When we found this apartment in a palazzo in the old part of town, we could not believe our luck.
Our temporary home is in an area called La Kalsa, very near the the centre of town, station and the harbour. It's a very old, but trendy, area, originally Palermo's Arabian district, with small bars, cafes and restaurants littered around the narrow streets.
|This is the partial view of Cattedrale di Palermo|
from the balcony of Palazzo Cattolica.
|The traditional ventilation system in the Palazzo works.|
|There are some lovely narrow streets.|
|Our entrance at the top floor is charming.|
Last night we ate at a fabulous Palestinian restaurant called Al Quds and indulged our sweet tooth at a coffee house with gelato and pastries to die for at Antico Caffe Spinnato.
We've only been here for three days and I'm already falling in love with this quirky Sicilian Capital. Being here in January, with hardly any tourists around, feels as if we are getting to know Palermo at its best and most honest. Perhaps buying an opera ticket for next November is the best way to guarantee we will indeed be back?