: Punta Raisi-Falcone Borsellino
: Exit Bagheria (Highway Palermo - Catania )
Villa Laura Marie is in Mongerbino, in a very quiet area but only 25 km from Palermo, and 6 km. from the highway ( Palermo-Catania ) in a strategic point to visit western and central Sicily.
Very close to Mongerbino seaports like Porticello , full of restaurants, and Aspra, both great for buying fresh fish. In Bagheria ( 10 minutes away ), known for the villas that noble people built in the 18th century, you can find whatever you need ( stores, food shops, gift shops and a variety of services ) and visit villa Palagonia and the gallery of villa Cattolica.
At only 50 meters from the gate of the house the access to the park of 'Monte Catalfano': easy trails that bring you to wonderful views of the coast and of near towns and villages, great for hiking.
Very close the ellenistic site of Solunto, with a beautiful view of the coast. .
Palermo, the capital of Sicily is a big Mediterranean city, rich of artistic sites and full of the traces of the different peoples and civilizations of its past ( Romans, Arabs, Normans, Swabians and Bourbons ). You can not miss Palermo's baroque palaces and churches, the Byzantine mosaics of the Palatine chapel, the cathedral that unites Gothic and Norman art.
In the vicinity other sites of artistic and cultural interest (Monreale, Cefalù, Solunto). Agrigento and its temples are about one hour away as Trapani.