The very best of both worlds ...... Casa delle Mandorle is surrounded by the lush green mountains of Trapani with a very special view down to the turquoise waters of Scopello, yet is close by to the town and all it has to offer.
This gorgeous pastel pink and local stone villa is private and secure with carefully sculpted landscaped gardens and a much-needed refreshing 8m x 4m swimming pool and bathing area.
Its expansive veranda with lovely ceramic tiled floor and elegant furnishings means relaxing and dining al fresco is an essential here.
Inside, Casa delle Mandorle is spacious, light and airy with a wonderful sitting/dining area and well equipped kitchen corner. Sleeping up to four guests, this villa is an ideal base to explore this extremely beautiful area 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 spacious sitting room / diner
- Fully equipped kitchen corner
- 1 x double bedroom
- 1 x twin bedroom
- Shower room
- Swimming pool
- Outside shower
- Covered veranda
- Airconditioning is only in the bedrooms
- 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.
- An internet key is available on request and is payable locally.
Swimming pool open between early April and late October (weather permitting).
Minimum 5 night stays between October and May available on request
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