Sicily - Selinunte
Villa Peonia – Selinunte - Sicily
3 Double Bedrooms – Pool
Pretty Sicilian country villa with private swimming pool.
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Peonia is perfectly positioned for discovering the wonders of this delightful area of Sicily. It is only a short drive from the long, sandy beaches at Selinunte and the remains of the outstanding ancient Greek acropolis, necropoli and temples.
The name Selinunte is supposedly derived from the Greek for wild celery, which grew in abundance in the area and Sicily is long famed for its culinary traditions. Although very similar to Italian food, it bears witness to the various dominations and has more than a hint of Arabic, French, Greek and Spanish influences. You can't leave Sicily without trying the Pasta Norma with aubergines or the Sicilian pesto made with almonds. For visitors with a sweet tooth, you'll never find a better ricotta based dessert than the cassata or cannoli. Sicilian wine is also superb, the northwestern tip is perhaps best known for its sweet dessert wines such as marsala and zibibbo but there are a myriad of other DOC reds and whites to choose from.
For golfers, the Verdura Resort in Sciacca is only half an hour away. The Verdura Resort hosted the 2012 Sicilian Open Golf Championship and features three golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips. Campobello di Mazara beach is famous for its kite surf and windsurf activities and is only 20 minutes away by car. For normal, pleasurable beach relaxing, there are stunning stretches of pristine beaches near the villa, the best probably being the Pineta, which is surrounded by the Belice Nature Reserve.
Villa Peonia is about an hour's drive from Palermo and Trapani international airports. The Greek temples and acropolis are all within a fifteen minute drive. Selinunte beach is only 5 minutes away by car, while Porto Palo and Tre Fontane beaches are about ten minutes from the house.
The Property. Villa Peonia is immersed in a characteristic Sicilian landscape, dotted with palm trees and mature olive groves. It offers three charming double bedrooms with three private bathrooms, each one beautifully furnished and decorated in a warm, natural style with earthy colours adorning the walls to reflect the surrounding countryside visible through the windows. The rooms have a spacious, airy feel thanks to the aforementioned large windows plus the sliding glass doors in the living room. The living room contains a comfortable leather sofa and armchairs overlooking the gardens, perfect for dreamily watching the stars at night. The modern kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge-freezer and oven and there is a handy breakfast bar for perching sedately with your morning coffee.
The panoramic swimming pool is set in gardens with twisted, old olive trees and palm trees, offering plenty of space for running around.
- 3 Double bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 1 Living room
- 1 Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge-freezer and oven
- Outdoor dining area
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Digital TV
- Swimming pool (11 x 5m, depth 1 - 1.40m)
- Large gardens
- On request: extra cleaning services, bed and bath linen change, evening meals, breakfast, guided tours, sailing trip