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Casa Rossa: Apartment Ficodindia
Casa Rossa: Apartment Ficodindia
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Ficodindia is the widest apartment of the lodgements at the bed and breakfast casa rossa. It is equipped of any confort: air conditioning, heating system, wi fi, washing machine, dish washer, panoramic terrace, swimming pool and parking area.

The space

Ficodindia is the widest apartment of the lodgements at the bed and breakfast casa rossa. It is a structure lying on four levels looking over the valley knowns as conca d'oro (it means golden shell because of the golden and precious fruits of lemons that once covered it). Embellished by the presence of autochthonous lemon trees, small palm trees, aloes and jasmines; endowed with a swimming pool and solarium, breakfast hall and a lot of space en plein air, casa rossa is the ideal place where to have a rest, let children play, and – why not – to quietly work and have a relaxing stay plunged in a frame of fun, culture and Sicilian nature, thanks also to our small team always available and friendly.A cultural holiday.
That's right! Because Casa Rossa lies just in Monreale and only 900 metres from the main square: important village of Arab Norman origins with a number of churches of great artistic interest, Monreale boasts the magnificent cathedral of Saint Mary La Nuova requested by King William II from Altavilla in1774. Thanks to its preciuos mosaics and high simbolic values (not only religious but also related to the encounter of different civilizations),along with the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and the Dome in Cefalù, it is now heritage of Unesco . Many of our guests said that it is the most beautiful church in the world!
Moreover Monreale is a historical crossroad between the inland (rich in archeologic sites, villages to be discovered and breathtaking views) and the wonderful town of Palermo (it is not impossible to describe it on a few lines; you should live it) and the harbour, the place of the commercial exchange ever. You will find out that because of its topical position for the merchants the town became powerful and influent during the past and the present.
(for more detailed information on Monreale, Palermo and the surroundings we are going to try to always update the section "a trip around". In the meanwhile look for us in the socials: every day we publish news and infos on the sites of greater interest and on the various events which are on near our bed and breakfast Casa Rossa).
Concerning our apartment.
The apartment ficodindia lies on the highest level of our structure and enjoys a wonderful view ont he hills and The gulf of Palermo. You can admire it as a whole from the beatiful and wide terrace. Covering 105 s.m. It is composed of a wide kitchen equipped with all confort, a living room with a sofa bed (two places), two wedding rooms and a double room. Two bathrooms. Ficodindia is the ideal place for a family or friend groups and it is the best place to stay for enjoying unforgettable moments.
Interaction with the guests
at your arrival you will be given wine bottle and some other small surprise that will tempt your taste.
You will be given any help you need.we will be ready to give you any details or tips on the places to visit and anu useful information in order to offer the best stay as possible. The swimming pool in casa rossa is always available : we just demand only respect for the other guests and the structure and to follow the basic safety rules (for exemple to avoid to acrobatically dive on the water or to leave children without at least an adult). By an additional cost, you can also have breakfast . For us breakfasttime is the nicest moment : it is an occasion to gather and cuddle our guests. The cost is 5 eurosper person, 8 euros per couple and special prices for groups or for long stays: our breakfast is made up of warm and cold beverages, local food and homemade sweets and cakes, without neglecting who prefer international breakfast.
May you spend your time in our commons open air spaces or consider the apartment only as a point of reference in your trip, ask us for any tips or whatever we will always be glad to welcome you with a sunny smile (as only ours can be)

Guest access

Guests have access to all the common parts of the structure: swimming pool, parking area, open spaces.

Interaction with guests

at your arrival you will be given wine bottle and some other small surprise that will tempt your taste.
You will be given any help you need.we will be ready to give you any details or tips on the places to visit and anu useful information in order to offer the best stay as possible. The swimming pool in casa rossa is always available : we just demand only respect for the other guests and the structure and to follow the basic safety rules (for exemple to avoid to acrobatically dive on the water or to leave children without at least an adult). By an additional cost, you can also have breakfast . For us breakfasttime is the nicest moment : it is an occasion to gather and cuddle our guests. The cost is 5 eurosper person, 8 euros per couple and special prices for groups or for long stays: our breakfast is made up of warm and cold beverages, local food and homemade sweets and cakes, without neglecting who prefer international breakfast.
May you spend your time in our commons open air spaces or consider the apartment only as a point of reference in your trip, ask us for any tips or whatever we will always be glad to welcome you with a sunny smile (as only ours can be)

Other things to note

the apartment is fully equipped: you wil find a washing machine, a dish washer, heating system, air conditioning, wi fi, linen and towels, tea boiler.

Amenities
Kitchen
Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 9AM
Check out by 10AM

check in is scheduled from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. any late arrival must be referred by a call oe email. the swimming pool is open all the day expect from 3 pm to 5 pm, time range is which it is cleaned and restored with chorine.

