Hi everyone, i came across this great thread from 1.5 years ago where wonderful Vagabonda gives some hotel neighborhood advice. I wonder if this is still true now?
We will only have two full days (including a Sunday) and was planning to book Ambasciatori but after seeing this post wonder if we should re-consider. We want to be best positioned to enjoy our wanderings around Palermo -- seeing the markets and sites on Saturday, enjoying the pedestrian-free area on Sunday, etc.
The rooftop terrace and breakfast does sound inviting, but don't want to feel we are in a less lively (or "dark") area evenings or Sunday.
Thanks for any updated input!
<<There are two convenient areas to consider in Palermo – The area around Politeama square, or the area closer to the historic centre near piazza Marina.
The Politeama square area is lively, well situated for public transport (including the airport bus, but also the bus to the train station), restaurants, and nightlife, and it’s attractive with squares, wider streets, and shopping.
You would probably prefer this area!
Gentrified piazza Marina is another lively area with restaurants and trattorie, and it’s slightly closer to Palermo’s historic sites, but not as convenient for public transport.
Hotel Ambasciatori is located in Palermo’s historic centre and it’s convenient to the train station, the airport bus stop, the historical sites, and it’s reasonably priced, but via Roma is dark and quiet at night when everything is closed.>>