DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING, THE APARTMENTS AND RELATED SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Ponticello Apartments is located in Santissimi Quaranta Martiri al Casalotto square.
It is an old building of the first half of the XIX century newly renovated and used as holiday homes, in the heart of the historic center of Palermo.
The ground floor consists of a large entrance hall with a lift and a staircase leading to the upper four floors, of a front desk and a reception area with an indoor atrium where guests can consult guidebooks and receive information and maps of the city.
The building has four flats, one per floor, for a total of 14 beds.
The apartments respectively located on the first, second and third floor can accommodate up to four people and consist of a large living area where there is a double sofa bed, a double bedroom with wardrobe, an eat-in kitchen, a bathroom with shower and two balconies overlooking the main façade.
On the fourth floor of Ponticello Apartments there is an apartment where guests can also access to by the lift with dedicated key, which directly opens into the dwelling. The apartment can accommodate up to two people and consists of a living area with kitchen, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a beautiful terrace that offers views of the rooftops of the city, the beautiful bell tower of Palazzo Marchesi and the wonderful domes of the nearby churches as Casa Professa.
The whole building and all apartments have an anti-theft alarm system and to have access to their flats guests will receive, upon check-in, badge cards along with the key for the activation and deactivation of the an anti-theft alarm system so as to ensure the utmost security and privacy to customers.
Ponticello Apartments offers a variety of services and comforts related to the building and the apartments to make its guests' stay as pleasant as possible.
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Street Food Tour
"Palermo NoMafia"Learn about the Mafia and the civil Anti-Mafia movement whilst walking through the picturesque historic centre. Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the protection rackets. ITINERARY Every stop is a cause for reflection, a chance to mull over the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power. You will meet shopkeepers who have said NO to the pizzo, who follow the ethical consumer campaign “Pago chi non paga” (I shop where they don’t pay pizzo), a campaign promoted by Addiopizzo to support those that rebel against the Mafia. The tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for the charateristic Palermo’s street food. Its owners have had the courage to denounce their extortionists. MEETING: at 10 am - Piazza Verdi (at the entrance to Teatro Massimo) DURATION: 3 hours LUOGHI & PERSONE This tour goes to:
Palermo It is impossible to describe the Sicilian capital without noting its contrasts: elegance and decadence, light and shadow, rich and poor, metropolitan and provincial, joy and sorrow, perfumes and stenches, Mafia and Anti-Mafia. A city which captivates, stupefies, and sometimes shocks visitors; it certainly isn’t an experience one forgets. Fabio Conticello Owner of the famous Palermitano restaurant Antica Foccaceria San Francesco, Fabio decided along with his brother Vincenzo to report all extortionate demands to the police. This was a courageous act which made them a symbol of the rebellion against the mafia, a choice which has since been imitated by other proprietors.
- trip leader
- donation to Addiopizzo
"Corleone: beyond the Mafia"The name "Corleone" is not simply that of a Godfather. Discover this pictoresque village in the middle of the Sicilian counrtyside, enjoy the warm hospitality of the people and their effort to struggle against the Mafia.ITINERARY The guided tour, lead by an activist of a local non-profit orgaization, will retrace the history of Corleone from the late nineteenth century. It runs through the city center and ends in the “Laboratory of Legality”. Here you can admire the works of the Sicilian painter Gaetano Porcasi, which focus on the history of the Mafia and the Anti-mafia movement. HIGHLIGHTS
- Explore the alleys of Corleone with a local activist
- Learn about the history of the Mafia in Corleone through the painting of Gaetano Porcasi
- Climb the "Rocca Soprana" to reach the best viewpoint of Corleone
Corleone Thousands of people in the world have heard about Corleone: mainly because of the mafia, and also because of Hollywood. But only a few of them have seen it with their own eyes. And who did has been fascinated by it. Marilena Bagarella The activists of Corleone Dialogos The association is committed to providing independent information and to promoting cultural change in the place where the most violent Sicilian mafia family originated. In opposition to the image of Corleone spread over by the press and the movies, Dialogos puts an effort into introducing to every visitor the historical personalities of the anti-mafia movements of Corleone, from Bernardino Verro to Placido Rizzotto.