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Dog(s) live in the house
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18 Reviews

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Maureen User Profile
October 2015
We found the Ficodindia apartment at Casa Rossa suited our needs perfectly. Situated in Monreale, the apartment was a suitable distance from the busyness of Palermo and yet we were still able to visit the city's must-see sites. Monreale overlooks Palermo, providing an impressive view of the city. Its cathedral is a stunning example of Norman architecture, with some of the most beautiful mosaics we saw while in Sicily. The apartment was well equipped and Federica and Carmelo were very welcoming and provided information about the local area and suggested a range of places to eat: La Botte, with its attentive staff, delicious traditional Sicilian food and wines, relaxed atmosphere and modest prices was the best restaurant we experienced anywhere in Sicily. The restaurant also provided a taxi to and from the restaurant free of charge - amazing service.

Adrian User Profile
August 2015
We were very happy with our stay at Casa Rossa. We went 2 weeks ago. The location is great and nice surroundings. The flat met all our expectations except some missing kitchen utensils! Federica and Carmelo were very helpful and charming. The kids really enjoyed the pool. All in all we were satisfied staying in Casa Rossa but we believe that some extra effort can be made to exceed guest expectations.

Nina User Profile
August 2015
The apartment was perfect and our hosts even more so. We hope to return and many thanks to Federica in preserving with helping to find us!! Our sat nav took us to the wrong place. The apartment was big, clean and airy with good facilities. I can't recommend enough

Sidsel User Profile
Sidsel
July 2015
Very lovely place!! Big apartment and we came with 3 kids... Stunninh wiev over the moutains from big balcony... and very close to Palermo. A bottle of wine was waiting us and cookies :-) we didnt expect that so that was lovely!! Apartment is 100 m from LOVELY small town with shops.. We loved to stay at Cassa Rossa. Clean.. and very kind people..

Francisco User Profile
July 2015
Absolutely wonderful spot in Monreale with astounding views of the hills behind Palermo. One has the impression of flying. The livingroom is open, kitchen well-equipped, internet, and super-helpful staff.

Tom User Profile
February 2015
We were very happy with our stay at Casa Rossa. We went in February, when the weather was not great, so our main concerns were that the flat should be warm, and that the kids would have plenty of space to run around in, without damaging themselves or the apartment. The flat met all those criteria! Federica and Carmelo were charming, friendly and helpful. We arrived too late to eat out with our small children, so they arranged pizza and red wine to be delivered. They also recommended places to visit and eat during our stay. Needless to say, we didn't get to use the pool, but we still enjoyed the view over Palermo and out to sea!

Ragna User Profile
October 2014
We were looking forward to staying in Monreale because we wanted a more quite place to stay and visit Palermo from, this is why we chose Casa Rossa. Being a more or less commercial place it wasn't clear to us from the ad that there where different apartments (both smaller and larger) to choose from, but in the reviews we read to opt for the top apartment, which we did. Ofcourse we wanted to make use of the swimming pool if the weather was nice, it was not so nice that we had to pick up dog droppings in the pool area first. Unfortunately our other experiences were not all that great either. We stayed for 2 nights and had planned to make our own breakfast and cook at least 1 home dinner. Unfortunately there were no suitable pots and pans to cook with, this was a bit of a letdown but we were given the opportunity to have a sober (paid) breakfast in the B&B area. The apartment itself was very sober, in the living room there was only place to sit for 3 people (we where 5) and the curtain was missing from the window. Combined with the one bright white ceiling light this wasn't a nice place to sit and talk. The kitchen was better and gave access to an okay terrace with a great view on Palermo and the bay. The master bedroom was fine, the two-bed bedroom lacked curtains and the other bedroom had such a low ceiling we had to re-arrange the bed in order to sleep in it. Carmelo and Federica apparently tried, but had some miscommunications between them which did not help things. We made a roundtrip and had several other experiences in Sicily which ranged form fine to great and Casa Rossa is on the bottom of that list. All in all we were disappointed in Casa Rossa and felt there could have been more of an effort to get things in order for guests, including feeling welcome.
Federica User Profile
Response from Federica:
It is the first time that Ficodindia Apartment gets a bad judgement like that. The apartment belongs to Casa Rossa, our b&b and holiday houses all listed here in airbnb site. The only dog having access to the swimming pool area is Penelope, a big poodle dog. It can happen that -being a dog – she does not ask for the permission to drop (it is the first time, it never happened before). It was not up to them to clean, it was sufficient to warn us . The first day we were asked for some kitchen tools (apart from those already inside the kitchen): we failed in finding an electric boiler. The living room (which has got a big double sofa, an antique desk and chair) is straightly linked to the wide kitchen equipped with chairs and whatever. We will put a curtain on the window, the only one with no curtain in the whole flat. As far as the colour of the ceiling is concerned.... well... no comment. It is bright white as our sunny skies... Carmelo and Federica had “miscommunication” only in relation to other guests (some French people) who had asked for the breakfast only that morning itself. Our suggestion is to communicate with the hosts and to get a better adaptation spirit when travelling: we always try to make our guests feel at home in many ways. We make also efforts in speaking their language. Finally, according to the other guests' judgements our breakfasts are not that "sober": every day we arrange a fresh bakery product ( a cake or whatever) , cheese, butter, bread, milk , coffee, juices, local products and gluten free products as well. We have even made a reduction on the price of breakfast as we usually do with our friendly and nice guests. It was a pity, then, that nobody – but one just for delivering the keys – joined us to say goodbye (or farewell).
October 2014

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