Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Perched on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare, Villa Giove is a beautiful villa boasting staggering views, bright, airy living conditions and a wonderful outside space, including an inviting pool.
The house is perfectly located for exploring this spectacular region of Sicily – in the territory of Fraginesi, just a few kilometres from the ancient and charming town of Scopello and the Parco dello Zingaro nature reserve – there are plenty of delights to discover in the area.
The property itself is all on a single floor. The accommodation is comfortably and stylishly furnished and finished, making it an excellent place to relax and enjoy your surroundings. There is a bright living and dining area, furnished with wooden furniture, and an open plan kitchenette, which is small but contains everything you need. The house contains two bedrooms, one double and one twin, where an extra bed can be added upon request. Both bedrooms provide optimum comfort and space.
Air conditioning is located in the corridor where the bedrooms and the living room are connected with.
There is one bathroom with a shower.
The outside space in this property is really its crowning glory. There is a covered veranda with garden furniture – ideal for sitting back and enjoying relaxed evenings, dining al fresco. Beyond the veranda lies the inviting pool, equipped with sun loungers, a table and chairs, and an outdoor shower. From this vantage point you can drink in the stunning vista, from the blue sea to the towering mountains. You may never want to leave.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||150 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The holiday house is surrounded by a large covered veranda with panoramic sea view, where the guests can dine al-fresco enjoying the sea-view.
Outdoor in the beautiful and well maintained garden there is a barbeque with a small kitchen and a utility room.
Parking area is inside the courtyard.
The Sicily region
It's more than an island! Discover Sicily and discover the world. The world's first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy's (and Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans.
Sicily is black and white and a million shades of grey. There's no other place on Earth like Sicily. Our island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food.
Sicily is almost a nation unto itself. The enchanting land where Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom.
As rich in history as it is in beauty, Scopello lies between the beautiful Zingaro Nature Reserve and the bustling resort of Castellammare del Golfo. The Tonnara di Scopello, a tuna fishery is an important part of Sicilian history and when it closed it became a popular place of interest to visit and explore.
The Baglio is also a major part of Scopello’s history, was once part of a historic settlement but now the heart of the village itself with a courtyard bustling with trattorias, cafe bars and gelato sellers. The pretty little picturesque town of Nearby Castellammare del Golfo is a pretty little picturesque town bursts with energy and activity during the summer months. This coastal town seats 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 and bars 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 completely 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, lies just off Trapani’s coastline and they really are worth a visit. 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, the Catacombs of Cappucini, The Modern Art Gallery and Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest indoor theatre.