The Santa Flavia property of Giovanni and Giorgio is exquisite. Set on the the sea that has sculpted a coastline of stunning beauty while living harmoniously with the Sicilian sky, the property is all about eating and living outdoors. The sea is a few meters down from the house and Giovanni provided water toys for us to experience the water. The pool was immaculate and we ate several meals and drank wine provided by the owner as the sun set on the terrace. The town of Santa Flavia, is very close by, was authentic with almost no tourists, filled with family restaurants and food shopping that was genuinely Sicilian. Palermo was 20 minutes by train, Cefalu 30 minutes by auto, Trapani and Marsala 75 minutes and Agrigento 2 hours. Using Santa Flavia and Giovanni's property as base, I can think of no better way to experience the concentrated distillation of history, architecture and cuisine of western Sicily, especially if you are a Sicilian-American. Giovanni was more than generous and I will remember this trip and certainly be back.
Susanna and Massimo are wonderful people. The apartment has everything and you can not find a more convenient place in the town. The entire apartment is beautiful and they will make you feel right at home no matter where you are from. You won't be disappointed. I'm going back as soon as possible. Joe Ciarmataro, USA