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Marco&Francesca

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian

Luxury beachside villa with evergreen plants terrace and sea views

41 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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3 bedroom with condtioned air villa to sleep 6 Sicily,island sublime.

There's only one place in the world where, after anoriginal granita-based breakfast, you can spend the morning walking amid the magnificent mosaics of afourth century Roman villa; then lunch on the delicacies of the area, excellent fresh fish accompanied by a wine tha will take you by surprise.

where you can pass trough mediaveval villages and pristine historics centres, wheter you are on your way down to crystal-clear seas lapping white sandy beaches, or to anature reserve where the Mediterranean vegetation provides a backdrop of colour and fragrance to the nests of breeding flamingos. Where you can end the day surrounded by the sheer perfection of a Greek amphitheatre, watching a Classical play of unparalleled charm.

Or where you can end the evening strolling trough enchanting streets, following in the footsteps of Federico fellini and Greta Garbo, Oscar Wilde and Goethe , overwhelmed by the at once disturbing and breathtaking presence of Europe's largest active volcano. The place, wth all its seductive beauty, is Sicily. But one thing at a time. Let's start at the end.

There is a lesser-know side to this land lessed with a beauty and abundance- the surprisingly beatiful little mountain or fishing villages, each of which seems to hold an architecultural or landscape-related gem. Take for exampleCefalù, with its famous Duomo, Gangi with its town houses, the village of Longi and its castle wich belong to the exclusive circuit of the most beatiful villages in Italy. Add to that Montalbano Elicona, proclaimed Italy's Borgo dei borghi (or topo village) in 2015 and its mysterious Argimusco megaliths.

It's really a rather daunting task to choose just a few of vthe profusion of places, emotions and opportunities that Sicily offers. Not so much and island as a continent - multifaceted, overflowing and seductive. Now the choise is up to you.

Sicily,island sublime. No place for clichés.

The house is an ideal place to enjoy fishing line on the rocks around, a few steps from the shore you can enjoy the surf when the wind blows during the late night catching octopus until the birth of dawn is a beautiful spectacle you can also see from the balcony terrace of one of the bedrooms from where it overlooks a picturesque seascape, this being at the center of the gulf that stretches from Capo Zafferano in Punta S. Elia and that in the days of strong wind comes alive flicker of multicolored sails came to seek shelter in this gulf.

The sea which is accessed directly from the villa through a staircase of about eighty steps it is crystal clear and it is really difficult to resist its call. Have a drink on the terrace at sunset with the lights softened by sunset the sea lapping on the stones of the coast the dim lights of the boats of fishermen is an experience that is desired that the time to stop we have a large patio where you can cook with a wood oven and barbecue bon appetit!

Going up the few steps that lead on the road, turning their backs to the sea, lies on the North side of the mountain with its Catalfano walls rarely attempted even by the ancient inhabitants who preferred to settle opposite side. Solunto is an ancient settlement, because the remains of ancient civilizations are named Solunto, Solanto, Head Zafar, Sant 'Elia, Santo Nicolicchio remains a mystery. Ancient Greek colonies? Sacred place of meeting of the Eastern peoples? (A Solunto the remains of a temple to Isis think they do).A few meters from Solunto: Bagheria and its beautiful villas of the'700. And again on the provincial direction of Termini Imerese is the ancient river Imera and the Roman waterworks, Cefalù with its magnificent cathedral and its beautiful sand beach.From the balcony and from the roof terrace there are stunning views of the sea and the bay of Capo Zafferano. The beach is right below the house. Palermo distances only 20 km.

Further information: In Sicily, 20 minutes from Palermo, a few steps from the seaside village of Porticello is the 'ZOOVILLA' BA.BU. RESORT considered one of the most beautiful mansions on the sea of the place. Owner in his travels around the world has dealt with the sale of rare animals that's why we called the house 'Zoovilla'.

There is also a short stretch of beach along the shore with very fine gravel where children can play safely. Our guests will have the opportunity to go trekking in the nearby nature reserve of Mount Catalfano.Inside the villa you will find an extensive collection of books on animals and on Sicily guides and magazines written in Italian and English. Going up the few steps leading up on the main road, turning their backs to the sea, lies the North side of the mountain with its walls Catalfano rarely attempted even by the ancient inhabitants, who preferred to settle on the opposite side. Solunto is an ancient settlement, because the remains of ancient civilizations are called Solunto, Solanto.

Further information: The villa is near Santa Flavia a small fisheman village and the archaeological site of Solunto, Bagheria with his beautiful villas is a ten minute drive, Palermo with different museums is a 30 minute drive by car, the small medieval town of Cefalu' is a 45 minute drive and is worth seeing, it is possible to go to Agrigento with his Temple Valley 1 hour drive, on the western side Trapani with the small medieval village of Erice another 1 hour drive, looking over Palermo there is Monreale with his beautiful cathedral, looking around Palermo there are San Giovanni of Lebbrosi, San Giovanni of Eremiti wonderful examples of Arab Norman style, and Palazzo dei Normanni with the Cathedral.

