|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
'IL Giardino dei Cedri ' is a guest house owned by two sisters who are both artists. The house has been transformed into 'a corner of art and nature'. The house has an amazing sea view, and it is ideal for a Holiday of full relaxation within beauty, You will find yourself in a peaceful oasis among secular olive, orange and fruit groves, among the perfumes and tastes of the ideal Mediterranean scenario. From the beutiful gound floor terrace you can see a huge portion of the coast-line, the intense blue contrasting with rocks and sands, from the imposing grace of mount Cofano to where mount Erice meets the sea. Trapani, the Egadi Islands, Mothia island and its amazing archaeological site are very close stops and a "must". This corner of Sicily is simply magical.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with outdoor balconies and have a splendid view of the sea.
You can rent the rooms with private access in a big house, with kitchen, bathroom, and an independent space in the garden.
Behind the house, a shady pinewood where you can do sport or meditation.
In addition we organize weekly regenerative relaxation, meditation, qi gong therapy, massage, but also traditional Sicilian cooking courses, ceramics courses and art activities, natural dyeing workshops.
We put you in contact with tour operators, for transfers to and from the airport to nearby beaches, trip days, boating, fishing and other activities.
The Giardino dei Cedri in fiore, supports and promotes sustainable tourism.
Guest art House:
The holiday House Il Giardino dei Cedri is part of an art project in which we theorized that the future of art is to directly have an aesthetic experience living a place thought of as a work of art and not just as an architectural space. This in order to benefit both body and spirit. We have other homes in the area where we apply the same principle, in fact we called our guest house is called “guest art house”.
All our guests can feel well here, we are pleased to welcome you , and share an aesthetic experience.
Our sustainable and ethical lifestyle, indeed part of ancient Sicilian tradition and teachings handed down from our parents. This tradition is now being rediscovered for its amazingly contemporary ethical and ecological values.
Sicily is the first Italian region for organic farms, all Sicilians like to eat produce from their own garden Those living in the city usually like to buy produce from local trusted farmers. The Sicilians brought the tradition of small sustainable production. They try to do this wherever they go. In the period after the tomato harvest, from Sicily to Turin, Sicilians spendtheir sundays to prepare the tomato sauce that is stored for the winter.
In small counties, the land inherited from grandparents are maintained by families and when the time comes, all the relatives join forces to pick olives and take them to the mill for the oil they'll consume throughout the winter. Others produce twheat, and so, plumbers, doctors, electricians, masons, teachers, become farmers in the weekeend, maintaining a sacred relationship with their land.
For us it is natural and cultural look at the labels on products before buying them, save water, recycle wet paper, glass and plastic, eating the products of our garden, and seasonal foods, to buy vegetables and eggs directly from a trusted farmer. Bread from a neighbor who has a wood oven, and we just love homemade pasta. Also we make jams and preserves, and in for our house we use ecological detergents and soaps.
Paola and Maria Patrizia Lo Sciuto are two sister owners of the Giardino dei Cedri.
Paola Lo Sciuto is a visual artist.
Her research is showed in various languages such as painting, sculpture, photography and video, often related with the construction of installations and performances.
Maria Patrizia is a choreographer and dancer.
He studied in Paris in RIDC Academy and after her studies she worked during ten years in France as teacher, dancer and choreographer.
Enrico purchased this house in 2003
Guest Art House.
The holiday house was inherited from their parents since 2003 and today is part of an art project in which is theorized the future of art is to make directly an aesthetic experience living a place thought of as a work of beauty and art and not as only an architectural space. This for we could be good the spirit and the body.
All the guests can feel well here, We are pleased to welcome you , and share an aesthetic experience.
The house is also ideal for groups of art therapy,but especially for people who want to spend a quiet and relaxing.
The house is in front of the sea, has the distinction of being in hill and surrounded by greenery. you're at sea, but at the same time you do not suffer the heat of the typical Sicilian houses where you can not breathe.
It is wonderful to eat on the veranda back from the beach in the evening watching the calm sea and the sun setting on the horizon of many colors in the morning, have breakfast, watching the small fishing boats, immersed in the vegetation and small birds. The whole valley and great mountain on the right on the sea they wake up, the air is perfumed with flowers and the sea is calm,
Our breakfast is made of ice cream, anise biscuits and fresh fruit, you can pick from the trees in the garden.
There are mulberry trees, oranges, lemons, limes, plums, peaches, pears, figs .... all strictly organic.
For those who are used to staying in the city the experience of fresh food is unique.
A few minutes you can reach a beautiful beach and all the other destinations you want, the house is situated so that you're a 10, 20 minutes from all destinations from sea to mountain, from sightseeing trips to the archaeological sites.
This was without doubt the highlight of our trip to Sicily and that is saying something. We were privileged to stay on the top floor making the most of those wonderful views towards the sea and upwards to Erice hanging off the cliffs above. The top level has a large open terrace area with a small, simply fitted kitchen enabling you to cook if you want. It is not often that the shower is a highlight but for us this was the case. Also located on the terrace, our morning shower was the best start to the day with those magnificent views to take in.
Inside the house are 2 bedrooms and a small bathroom. The main bedroom has large windows again with those views, a double bed and single bed, a fridge and kitchen utensils. The other bedroom has a double bed and there are fans to keep cool.
The property features a large number of various fruit trees and the lower parts of the house can also be rented. These areas are beautifully furnished and have everything you need.
We were lucky to be there at a time when the owners were also at the house. We were very warmly welcomed by Paola. There was a family party that we were invited to and we also met the extended family including Patrizia. What fantastic people! Our children still talk about their time at the house playing with their children. You could not have nicer hosts.
In summary; house brilliant, location perfect (need a car to get around) and hosts friendly and kind-hearted. Only question is when do we go back!
Great stay in Valderice, very nice house. Very calm environment, close to the sea and perfect to get access to all the attractions of the area (Erice, San Vito, Trapani, etc...) Very welcoming owners!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
If the booking is confirmed immediately you make a last minute booking will have a discount of 10% or more. this discount is only for a week.
please note that children under 14 age pay half price of an adult
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Our house is located in a strategic zone to reach many of very charming sicilian places, few miles of distance there are: natural parks and navy, the Egadi islands , the Erice mountain, The temple of Segesta, Mothia, Marsala, Trapani, Monreale, Palermo, San Vito Lo Capo, Scopello.
Sea, country and mountains, there are a wonderfull concentrated of beauty in a little angle of paradise!.
This villa is located in a quiet slope position overlooking the valley of Valderice and the sea. Sandy beaches are approachable in a very short time.