Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Giuliana is a comfortable villa set on a hill. The view over the bay of Castellammare and the valley of Fraginesi is magnificent. The house is equipped with all modern amenities and sleeps 8 persons. It is a place to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Sicilian countryside and the crystal clear sea waters of Scopello; known for its stunning cliffs and antique 'tonnara'. The nearest sandy beach is only 3 kilometers from the house.
The villa is built on two floors. You first enter the house through the covered veranda and will find yourself in the spacious living room with sofa, television and dining table. Adjacent to the living room is the well-equipped, open kitchen. The villa is decorated in the typical local Sicilian style; 'arte povera' furniture and colorful majolica tiles give it a warm and cosy atmosphere.
On the ground floor of the villa are three bedrooms, one double and 2 with twin beds and a bathroom with shower. A stairway leads to the top floor where you will find the other double bedroom and the second bathroom. You will be short of nothing during your stay in Villa Giuliana; the house is equipped with all modern amenities such as air conditioning, heating, satellite TV and a washing machine.
It's the outdoor areas that make Villa Giuliana even more attractive. The large covered veranda is a lovely place to read a book or enjoy a glass of wine. The swimming pool is set on the other side of the house. The view over the Tyrrhenian Sea and the green surrounding area is very pretty.
This part of Sicily is very rich in cultural treasures and is fascinating to explore. Lovers of nature will appreciate the beautiful coast line, the nature reserve park of Lo Zingaro and the Egadi Islands. The sparkling Palermo is nearby as well as the temple of Segesta, Erice and Mozia. West Sicily is famous for its good wines and excellent kitchen.
The picturesque fisherman's town Castellamare del Golfo with its bars, shops and restaurants, is only six kilometers away from the villa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Sicily region
Scopello is one of the most fascinating and picturesque sites of the Castellammare del Golfo area.
The name Scopello most likely comes from the Greek scoupelos which means “rock” and refers to the many rocky suggestive stacks in front of the ancient “Tonnara”.
The place has been inhabited since the prehistoric era for its abundance of tuna fish, and actually - at the times of the Elymian and then Roman presence in Western Sicily - the actual Scopello was a Segestan emporium known as “Cetarea” - which means “land of tuna fish”. The emporium was most likely destroyed by a seaquake, and its ruins have been spotted by recent underwater archaeological digs in Contrada Arbe.
In 1235, Emperor Frederic II annexed the “Tonnara” and the surrounding feud to the city of the actual Erice, and later gave its property to a group of settlers from Piacenza, who soon left because of the ceaseless pirates incursions in the area.