Sicily Villa 9166
The villa is set on the south-western coast of Sicily, about 10 minutes drive from Selinunte, which not only claims some of the most beautiful Greek ruins in Italy but also a string of white beaches, a few small shops and a simple seaside restaurant, La Pineta, that has become a favourite with our guests. Castelvetrano, 3km/2miles, is a larger town with more facilities. An excellent motorway runs between Castelvetrano and Palermo, 1 hour to the centre, a wonderful city for touring with some very unusual sights.
Along the western coast of Sicily, the wineries of Marsala are not to miss as well as the salt flats and windmills of Trapani, both about 1 hour driving. Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples lie about 100km/62miles to the East.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's extremely kind caretaker who lives in the neighbouring estate with his family. He speaks a little English and fluent German; his son speaks English beautifully.
Villa 9166 is nestled in a unique setting, surrounded by natural reserves of rare beauty, archaeological sites, places of great historical significance with monuments and churches, making it ideal for those who, in addition to the peace of the beaches and the beauty of the sea, wants to enjoy fascinating places just a few minutes away. But not to be forgotten are the unique cultural and gastronomic traditions linked to the origins of popular traditions, the historic cellars and oil mills where you can taste the worldwide famous Sicilian wines and oils.
Large living room with a fireplace, flat screen TV and French doors opening to a loggia with a sitting area facing the garden and pool.
Dining room with picture windows. Kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and two sets of French doors, one opening to a dining loggia with a built-in barbeque, the other to the loggia with the sitting area.
Twin bedroom with French doors opening to the garden.
Master double bedroom with a flat screen TV, a private walled garden accessed through French doors and an ensuite bathroom with a glass-walled shower facing the private garden.
Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower and French doors opening to the garden.
A beautifully-maintained level garden studded with palm trees and the gnarled olives for which southern Italy is famous.
The infinity-edged swimming pool, 12x7 m/39x22 feet, is set about 10m/35feet from the villa, bordered on two sides by a row of big cushions and luxurious sun loungers on teak decking.
Wine and Oil - Tours and tastings at historical wineries and oil mills.
Selinunte e Segesta - The wonderful scenery of Selinunte's ancient ruins and the Greek theater in Segesta, approx. 42Km/26miles.
Belice river Nature Reserve - Flora and fauna in the nature reserve at the mouth of the Belice river approx. 15Km/10 miles.
Verdura Golf - The prestigious golf courses: two 18-hole and one 9-hole approx. 36Km/22miles.
Pozziteddu, Marsala the Stagnone Reef, windsurfing, kite surfing, stand up paddle and surf, possibility to organize intensive courses for all ages. approx. 19Km/12miles for Pozziteddu Reef club.
Tennis court at Castelvetrano.
A beautiful white sand beach is just past Selinunte, 10 minutes away.
A sports complex with two golf courses in Sciacca, 36km/22miles.
Nearest ports: Mazara del Vallo 20km/12miles, Marsala 50km/31miles.
Palermo centre - Port 113 km/70 miles, Trapani 90km/55miles, Agrigento 94km/58 miles, Selinunte 5km/3miles, Belice river mouth nature reserve 15km/9miles, Sciacca 37km/23miles, Mazara del Vallo 20km/12miles, Marsala 42km/26miles, Segesta archaeological site 46km/28miles, Favignana (excluding the stretch of sea) 89km/55miles, Mozia island 48km/29miles, Menfi and Salemi 15km/9miles, Verdura golf 10km/6miles.
No telephone, 10km/6 miles along paved road to the property's gates.
Airports and trains
Airports: Palermo Punta Raisi Falcone-Borsellino 88km/55miles (1h30), Trapani Birgi 91km/57miles (1h20).
Trains: Castelvetrano 3km/2miles.