Loft Valverde 2Suite - Via Valverde 6 - Palermo
2 bedroom open space across 3 levels, serenely located in xmonastery complex dating from 14thc, situated in the " historical centre ", yet just a few steps from Via Roma and Cavour.
The interiors reflect a blend of Sicilian antiques, original mosaics, painted 14ft ceilings & kitchen panels with all mod cons. A restoration project entirely unique to Palermo, in a 14thc monastery palazzo that has the same architectural significance grading as the Palermo Cathedral !
The space has undertaken a 2 year renovation, conserving its exposed one metre thick tufa walls with the ground floor living and hidden "private bedroom and ensuite" space , complete with patchwork Sicilian majolica tiles and a balcony that overlooks the San Domenico complex (with its hidden cloister garden ). Incredibly quiet even though one is off Via Roma (one of two principal boulevards of Palermo) .
The first floor open-plan kitchen (hidden too behind 18thC wooden panel doors when not in use ) and an astounding terrace with 180 degree views across the historical centre, Monte Pellegrino and to the Calla (harbour ).
The final floor with exposed whitewashed beams, houses the open main bedroom space with sunken arched window views, again to the Calla and an amazing marble stone basin that defies belief (on how it actually found its way up there !) Original Sicilian majolica tiles feature in both ground and upper floor bathrooms.
The circulation of air and light is facilitated by two velux with automated curtains and both air-conditioning and heating are able to be used across each of the three floors. Original artisan steel flooring and a patchwork of antique steel railings, uniting the structure as with an ample dose of contemporary art.
Check-in: 14:00 - 20:00
Standard occupancy: 2
Max occupancy: 5
Via Valverde 6 - Palermo