24th November 2004
June and I had looked forward to our short break in Palermo, little realising that we were going to be enchanted not only by the city, but also by "Chez Jasmin", and it's charming owner Signora Jasmin.
Chez Jasmin is an artistically-furnished little gem in the historic Kalsa district, complete with all modern conveniences, but still managing to convey a Zen-like sense of calm, which was a welcome respite from the vibrancy of Palermo. Signora Jasmin was so helpful, providing us with indispensable information on planning trips, information on local history and ensuring, in countless other little ways, that we had a perfect holiday.
So three undiscovered treasures in one trip, Signora Jasmin, "Chez Jasmin" and of course the town itself, with the mystery born of centuries of intriguing history.
Alexander & June Ford
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chez Jasmine is basically a doll's house, tucked away in a flowered courtyard and sheltered by the centuries-old wall surrounding the Baroque church of La Pieta. The chalet covers three floors and is much appreciated for its seclusion, where the only sounds heard are birdsong and church bells ringing. Its charm lies in its flowered balconies and delightful roof garden, with old wooden beams throughout. While the chalet is ideal for two, the sofa bed in the living room is perfect for the extra couple. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chez Jasmine Palermo, Sicily