House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Once a blacksmith’s workshop, the beautifully restored building has now become the SANTA TERESA Holiday Home. The house retain all its original elegance and charm with the traditional rustic style furnishings.
It can sleep up to five people. It is composed of a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom (with shower), a master bedroom with a king size bed and a twin room with an en suite bathroom.
The house is provided of central heating, TV, washing machine.
There is a free car park area nearby (3 min. walk).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||S. Giuliano-Trapani or Cornino-Custonaci 12 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Vincenzo Florio AIRPORT - Trapani 35 km, Nearest railway: Trapani 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|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|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
- Cot is available upon request: 5 euros per night
- A fold out bed is avaliable in the living room.
- Central heating is avaliable only in winter season (November to April)
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small Erice-style courtyard where you can sit and unwind.
The Sicily region
Sicily (in Italian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy as well as the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
It has its own unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, cuisine, architecture and language.
Over 2,500 years at a strategic crossroads of the western world have left Sicily with an unparalleled historical legacy. Nowhere else have Phoenecians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Germans, Spanish, Italians and even British left such an indelible impression.
Whether you are more attracted by Greek temples, Roman villas and aqueducts, Norman cathedrals or Baroque churches, Sicily offers a range of historical sites that is not easily matched.
Sicily has the highest average hours of sunshine in Europe: 2000 hours per year. The Sicilian climate is typical of the Mediterranean. Winter is mild, fall and spring are pleasantly warm and summer is hot. On the coastal belt, the average annual temperature is around 19 °C (66.2 °F).
The island is a variegated world of landscapes and colours: from the Etna’s top covered with snow to the warm and wild coast of the Zingaro nature reserve, from the parched mountains of the hinterland to the verdant Madonie, from the Greek temples of Agrigento and Segesta to the windmills and salt pans of Trapani.
See a video of Erice :
ERICE is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, providing spectacular views of Trapani, the Aegadian Islands and the western coast of Sicily (from Marsala to San Vito Lo Capo).
The temperature is always cool, even on hot summer days.
Although the town is small in size, between the 12th and 17th Centuries more that 60 churches were built in and around Erice. There are many of these churches still standing in the town, some now converted to other uses.
The cathedral, constructed in the 14th Century, has a magnificent front portal and a separate Gothic style bell tower which stands a few metres from the entrance. This building also doubles as a concert hall for the town's annual traditional popular music festival.
Other annual festivals and events include the special religious procession at Easter, and the Festival of Medieval and Renaissance Music in August.
The city of TRAPANI and SURROUNDINGS: places to visit:
The main town, Trapani, occupies a low-lying promontory with a curving harbour which, combined with its position at Sicily's western tip, makes the town a good base for exploring this part of Sicily or a useful stopover on a touring holiday.
This province also offers numerous natural and historic attractions of great beauty and interest: the broad sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo, rugged cliffs, lagoons, salt-pans, several nature reserves (Zingaro, Stagnone and Mount Cofano, the Egadi Islands), well preserved Greek temple and amphitheatre of Segesta, the archaeological site of Selinunte, the wine county of Marsala.
The territory of Trapani province is dominated by vast expanses of vineyards and olive groves. Indeed, some of Sicily’s best wines (Marsala and Nero D’Avola among others) and olive oils are produced in this part of the island.
Fish dishes and seafood reign supreme; north African influences can be found in local speciality of fish couscous. Pastries and ice creams are famous for their richness, but among the treats are cannoli, a tube-shaped shell of fried pastry dough filled with ricotta cheese, chocolate or candied fruit.