Villa Terrasini is a beautiful little ‘chocolate box’ house with exposed stone walls and chocolate coloured shutters, perfectly positioned for beach combers and those in search of a little slice of Sicily.
A day out at the beach is just a 700m walk from the villa where one can soak up the sunshine under an umbrella, hire a boat or simply sip a cool drink at the bar.
Enter through the large electric wrought iron gates and a well maintained garden of palms and olive trees and local stone pathways lead to the covered veranda of Villa Terrasini. Conifer trees screen the garden and swimming pool whilst the sun sits high above the hillside that offers a most dramatic backdrop.
A light and homely sitting room with satellite TV and open fireplace sits next to a very stylish fully equipped kitchen/diner. With exposed stone walls, timber ceilings and spiral staircase, this villa has a little character all of its own.
The residential area of Terrasini is located in the famous gulf of Castellammare del Golfo, also a pretty little picturesque town that 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.
LayoutMain villa for up to 6 pax
- Open plan sitting room/ diner & kitchen with hob, oven and fridge/freezer
- Double bedroom
- Shower room
First floor (via sprial staircase from the kitchen):
- Double bedroom*
- Twin bedroom*
- Shower room
- 10 x 5m Swimming pool (depths are min 1.2m and max 1.8m)
- Covered veranda
Dependance for up to 8 pax
- Set across the road from the main villa, this dependance is made up of a double bedroom with small fridge and an ensuite shower room.
*Due to the build of Villa Terrasini, the first floor bedrooms have a limited ceiling height and as such the beds are French sized beds to maximise the space.
- All bedrooms have airconditioning.
- Electricity consumption (which covers air-conditioning and heating) over and above 150 KW per week is payable locally at the rate of Euros 0,50 per KW.
Swimming pool open between early April and late October (weather permitting).
Minimum 5 night stays between October and May available on request
Please supply your flight details and arrival times as soon as possible.