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Apartment Paradiso


Very Good 4/5 Score from 6 reviews

View from the terrace of the apartment

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

The apartment is located on the top floor of a traditional Sicilian style house. The beautifully tiled kitchen is an original feature. The bedroom opens onto a wonderful terrace which has sensational views across to the Rock of Cefalù and the cultivated terraces of olive groves behind the village of Sant'Ambrogio.

The enchanting, typically Sicilian decorations and tiled surfaces (with tiles produced in the nearby town of Santo Stefano) make this a truly authentic Sicilian experience. Sant'Ambrogio beach is only a short walk away from the accommodation and this charming village is near Cefalu and its popular sandy beach. Sant'Ambrogio is an hours drive along the coast from Palermo airport and is near the beautiful Parco delle Madonie.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sant'Ambrogio 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Palermo Punta Raisi 113 km, Nearest railway: Cefalù 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

The apartment is on one level. The steps at the entrance lead into the open bedroom area with bathroom next door and on the right, a large walk-in wardrobe. There is a kitchen/dining area with a double sofa bed.

The kitchen window looks out onto the cobbled street of Sant'Ambrogio.

Further details outdoors

From the bedroom the double glass doors open out to a large terrace providing a wonderful place for al fresco dining, relaxing and watching the sunset.

At the end of the cobbled street you reach the small terrace of the apartment which has a outdoor table and chairs and to the right there is a small garden area. There is free street parking the along the road of the village.

In front of the apartment glimpses of the sea can be seen.

Further details

Dates are flexible according to availability, arrival times from 14.00 onwards, departure time 10.00, alternative arrangements can be made on request.

The Sicily region

Sicily has a massive amount of world-class art, ranging from Greek to Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, French, and Spanish, and some of it enjoys the most astonishing setting, abandoned on a hillside or nestled into a deserted cove where you can come upon it so naturally that you almost think you've stepped into a time machine.

There is something very ancient about Sicily, more than in Rome or Ravenna or Pompeii, and the thing we like the most about it is its unpretentiousness, the matter of fact, day-to-day atmosphere that turns all this history into a landscape as natural as a prickly pear blooming alongside a country road. If you had discarded the idea of visiting this fascinating region up to now, we hope our stories and unique lodgings will provide some very good reasons to change your mind.

Sicily has been the golden heart of the Mediterranean from early time, many people invaded the island from Phoenician to Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, and Spanish……leaving behind monuments and treasures to remind us of the past. The diversity can be seen in the different areas the Island of Morzia one of the oldest Phonecian settlements, Segeste, Selinunte, Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and Siracusa with its major Greek influence. In Palermo we have the perfect example of the Norman period with the Monreale cathedral. In the centre one of the most important villas during the Roman period is Roman Casale at Piazza Amerina.

In January, in the deep midwinter the average temperatures on the coast should still be hovering around the 10 deg.C . By February – March the days are starting to get warmer, although conditions in the mountains are still very wintery but along the coast winter is truly over.

April the wild flowers begin to truly explode all over Sicily and on the coast the first bathers start taking to the waters. The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour and the temperatures ideal for walking. By May the temperatures on the coast and in the islands will now be extremely comfortable.

June the first feel of summer by July the sea is the focus of the majority of tourist, the temperature is perfectly, at times quite hot.

August is the hottest month, Italian holiday time, people go the coast which become quite crowded.

September: Temperatures remain very comfortable everywhere, and the coast and islands retain that summer feeling, but without the crowds.

October is the most beautiful periods for country walking. Seasonal rainfalls help develop an astonishing variety of mushrooms.

The highest rainfall is generally in the month of November though the big storms that often sweep the Italian peninsula

In December the temperatures are around 10°C still have extremely agreeable temperatures during the days, though the sunlight hours are clearly at their lowest of the year.


The apartment is located in the enchanting village of Sant'Ambrogio, 5kms from the picturesque old fishing town of Cefalú on Sicily's northern Mediterranean coastline. Sant'Ambrogio is a haven of tranquillity. The village has all you need for everyday life and offers the best of the region's mountains, sea and culture. Enjoy eating at the family run restaurants in the town's small piazza and experience the authentic Sicilian way of life.

From Sant'Ambrogio you can easily reach many of the region's most attractive areas including the beach (100 metres), the bustling city of Palermo (40 minutes by car), the spectacular Aeolian Islands (2 hours by boat) and the Park of the Madonie Mountains. You can explore the ancient fortresses or enjoy a show in the open air amphitheatre in the authentic hill top village of Pollina 700m above sea level. Or just relax and soak up the character of this lovely Sicilian village.

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Review 1-6 of 6

24 Oct 2014


"Not our thing"

We actually "stayed " in this apt. about one hour. after checking in we felt that the apt was a little on the shabby side, the bed was terrible even to sit on, and the village was too quiet … More

17 Sep 2014


"Great views, not much else"

Came here because of proximity to Cefalu - quite expensive compared to elsewhere in Sicily where much more was on offer. Cefalu is nice but touristy. Apartment lacked comfortable seating and kitchen n… More

10 Jun 2014


"a most wonderful location, view and history"

It is so good I would like to keep it a secret so there may be a vacancy again if I ever have the chance to return.

It was great to be able to make a meal or a cup of tea etc if you chose to.
Presentation is simple, easy to manage and comfortable.
Marguerite meet you on arrival for a few minutes.
It would have been helpful to know how to locate Marguerite in the village if needed.

The locals are very welcoming and helpful. A safe, location, wonderful views and would love to return.

26 Jul 2012


"Excellent apartment with stunning view, in a welcoming village"

We returned to Sant'Ambrogio for the second time, having hugely enjoyed our stay last year. Neat and clean apartment, functional, and with fantastic views from the terasse. We have only the best to say about the offers from Siciiian Experience so worry only that our best recommendation will make it more difficult to book our next visit!

19 Aug 2011


"Traditionally Sicilian, cosy and superbly located with welcoming hosts"

On arriving by train we enjoyed the host meeting and taking us to our apartment. The apartment had supberb northerly views to the ocean and islands from a fabulous balcony. The space was perfect for a couple for a stay of about 2 weeks. The kitchen was small but workable, bedroom was comfortable and bathroom adequate. The hosts were friendly, extremely hospitable and willing to share their local Sicilian experiences with us. The bathroom could do with an update. We would return again and again without hesitation.

1 Aug 2011


"Friendly little village"

The village is lovely, and Carmelina has gone out of her way to provide all the information you could ever need on all the surrounding attractions, and even the main ones on the other side of the island.
The Sant Ambrogio beach is all pebbles, with quite rough waves even on a clam day. You will get sore ankles getting in and out of the see. It is also a very steep (and quite long) way down to the beech. However a short drive away to the near side of Cefelu there is a very sheltered beach which was fantastic - if small.
The pizza place in the village was very cheap serving pizza and pasta dishes. Huge portions. We ate there every night for a week.
For the old/disabled be warned, this property is up a large flight of stairs. Carmelina has other properties in and around the village which will be more suitable.
Overall: very much recommended.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:29 Sep 2014

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
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  • French
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