Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Santa Rosalia is a large family-friendly villa in Western Sicily close to the sea.
The huge Mediterranean garden is offset by a large salt water pool with steps leading into the shallow end and a large solarium with beach umbrellas and plenty of space to sunbathe. There is a fence around it to make it child-friendly
The garden is planted with olive trees, Seville oranges, figs, pomegranates,bougainvillea, plumbago and other mediterranean trees and shrubs
The vine covered pergola for al fresco dining looks out from below the kitchen window to the garden and swimming pool.
Inside the rooms are light and airy all with a view of the garden. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms and kitchen and mosquito netting in the sleeping quarter.
The house is has been recently refurbished to a high standard of comfort and the kitchen is extremely well equipped.
With its spacious accommodation, luxury pool and huge garden, It is an ideal place to relax.
Its location close to the sea, the town and quick access to the motorway makes it a perfect base for exploring the sights of western Sicily from the Greek temples at Selinunte and Segesta, the medieval hilltop town of Erice, the Punic island of Mozia to the busy fishing port of Mazara del Vallo, home of the famous bronze dancing satyr.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||San Vito 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo or Trapani 110 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Sicily region
Sicily offers all that anyone could wish for on holiday. Glorious weather with more sunshine than other part of Italy, breathtaking scenery and world famous cuisine are just for starters. Nowhere in Sicily is far from the coast and there are many large and unspoilt beaches to enjoy. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are popular local sports.
With such a long and varied history, there is a wealth of interesting sites to visit: Greek temples and theatres dating back to the sixth century BC, Norman churches, Baroque city centres, not to mention the haunts of Inspector Montalbano.
Each town has its own patron saint and celebrates their festivals with street processions, dancing and feasting while many hold food festivals that attract visitors from all over the island, such as the "Sagra de couscous" at nearby San Vito Lo Capo.
Visitors who come in spring will enjoy the colourful carpets of wild flowers to be seen everywhere along the roadsides and in the fields while those who come late in the year will find warm sunny weather even in November.
Santa Rosalia is in the heart of the countryside, a landscape of vineyards and olive groves which stretch out as far as the eye can see to gently rolling hills in the distance. Close by is the 17th century baglio of Santa Maria ,and Mazara del Vallo, the nearest town, is three miles away. The villa is also near lovely beaches. Tonnarella, two kilometres of sandy beach, is just on the other side of town.
An excellent base for sightseeing, the villa is just a short drive away from some of the most fascinating sites in Sicily, the Greek temples of Selinunte , the temple and Greek theatre of Segesta, the medieval hilltop town of Erice and the Punic island of Mozia, the nature reserve of the "Zingaro", not to mention Palermo, the magnificent capital, which is just over an hour's drive away.
Wine lovers will love the area too. The province of Trapani, which includes Mazara, produces more wine than any other area in the whole of Italy! Since the British invented the drink of Marsala. the nearby town which gave that wine its name, has been a centre of wine production and visitors can go on tours of the wineries such as Pellegrino and Florio and taste the wide range of wines on offer. Local wine is of a very high standard and includes wine from the Grillo and Nero d'Avola grapes.
Mazara del Vallo is the most important fishing port in Italy and naturally it is famous for fish and seafood. Couscous made with local fish broth is a delicious main course exclusive to the province of Trapani. Like everywhere in Sicily, Mazara has wonderful ice cream
and pastry shops offering mouthwatering cassatas, cannoli and much, much more.