Is it your first time in Sicily? I'm sure you'll be enchanted by sunny Sicily, its nature, its sky and sea, its culture, its food and wine, its colors and its scents, its people ... and you'll like to come back a lot of other times.
Sicily ... is SICILY!!!!!
The lovely 3rooms suite Manderino is part of the complex of Villa Paladino Solunto, an holiday home of exceptional charm and prestige for the peculiarity of its site, by the unique characteristics in the area between Palermo and Cefalù, Just at the gates of Palermo,.Villa Paladino Solunto, is a little complex of 5 romantic, bright, cozy and full-equipped suites (3 three rooms for 4 people and 2 two rooms for 2 people),smartly standing on a lush hill, emerging on the ridge of the wonderful promontory of Monte Catalfano, close to the Natural Reserve and to the Archaeological park of Solunto, the famous Phoenician and Greek - Roman city.
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.
The main Villa, planned by arch. Armò, was erected in the beginning of the last century by Domenico Paladino, famous Florio's cousin and nephew of the builder of the Royal Hunting Palace of King Ferdinando IV Borbone at Ficuzza's wood (Palermo). It is the meeting's center of the International Institute for Advanced Studies of Space Representation Sciences, which is intended at the activities which are performed.
Villa Paladino Solunto, adjacent to the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano, close to the fishing villages of Santa Flavia, Porticello and S.Elia, is a fascinating and enchanting site, between history and nature, a very peaceful place dominating the gulfs of Palermo and Cefalu, where adults and children can enjoy and spend unforgettable holidays. 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 (among them the superb Peregrine Falcon, so loved by Frederick II of Swabia, which nests on the Soluntine rocks) and countless species of plants, thanks to the great views down to Santa Flavia and the Gulfs of Palermo and Cefalù, thanks also 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 pool is shared with the other 4 suites inside the property. As people alternate relax in the pool with the tours of Palermo or nearby, a lot of times you don't find anybody in the pool and it is all for you.
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.
It is also a strategic point to easily go sightseeing Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Caccamo, Agrigento, Mozia, Erice, the Natural Reserve of Zingaro, the National Natural Madonie Park and many other places of great tourist interest.
200 meters away from the Villa (5- 10 minutes by feet). you may visit the touristic village of Santa Flavia and the fishing villages of Porticello and S.Elia, full of shops, bar, restaurants and pizzerias,where you can taste delicious Sicilian dishes. 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).
The distance from sea (beaches sandy or pebbles) is only mt 800-1000.
It is very near to Palermo (Km.10, 30 minutes by car and 20 by train).
The distance from the Aeroport of Palermo (Punta Raisi) is about minutes 40 by motorroadUnforgettable 3 hour-boat trips with skipper and fishing in the clear waters along the wonderful coast of Mongerbino and around the underwater archaeological site of Scoglio della Formica (the Rock of the Ant), home of dolphins, can be arranged not only in summer.
You can rent a (small) boat near my villa if you can drive it without a boat license.
You can also have 1dayboat trip up to the Aeolian Islands, Panarea and Stromboli (in my opinion the most beautiful of the 7 Aeolian Islands) or Lipari and Vulcano.
You can also have a romantic / group dinner on the boat.
You can have at your disposal a washing machine in the property. (E.8/wash)
If you hire a car, I have a large parking inside the villa and you are more free to go in every place and in every time you like. As the train station of S. Flavia is close,you can easily go by train (15 minutes, E. 2,50/person) to Palermo and then go sightseeing Palermo by a red touristic bus (HOP ON-HOP OFF) that stops in the most important touristic places. The same pullman goes to the well-known Duomo of Monreale and the lovely beach of Mondello . You can easily go to Cefalù by train too.
On the website trenitalia VIAGGIATRENO you can see the schedule times of trains.
If you prefer, I can put at your disposal a taxi driver to go sightseeing Palermo and Sicily and for the transfer from the airport of Palermo/Trapani / Catania and back
Don't worry about your first breakfast: you'll find some milk, coffee, fruit juice and snacks.
If you arrive very late and you're too tired to go to a pizzeria, you can find some pizzas and beer in your suite (on request)
Refundable Security Deposit to be paid upon arrival: Flat amount per stay (50EUR per stay):
Additional fees to be charged upon arrival
Cleaning Fee: 35€
Refundable Security Deposit: 50€
After you successfully submit your reservation request, you will receive an e-mail response from the home owner or property manager, within the next 24 hours. At this point, the full details of your confirmed reservation including the address of the property and the contact details of your local host will be shared with you through e-mail.
We hope you have a pleasant stay!