Further information: The house is equipped with a wireless service available 24 hours a day 24 still in the living area has a three sofa, a working fireplace, a corner bar with refrigerator and freezer also have the opportunity to consult numerous guides written in Italian in Sicily in English. In the days of south wind from behind the living room windows you can sight the island of Alicudi and when you are lucky also to Filicudi, when the sea is calm far north-east, can be seen from a terrace formation of sea foam The waves constantly slamming on a rock piercing the water rises to the surface (local fishermen the appointment 'ant', as if to establish an 'analogy between the tiny insect and the rock in the vastness of the sea). The villa has a large patio where you can cook with a wood oven and six large loaves a barbecue for excellent grilled fish, bon appetit! The villa has its own reserved parking space in the parking lot.The sea is very iodate and on some rocks.

The terrace has an area of about 200 square meters including 70 square meters were shaded by a canopy under which you can eat your meal. Is equipped with garden furniture including: comfortable chairs for sunbathing, a large umbrella, a wooden table with eight chairs, your privacy is ensured by a lush barrier of evergreen plants and trees typical of this area. The boats at anchor or in transit and the deep blue of the sea offer the eyes of the guests a magnificent spectacle. The house is an ideal place to practice angling on the rocks scattered, steps away from the shore you can surf when the wind blows, during late night and caught the octopus until dawn rise is an enchanting place you can also admire the balcony terrace of one of the bedrooms from where it overlooks a beautiful seascape, find this in the middle of the gulf .

Alitalia connects Palermo with 5 domestic destinations.. The offer includes 78 weekly frequencies to Rome Fiumicino, 32 to Milan Linate, 12 to Naples ,28 weekly frequencies to Lampedusa and 17 to Pantelleria.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marco&Francesca (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian

About Marco&Francesca

My wife and I live in the city of Palermo, the home of the sea I inherited from my parents. I did do a comprehensive restructuring of the apartment and the terrace in 2014, and every year we gild the apartment and add plants in our terrace.

My wife is a teacher of English, and I before I was a wholesaler of all exotic animals and affection I am now renting my house by the sea only to foreign tourists. I called the house of the sea 'zoovilla' because inside you will find animals in ceramic, wood, iron, and maybe next year you will find birds in a small aviary that is located on the terrace.

My wife and I live in Palermo and when our house is not rented we dive into this place of peace and tranquility. The distance to go to Palermo is 25 km, but it is more convenient to take the train that takes you to the city of Palermo in only 20 minutes. You live in this small fishing village, eating all foods fresh and the best thing that you are away from the smog and traffic and noise of a city like Palermo.

Marco&Francesca purchased this villa in 1958

Why Marco&Francesca chose Palermo

This has always been the home of the sea where I learned to swim, to fish, to go under the water and discover all the beauties that there are in these places. My parents had built back in 1958, I was not born yet. I have and I will always have a memory of this great house, the best time to spend time in this house is at the beginning of May and after 15 September, the beach is located the house is deserted seems to be in a film will find much peace and quiet and if you are lucky as we are in Sicily also a mild weather with a chance to take a swim in the crystal clear sea and very clean.

Palermo, Monreale, and Cefalù host outstanding town hoses and sophisticated cathedrals built in the unique so-called Arab-Norman style, with characteristically massive walls, crossed arches,mosaics,and red spherical domes. ymbol of Arab cultural syncretism, trasposed by the Norman kings who by fusing the two cultures, created unsurpassed Mediaeval masterpieces, added to the UNESCO Heritage List in 2015.

What makes this villa unique

The peace and quiet in the months of less tourist influx, because in 1987 the municipality of Santa Flavia has constructed a ladder for access to all of this lovely beach. I would recommend staying in a holiday during non-tourism for those who love the sea as I've always lived in my childhood.This year we renovated the apartment and also all external spazie to provide to our guests a five-star service, we have enhanced the whole terrace in summer because 90% of the time our guests the will spend in this place, we bought a spa type jacuzzi with a powerful filter use the pool for a refreshing alternative when the sea is rough, we bought a new BBQ with cast iron plate for low-fat cooking both meat and fish in a short time. We are thrilled that our efforts have been rewarded with these wonderful reviews.

We recommend as a best period since mid- September until November in order to feel in one place of the sea as if you lived in the house of an old lighthouse for navigation.

