Hi, I'm Giancarlo

Your local host in Palermo!

Since 2016 travellers from all over the world have found hospitality in my guest houses, close to the most beautiful monuments of the city of Palermo.

Intrigued by my folding bike, I have always been asked for advice by my guests on bike paths through the alleys, squares, markets and gardens where I grew up. The result of their experiences has always been exciting and fun, beyond all expectations. So in 2017 the "Bed & Bike Palermo" was born, a place for all travellers looking for a relaxing stay as well as a place to plan dynamic experiences on two wheels in Palermo. Cycling has never been so cultural!

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What my guests say

  • <img src= Camille (France)" />

    Séjour au cœur de Palerme en immersion Notre hôte était extra ! On sent que Giancarlo est passionné par sa ville et son pays ! On ne s'arrêterait jamais de parler avec lui, dans son français impeccable ! Il a su très bien nous conseiller sur Palerme, les endroits à voir, les restaurants, les bars... L'appartement en lui même est propre, fonctionnel, lit confortable, douche spacieuse et bien situé tout près du centre historique : on a tout fait à pied ! Mention spéciale pour le petit-déjeuner : cafe italien maison avec brioche à la ricotta....un délice !!

    Booking guest
    Camille (France)
    June 2018
  • Emilie - Australia
    What a genuine person Giancarlo is! So generous of his time, with no hesitation if you come to Palermo I recommend you to stay with him. He is fluent in french and English and his knowledge of the city and the whole Sicily will make your stay a memorable one. The bed is very comfortable The apartment is located in a quiet and safe area very near to all city sights. The apartment is very clean and new. Nice treats for breakfast as well. I am so glad I have stayed at his place! Highly recommended!

    airbnb guest

    Emilie - Australia
    21 set - 22 set · 2018
  • Giuliana (Brazil)
    It was great staying at Giancarlo’s! The house is incredibly comfortable and he is available really all the time to assist with tips. It is very well located. Just five minutes walking from the old town and with lots of shops, bakery etc just around the corner. Really recommend!

    airbnb guest

    Giuliana (Brazil)
    17 set - 22 set · 2018
  • <img src= Hugo (Switzerland) " />
    Giancarlo est extrêmement gentil et passionné par sa ville. Il est francophone, extrêmement attentif à ses hôtes, venant nous chercher à la gare et toujours prêt à trouver une solution pour faciliter notre séjour. L'appartement est superbe, plein centre, facile d'accès. Le séjour chez lui a été simple et très agréable.

    airbnb guest

    Hugo (Switzerland)
    11 ago - 12 ago 2018
  • <img src= Caroline (France)" />
    We had an amazing time and Giancarlo really is a super host. His passion for Palermo and amazing suggestions of where to eat and what to visit made our trip. He was always on hand to answer questions and let us know of any special events happening locally. The apartment is perfectly located, minutes walk from the cathedral, palace, restaurants, shopping areas and very close to the sea. The extra touches of leaving us drinks in the fridge and local maps and books were really thoughtful. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay there again.

    airbnb guest

    Caroline (France)
    August 2018
  • <img src= Cedric (Belgium)" />
    The location close to the city center with private parking and Giancarlo's hospitality make this an excellent location to explore Palermo. We can strongly recommend the bike tour Giancarlo suggested.
    Cedric (Belgium)
    18 lug - 21 lug ·2018
  • <img src= Siobhan (UK)" />

    An apartment B&B perfectly located for exploring the city of Palermo on foot or bike, our host was welcoming and gave us a great introduction to the city over a cup of tea, including recommendations of where to eat and sites to see. We were able to use the kitchen as we pleased which we were grateful for especially with our early start in the second morning because of the need to get to the airport. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely - our host bought fresh croissants first thing for the first morning, and we helped ourselves to the pastries which were in the fridge the following morning. Our hire car was safe in a locked car park next to the apartment block so we didn’t need to worry about it.

    Booking guest
    Siobhan (UK)
    October 2018
  • <img src= Heli (Finland)" />

    Exceptional ! Ystävällinen ja yksilöllinen palvelu, siisti ja kompakti perheelle

    Booking guest
    Heli (Finland)
    Novemer 2016
  • <img src= Ibly (Germany)" />

    Giancarlo is the perfect guide for a perfect city. We had a wonderful afternoon together, visiting not only the main sites within historic Palermo, but also many secret places that we never would have discovered. Giancarlo knows every detail about his home town and shares his stories about ancient and modern Palermo with love and passion. Mille grazie to him and the team of 'Social Bike Palermo'!

    Ibly (Germany)
    October 2016
  • Joost606 (Holland)

    Great tour through the beautiful old centre of Palermo. Guided by Giancarlo, who knows every detail of his hometown and tells very passionate about it. To get to know the city, you may not pass this!

    Joost606 (Holland)
    Tripadvisor - September 2016