazza Armerina 119 km
    Agrigento Temples Valley 126 km
    Selinunte 124 km
    Ustica Island 1.3 hours by hydrofoil



    All facilities, including grocery, bar, bakery, pizzaria, are within a five minute drive downhill. The hills above the villa offer great possibilities for hiking.

    Palermo has boulevards, ancient squares, open-air markets, churches, golden mosaics, and proximity to the sea and beaches. Founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century AD, the capital of the island is a cultural delight. A crossroads of cultures, Palermo has splendid Baroque churches, gothic palaces and colourful markets. Built over the centuries, for a time, the cathedral served as a mosque leading to some Arabesque architectural features. The mosaic ladened Palatine Chapel is one the best preserved examples of Byzantine architecture in Europe and the Royal Palace was formerly the main seat of the kings of Sicily.

    Cefalu: One of Sicily’s prettiest towns and located right next to the villa, Cefalu’s narrow lanes are filled with fascinating historic sites. shops, restaurants and cafés. The town is dominated by its 12th-century fortress-like cathedral, a must visit. You can learn more about the area’s early history at the Museo Mandralisca, a notable archaeology museum. There is also a lovely harbor and west of town are the beautiful beaches of Mazzaforno and Settefrati.

    Piazza Armerina: Located in the centre of the island, this important medieval city has a 14th century Aragonese castle, Baroque and Renaissance townhouses and mansions and many charming cobbled streets. There are also several wonderful churches, among them San Martino, home to a famous Black Madonna icon.

    Agrigento: One of Sicily’s oldest towns, most visitors come here for the Valley of the Temples. At 1,300 hectares, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest archaeological site in the world and is one of the most outstanding examples of ancient Greece art and architecture. Further ancient artefacts can be viewed in the town’s Archaeological Museum. There are also many medieval historic sites of interest including the Cathedral of San Gerlando, the Santa Maria dei Greci church and Abbey of Santo Spirito.

    Further day trips are possible to Monreale, Segesta, Marsala, Erice, Trapani, Enna, and a variety of beaches; or just linger by the pool to relax and enjoy the garden and the views: the panorama of Palermo, Monte Pellegrino and the sea, as well as beautiful views from the terrace of the garden, with its specimen plantings.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    Citronella is built all on one level (with just one step inside):

    • Living room with sofa, dining table, satellite TV/DVD/CD player
    • Compact, efficient kitchenette with stove, oven, microwave, tiny dishwasher, fridge, freezer
    • Alcove with desk and computer with wireless internet access
    • 1 double (queen bed), en suite bathroom with shower
    • 1 double bedroom (twin beds), en suite bathroom with tub and shower
    • 1 double bedroom (queen bed)
    • 1 adjoining bathroom with tub and shower; washing machine


    • Each bedroom has access to the furnished private patio
    • Pool
    • Parking
    Request BookingCitronella
    31 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
    21 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
    1530 EUR
    15 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
    26 Aug 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
    16 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
    1990 EUR
    17 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
    2280 EUR

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    Citronella 31 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
    21 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
    15 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
    26 Aug 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
    16 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
    17 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
    6 PAX 6
    1530 EUR 1990 EUR 2280 EUR N/A Request BookingCitronella

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    Special price: 15% discount for 3-person occupancy or for the second week of a two-weeks rental. Monthly rates are available in low and mid season, please enquire. 


    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning
    • Garden maintenance


    • Heating or air conditioning (if required): EUR 35 per day for 7 hours per day (metered by timer)
    • Baby bed: please enquire upon booking.


    EUR 300 cash deposit are due on arrival.


    • Cook service
    • Midweek cleaning on request: EUR 60


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Children under 5 years are not permitted for safety reasons.
    • Pool is given for private exclusive use of guests from 9:30am - 7:00pm.

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