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We spent a blissful two weeks in August staying at the villa and really couldn't have been happier. The villa is immaculate, well-equipped and rather larger than the photographs online suggest. We arrived in the blistering Sicilian summer heat to find a cool sanctuary, with a delicious tray of local fruit and bread to sample (plus some delicious red wine) and everything we needed for a relaxing stay, from the spotless pool to the abundance of towels. A really nice touch was the presence of inflatable pool toys, which helped to keep our children amused along with a wealth of loungers and chairs.
The main road through the area is near enough to be very easily accessible but far enough that you're entirely unaware of its existence while relaxing by the pool. There's a reasonably large supermarket five minutes up the road and a rather larger Conad hypermarket in Agrigento at the Centro Commerciale Città dei Templi.
Agrigento and the Valle dei Templi (a world heritage site of Greek and Roman origin) are about 15 minutes away by car and both the town and the temples are well worth a visit - there are, of course, innumerable restaurants to visit, every one of which that we visited was first rate and, to British wallets, extremely reasonably-priced. Speaking of restaurants, La Taberna in nearby Racalmuto is convenient and lovely, while our (vegetarian) children really enjoyed Opera in Agrigento (as, admittedly, did we!). Further afield, Baglio Balata in Enna is lovely and, if you find yourself in Syracusa with vegetarians in need of sustenance, Zenzero is a gem.
We tried two water parks while in Sicily, Scivolandia Cammarata and Etnaland. Both were spotlessly clean and absolutely great fun! The former was smaller and a little friendlier while the latter was immense and some of the rides were not for the faint-hearted!
The villa was a perfect base for our exploration of Sicily - the only shame is that we had to leave!
My husband and I spent two weeks at this property. The Villa was comfortable, spotlessly clean and very private. All the usual facilities were there, washing machine, ironing board, microwave etc. The pool was absolutely lovely to the point we spent more time at the poolside rather than find some beaches. The pergola was lovely to sit during evening times and BBQ meals, have a few drinks and chat.
Agrigento is a bustling town filled to the brim with spectacular architecture. For those that like archaeology, this place is a must see and there is plenty to see. There are lots of decent eateries in town although we could have done with a restaurant nearby to save driving in an evening but this was not really a hardship. Beaches are plentiful and very pretty and in early June when we visited, are generally deserted mid week. English is not widely spoken we found which is wonderful as I did not want to land somewhere and feel like I was still in the UK, but this was not an obstacle and the locals were very obliging with my use of very bad Italian and signing! As we initially got lost finding the Villa (my own fault in not putting the correct address in the Sat Nav), one very kind gentleman jumped in his car & found it for us.
I would recommend hiring a car for a visit here as I suspect getting about by bus or Taxi may not be cost effective and I would definitely recommend good mossie repellent as they are quite busy in the evenings.
Overall, I could not fault the property or it's owners. The location is fantastic for the S/SE of Sicily and excellent value for money.
Thank you Vincenzo x