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La Gisamìa. Pure Nature.

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two old stone cottages, in the heart of Sicily, among mountains, sea and art.

In the heart of a wood of oaks and chestnut trees, among apple and olive trees, the two old cottages of “La Gisamìa” are only 8 minutes car away from the centre of Petralia Sottana, the medieval village, head office of the 'Parco delle Madonie', which with its cathedral, its stonehouses and its paving ways, offers a still authentic example of old sicilians architecture. Ideal starting-point for hikes in the mountains and for visiting the other wonderful villages of the Park (Petralia Soprana, Polizzi Generosa, Geraci Siculo, Gangi, Castelbuono, Isnello), the cottages are in a private property of some hectares, peaceful and isolated. From Petralia, one hour and half driving, is possible to reach Cefalù and the sea of the northern coast of Sicily, a part from Palermo, Agrigento, Catania and Etna.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

Why The Owner chose Palermo

The ideal place for who loves nature and mountain, but also for who is searching for peace and silence.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Petralia Sottana in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House of Pear Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Bidet , Outdoor Shower , Two washbasins
    House of Pomegranates bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The House of the Pear's bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Double bed on the loft, single beds on the ground floor
    House of Pomegranates bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

La Gisamìa. Pure Nature.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

An amazing spot in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The cabin, the nature, the close by civilization, it was all increadible. I could not more whole-heartedly recommend this "property". This is an ideal location if you enjoy hiking which Ferdinando can really help you out with. Also if you want to just enjoy existing for a while.

The only thing I really missed was some cast iron skillets :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Peaceful Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A charming cottage in the mountains, surrounded by woodland and orchards - a great place to see the local birds and flowers. We stayed in the Pear Tree House which is ideal for a couple or small family. Ferdinando provided a warm and helpful welcome and was always pleased to offer his help and assistance. I would recommend this property to those looking for a quiet and relaxed holiday in the Sicilian Mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage in a peacefull place

  • 5 of 5

It was very hard to quit this lovely stone build cottage, beautifully renovated, in such a peacefull place. There are many attentive détails in the house, wich is prettily decorated and perfectly clean. We enjoyed the wood burning stove and the private land around the house.

We won't forget the fantastic welcome of the owner, who has been so helpfull and thoughfull, incredibly considerate with us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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To recommend without limitations

  • 5 of 5

Gisamia is just a wonderful place to stay, peaceful and charming, embedded in a breathtaking landscape. The owner is very helpful and concerned, the house has been furnished with great tastefulness, it has been provided with everything useful. A beautiful place to dip in a different world, we would have liked to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Karen & Andrew

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely week here walking in the Madonie mountains. Bright weather, snow patches in places, spring flowers and a kind welcome from Ferdinando who showed us to the house when we arrived at midnight after a late flight. A comfortable house in a beautiful, quiet setting making it very easy to relax from day one. Lots of helpful suggestions for walks and almost nobody around. Fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Small Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The location of Gisamìa is very nice for lovers of nature and quietness.The cottage is small but has everything you need and is nicely decorated. It's surrounded by a big and beautiful garden.

Ferdinando was extremely helpful and gave us many recommendations on hikes and trips to enjoy the area.

We visited Madonie in March, on higher altitudes there was still snow, which made it possible to go skiing. The nights were cold, but the woodstove in the cottage kept us warm.

We would certainly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Petralia Sottana
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Petralia Sottana
Nearest Beach
54.8 Kilometres
Cefalù- Sant'Ambrogio
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Petralia Sottana, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Spese di pulizia £21.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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