The central location has a major benefit: within a hundred-meter radius are cafes, bars, shops, pizzerias, and at least one supermarket.
But the best thing about its location is this: the apartment is just 500m from the train station. So you can take the local train and in just twenty minutes get to Palermo. So this holiday apartment is a perfect jumping off point for holidays in Sicily that are "auto-free".
Casa Panorama is located on the top floor in the highest building in Santa Flavia (4th floor). The brown arrow on the map below shows the entrance to the apartment. From the entrance you find the kitchen (Marker 1), and immediately thereafter the almost fully glazed exterior walls providing a breathtaking panorama.
The kitchen is not for nothing the central room of the apartment. It leads to the bathroom, the bedroom, and a terrace which doubles the panorama yet again, reached through the two sliding patio windows (red double arrows on the floor plan).
Please note: the colors and types of furnishings, plants, and so on may differ from the illustrations shown in the plan.
Sicily has been called the "island of light". And it's no wonder: even in January there's an average of four hours of sunlight each day. But what about the rest of the day? Can holidays in Sicily be more wild and colorful than they already are?
Yes - in this case with our LED-Lamps from Philips Hue. These special lights can be set with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with individual controls. So one can be bright, another warm white, another cold - even set them to blue, red, whatever way you like.
This Panorama shows you how one guest set the lights in the living room in a vivid, colorful way:
The name of this holiday apartment gives you a good idea that the large terrace belonging to the highest building in Santa Flavia offers a breathtaking panoramic view (Marker 5 und 9). But the kitchen being uniquely expanded may be a surprise.
The reason is the giant windows. They open onto a panoramic view of the Pizzo Cane nature reserve (Marker 7), as well as most of Palermo's eastern suburbs (e.g. Marker 9). The glittering nighttime lights of the city are particularly impressive.
Casa Panorama's terrace opens to the south. So it's situated perfectly toward the sun for all seasons. In the summer, awnings and blinds protect from too much sun, while in winter, the sun shines down and warms apartment and terrace both.
Starting with the most important – the bed. At the end of the day, holidays in Sicily always take place in bed. Thankfully, Casa Panorama comes with two mattresses (80 x 200cm) and an integrated mosquito net.
In addition, located in the bedroom are a sofa, a large closet, and a desk. You may wonder after looking at the floor plan: where is the sofa? Under the bed! The bed descends from the ceiling and in the daytime can be raised back up as easily as before.
The kitchen in the apartment has a gas stovetop with four burners, an oven, a washing machine, a large refrigerator, and a sitting area. The modern minimalist decor of the apartment was designed by interior decorator Maria Carnevale and artist Mirella Pipia, and implemented by local artisans.
If the Sicilian sun doesn't warm Casa Panorama quite enough in wintertime, modern climate control takes care of the rest. And if the sun is a bit too helpful in summertime, the same modern climate control can help take the temperature back down.
These systems are located on the floor, making for warm feet in winter and a cool head in summer. And it's done without a lot of noise: the systems we have installed are among the quietest on the market.
There is a solar collector on the roof. In the winter, it helps support the hot water supply at Casa Panorama, and in summer it takes over almost completely.
Holiday apartments like these make use of digital technology as well. The internet at Casa Panorama is fast and reliable. And of course, there is digital satellite television as well. TVs operate independently in the living room and the bedroom.
Casa Chloé in Santa Flavia is perfect for self-organized excursions. "Right around the corner" you'll find mountains, the sea, and ancient history. You can reach it all:
You will find that for all types of trips, Casa Chloé makes the perfect jumping-off point: Many sights are within walking distance, while a bicycle shop is close by and a train station just 100m away. A car rental is only 10min away down the highway. And one of your goals for several excursions will be the Sicilian capital, Palermo:
Casa Chloé is great for convenience and for being "close to civilization". But even for those who like a more urban environment, the apartments are perfect. The reason is Trenitalia. The proximity to the train means that during your holidays in Sicily, you can reach Palermo in just thirty minutes – and that includes the walking time from Casa Chloé to the station.
Palermo is one of the most underrated cities in Europe, despite drawing more and more visitors every year enjoying their holidays in Sicily. Part of the reason is why it is more and more popular is that it's one of the safest cities in Europe.
Indeed, today it could even be called an "anti-mafia" capital. One thing hasn't changed though: the hustle and bustle of its wildly colorful city life. Luckily, Santa Flavia and Casa Chloé offer a perfect contrast – you get the best of both worlds.
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This Trip Tipp Compass covers the route from entering Santa Flavia to Casa Panorama.
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