Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Termini Imerese - Villa Bragone, near Cefalu
3 bedroom Villa Bragone, a historical restored villa near the beach. Sleeps
Villa Bragone is a well appointed traditional house close to the beach.There is a peaceful garden and patio at the villa, located in a quiet olive grove
There are excellent restaurants nearby, one only 10 min walk, the others 20 minutes.
Located in the area of Termini Imerse, a seaside spa town with the magnificent backdrop of Monte Calogero. Famous for its waters, the town flourished in Roman times.
The ancient Greek ruins of Himera are within this attractive city.
The interesting village of Trabia, with its markets, bars and shops is only 10 minutes walk from the house.
The famous dynamic city of Palermo is easily reached by car or train in twenty minutes.It is not essential to have a car when staying at Villa Bragione, as there is a train station only 10 minutes walk from the house with many trains per day to Palermo and Cefalu.
One of the most attractive things about Sicily is the weather, with average temperatures of around 20C in March and October, and up to 30C in August.
Near Cefalu and Palermo, Villa Bragone is in a central perfect location to discover the Island all around.
Cefalu is easily reached and the ancient bustling capital Palermo is a great experience to visit, only 20 minutes by train or car.
The local town of Termini Immerese has fine shops and the attractive historical area of Belvedere,loved by locals who use the promenade each night for refreshments and ice cream.
The house is very near to the interesting village of Trabia, with its markets,shops and bars.
Sicily is a treasure trove of historic attractions. There are famous Greek relics nearby at Himera, and also nearby is the fine medieval town of Cacamo with its fascinating castle.
It's also not far to the famous resort of Cefalu, and you can walk to the little resort of San Nicola l'Arena.
The interior of the island is beautiful, very green much of the year round. The towns are quiet and very attractive, with many outdoor activities available.
In the middle of a large olive grove which produces fantastic olive oil, at about 150 m from the sea, the house has a large bright living-room which opens to a dining area and study, a well-equipped kitchen, a double-room with French doors to an inner stone courtyard, two other bedrooms (one double and one single) and two bathrooms with shower and bath.
There is also a shaded terrace in the peaceful garden to eat and grill outside and a car park. You can go on foot to the beach and swim peacefully in a small bay and in the evening you can easily get to some good restaurants nearby to taste the local cuisine.The nearest, excellent and low cost restaurant is 500 m walk. There is also a little pizzeria at the beach, 150 metres walk.
What also draws people to Sicily is the summer type weather, which arguably stretches from Spring in late February to Autumn in early November, perfect for an out of season break. At the coast summer temperatures seldom go higher than 30C. Sea temperatures are still high in November, delicious for swimming.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Andrew McKean
The villa is owned by Maria Ciofalo. Maria is a linguist, historian, teacher and mother of 4 girls. Maria is also a former tour guide, who would be very helpful to you during your stay.
The family also own another house nearby, Villa Ginestra, set above the beach, which can be seen at www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030110
Guestbook comments from the manager
5 out of 5
Have recently returned from a week staying in the villa Bragone in Trabia. The villa is beautiful, decorated tastefully with traditional Sicilian furniture, and enjoying stunning views of the coast. It is conveniently located to explore much of northern Sicily, and only half an hour from Palermo.
The local beach just down the road from the villa was perfect for our family, and often we were the only people using it. We enjoyed staying in a typical small Sicilian town like Trabia without hoards of tourists and were able to get by without any great language skills!
We decided not to rent a car and were able to use the train network with relative ease. The fares were cheap and the nearest station is only a 10 minute walk from the villa. I would suggest a car however if you're not a fan of walking slopes! The villa is situated on a very short, but also steep hill!
Maria (owner) & family live next door and were always willing to offer advice and help if needed. They are all very friendly and approachable. Only minor gripes were the size of the showers and beds, but massively outweighed by quality & location of villa. Overall very positive and would recommend.