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Villa Il Patio is located in Palermo between Cinisi and Terrasini, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and 500 meters from the sea. The villa extends over two levels and is surrounded by a garden, wooden and tuff porch wrapped with jasmine and bouganvillia, a courtyard paved and embellished with benches, swimming pool and BBQ area.
The Dream House is located in the peaceful countryside of Castellammare del Golfo, is a few kilometers from the popular seaside resort of Scopello and the Zingaro Nature Reserve. Surrounded by the Mediterranean maquis, Dream House has a large covered porch overlooking the pool and the surrounding garden. The villa can accommodate up to twelve guests and it has six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and an additional bathroom.
Villa Venere is located in the territory of Valderice at the foot of the mountain that overlooks the valley, on the top of it appears magically Erice, an ancient medieval village, with its castle and towers that stretch up towards the sky and overlooking a unique landscape, where seems to see the Egadi islands, while the saltpans glitter bewilders the visitor and gives the feeling of diving into the blue sea.
Terrasini is situated in the area of Cinisi and enjoys a splendid panoramic view over Punta Raisi and the Gulf of Castellammare. The charm and the position of the villa is emphasised not only from the structure built with typical local materials such as stones in which is grafted the warmth of wood and terracotta but also from the luxury furniture and maintained garden characterised by English path and various Mediterranean plants
Villa Patrizia is located on the slopes of the mountain that overhangs Castellammare del Golfo, with panoramic view of the Gulf. It consists of three different types of housing options: Bouganvillea, Edera, Melograno and you can choose one of these accommodation which best suits your needs. The villa has a swimming pool, outdoor showers, garden, BBQ and barbecue parking area and these facilities are shared among the guests of the three housing units.
Villa La Scogliera, Scopello is surrounded by luscious greenery, is the perfect place to spend a time of pure relaxation without forgoing a magnificent sea view. The villa is located near the beach of Cala Bianca, known for its white rocks and crystalline waters, and is located 5km away from Castellammare del Golfo and 6km from the old village of Scopello.
Villa Catarina, Scopello is based in Messina’s agricultural centre of Pettineo, which is perfectly placed to visit the East and West parts of Sicily. Over the centuries the town has been ruled by several feudatories and members of the aristocratic class such as Ventimiglia I in the 13th Century, and Valguarnera I in the 15th Century.
Villa Patrizia is located on the slopes of the mountain that overhangs Castellammare del Golfo, with panoramic view of the Gulf.
It consists of three different types of housing options: Bougainvillea, Edera, Melograno and you can choose one of these accommodation which best suits your needs. The villa has a swimming pool, outdoor showers, garden, BBQ and barbecue parking area and these facilities are shared among the guests of the three housing units. The villa is one km away from the city center, three km from the sandy beach of Castellammare and ten km from Scopello and the Zingaro Nature Reserve.
Villa New Charme is a beautiful and elegant house located in the territory of Scopello, near the ancient and suggestive fishing village. New Charme is surrounded by one thousand square meters of lush garden with lawn and ornamental plants. The villa is structured on one level , you access inside the bright and well-furnished living room, the kitchen is equipped with all necessary . The sleeping area consists of two bedrooms, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
Villa Il Casale, Trapani is a charming Sicilian construction dating back to the 1800’s, when it was once an ancient and grand house-farm originally known as “Baglio”. There, in the past, the social and productive life of a group of people, sometimes made up of more families was carried out.
Even though the premises have been entirely restored, the original and traditional features of the Baglio are maintained.
Cottage Il Gelsomino is a lovely property located near the ancient and beautiful village of Scopello.There are several cafes, restaurants and a little supermarket in the area, and the single-floor cottage itself has a lovely sea view.
Access is from the well-furnished living room that lets in ample natural light. The kitchen is well-equipped and stylish; the sleeping area is made up of two bedrooms: one double and one twin. The single bathroom is with shower.
