a nest of serenity, in the company of sea and unspoiled nature
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About Angelo Piraino
I am 43 years old, married and have two children. I am an employee of the Ministry of Justice. I live in Palermo, but whenever I can I go back to Sant'Ambrogio, to relax in touch with nature.
Angelo Piraino purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Angelo Piraino chose Sant'Ambrogio
A long time ago I fell in love with Sant'Ambrogio, a small hamlet of the city of Cefalu, and with much effort I first bought the land and then built the house that I decided to rent. I decided to rent the house to get the money necessary to make it even more beautiful, further improving the garden.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:8
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A wonderful experience. Angelo met us and guided us to the villa. As mentioned in other reviews it is close to Sant' Ambrogio but still remote enough to ensure privacy. The villa has everything you need. The views are stunning and the sunrises and sunsets truly exceptional. Take time to explore the area - Cefalu is beautiful and not overcrowded in October, and a trip to the hills is not to be missed. Angelo is a great host and Ernesto couldn't be more helpful. Thankyou.
Peaceful beautiful villa
Immaculate villa with amazing views. Ernesto and Angelo could not have done more to make the stay as pleasurable as possible. Special thanks to Ernesto for the morning pastry from Cefalù and Angelo for accomodating the early check in. As other guests have noted the road up is a bit steep and narrow but worth it once you are up!
My wife daughter and I stayed here for a week in late spring of 2018. The property has an incredible location high up on a hillside looking over the Mediterranean towards Cefalù to the west and the Aeolian Islands to the north. Really breathtaking. The property is beautiful and very well maintained. Angelo was extremely friendly and helpful with all of the arrangements. His local property manager Ernesto came by immediately when there was some minor damage after a thunderstorm. Ernesto was also very kind and took us on a great trip into the hills to see ricotta being made by hand on a goat farm. We really felt very well taken care of and enjoyed the week very much. Only one footnote ... driving up to the property is quite challenging on very steep roads and tracks. It’s fun but I was glad to have a stick shift ... and I preferred to make the drive back to the property before it got too dark. Thank you Angelo (and Ernesto) for a really amazing and memorable week.
A beautiful property in a stunning location
We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week staying at Mathilda's Dream. The villa is stunning and had everything we needed. Angelo provided clear instructions in advance of our visit and met us as planned to show the route to the villa. The road is steep but it is worth it for such a fabulous view and peaceful setting. On the clear days we could see the Aeolian Islands and the sunsets over La Rocca of Cefalu were beautiful. Angelo was very welcoming, providing useful information and kindly leaving us some provisions and encouraging us to pick fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the pool, but managed trips out to the beach and restaurants in Cefalu, as well as into the Madonie mountains and to the pizzeria in the local village of Sant'Ambrogio. On the first morning of our stay we had a problem getting hot water but within a few minutes of contacting Angelo he had arranged for the maintenance man Ernesto to visit and it was sorted immediately.
We would certainly recommend this property.
My wife and I stayed at Angelo's house for 3 nights during our honeymoon and had a fantastic time. Angelo was great at coordinating a place to meet ahead of time and was very thorough and welcoming in showing us his house. The location and views from this house cannot be beat - my wife and I kept saying to each other how surreal it was looking over the pool out into the ocean. The drive to the top of the house is not for the faint of heart but makes the experience all the more worth it as you feel like you are the only one on the mountain side. Angelo was very accommodating and responsive throughout the entire stay and handpicked roses from the garden for my wife to take with her as we left. The indoor and outdoor kitchen area / wood fire grill made enjoying the local cuisine very unique - we even cooked a pizza in the wood fire oven. The olive oil in the house was from the olive trees outside and Angelo encouraged us to pick lettuce and fruits/ vegetables that were ripe from their organic gardens. We had such a blessed time here and would recommend it to everyone!
Beautiful villa in a lovely setting
Our host was gracious and helpful throughout our stay, offering suggestions for local restaurants and activities. We had a wonderful, relaxing time. The views of the Mediterranean and the beautifully maintained property were highlights of our family vacation. The owner could not have been more welcoming or kinder. We would love to return for another visit - in the warm months perhaps - to explore more of the surrounding area. Grazie mille for a perfect setting for our holiday!
to reach the house you travel 500 meters in a charming country road in the woods