Sicily - Selinunte
Villa Tiglio – Selinunte - Sicily
6 Bedrooms – Pool
A magnificent, colonial-style home with private swimming pool and landscaped gardens.
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Tiglio is in a prime position for discovering the wonders of this marvellous region in 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 north-western 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 Tiglio 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, Porto Palo and Tre Fontane beaches are about ten minutes from the house.
The Property. This wonderfully comfortable property sleeps up to twelve people in six spacious and tastefully decorated double bedrooms. The exquisitely furnished bedrooms are all on the first floor under the magnificent tower along with the four bathrooms and offer spectacular views out across the sun-drenched olive and citrus groves.
Downstairs, there are wonderful sitting areas arranged under the various arches and wood-beamed ceilings and the floors are traditional stone flags. The leather armchairs and sofas grouped around the fireplace are an open invitation to sit back with a glass of prestigious local wine and pass the evening in congenial conversation. The ambience is one of sublime simplicity and the mix of antique furnishings and natural colours is marvellously soothing. The fully equipped kitchen, with its Sicilian tiling in the terracotta flooring, is delightful to both look at and use. In addition to all modern conveniences, the kitchen also features a wood-fired pizza oven, which is guaranteed to give an unforgettable flavour to any baked dish. Sicily's wonderful climate means it is enjoyable to eat outside for most of the year. Villa Tiglio offers its guests inside dining options in the spacious dining room or outside under the picturesque portico overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.
The uniquely shaped swimming pool is set in immaculate lawns and surrounded by palm trees, fruit trees and Mediterranean plants and cacti. The poolside area is furnished with sun loungers to make your days here at Villa Tiglio absolutely perfect.
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- 6 Double bedrooms with air-conditioning
- 4 Bathrooms
- 1 Extra downstairs bathroom
- Living rooms with fireplace
- Dining room
- Fully equipped, modern kitchen (wood oven, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle)
- iPod docking station
- DVD player and digital TV
- Washing machine
- Portico with outdoor dining area
- Outdoor sitting area
- Large swimming pool (15m x 8m, depth from 1m – 2.5m)
- Furnished poolside area
- Immaculate lawns and shrubberies
- Water garden with papyrus
- On site caretaker
- Private parking
- Extra cleaning (€ 12/hour)
- Extra linen (€ 24 per bed and bath set)
- Chef services on request