Alba Sul Mare meaning sunrise over the sea ...... this cosy little cottage style home allows for wonderful mornings spent on the veranda as the sun begins to rise above the beautiful bay below. Surrounded by mountains of green lush flora and fauna, this area of Trapani is quiet, peaceful and at a slower pace than that in the town below.
For those adventurous enough, the beach is accessible by foot or for the children and the less energetic of guests they can opt for a short car drive to the beach and the town centre of Castellammare del Golfo for many activities, restaurants and bars.
Set behind gates and within pretty gardens, Alba Sul Mare offers a cosy sitting/dining/kitchen area with high ceiling and windows overlooking the bay. A good base for those wishing to truly get out and about to explore this fantastic region of Sicily.
The pretty little picturesque town of Castellammare del Golfo bursts with energy and activity during the summer months. This coastal town roughly translated as Sea Fortress of the Gulf, sits in the famous gulf of Northwest Sicily.
Its harbour is dominated by its castle, claiming both Arab and Norman heritage, and is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions with an interesting little museum (free entrance). There is a wonderful array of restaurants, pizzeria’s & bars here where you can enjoy a hand-made gelato or a refreshing Sicilian granita. You can also catch a boat excursion including a trip that sails around the peninsula allowing you to see the national park of Zingaro and the hilltop town of Scopello from the sea.
The harbour is a hive of activity during the morning with fisherman in their typical blue and white boats, as they return with their catch of the day to supply the local restaurants and markets.
If you wish to explore a little further afield for a real taste of Sicily, then Castellammare del Golfo is an excellent base for exploring. The nearby city of Trapani was almost all but destroyed during WWII, however the old town is still worth a visit including the restored Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.
The small collection of islands known as the Egadi Islands, lie just off Trapani’s coastline and two of these islands are just a 30 minute boat trip away, where one can swim, dive, cycle and explore.
But a trip to this region would not be complete without experiencing the capital of Palermo. Layered with history there are almost too many things here to see, the Cathedral and Catacombs of Cappucini sit comfortably next to The Modern Art Gallery and Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest indoor theatre.
- Open plan sitting room/diner/kitchen
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room
- Air conditioning is only in the double room.
- Electricity consumption (which covers air conditioning and heating) over and above 100 KW per week is payable locally at the rate of Euros 0,50 per KW.
Minimum 5 night stays between October and May available on request
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