An elegant property located in the area of Scopello, Villa Harmony is built on two levels and is surrounded by a lovely garden. It is situated about 7.5km from the centre of Castellammare del Golfo where there are shops, restaurants and other amenities, and about 4km from Guidaloca Bay. Aside from the main entrance, there is also access to the villa from through the living room. From the living room, there is access to an open-plan kitchen and dining room.
“Where the sky colours itself with warm colors that during the sunset, astonish with the force of the red, deep blue and gold, Where the wind, that brings hot scent from Africa and thin sand of the deserts, Where the sea recalling the clamor of epic battles, touches lightly the rocks; Here is the West of Sicily, the strip more “African” of the island and at the same time the more ‘Sicilian’.”
Villa Nicole is a typical and charming countryside house located in the territory of Fraginesi, in the hinterland of Scopello.
Villa Nicole is built on a single floor. You may access it from a sheltered veranda that leads to the living room, that is chic and well-groomed. Thanks to the warm colours of this room, the comfortable sofas and the fireplace, the atmosphere appears warm and welcoming.
The Villa is located in Cornino, a charming seaside resort lying on the slopes of Monte Cofano and it dominates with its majesty one of the most beautiful stretches of the western coast of Sicily. Cornino, maritime hamlet of Custonaci, is particularly renowned for the quarries of prestigious marble “Perlato di Sicilia” (Pearly Marble); today Cornino has been recognized by the UNESCO as “a heritage of humanity”. It is the ideal place for those who cannot choose between sea and mountain, so you can dip into the crystal clear waters or discover the green landscapes of the Monte Cofano Reserve.
Villa Bianca is located in the Scopello area about 120m from the sea of the Cala Bianca (white cove), and at about 3km from the Park dello Zingaro, a nature reserve which fascinates with the unlimited beauty of its Mediterranean landscape and its transparent waters. The crystal sea are inviting to practice various water sports such as swimming, diving, sailing etc.
Villa Oasi An Noor is a remarkable villa, eliciting a range of emotions, memories and inspiration for countless creative itineraries. The nature of the Villa is heavily influenced by the nearby Archaeological Park of Selinunte, which is the largest park in Europe and home to several Greek temples to Athena and Apollo.
Villa Giara is located in quiet countryside in Fraginesi which is five kilometres from Scopello and also Castellemare del Golfo. It’s a superb location for anyone wanting to discover the central-west area of Sicily particularly Segesta and its Greek temple and theatre and the medieval city of Erice. Palermo, the capital is forty kilometres away. The villa is a pretty two storey holiday home recently built in a modern design but using typical Sicilian materials such as ceramics from Caltagirone.
Villa Rosada is located in the area of Scopello about 1 km from the sea, Baia di Guidaloca and about 2km from the charming village of Scopello and the Lo Zingaro National Park. This park is captivating and beautiful, surrounded by Mediterranean landscapes and transparent crystal clear waters. Palermo International Airport is 40km.
Surrounded by a large garden with mature Mediterranean plants, adorned with ivy, giving it a mysterious atmosphere. The antique furniture and objects, which decorate the entire property, are witness to the history and memories of the owners up to Norman times. Villa Ama, Piedimonte Etneo, is a few km from Taormina and its sandy beaches, part of the vista from the villa. In the garden there is a cool off swimming pool.
Residence Le Gemme, Palau boasts 13 apartments, 12 are one bedroom apartments and one is a studio flat. From the Apartments on the second floor you can enjoy a stunning sea view. Every apartment has its own bathroom and it is equipped with a fully fitted kitchenette, making them ideal for families or groups of divers looking for self catering accommodation
The hotel and apartments are in the town just a 5 minute stroll from the dive center and jetty. Many of the rooms offer balconies with fantastic views of Palau and the surrounding islands. All rooms offer ensuite facilities, air-conditioning, TV, telephone, fridge and sofa. Apartments are also available and can sleep up to six guests.
This is a small residential resort built by Ann and Paulo of Profondo Blu, Ustica to compliment their dive operation. There are 3 x 2 bedroom apartments, with kitchen, terrace, barbecue with fine views and 4 twin bedrooms with garden view and terrace. At the end of the garden there is a barbecue used from June to September and lunch and dinner can be ordered in advance from the resident cook.
