|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This lovely, bright, cozy and full-equipped 2room suite is part of the small and amazing complex of Villa Paladino Solunto, immersed in a dreaming and relaxing atmosphere, between history and mythe, just at the gates of Palermo. It is a property of exceptional charm and prestige for the peculiarity of its site, by the unique characteristics in the area between Palermo and Cefalù.The three bodies of villa paladino solunto (the main building and the two bodies in which you fnd 5 suites, 3 three-room suites for 4 - 5 people and 2 two-room suites for 2 - 4 people) smartly stand on a lush hill, close to the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano and the Archeological Park of Solunto,the famous Phoenician and Greek - Roman city. Guided tours on foot of Monte Catalfano can be arranged. Along the coast, you can visit the Archaeological underwater Park of the Rock of the Ant. Boat trips with skipper in the clear waters around the Scoglio della Formica (the Rock of the Ant), home of dolphins, up to the Aeolian Islands and fishing can be arranged in summer. The closest sand beach is only met 800 far from the Villa. You can look at the Gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino too ('The most beautiful promontory of the world', said Goethe, the well known German poet who came in Sicily in 19th century) from the windows of your bedrooms.The view of the sea embraces from Palermo to Cefalù until the high chain of Nebrodi and that over mountains reaches from Mount Pellegrino (Palermo) to the inner mountains of Sicily, the magnificent tops of Madonie (alt. m 2000), looking at the hills, the rocky promontories and the green valleys of Bagheria and Santa Flavia too. On these panoramic luxuriant hills of Bagheria you can admire a lot of beautiful eighteenth - century villas built by the best Sicilian nobility. Villa Paladino solunto is a fascinating and enchanting site,a very peaceful place where adults and children can enjoy and spend unforgettable holidays thanks to the gorgeous setting with an incredible pool similar to a natural lake in the middle of a large Mediterranean garden. Ii is also a good starting point with easy access to motorway and manageable driving time to majority of attractions. 200 meters away you may visit the touristic village of Santa Flavia and the fishing villages of Porticello and S.Elia, where you can taste delicious Sicilian dishes. Approximately 1 Km. after S.Elia, driving along the quite panoramic coastal road, that flows around the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano, you’ll get the promontory of Mongerbino and the seafaring village of Aspra and with its breath-taking views on the Gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino. It is a strategic point to easily go sightseeing Palermo (Km.10, 30 minutes by car and 20 by train), the well known beach resort of Mondello and the town of Monreale, with the most beautiful and important Cathedral in the world, the famous medieval town of Cefalù, with its fantastic beach and the Arab-Norman Cathedral, the enchanting Castle of Caccamo, the well-known remains of Agrigento, the Museum of Mozia, the nice and little town of Erice, the Natural Reserve of Zingaro, the National Natural Madonie Park and many other places of great tourist interest.It 's possible to go in less than an hour from the sea to the mountain, taking part in sightseeing, excursions in the great Madonie National Park (alt m. 2000) a paradise of rare plants and protected animal species. If you haven't a car, you can easily go sightseeing Palermo, Cefalù, and many other places thanks to the nearest train Station of Santa Flavia (0,200 KM.) or the Bus Station of Bagheria: pullmans and trains leave each hour and are very cheap and convenient means of transport. The main body of Villa Paladino Solunto,well marked by the imposing tower embellishing it and erected in the beginning of the last century,is the meeting's centre of the International Institute for Advanced Studies of Space Representation Sciences, which is intended at the activities which are performed.
I moved from Palermo just a few months ago and I live in the main house with my husband, dogs, cats and my mother. I have a degree in Letter and I'm a teacher in Latin, Greek and Italian for stidents of liceum and University. I like to warmly welcome the new guests and make them feel perfectly at ease. I am ready to meet their needs and solve small problems to make their pleasant and relaxing vacation, I gladly entertain in a fast and friendly conversation, I suggest them most interesting tourist destinations and traditional Sicilian dishes and the popular festivals to see: the whole, without invading and always respecting their space and their time. Somebody says that my enthusiasm for Sicily is infectious. I provide recommendations when my guests-friends ask and otherwise I let them enjoy their time in Sicily.
Marida Musso purchased this villa in 2007
My husband and me bought this home because we needed the home of my husband's Institute of Scientific Research. Tourism gives food to scientific research.
I love this home because of the romantic atmosphere: the ancient pink building immersed in a large mediterranean garden overlooked by the archaeological ruins of the ancient Soluntum, and overlooking the village of Santa Flavia with breathtaking views on the hils, the sea and the mountains around Palermo.You can touch the wonderful Monte Pellegrino and walk along the way to go to the duomo of Monreale. Because of the distance from the road (mt.200), the place is very peaceful but you can easily get to the lovely and clean village of Santa Flavia and the very pleasant harbour of Porticello with nice restaurants. Because of he near train line/station you can occasionally here a train horn, but they don't run late so it shouldn't disturb anyone - I actually like hearing the trains, they gave a romance to the place. Palermo is about 20 km and easily reachable by train too. I recommend this house strongly for who likes a good quality of stay in Sicily .I like to welcome my guests and they feel very much at home.
During my stay at Villa Paladino Solunto,I resided in a two room suite- "Fico Nero".The suite was immaculately clean and tidy and was complete with 2 aircon units,very necessary for the temperatures at the time of the holiday!!
