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palermo best area for rental accommodation

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palermo best area for rental accommodation

dear vagabonda

hi need your urgent advice which are the best area's, to look for accommodation in palermo as the one we booked with car parking has been canceled.the car parking is the problem do not what to park at the airport for the 4 days

thanks

john&tia

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: palermo best area for rental accommodation

hi vagabonda

back again

have found this apt attico san matteo at via vittoria emanuelle /vicolo paterno

is this a nice area to stay?? has parking station 7 mins away called gagini parking

looking forward to your advice

many thanks

john&tia

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2. Re: palermo best area for rental accommodation

Hi john&tia,

That location is in the heart of Palermo's historic centre (Castellammare), and within the ZTL. It's very near Quatro Canti and via Roma.

But Vicolo Paternò is a narrow and ancient alleyway.

It's convenient for walking the centre.

Gagini Parking is just off via Roma, perhaps a 10-minute walk, but you'll be walking Palermo's streets with your luggage.

Judging from other lodging options considered elsewhere, you might find this area a bit shabby.

Vagabonda

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3. Re: palermo best area for rental accommodation

This is an older thread, but still provides an idea of the area.

https:/…30998949

And Vucceria is very lively at night now.

Vagabonda

Edited: 15 November 2018, 11:57
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4. Re: palermo best area for rental accommodation

You're correct that the car parking is the problem.

Here's the current ZTL map and also indication of where to park. Even if you were to stay within the ZTL, you could purchase a pass.

https:/…

The area from via Cavour toward piazza Castelnuovo might work, but avoid Borgo Vecchio.

Vagabonda

Edited: 15 November 2018, 12:58
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5. Re: palermo best area for rental accommodation

dear vagabond

thanks for your comments

We agree with you it is a bit shabby even the building out side but a great coffee shop across the road .

we have hit the jack pot with parking there is a small parking lot at the side of the building mainly for the locals but the owner has arranged for us to park there we can buy a ticket for 3 euros to enter the old town area the ztl area the ticket can be activated up to 24 hours after entering the ztl area so we will not get fined

thanks again

ps not as nice as the other place but close for sightseeing as you say a car is always a

problem in most towns in italy

john& tia

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6. Re: palermo best area for rental accommodation

Dear john&tia,

You have hit the jackpot with parking alongside the building!

You'll appreciate that convenience.

Secure your ZTL Pass.

https:/…

You might still request that the owner submit your information to the authorities.

Yes, you'll enjoy proximity to Cafè Latino.

But also some wonderful places to eat.

Driving from Palermo to Erice:

https:/…92431013

Vagabonda: suggestion for good Gambero Rossos in Palermo?:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18789…

Castellammare and this location will be very convenient, even for La Vucceria's nightlife.

You'll be so near Quatro Canti, piazza Marina, fantastic sites and markets, the pedestrian areas, and even the Teatro Massimo area.

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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