Luxury villa in idyllic location, peace, pool and stunning views
A private luxury villa in Tuscany with a peaceful location and unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside. This spacious vacation villa nestling in the green hills close to Arezzo makes an extremely comfortable base for touring Tuscany and Umbria. It has five bedrooms (three with walk in wardrobes), five large bathrooms (all with double sinks) and air conditioning. There is wheelchair access for the ground floor accommodation, swimming pool & the garden. I Bassi is the perfect large villa for family holidays.
Farmhouse Near Lake Trasimeno & Fontignano Village, Perugia, Umbria
Villa with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms + wc, sleeps up to 14. Swimming pool. spectacular views and location close (0.75km) to the village of Fontignano in Umbria. Fontignano has a small supermarket and a bar and nearby Tavernelle has restaurants, larger supermarkets and a water park.
Holiday Villa on the Tuscany Umbria border suitable for a couple
Casa Giove is a holiday villa with the popular and rare combination of one bedroom and a private pool. It is most suitable for a couple – but up to three children could be accommodated on a sofa bed in the dining room and an extra bed in the bedroom. It is an easy drive to the small towns of Montone, Umbertide, Città di Castello and Trestina and most of Tuscany and Umbria can be easily explored from this location.
Romantic Holiday Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Air Conditioning, Niccone Valley, Tuscany Umbria Border
La Fontanina is a one bedroom holiday cottage in the grounds of a larger villa owned by an Italian architect and his English wife. As you would expect, the interior of the cottage is well thought out and caters to every need and the location and well maintained grounds are stunning. Guests can relax by the infinity pool (exclusively for their use) and enjoy the views that stretch across to the Apennine mountain range in the region of Le Marche.
Stylish Two Bedroom Vacation Villa On The Tuscany Umbria Border, Italy
Located high above the Niccone Valley on the Tuscany Umbria border in the small hamlet of Civitella, 400 year old Casa Sant’Anna has been recently bought by an English architect and her art director husband. The house is stylishly furnished with designer pieces, it has easy road access and magnificent views across the Niccone Valley and beyond. The house is detached, it is the highest property in the hamlet and, because of its elevation, the garden and pool area are completely private, it is a few minutes drive from the village of Spedalicchio and is close to Bastia Creti, Molino Vitelli, Niccone and the town of Umbertide.
Large private villa in Italy or 3 holiday apartments for rent, fantastic value, near villages and with great views of Tuscany & Umbria. With private pool if rented as villa or shared pool if rented as apartments. The apartments, Casa Barbara, Casa Piero and Casa Manuel, accommodate 7, 4 and 4 people respectively.
A Little Villa for a Huge Memory…
Total Tranquil Bliss is what comes from staying at this Villa! Casa Ospicchio has a beautiful swimming pool with decked surround and fantastic views across the hills of the Tuscany Umbria border. Tastefully restored and furnished.
This apartment gives you the feeling of total belonging. It is set in an old Florence building with a few other local residences offering echoes of mothers cleaning and children playing in nearby courtyards.
When my daughter and I stayed in Florence the apartment allowed us ample opportunities to have breakfast leisurely in our pyjamas before a magnificent day of shopping and exploring, and to make picnic lunches from the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak) of which there was always plenty left over from dinner.
This luxury holiday villa, on the Tuscany-Umbria border, has almost everything one could wish for: astounding views across Lake Trasimeno and the stunning landscape of Tuscany and Umbria.
A four bedroom house that sleeps eight. Peschino – Little Peach Tree – sits on the lower slopes of a quiet, wooded farming valley that is on the border between Tuscany and Umbria.
It is approached by a kilometre of farm track through fields of sunflowers, tobacco, trees and wild flowers. Just 3 kilometres away is the border with Umbria, where the old custom house still stands. The house is completely private and not over-looked.