- guided walk through Corleone
- entrance fee to the “Laboratorio della Legalità”
- Donation to Addiopizzo
"On our Legs"Take a journey through Palermo and Capaci and learn about the “anti-mafia prosecutors” Falcone and Borsellino. Today, just as on the day following the massacre of the two men in 1992, “their ideas continue to walk on our legs”.ITINERARY Via d’Amelio, the motorway in Capaci, Falcone’s tree. These places, where bombs planted by the Mafia killed the two magistrates, are not symbols of death, but of the rebellion of civil society against the violence of the Mafia. Not sterile memorials but places of living memory and focal points for the renewal of the collective energy for justice and truth. Lead by an Addiopizzo Travel representative, the tour is a chance to learn about two of Italy’s most prominent anti-mafia activists, and about the motive for their murders, which is still not completely clear. It’s also an opportunity to add your voice to the great shout rising in Italy. You will hear this loud cry “NO MAFIA”, just as you will read it on the enormous mural on the side of the mountain of Capaci. The tour ends on Mondello Beach and includes lunch in a “mafia-free” bar, whose owner reported the demands of the protection racket to the Police and joined the organization Addiopizzo. PLACES & PEOPLE This tour goes to:
Palermo It is impossible to describe the Sicilian capital without noting its contrasts: elegance and decadence, light and shadow, rich and poor, metropolitan and provincial, joy and sorrow, perfumes and stenches, Mafia and Anti-Mafia. A city which captivates, stupefies, and sometimes shocks visitors; it certainly isn’t an experience one forgets. Capaci Capaci is one of the places that represent instantaneously both the brutal mafia’s violence and the Sicilians’ rebellion against the oppression exercised by Cosa Nostra. On the 23rd of May of 1992 the anti-mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and three men of their security detail were killed. Monte Pellegrino According to Goethe, this is “the most beautiful promontory in the world”. I stands out lonely as a sentinel in front of the sea, making the skyline of Palermo and Mondello unique. Mondello An enchanting beach, a crystal clear sea, the liberty-style houses built during the first years of the 1900, and a picturesque small port that reminds of the origins of Mondello as sea village. The "Falcone Tree" Placed in front of the house of the anti-mafia prosecutor, after the massacre of Capaci this tree became the symbol of the rebellion against the mafia and of the rebirth of the Sicilian people. Via d'Amelio In this place the anti-mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and 5 members of his security detail died on the 19th of June 1992. The mafia blew off a bomb hidden in a car parked in the street while the prosecutor was going to visit his mother.
- During this tour you could meet:
Antonio Vassallo Photographer of Capaci, he was there when, on the 23rd of May 1992 the mafia blew up the interstate where Giovanni Falcone was traveling, killing him together with his wife and the men of his security detail. He took a few pictures right after the massacre, providing them to the investigators.
- Trip Leader
- Donation to Addiopizzo
One Hundred StepsWalking around the villages of Cinisi and Terrasini, discover the story of Peppino Impastato, a young activist who bravely opposed the to the Mafia and broke ties with his community and family. ITINERARY Peppino Impastato was a multifaceted young man. He was a journalist, political activist, intellectual, environmentalist, hippy and poet. Although his father was a Mafioso, Peppino had the courage to rebel against Cosa Nostra and denounce its crimes and corruption. His tenacity led him to setting up a satirical radio show which criticized the mafia and the infamous boss Gaetano Badalamenti. Peppino was killed in 1978. This tour will reveal to you the astonishing character of Peppino Impastato. A leading figure in the struggle against the Mafia, Peppino continues to inspire young generations. You will hear his story, told by people who personally knew him when he was alive. Retrace the “one hundred steps” with us, the steps that separated Peppino’s house with the house of the Mafia boss who ordered his murder. It is possible to dine at “Pizzeria Impastato” (pizzeria owned by Peppino’s relatives) or at “Pizzeria La Stazione” where “I cento passi” (One hundred steps) was filmed. PLACES & PEOPLE This tour goes to:
Cinisi The city in which Peppino Impastato, young activist who rebelled against the mafia inside and outside his home, lived, and where he was killed because of his rebellion in 1978. Terrasini Picturesque fishermen village; its beveled shore offers a continuous series of striking panoramas on bays, beaches and towers. Giovanni Impastato Younger brother of Peppino Impastato, the activist killed by the mafia in 1978, is among the founders of the “Casa Memoria Felicia e Peppino Impastato”. His heart-felt and sincere voice tells the conflict of whom experienced both the mafia and the anti-mafia inside his own home, together with the story of the following battle fought in the name of the truth.
