Casa della Collina, Cianciana
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Cianciana has the friendliest and most helpful people you'll ever meet, stunning scenery, exquisite food and wine, and beautiful beaches. A place where you can find something happening if you want to but otherwise, just switch off and relax.
We believe it's the finishing touches that count. The little things like soft towels, a comfortable bed, a hairdryer and a few treats to welcome you. With all of those things in mind, we want to give others the opportunity to experience Cianciana for themselves... with the finishing touches.
Cianciana is a charming Mediterranean village nestled in the foothills about 30 minutes drive from stunning sand beaches and an hour from the Greek temples of Agrigento. It has some of the friendliest and generous people you'll ever meet. The food is exquisite, the scenery breath-taking and the pace of life…Sicilian
Many people who visit Cianciana, come back again and again, often to live!
Buses: From Palermo for approx 28 euro return or with a connecting bus from Trapani to Palermo
Taxis: There is a local company who charge 110 euros based on 4 people, from either Palermo or Trapani. If they are collecting more people from the same flight, they will use a minibus and charge an additional 20 euros per subsequent passenger, splitting the total cost evenly between all passengers.
Car: It's about 2.5 hours from the airport but it's a lovely drive, mostly dual carriageway. The beach is 20/30 mins drive away, so if you want the freedom to explore, it's good to have a car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eraclea Minoa 28 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Trapani 133 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Sicily region
The locals in Cianciana, Sicily, welcome newcomers with open arms and are eager to show you the best that their charming town has to offer. Cianciana's main industry now is farming and agriculture which provides shops with the tastiest fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables daily. For ten months of the year this small town, with a population of 3000, is tranquil and intimate. However the bubbly locals if Cianciana never allow the town to get too quiet with a variety of festas and events. The summer months of July and August in Cianciana are when Cianciana residents living elsewhere, come to the town with their family and friends to visit their relatives. The town's population grows to 30,000 and comes alive in the evening with families enjoying the night time air, bustling festas and markets. During the summer in Cianciana locals and holiday makers head to a variety of stunning, untouched beaches nearby which takes 20 minutes by car from Cianciana. There is wonderful warmth about this little town, from its people to the charming architecture and it will truly make you not want to leave.
(from Access Sicily)
In Cianciana, there are several restaurants, bars and supermarkets, as well as small local shops. And there's always a festival going on nearby:
March 19: St Joseph Day (Festa di San Giuseppe)
Easter: Passion Week (Settimana Santa)
June 13: St Anthony of Padua Day (Festa di S. Antonio da Padova)
July 31: Harvest Festival (La Sagra del Raccolto)
August: Hadicraft Festival; Cianciana Summer
August 15: Assumption Day
December 13: St Lucy Day (Santa Lucia)
Only a 40 minute drive gets you to the Valley of the Temples. Alternatively there are buses there and back approximately 4 times a day. This city is on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas, one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece.
A 20 minute drive winding through olive and almond trees, orange groves and rocky mountains gets you to Eraclea Minoa's beach and beautiful sea, which you can see from Cianciana. Sciacca is also nearby with it's bustling town, historic sights and several beaches.
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13 Oct 2013
Me and my partner spent a long weekend at Casa Della Collina. We arrived late after a delayed flight but were met by a friendly local who gave us the keys and showed us around the house. The house was fantastic. Upon arrival there was a welcome basket with some necessities (tea, coffee, wine, olive oil, bread and bottled water). The house consisted of two good sizes bedroom,(one with an en suite) a family bathroom, kitchen dinner and a roof terrace. The highlight of the house for us was the roof terrace. The views were amazing and nothing beats waking up in the morning and sitting on the roof terrace with a cup a freshly brewed coffee and a cake from the local bakery. We only cooked one of the nights but the kitchen contained anything you could need. We found an excellent fruit and veg shop just down the road, that sold loal produce fresh from the field.
Until we found Casa della Collina we had never heard of Cianciana. But we now love it. Cianciana is a small town with plenty going on. The village is a traditional Sicilian town. All the locals are extremely friendly and helpful despite our almost nonexistent Italian. There are numerous bars and restaurants in Cianciana which all had a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We will definitely go back. We went for a relaxing long weekend so we did not leave Ciancaiana apart from going to the airport but there was lots of things to do in Cianciana and the surrounding area of you want to.
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