High above the Niccone Valley, Quarata di Sotto has a spectacular position with wonderful views and complete peace and privacy. The house has large grounds including lawned areas and woodlands.
Casa Ospicchio is a beautifully converted school house located in stunning Umbria countryside close to border with Tuscany. The villa has a spacious open plan top floor, the two bedrooms and bathrooms are located downstairs. This layout allows light to flood into the upstairs living space and for magnificent views across the Umbrian hills. The house is a modern living space whilst retaining many of the villa’s original features such as the wooden beams and open fireplace.
Casa del Lupo is our home in Italy, a large stone country house with wonderful views across the countryside of Tuscany and Umbria from every aspect. Its nearest neighbour is the old monastery of San Niccolo, now an occasionally used church. We are neighbours on the hillside to the estate of the Castle of Reschio. This holiday rental villa is a spacious three bedroom house on the Tuscany Umbria border that sleeps up to eight guests. There is a large garden and a 12 x 6 metre swimming pool heated with solar panels and kept warm with a heat heat retaining thermal cover, extending the swimming season from April to October in good weather.
Casa Lucati is a beautifully renovated holiday home, found just 1km from the Tuscany-Umbria border above the Niccone Valley; it is a luxury villa. The property consists of a traditional Umbrian farmhouse and an adjoining converted tobacco barn. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and sleeps up to ten people – although there are two buildings, it is always rented to a single group.
Castellino is a large country house near an ancient fortress that towers over the Niccone Valley and the Tuscany-Umbria border. This beautifully restored holiday rental house traces its roots back to the 14th century.
It is a private and luxurious villa – the grounds are fenced in and there are lockable metal gates at the entrance. There are outstanding views looking over the valley to another ruined castle in Tuscany (Pierle).
This charming accomodation option is in a carefully renovated barn, set amongest the grounds of an Englidh couple’s farm house. situated high in the hills, there are spectacular vistas towords the tuscan mountains and gorgeous local views of the valley found a few miles to the west of the upper tiber
Villa San Martino, Tuscany, is a tiny hamlet. Our property is at the lower side facing the hills and the lovely Niccone valley. It is easily reached by a tarmac country road.
Villa Vitellino, Umbria is built with a Tuscan aesthetic popular in the 19th Century – square, tall and spacious. The owners have created a luxurious interior with lavish and comfortable furnishings, and a landscaped garden to the highest standard.
Accommodating a maximum of six guests, Casa Gorgacce is a restored farmhouse in the Niccone Valley, which runs from the Tuscan village of Mercatale di Cortona (3 km) into Umbria and down to the Upper TiberValley. This holiday house is private – but not isolated – and is a short drive to the villages of Mercatale, Tuscany and Lisciano Niccone, Umbria, where you will find supermarkets, butchers, bakers, bars, restaurants and post offices.
Il Palazzo was originally the mainolive mill in the village of Lisciano Niccone in the Tuscany/Umbria border region.There are three charming apartments and a restaurant in the cantina of the main building and two further apartments in a converted barn.
The three-storey building can be approached from two directions. If coming from the drive, you will be brought to the ground floor, where you will find a small restaurant serving Sardinian and Umbrian cuisine prepared by the owner of Il Palazzo.
The Luxury Villa Forconi, Lisciano Niccone really does offer incredible value for money, with the high standard of the furnishing, the fittings, the finishes and the spacious rooms. Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom with designer sanitary-ware, as well as a balcony and room with comfortable chairs to relax in your own space.
La Rondinaia – ‘The Swallow’s Nest’ – has a commanding position with 270-degree views of the cultivated fields, valleys and Appennine foothills beyond. The villa is a three-hundred year old, newly and exquisitely restored stone farmhouse near the Umbrian town of Pietralunga.
It would be difficult to oversell this superb small house – a formar stable next to the small estate church.You will think you are guests of the Italian landed gentry and that is indeed the case. The family occupy two houses on the estate (two elderly people and a small family) but for guests it’s like having a private house and garden. The writer Alberto Moravia spent time here and wrote his novels “Conjugal Love” and “The Indifferent Ones” (L’Amore Coniugale/Gli Indifferenti) in the owner’s house and in the gardens.
