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“A Star in the old town of Palermo”

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La via delle biciclette
Ranked #8 of 473 Palermo B&B and Inns
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Star in the old town of Palermo”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We love this place on the top of Palermos old town. The big old wooden door in to magnificent mansion-like house. The B&B is just under the sky of Palermo. Fine roms with high service and fine beds. Very fine common areas, sittingroom and kitchen with a fine view over the city. And not to forget the hosts, they are helpfull in a real feel good way. They can help you with everything: culture, history, restaurants and much more. We loved our stay and the good mood and will be back in this B&B, Palermo and Sicilia.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

What a great way to stay in a great, but also somewhat intimidating city: inside an incredible 17th century Palazzo, with a lovely and very sunny balcony and a very comfy (and romantic) double bed, right in the middle of the centro storico, and with the kindest hosts imaginable.
Very highly recommended indeed.

Stayed September 2013
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London
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Even tho we had arrived quite late in the evening, Manlio and Manuela were incredibly welcoming, kind and helpful. Their recommendations of places to go and places to eat - all marked out on a map for us -were excellent. The room (and separate but exclusive bathroom) was great, and the breakfast fruit salads delicious. On the day we checked out, they not only gave us perfect instructions for getting the bus to and from Monreale, but looked after our baggage til we picked it up later in the afternoon. And all this despite their having a newborn baby keeping them (not us!) up at night! In fact, given the excellent central location, it's remarkable how very quiet and peaceful this B&B is. We couldn't recommend it more highly.
Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The rooms are on the top floor of a beautiful old palazzo in the heart of the city. You will probably get the best out of this B&B if, like us, your party books both rooms. This way you basically have the entire flat to yourself - as the owners live in a separate self-contained flat in the same building.
The flat itself is very nice, and feels entirely like a home.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

La Via Delle Biciclette is a wonderful B/B with spacious accommodation, beautifully decorated rooms and magnificent views across the Old City and to the bicycle repair shops below from the upper floor balconies; Manlio and Manuela proved to be invaluable owners as they provided a local map/business cards and personal guidance as to sights, markets and restaurants in the 4 areas of Old Palermo thus saving us hours of fruitless searching in the intense heat; so forget the standard dull hotel option and experience a magic B/B with hosts offering genuine warmth of greeting and service second to none; Excellent rating is hardly good enough for such a fine B/B.

Room Tip: loved the old antique camera and Minerva tv display in the lounge!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This B&B is close to everything you would want to see in Palermo. All the historic buildings of Old Palermo and just a few blocks from the train/bus terminal. My advice if you are flying in is to take the bus to the main station which relatively inexpensive. If you wish Manlio will pick you up from the airport for a nominal fee also.
La Via delle biciclette in owned by two very friendly & warm people Manuela and Manlio..they are extremely knowledgeable of Old Palermo and their recommendations for local restaurants hits the mark every time.
As you gaze off the balcony of the street below you can not help but be immersed in the local culture (which is always our goal when traveling).
The B&B itself is clean and simple as most B$B"s are. But what makes this one stand out is the wonderful care that Manuela and Manlio give to their guests. Their breakfasts remind me of how my Sicilian grandmother would set a table, plenty of food, juice, coffee and variety.
When in Palermo my wife and I will stay here again!
Grazie mille Manuela and Manlio.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

La Via Delle Biciclette is a B&B located smack in the middle of the old city and within walking distance of everything. Manuela (professional photographer) e Manlio (former hospitality professional) are wonderful hosts who are conversant in English and dedicate themselves to caring for their guests. The B&B is a 2 bedroom/2bath (with full kitchen and parlor) flat in an old home built back around 1650 for a royal sibling. Extremely clean . . . you can walk barefoot or in white socks throughout the B&B without a spec of dirt to be found on the bottoms of your feet! Manuela will create an authentic and tasty Sicilian breakfast for you, and for a very modest cost . . . Manlio will pick you up and/or return you to the airport. We arrived at La Via Delle Biciclette as strangers, but departed friends after three nights. My wife, friends and I would not consider staying at any other place in Palermo when we next return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: La via delle biciclette
Address: Via Divisi 74, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Tribunali
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #8 of 473 B&Bs / Inns in Palermo
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Number of rooms: 2
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