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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Balestrate, Italy your home away from home

25km southwest of Palermo, Balestrate is a small town on the north coast of Sicily, which sees a large swell in population due to the tourism that summer months bring. Visitors primarily flock to the town due to its excellent climate and the warm waters of the Gulf of Castellammare, but there are also a number of other attractions to be enjoyed. Some of the most popular accommodation in Balestrate includes beachside villas and town centre apartments.

Things to do in Balestrate, Italy

Balestrate is a seaside village that is developed on an old tuna-fishing ground. The sandy beaches and clear waters make for excellent swimming, sunbathing and water sports, and there are a good amount of bars, cafes and shops nearby. Although many holidaymakers visit during the summer, the town has not yet been over-run by mass tourism and a high percentage of visitors are Italian, maintaining an authentic feel to the area.

Fresh fruit, vegetables, olives and other local produce can all be bought from the various street stalls that line the town centre, meaning you can recreate many local dishes when you get back to your self-catering accommodation. Those who want their meals cooked for them will be pleased to find a number of restaurants along the sea front, with the local seafood and Marsala wine the choice of locals and tourists alike.

The main historic attraction within the town is the 8th Century Castle of Calatubo, a Byzantine stronghold that is positioned high up overlooking the village. Those with cultural tendencies will also be interested in paying a visit to the Catholic Church of St. Anna, which once marked the centre of town.

Places to visit on holiday in Balestrate, Italy

Many of the famous sites of Sicily are within easy reach of Balestrate, including the capital Palermo, which can be driven to in under an hour. There are also a number of other delightful towns and villages to be discovered along the north coast of the island, such as Castellammare del Golfo (11km), Alcamo (13km) and Partinico (19km).

Weather in Balestrate, Italy

Sicily draws many visitors due to its climate, and Balestrate’s coastal location means you can expect summer highs of over 30C, with several hours of sunshine every day and little rain. The weather is also extremely mild out of season, with temperatures below 10C uncommon.

Flights to Balestrate, Italy

Sicily has two international airports, so take care when booking. Your preference should be to fly to Palermo Airport (PMO), which lies 30km, from Balestrate, and can be reached from London Stansted (Ryanair) and London Gatwick (easyJet). The other airport, Catania (CTA), is on the opposite side of the island, and a three hour drive to your destination.

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                                                                                          Excellent little place & owners 😀

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                                                                                          We, family of three, including 16y old son, stayed at Laila apartment from 10-24 August. We really enjoyed our stay there. Apartment is clean, quiet, very close to beach (3 min walk) and also very close to supermarkets (less than 10 min walk). Very convenient little place if you self catering.You find everything you want from butchers, fishmongers, bakers etc just a walk away. Restaurants , both seafood and pizzeria are very good. There is a tour organiser in the town Centre if you want to explore Sicily, prices are quite alright. Most important the owners are very helpful, kind and welcoming. They can't do enough for you. Few days after our arrival Liza brought us a nice basket of beautiful fresh fruits and pastries from local bakers. It was a very nice touch. Can't praise them enough. Lovely helpful people and made our holiday very special. Thank you Giovanni & Liza 😀 (Sabina & family)
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                          Very nice apartment with fantastic roof terrace

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          Mariella was a lovely host, and the apartment was lovely. All mod cons really, and the WIFI was a real bonus to occupy a little down time for the kids. As the for the huge roof terrace, well that is the real winner. We had cook outs up there, sun bathing, cards with kids and the sunsets were something special. We were 2 adults and 3 kids for 2 weeks around Balestrate. The food, beaches, snorkelling and people were all fantastic. We couldn't recommend it enough.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                          What a lovely place to stay!

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                                                                                          As 3 women travelling alone we are always looking for plenty of space, nearby amenities and a bit of comfort - Villa Marianna provided all of this in abundance! The property was beautifully clean when we arrived and we received a warm welcome from Sara, Marco and Ciro. They explained all we needed to know and left us to it. However, they left us plenty of contact details and we were quite confident that - should we need it - they would be available to assist us with whatever we needed. Balestrate is a lovely little village outside of Palermo, we were a little disappointed with the transport links - you will definitely need a car if you wish to explore other areas of Sicily - but this did not detract from the unspoilt nature of the area. The Beaches were lovely, the village had plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from - would recommend the 'Why not' pub and bistro just near to the harbour - and the villa was only a few minutes walk from all of these so very well located. All in all this Villa would be suitable for those who, like us, like to have their space but would equally suit people with larger groups to share or those with children as there is a small area of garden that is secure for toddlers to play in (just be mindful of the stairs and fence on one side!). The villa itself has a security gate so no danger of anyone just wandering in. Thank you to Sara, Marco and especially Ciro for a wonderful stay - would definitely consider returning to Villa Marianna!
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016