The suite was superbly maintained and all the facilities were working at the best state possible.Supplies of all the usual soaps,cleaners etc.were provided for immediate usage.
The Villa Paladino Solunto is set well back from a road, and has an electronic gate system and a mechanical gate at the front entrance,both operated by the set of keys provided by the owners.Obviously security of the site was of high importance to the owners.
There was a small pool on site and was provided with sunshades and loungers to allow a very relaxing stay.
The pool and accessories were well maintained by Marida's husband and was provided with lighting at night if requested,a nice touch!
The Villa has well maintained gardens,with white gravel paths
leading to the various suites,which are all nicely separated should privacy be required.
As the shopping facilities are some distance from the main Villa,a car would be a necessity and would help with exploring the local good restaurants and historical sites.
In all, a great Holiday was experienced at this site and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to friends and family.
Die Unterkunft ist sehr sauber und gepflegt. Der Umfang der Küchenausstattung ist auf das Mindeste reduziert. Leider ist die Sitzgelegenheit im Wohnbereich sehr eingeschränkt - es handelt sich um eine "Gartenbank" - leider kein Sofa oder Sessels zum relaxen. Die Anlage und der Schwimmingpool sind ebenfalls sehr sauber und gepflegt.
Von der Unterkunft konnte man sehr gut mit der Bahn Palermo erreichen - auch die östliche Stadt Cefalu kann mit dem Auto in 45 Minuten (über Autobahn) erreicht werden und ist empfehlenswert für einen Besuch.
Die Badestrände waren steinig und während unseres Aufenthaltes sehr vermüllt. Nur der Sandstrand in Cefalu war sauber und wurde von uns regelmäßig besucht.
Wenn man die Insel Sizilien im nördlichen Bereich erkunden möchte, ist der Aufenthalt im Feriendomizil zu empfehlen.
Die Familie Musso ist sehr gastfreundlich und nett - vielen Dank nochmals an Familie Musso.
Nous avons passé 1 semaine très agréable. Marida est toujours disponible pour aider, donner un conseil néanmoins tout en discrétion. Le logement que nous avons eu était bien entretenu, et de qualité tout comme l'ensemble du domaine et la vue dégagée magnifique. La situation est aussi intéressante vis à vis des plages, des commerces et des voies d'accès à l'ensemble de la région. A recommandé.
After a bad suprise on an other residance (in south of sicilia), our stay in the villa paladino Solunto was very welcom !!
The 2 owners are lovely people and speak english very well (quite rare in sicilia) : Marida gave us lot a advices about the several places to visite from the villa.
The villa in itself was very clean and comfortable, air conditioning working perfertly, comfortable beds (looks exactly like the pictures, so really good looking villa).
We even had to leave the villa 1 day ealier than planned : Marida accepted to give us back the amont of the location for the night we could not spend in the villa : an attitude we appreciated a lot.
The only think that could have be better is that there was no dish washer in the kitchen : not a very bad point once you're aware of it !
-> Really, we had a great stay there ! Come without a second thought !
The charming complex of Villa Paladino Solunto is an oasis of peace and relax at the gates of Palermo, between myth and history, sun and sea, nature and culture. It is a perfect place for anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing break thanks to the gorgeous setting with an incredible pool similar to a natural lake in the middle of a large Mediterranean garden rich in different species of birds and plants,thanks to the great views down to Santa Flavia and the Gulfs of Palermo and Cefalù, the spectacular sunsets on the sea you can admire sitting on the benches and the deck chairs around the pool or under the shadow of a big olive tree, close to a palm tree, while eating a sweet fig or a prickly pear just picked. The closest sand beach is only met 800 far from the Villa. Boat trips in the clear waters around the Rock of Ant, full of dolphins, and rides up to the Aeolian Islands can be arranged. 200 meters away you may visit the touristic village of Santa Flavia and the fishing villages of Porticello and S.Elia, where you can taste delicious Sicilian dishes. Approximately 1 Km. after S.Elia, driving along the quite panoramic coastal road, that flows around the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano, you’ll get the promontory of Mongerbino and the seafaring village of Aspra with its breath-taking views on the Gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino. At the same distance you can admire the beautiful eighteenth - century villas built by the best Sicilian nobility on the panoramic luxuriant hills of Bagheria. Next to SS.113 and close to the junctions of the A19 and A20, Villa is also a strategic point from where you can easily reach the priceless treasures of art and nature in Sicily:you can easily reach Palermo, the famous beach resort of Mondello, the town of Monreale, home of the most beautiful and important cathedral in the world, as well as the famous tourist town of Cefalu, with its beautiful beach and the Cathedral Arabic Norman, the beautiful Castle of Caccamo and many other must-see places of great tourist interest. Recommended excursions in the large and spectacular Madonie Park, reachable in 1 hour. Taxi service is available for tours all around Palermo and Sicily and transfert to and from the Airport of Palermo, Trapani and Catania..The number of trains running from the railway station of Santa Flavia (200 meters) and frequent bus terminus in Bagheria ensure convenient and economical transportation without car.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£87|
Air conditioning / heating E. 5/day; Final cleaning E. 25; Added bed E. 10/day; Added cot for free; Heating Nov.-Maj E. 0,35/Kwh; Washing machine E 8/wash; change of bed linen and towels E. 4/ person Microwawe,DVD free on request
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.