La casa del pittore di Petralia in Madonie Park
from £97 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £97 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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B&B / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 1308971
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B&B / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6
The house called " house of Petralia's painter ", is a beautiful and spacious home located in the historic center of the medieval town of Petralia at about 1150 meters above sea level , in the heart of the Madonie park .
The house is comfortable , furnished with original 800 Sicilian restored and equipped with central heating with radiators and fireplace. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and can accommodate up to six people. It consists of several levels that can be achieved through self- access .
From the street of Corso Umberto I 127 , through the main door leads to a first room furnished with antique furniture with two beds and an adjoining bathroom , going upstairs is a large welcoming space characterized by walls in brick antique and wooden mezzanines . Here a first area , furnished with an antique wooden table, is dedicated to breakfast and is close to the typical Sicilian cuisine covered with tiles of Santo Stefano di Camastra next open space living-dining room with sofa and armchairs placed in front of the beautiful fireplace. On the floor of the mezzanine floor there is a bedroom with a double bedroom served by a bathroom with shower and bidet. The house also has a terrace with a small barbeque. From the square Errante , located in front of Hotel Petra , you can access an old wine cellar equipped as bicycle storage .
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo and Catania, Nearest railway: Cefalù|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Sicily region
Situated in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is the largest of the Italian Islands. The island is loved for its mild climate, unspoilt beaches, bustling towns and breath taking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.
Theatre of lights and winds, of epic battles and sublime architecture; the southernmost bridge to Africa; indulgent cradle for different civilizations, the island lies down the middle of the Mediterranean Sea like a matron waiting for guests coming from far-off countries.
The sun kisses the blazing sands and the low cliffs; the sky is tinged with strong colours, especially at sunset; the wind brings odours and sands from Africa.
The sandy, golden beaches dance with the bright, blue sea; silver olive trees mix togheter with palms and euphorbies; everything invites you to enjoy life and to get the most of nature.”
But that's not all!
Sicily is an amazing mixture of nature and history: breathtaking panoramas and natural beauties are perfectly combined with impressive monuments from the past.
From the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta, to churches, gardens, palaces and theaters built by several civilizations (Romans arrived in the 2nd century BC, followed by the Arabs, Normans, French, Spanish and finally the Bourbons).
Sicilian cuisine is an adventure in history. Its cooking speaks of its complicated history of invasions and occupations as well as of the fresh flavors of the land and the bounty of the sea. It blends extravagant Arab and northern techniques with simple peasant ingredients, mainly the catch of the sea and the pick of the garden.”Pasta con le sarde” is the perfect example: featuring a sauce made with sardines, raisins, pine nuts, fennel, saffron, parsley and capers, its origins go all the way back to the Phoenicians.”Pasta alla Norma” combines tomato, eggplant and tasty “ricotta salata”. Swordfish and tuna dishes abound, especially in May and June.
Sicilian street food is something unforgettable: “Arancine” are fried rice balls resemble oranges - the Italian word for orange is arancia. They can be stuffed with a variety of mixtures, but a meat sauce, or ragu, is the most traditional. “Panelle” - Sicilian Chickpea Fritters - are made from chick-pea flour that may be of Arab origin. Panelle and Arancine are a favorite snack food to the Sicilians, found in fryshops, on the street by vendors, in the airport or even in some gas stations!
But the Sicilian tooth is most glorious when it's sweet. Sicilians think nothing of having a brioche stuffed with ice cream for breakfast. Try it, if you dare.”Cannoli” and “cassata” we've all tasted, but rarely have we encountered anything as dazzling as “frutta Martorana”, perfectly authentic looking marzipan fruits and vegetables originally made by the nuns of the Martorana convent.
Furthermore Sicily offers a great variety of wines and extra-virgin olive oil.
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