A two bedroom holiday house that sleeps up to five people, Casa della Maestra is a rental villa set in beautiful countryside in the north of Umbria, right on the border with Tuscany. It is located high on the hillside offering spectacular views and peace and quiet. The swimming pool is unusually large for a two bedroom house with dimensions of 12 x 6 metres.
Casa Riozzo is a large four-bedroom villa capable of accommodating up to eight people. Once used as a family home by the owners, it has a large swimming pool, tennis court, an extensive garden and a games room with a pool table.
Situated along the Tuscany-Umbria border and offering fantastic views, access to the villa is from a 2km paved road up from the Niccone Valley before becoming a short stretch of fairly level unpaved road that then takes you to the villa. There are several restaurants and a vineyard within an easy 15 minute drive.
The Spello Town Houses and Spello Holiday Apartments we have available, are located in the upper part of Spello within the town wall. Restaurants, cafes and shops are all within a few minutes’ walk. Because of the nature of the hillside, most properties have extensive views of the valley and hills beyond.
A well-appointed and luxurious two bedroom, self-catering apartment in a palazzo, nestled right in the heart of Cortona with views that look over to Montepulciano, of vino noble fame, and westwards to the hills around Pienza and Siena.
Located just a few metres up a narrow alley, Vicolo della Notte, which leads off the main street, Via Nazionale. Via Nazionale is traffic free and is given over to cafés, restaurants and shops – from local food stores to designer clothes, art, antiques and bookshops; a lively, friendly place.
A few kilometres from the spectacular Marmore waterfalls and Lake Piediluco, within the River Nera Regional Park, The Relais of St. Peter’s Abbey has been a national monument, thanks to the precious frescos and Roman remains.
Hotel Rifugio Prategiano Lies near Montieri, a medieval village south-west of Siena. It is a holiday destination wonderful for both culture and sports enthusiasts, as well as for nature lovers. This family-run hotel organises a variety of guided horseback tours, such as the famous trek to the sea and the Maremma trails. There are riding courses for beginners and, for bike lovers, individual mountain bike tours. The rustic Tuscan-style *** Hotel lies 750m above sea level offering views of the surrounding hills of Tuscany.
A small organic farm tucked away in the middle of open countryside, in the Niccone valley. Everything that is served in the cosy, little restaurant, from bread to dessert, is home-made, with purely organic ingredients. Aspiring gourmet-chefs can learn the art of traditional, Italian cuisine, by enrolling in one of the courses organised by the charming owners, Dada & Claudio Rener. Minimum participants are 4 people, the course cannot be booked for July & August.
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Into the Blue at Marettimo
Fantastic Diving Offer at Marettimo between 16th of September to 01st of November 7 Nights from from £798.00 per person including flights from Gatwick Airport to Palermo, 23 kg baggage allowance per person, airport transfers(including Ferry), and 5 Days diving per person (including tanks & weights with 2 dives each day) and lunch aboard the boat as well as Dinner for 7 evenings.
Accommodation in Marettimo basic but comfortable and the Dive boat is 12 meters long, with a readily available compressor aboard that allows divers to recharge their tanks without having to shuffle equipment and benches, a box for each person (max 24 pax), a platform on the poop deck for entry/exit from the water, and a wide sundeck for relaxing moments. It is possible to leave the equipment on the boat for the duration of your vacation.
Marettimo is the westernmost and most remote of the three Egadi Islands, just over an hour’s hydrofoil ride from Trapani on Sicily’s western tip.
Largely untouched by tourism, the island is a real hideaway, a quiet, sleepy place for most of the year. Then, in the summer months, expat islanders return to see their families, catch up with the news and renew their vows of love for their home. The story of Marettimo’s diaspora and how the islanders took up salmon-fishing in Alaska is the stuff of legend and an intrinsic part of the island’s identity. There are no hotel, camping or other large-scale tourism apart from some trattorie (restaurants), bars and local shops.
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