Ciminna is the ideal holiday destination for those who are looking a for a vacation home in Sicily which is off the usual tourist track. It is within easy reach of the coastal resorts of Trabia, Cefalu and Agrigento yet is the ideal place to experience traditional Sicilian life. It is approximately 40km inland from Palermo. The town is bustling with trade in the mornings, but around lunchtime the locals head home and relax over a leisurely lunch and a glass of wine. Local bars and restaurants serve excellent dishes with local wines or delicious espresso coffee.
Sicily has some beautiful public beaches to suit every visitor. Lidos are usually semi-private beaches with chairs and parasols for hire, children's areas and lifeguards. Several beaches on Sicily were awarded the coveted Blue Flag award for clean waters, especially around Menfi and Catania.
Sicily is ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle with many quiet tracks and some beautiful scenery. The most popular areas are the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains and the slopes of Mount Etna.Wine Tours
The Marsala wine region is close to your Ciminna villa and is one of the largest contiguous grape-growing regions in the world. Visit the wineries to see how the wine is produced and aged before trying samples of the different grape varieties.
The beautiful city of Palermo with its charming natural harbour has retained its original medieval characteristics with narrow streets and alleys. The splendid Cathedral with its portico and belltower, the Massimo Theatre and the Piazza Pretoria are the main sights, but a stroll around the city will reveal many more palazzos, markets and churches.
Most visitors to Sicily will want to visit Mount Etna, Sicily's highest mountain. 4x4 jeep excursions are a great way to explore this active volcano which is also popular for summer hiking.Erice
This ancient hilltop town of Erice still retains its Punic walls, castle, church and medieval streets. It is well known for its Good Friday passion procession and other cultural and religious festivals.
The weather around Ciminna is pleasant all year round, making it a popular winter holiday destination, as well as a summer resort. Winter temperatures average 15°C (59°F) during the day and 30°C (86°F) during the long dry summer months.
There are plenty of cheap airlines which fly from Europe to Sicily on a daily basis. The nearest airport to your villa in Ciminna is Palermo (PMO)Airport which is to the west of Palermo.