The holiday lettings in Casa Maria are located in the old town of the small Sicilian village of Santa Flavia – a quiet but not sleepy suburb of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily. You don’t like mass tourism? Interested in local Sicilian culture? And you would like to take a bath in the Mediterranean every now and then? If so, the holiday lettings in Santa Flavia are the perfect starting point for your holiday in Sicily. They are located in the middle of the centre of Santa Flavia, an old fishermen village where there is still the traditional baker, the pizzeria and, of course, several bars just around the corner. A small supermarket, several fruit and vegetable retailers and a butcher complete the picture. However, the urban location offers another advantage: Here you can beat off the northern European winter. Since it rains every now and then in Sicily at this time of the year (otherwise our sun island would be a desert), the holiday lettings are equipped with heating. In the summer, it’s the other way around. Ito let you sleep quietly even under the Sicilian sun, all holiday lettings have air-conditioning. During the day you can go for swimming on several beaches. The nearest is about 1.4 km away. Last but not least: The apartment is only 500m away from the train station. From here, a suburban train will take you to Palermo city centre in just 20 minutes. The converted fisherman’s house – before the restructuring there were 2 independent houses – was completely renovated and converted into a holiday house with 7 holiday lettings. Each holiday letting is uniquely and lovingly restored and furnished. The holiday lettings are relatively small (mono around 25sqm; Bilo around 50sqm). While the Monos all have a balcony, the 4 Bilos have a large terrace or a rooftop terrace. Only the holiday letting “Terra e Mare ” has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is therefore suitable for up to 5 people. The best way to move independently and to visit local bars at night, to do shopping and to go around to see the many historic sites is to book a rental car. We strongly advice to organize that in advance and to pick up the rental car directly at the airport. We can organize bikes from external partners on request. Even a motor bike can be booked via Solemar Sicilia, as long as we know it well in advance. If you do not want to rent a car at all, we can arrange shuttle services on request. However, a holiday in Santa Flavia does not make it necessary to have a car. Find some pictures and impressions of the area here. By the way: Like all offers from Solemar-Sicilia, Casa Maria belongs to the association “ADDIOPIZZO” and is therefore one of the antimafia accommodations in the area.
The individual apartments
Casa Maria offers these single apartments:
Santa Flavia – A hidden treasure on the outskirts of Palermo
Off the tourist routes but worthy of any guide book, this quintessentially Sicilian little town is an undiscovered jewel. A quiet, well maintained residential neighbourhood served by a railway station in the centre of town, Santa Flavia is the ideal base for those who want to discover the real Sicily without renting a car.
In twenty minutes you can be in historic Palermo, and within an hour you can be running your toes through the fine golden sand of one of the most beautiful beaches on the whole island, in Cefalù.
In lively and welcoming Santa Flavia, everything you need is close at hand. The smell of fresh bread and coffee is everywhere throughout the day, and for fruit and vegetables you don’t even have to leave your house – experience the timeless charm of buying succulent, locally grown produce from grocers who weave through the streets and alleys of town bringing their delicious fare direct to your door.
With its sister town of Porticello, Santa Flavia forms the second largest fishing port in Sicily. Every day you can try your hand at preparing a new fish dish with the most freshly caught fare money can buy. If you’re not an expert in the kitchen, the town is packed with wonderful fish restaurants to cater to every palate.