- Trip Leader
- Donation to Addiopizzo and to Foundation "Casa Memoria"
ExcursionsWESTERN SICILY EXCURSIONS
Day n.1 – Winery Marsala - Stagnone: - Departure to Marsala for guided visit of a historic wine cellar and experiential tasting of wines with small food pairings - Guided tour of the Stagnone lagoon on a typical boat and visit of the island of Mothia, an ancient Phoenician colony - Free visit of Whitaker Museum and around the island to discover the remains of the Phoenician city - Return to Palermo
price per person with 2 people € 160,00 with 4 people € 102,00 with 8 people € 73,00 price per person with 2 people € 278,00 with 4 people € 182,00 with 8 people € 123,00 price per person with 2 people € 172,00 with 4 people € 112,00 with 8 people € 80,00 price per person with 2 people € 150,00 with 4 people € 97,00 with 8 people € 70,00 price per person with 2 people € 172,00 with 4 people € 107,00 with 8 people € 75,00 price per person with 2 people € 210,00 with 4 people € 145,00 with 8 people € 112,00 price per person with 2 people € 172,00 with 4 people € 112,00 with 8 people € 80,00
- On request it is possible to organize visits with authorized guide
- Other not specifically indicated it is referred to the current legislation on travel contracts.
- All services are currently available and they will be booked at the time of payment of the deposit based on availability. Up so far, we have not carried out any option
- Transfer by minivan 8 seats + driver
- All activities, meals and tastings, except where noted "free"
- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
- Drinks during meals.
- Other which is not mentioned in "the fee includes"
- PONTICELLO APARTMENTS - FALCONE BORSELLINO AIRPORT
- FALCONE BORSELLINO AIRPORT - PONTICELLO APARTMENTS
COST: 40 EURO
Street Food Tour
STREATY, street food tours of SicilyWHAT’S STREATY?Formerly known as Streat Palermo/Catania (since 2013), Streaty is the first brand that launched food tours in the city of Palermo and Catania. The brand has been created by Marco Romeo, a licensed tour guide whose aim is to offer tourists the chance to live authentic travel experiences. Streaty runs walking tours to make travellers feel just like real locals. All Streaty logos and items are protected by copyright.STREATY, street food tours of SicilyStreaty runs street food walking tours in Palermo and Catania, the two main Sicilian cities. The trails are carefully designed in order to offer travelers an authentic local experience, we do so by jumping in and out from the main streets to the darkest alleys, combining the culinary experience with history, arts and street culture. Food stops are selected based on the quality of the recipe and the authenticity of the location. All guides are local and they present the Sicilian culture the way it really is, without filters of any kind. Not only food! Beside giving an insight into the Sicilian cuisine, Streaty guides provide historical information on the monuments and churches visible along the walk and share with travellers the most intimate secrets of local habits. With Streat Palermo tour participants have the chance to discover the hidden artistic gems of the markets, not always easy to find otherwise! ONLY LOCAL TOURGUIDESStreaty only hires local guide. We believe that only local guides are able to make travelers understand and feel the real essence of the Sicilian street culture. All Streaty guides are young, 100% local and 100% licensed.THE FOODIE’S PASSAPORTStreaty grants its traveler a personal Passaporto del Mangione! [Trans. The Foodie's Passport]. After every sample foodies will get their passport stamped. This unique souvenir, created by Marco Romeo, is protected by copyright and registered at the Chamber of Commerce.WHY DOING STREET FOOD TOURS IN SICILY ?Sicilian street food is worldwide renowned not only for its unique flavours but also for its large variety. Virtualtourist.com ranked Palermo as the best fifth city in the world for street food (Top Ten Cities for Street Food). Sicilian cuisine is a real attraction, this is why has been featured in many magazines and TV show all over the wordl, such as National Geographic, BBC2 Long Weekend's, Food Network City bakes, Jamie Oliver's magazine, The Guardian. In all this occasion, Streaty guides have been involved to lead the shooting and be part of it.
GUIDED BIKE TOURBaroque churches and Norman palaces, Italian gardens and arabs markets: discover by bike the true essence of a great and ancient city, in the center of the Mediterranean, historical crossroads of millennial cultures.CYCLING HAS NEVER BEEN SO… CULTURAL!
WHY TAKE OUR TOURS ?
- Social Bike is a Sports Club focusing on bicycle tourism: we deeply want to share with you our passion for our city in funny and eco-friendly way!
- Our meeting point is at the center of the Old town, in the elegant and quiet pedestrian area, a perfect location to start exploring the city.
- Our routes cover more than any other tour of Palermo: on bikes we see much more.
- The entrance to an outstanding aristocratic palace or to an amazing church/oratory is always included in the contribution.
- All tours end up with the taste of traditional “street food”.
- We’ll make your day trip in Palermo easy, affordable, and fun.
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