We have wifi internet (working very well), washing machine, dish washer. and cable tv in english with several children channels. The villa of olives can can give accommodation comfortably up 11people(1 large quadruple, 2 double, 1 triple. The villa has 3 bathrooms. Bed linen and towel (also towels for the sea) are arranged by the owner. With the double sofa bed set in the living room it can accomodate 13/15people.
The villa is very peaceful (the nearest neighboord at 1 km) and the country is enchanting (200.000 squared meter ulvivated at olives) but in the same time is very near from
the village (5 minute driving) and from lidos with white sandy beach on the sea (at 8 mins driving).
The villa has at its own disposal a very nice pool ( 8 meters long, 5 meters large and 1,35 deep) ideal for family with children.
The Villa consists of 4 bedrooms that are all furnished with a distinctive elegant simplicity, ideal for a relaxing holiday. The villa has at his disposal, a completely furnished kitchen an a patio (where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the garden, of the pool and of sea views. There is also a barbecue corner
The villa is set in Sicily at 35 minutes from Palermo (55 km),at less than 18 minutes away from Cefalù (9 km) and its magnificent architectural beauties and at less than 4 km from Campofelice di Roccella and its magnificent white sandy beaches. Nestled on the side of a hill, in the Madonie Park (Parco delle Madonie) 250 meters above sea level, the estate is surrounded by old-growth olive groves, a variegated orchard and enjoys breathtaking views over the Tyrreium sea..
Thanks to its strategic location, the villa is perfect for sea and nature lovers, the best place to relax, explore and discover the various natural beauties, art heritage and magnificent sceneries that Sicily is able to offer you.
Looking forward seeing you at Villa of Olives, we hope in any case that you will enjoy relaxing holidays.
General information about the area.
In Sicily, Villa of olives in Sicily at 35 minutes from Palermo (55 km), at about than 18 minutes away from Cefalù (15 km) and its magnificent architectural beauties and at less than 4 mis from Campofelice di Roccella and its magnificent white sandy beaches
Cefalù is set on the northern coast, 75 kilometres east of Palermo, from which it is about forty-five minutes by car, a bit longer by train. Cefalù is a picturesque medieval fishing village that enjoys a splendid position between the sea and a rocky promontory (Rocca of Cefalù). Cefalù is a built on the site of an ancient Sican an Greek settlement. The town saw its maximum development under the Norman King Roger II, The town nowadays is divided in two parts an old part that is mainly for pedestrians and has many nice little boutiques, shops and restaurants, and a new modern part.
The old town centre is dominated by the cathedral. According to tradition the cathedral and the adjoining abbey and cloister, the building was erected after a vow made to the Holy Saviour by the King of Sicily, Roger II, after he escaped from a storm to land on the citys beach. The building was started in 1131. Imposing and attractive, the cathedral is a synthesis of several cultures. It was built by Norman architects and Arabic craftsmen, conditioned by Byzantine models. The interior is dominated by the solemn rhythm of the colonnade and by the image of Christ Pantocrator : a breathtaking mosaic dating back to 1138 on a gold background dominating the apse, above the Madonna, archangels and Apostles.
Mandralisca Museum is also surely worth seeing. Mandralisca, next to the cathedral square, is famous for its library, containing about 6,000 antique volumes, for its numismatic collection and especially for the paint “Portrait of an Unknown Man” by Antonello da Messina, one of the most famous painters of the European fifteenth century. A Saracen wash-house, the Lavatoio is another sight worth seeing, as is the medieval Osterio Magno, the remaining part of a large 13th-century palace. In any case, the whole old town is worth visiting to admire the picturesque and charming alleys and medieval buildings.
Around Cefalù, places of interest include the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna - a hillside pilgrimage destination-, the ruins of Greek Himera, the Natural Park of Madonie mountains and Castelbuono - a mountain medieval town about 25 kilometres from Cefalù famous for the castle once owned by the Ventimiglia family, feudal lords of several towns in the area-.
Finally, Cefalù is famous as touristic site also for its magnificent white sandy beaches. The main sandy beach is in front of Cefalù and it’s called “lungomare”. There, it’s possible to find many different lidos that offer sun beds and umbrellas, as well as public beaches where you can stay for free. Lungomare is mainly a tourist beach and is very safe and strongly recommended for families with children.
Thanks to its strategic location, the villa is any case perfect for sea and nature lovers, the best place to relax, explore and discover the various natural beauties, art heritage and magnificent sceneries that West Sicily is able to offer you.