The loft is located inside Palazzo Tomasi di Lampedusa, historical house of the italian author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (Palermo 1896 – Roma 1957).
His most famous book is “The Leopard, the building destroyed during the second world war on 1943, has been recently renovated.
The loft has been renovated and furnished in collaboration with Lago Design, known italian company.
“ We tried to develop not just a place to live but an open space where it’s possible share emotions and experiences”
Inside the loft:
-a wide and bright living room of 110 smq and 6,20 mt of height with a large window that allows visual continuity on your private terrace and communal garden in front;
-a kitchen with dining area and hallway;
-upstairs there is one bedroom with a wide round bed and private bathroom with shower, you can arrive there by a very special staircase made by wood and steel;
The apartment of three rooms and two bathrooms, was create replacing two ancient storage rooms.
The apartment of three rooms and two bathrooms, large 110sqm, is housed in two old adjacent warehouses, with original stone arches and developed on two levels.
It’s characterized by a double-height living room, very bright, with a decor that aims to emphasize two particular aspects of the place and the people who inhabited: the Culture and Knowledge.
Thinking to the knowlegde, we tend to imagine it as a personal or collective heritage, something to be manipulated at will according to our purposes once it is acquired and accumulated.
The knowledge is organized, mainly stored and preserved inside books, encyclopedias. It can be revived by those who need it and transmitted to anyone who desires.
So it was decided to adopt bold lines and furniture as simple as colorful and powerful that make a sense of vitality and energy.
Every piece is big and colorful as if to play down the environment.
Big and round is the double bed, enriched by colourful Blow by Artemide with colorful pales blend well with the recovered stone arches and left in plain sight.
Big is the diameter of the design pendant lamp Silence by Luceplan as if to emphasize the height of grandeur and its ethereal lightness.
Great is the window that, thanks to the reflective film, simultaneously mantains privacy without altering the view of the outside.
Conceived as a location where people do not just live their passage but to share knowledge.
Simbolically knowledge is represented by the books, here is the reason for wide spaces dedicated to them, to expose them, to store them, to consult and dream and, maybe also share them (Sharing or Book Crossing).
Of course the characters are “The Leopard” and “Tales” by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
In any environment, even if only because of its peculiarities and needs, the book serves as a common thread: small, large, heavy, light, medicine, architecture, psychology, literature or food as they were an integral element of the furnishing concept, books are an ingredient that should be always present in our lives.
The guests can access to the common parts.
Interaction with guests
I’ll be there because I really care explaining my city and give tips about the best places to go, the best bars and restaurants and the night life.
Alongside the major sites of historical, artistic and cultural interest and the shopping ways of the city, between Via Roma and Via Cavour there is a small street called Via Lampedusa; at number 21-23 (previously number 17) in a eighteenth century palace, he was born the Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of “The Leopard”.
Along the neighborhood
200 mt from Palermo’s Harbor
900 mt from Teatro Politeama
800 mt from Teatro Massimo
1 km from Quattro Canti
1,7 km from Central station
30 km from Punta Raisi Airport
Other things to note
On 5th of April 1943, during the second world war, it was destroyed by bombs and remained in ruins until 2011. The mother of Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was so tied to this building by choosing to live there even after the bombing, in her rooms that had miraculously remained standing and there she died.
It is said that the Prince, after seeing the ruins of his Lampedusa house, walked for three kilometers, covered with dust, in his eyes the war and the rubble of the rooms where he was born. He didn’t talk for three days and he suffered melancholy for all his life.
In the book “Memories of childhood” Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa evokes the beauty
of what he calls the “Disappearance Amata”, he mentions the arrangement of the
It describes smells and colors, and the feeling he felt as a child to master all that space that looked like a kingdom.
In those pages we read:
“After seventy years Palazzo Lampedusa has been reconstructed with the purpose of the revival of the ancient residence of the prince and the two Lago Apartment Welcome were derived precisely from those rooms “survived” the bombing.
The wide interior spaces and the exterior, faithfully reported to the ancient glory, will give the traveller the sensation, even for a short stay, to relive the sound and the places where the Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa spent his childhood described within the majestic houses with gold tooling, adorned with tall windows and balconies from the subtle into the ancient mirrors spotted by staff that made the palace and where he passed in review the vast halls one by one, then descended the stairs, strictly curved, and he found himself in the base, between the green of the garden.
During all life, Tomasi di Lampedusa tried to come to the idyll already described: solitary and taciturn, often richly dressed, was wandering in new dwellings lazing; now in the hands of a volume, now a letter, now a folded letter a volume. Never he had a committent, a large work, a responsability larger than read or write, he was wandering, yamned, reflecting on idyll between childhood and youth.
Not be understood nor his masterpiece, “The Leopard”, nor much of the slender stories if you do not reflect on what weight have had the years spent in the golden house, with the Sicilian sun beating intense on the big clock in the living room: blissful state and peaceful, uterine as it was protected, will be eternal and unquenchable melancholy of adult days, as an old man, old man.” (David Gilmour, in the book The last leopard”)
For the owner was instinctive choose Lago for the interior design because she loves so much Lago design and materials. Intuition then led her to seek the solution to make available the two apartments to anyone wishing to experience captivating experience and exciting than a stay in Palermo in the “House Amata”.
Together with the friend Iana, the architect Marco Bennici of studio Troja and Alessandro Currò and Luca Ferigo from Lago design, they have arranged in every single detail the interior spaces to convey strong emotions to be committed in the memory.
I’m a young doctor…I’m married with Francesca.
At sixteen I lived a short time in Salamanca; at nineteen, together with Francesca, we traveled in Europe with our bulli ’72
In 2010 always we lived 1 year in Lyon for the Erasmus program;
In 2011 we traveled in Galicia, Portugal and Castiglia y Leon
In 2014 we visited the Thailand for our honeymoon
Last summer we explored the amazing Croatian cost
And Unfortunately, on November 13 along with many others Airbnb Host we were in Paris
who knows what will be our next adventure!!
I love to discover know and to discover different cultures
I love the fine cooking…the good wine… I love the sea…the mountain…I love to go surf and also snowboarding…I love all sport
I love the photography
I love my Bulli ’72
Above all I love my Island!!!