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Apt Gelsomino (sleeps 4) – Home 674552 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apt Gelsomino (sleeps 4) – Home 674552

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  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

If you are looking for a place to spend your holidays in Sicily close to the sea, in cozy full-equipped apartments, with garden, private parking and air conditioning, then Casale La Zagara is the correct choice for you!

Completely renovated in 2011, Casale La Zagara is made up of seven comfortable apartments that combine the charm of the typical Sicilian architecture in local stone with the modern comfort of technology (Internet WiFi, air conditioning, LCD TV, satellite TV, CD player, etc..).

Each apartment has its own entrance, private parking and an outdoor private area (with barbecue, patio furnitures, sun umbrella, etc ...); small pets are welcome.

In the building, a laundry area and an Internet corner (during office hours) are available.

Casale La Zagara was originally a farmhouse built at the end of the nineteenth century and completely restored in 2011. The building was originally located in the countryside of the town of Sciacca, strategically situated

If you are looking for a place to spend your holidays in Sicily close to the sea, in cozy full-equipped apartments, with garden, private parking and air conditioning, then Casale La Zagara is the correct choice for you!

Completely renovated in 2011, Casale La Zagara is made up of seven comfortable apartments that combine the charm of the typical Sicilian architecture in local stone with the modern comfort of technology (Internet WiFi, air conditioning, LCD TV, satellite TV, CD player, etc..).

Each apartment has its own entrance, private parking and an outdoor private area (with barbecue, patio furnitures, sun umbrella, etc ...); small pets are welcome.

In the building, a laundry area and an Internet corner (during office hours) are available.

Casale La Zagara was originally a farmhouse built at the end of the nineteenth century and completely restored in 2011. The building was originally located in the countryside of the town of Sciacca, strategically situated on the south-west coast of Sicily between Selinunte and Agrigento archaeological sites. Sciacca is also the home of the ancient "Termae Selinuntinae".

Nowadays it is located in an urban privileged context, completely surrounded by a typical Sicilian citrus grove and a green private garden, but at only 200 m from the city center. The location is therefore perfect to enjoy a peaceful staying without having to give up the comforts of the city.

Location description from owner

The Sicily region

Sciacca

Sciacca (pronounced she -a -kaa) is a colourful town full of art and artists. A bustling, sunny, thermal spa town on the south-west coast of Sicily, Sciacca boasts warm sulphuric springs, clay rich in healing minerals, and natural sauna caves. The area has been populated - thanks to its Thermae - since the Greeks arrived in 5th Century BC.

Sciacca's coastline is beautiful, with a crystal-clear, turquoise sea, and unspoilt sandy beaches. The city of Sciacca has about 25 km of coastline alternating sandy beaches and steep or jagged cliffs, and offers to its visitors the opportunity to discover and choose between wild environments and well serviced beaches.

There is an impressive fishing port, where an abundance of fresh seafood (Sardines, Prawns, Langoustines, Sword Fish, Tuna, Cod etc) can be obtained daily from fish stalls, and the 400 or more fishing boats moored alongside the harbour walls - the main international export being canned and salted blue fish such as Sardines and Anchovies.

There is a large, bustling street market held every Saturday morning in the district of San Michele. Full of local atmosphere, the loud, animated market traders sell everything from marinated olives, local cheeses, cured meats, seasonal fruit and veg, fresh meat and seafood, to designer clothes and ethnic jewellery. It's certainly a must for the shoe and bag lover with huge bargains to be had on leather goods.

Important wines and olive oils are made in the region: Planeta wines and oils (on the menu at Hotel du Vin in the UK); Cantina Settesoli wines on sale at M&S, supermarkets and wine merchants; Marsala fortified wine from the nearby town from whence it gets its name - the most notable Marsala wineries being that of Corvo and Florio. Planeta is really worth a visit and wine tasting sessions can be arranged in advance.

Sciacca holds various religious Festas and processions throughout the year, a favourite Festa being that of Ferragosto (held annually on 15th August) where a majestic marble statue of Sciacca's patron saint, La Madonna del Soccorso, is carried barefoot through the city streets by honoured fishermen. The Festa culminates in an impressive firework display over the harbour in the early hours of the morning. It's a really atmospheric event and not to be missed - even by the non-religious.

The official language is Italian, although most Saccensi speak in the animated local Sciacchitanu dialect amongst family and friends - if you do know some Italian don't expect to understand the local dialetto...

The Saccensi people (Sciacchitani in the local dialect) are most proud of their famous, annual Shrove Tuesday Carnevale. People come from all over Italy (and the world) to join in the festivities by following gigantic, allegorical, papier-mâché floats, and singing and dancing processions as they pass through the narrow city streets.

Sicily is steeped in a rich and varied history, its strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea making it a first stop for any unfriendly invader who happened to be sailing by. The Carthagians, Phoenicians,Greeks, Romans, Normans, and lastly the Aragons of Spain have all left their archaeological imprints on Sciacca and its surrounds - there are more Greek temples at the nearby settlements of Agrigento and Selinunte than there are in Athens! But it was the Saracens who left the biggest legacy.

The name Sciacca is of Arab origin (Xacca, meaning 'water') and the Arabian influence can still be felt through the town's art, architecture, artisan majolica ceramics and allegorical folklore. It can certainly be tasted in the rich, regional dishes that are much spicier -picante - than mainland Italy. In the nearby town of Trapani couscous is more widely eaten than pasta.

A very interesting attraction of the area is the Graham Island (better knonw as "Isola Ferdinandea"), a "non-existent" island located just a few miles away from Sciacca. The island emerged in 1831 out of the water, but in 5 months the new land, formed by spontaneous eruption, gradually sank beneath the sea down to six meters of depth. Today the sea near the island is a true natural paradise and it is possible to do scuba diving and snorkeling with organized tours departing from Sciacca.

Sciacca has one of the most beautiful squares of all Sicily: Piazza Angelo Scandaliato, a panoramic and elegant terrace in the city center facing the african sea. The city is also interesting for its historical remains: more than forty churches, over twenty historical buildings and three original city medieval gates.

A unique attraction of the city is also the Filippo Bentivegna's "Garden of Enchantements" the Sicily's famous outsider sculpture garden.

Distance to major landmarks: Palermo (~ 90 km), Temple of Segesta (~ 85 km), Temples of Selinunte (~ 30 km), Eraclea Minoa (~ 30 km), Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (~ 60 Km), Trapani (~ 100 Km), Erice (~ 95 km) nature reserve of Zingaro (~ 85 km), beaches of San Vito Lo Capo (~ 90 km), Piazza Armerina with the fabulous Roman mosaics the "Villa del Casale" (200km), Mount Etna (300 km).

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Riccardo P
Response rate:
65%
Calendar updated::
19 Apr 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Oct 2013. Located in Sciacca, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £0.

The Owner has a response rate of 65% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Apr 2016.

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