This year 2015 we renovated the apartment and also all external spazie to provide to our guests a five-star service, we have enhanced the whole terrace in summer because 90% of the time our guests the will spend in this place, we bought a spa type jacuzzi with a powerful filter use the pool for a rinfrenscante alternative when the sea is rough, we bought a new BBQ with cast iron plate for low-fat cooking both meat and fish in a short time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the beach, the sun and the warmth of the Sicilian way of living. It was very nice, the children loved to play by the sea. Two weeks in Sicily is too short! The nature, the culture,the people and the food are great.The comfort of your house together with the sound of the sea and the lamps of the fishermen's boats in the evening we 'll not easily forget! Thanks also for being so friendly and helpful.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.7
based on 41 traveler reviews

Luxury beachside villa with evergreen plants terrace and sea views
average rating of 4.731707 based on 44 reviews
5

A lovely house, in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this villa. It was amazing to be able to step from the sun terrace down into the sea to cool down in the clear water. We loved swimming, snorkelling (lots of fish to see) and taking the kayak out on the sea too. We took advantage of the quiet bit of beach (which felt like our own) to sunbathe, as well as sunbathing on the roof terrace and the lower balconies at times, depending where the sun was.

The villa was very comfortable and fully equipped with everything we could have needed and much more. Not having to bring our own towels was a great bonus as we were travelling with just hand luggage.

Marco and Francesca were always available by phone message for anything we needed, and provided loads of useful information about things to do in the area.

We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Shooting stars, amazing views and memories.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 9 nights in this fantastic accommodation with my family, have booked many accommodation locations on this site but by far this is the best one to date. The pictures do not do the accommodation or location justice. We normally always do so much sight-seeing but this place was so tranquil, beautiful and perfect we did not want to leave!!! The sea is so calm, fantastic to snorkel in and amazing temperature. It literally sparkle’s all day (you will understand this when you get there, mesmerizing). The accommodation is well decorated and maintained, the balcony gives you a private VIP experience all day and fab to eat out in the evening. The terrace is huge!!! There is not anything that is not accommodated there for you. The hosts were friendly and informative, to the final detail of providing local recipes for home dining Sicilian style on the balcony in the evening. Shooting stars join you to make you feel that you really are in an amazing place. Sight-seeing, you are in a good location for seeing lots. Cefalu was our favourite, worth an early start and late finish.

Thank you xxx

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always excited to be able to do to spend the holiday in the best coast and impeccably. We try and always try to offer the best healing and renovating every year our beautiful beach house. We de Sud people are always very hospitable, thanks, thanks, thanks We will always try to grow to get better and better.
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5

Wow what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Marco and Francesca were excellent hosts, going as far as picking my wife and I up from the train station and allowing us, both an early and late check in and departure. They were also very quick to reply to any queries we had.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in their wonderful villa which overlooks the sea. The property is spacious and clean, complete with everything you would need for a ten day stay (sheets, towels and even an ice maker). The highlight of the property though is the rooftop, complete,with sun beds, deck chairs, a hammock and a hot tub, all of which looks out onto the sea! There are some private steps too which allow access to the beach and sea below. Make sure to pick up some snorkelling gear to take advance of the incredibly clear sea that the villa sits on.

Thanks Marco and Francesca!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to make our guests happy , that s our goal.In the villa our guests find everything they need in order to spend a good holiday.
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5

Unbelievable vacation with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa overlooking the sea. The owners Marco and Francesca were very good and warm people. It is a setting in paradise. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you thank you thank you we are on track to meet your demands.
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Inspiring and comfortable family home

  • 4 of 5

The house was a real home, overlooking the bay and the beach. We recommend this place for it has every facility you can think of, such as jacuzzi on the roof terrace, pizza oven, icecube maker etc. The host and hostess are very friendly and make sure everything is in order. It's a good vantage point for visiting small villages, beaches and the city of Palermo.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always very excited that all our efforts will get these amazing results. In the terrace we have tried to create a small paradise of wellness band we did it. We are always excited to be able to give a true and carefree holiday week, we always recommend to our guests these low season months to appreciate to live in our house by the sea, as they seem to live in a lighthouse signaling with all the comforts you can imagine. Give you the best is our mission. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all for the great result.
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Nice property at a great location by the beach.

  • 4 of 5

There is a fantastic roof-terrace with an extra kitchen, enough deckchairs and a fantastic view over the sea.

The owners Marco and Francesca are very nice and helpfull.

Our two cars had a safe parking place.

We recommend this house for a great stay in Capo Zafferano.

If possible, we like to go there for a second time.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to become a reference point for an unforgettable holiday in our beautiful and sunny land. Welcome to our home on the sea ... Welcome to Sicily! Give you the best is our mission. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all for the great result
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Falcone Borsellino di Palermo
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
An excellent pizza restaurant with good food
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
EMBARKATION PORT AUTHORITY PALERMO
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Villa Airoldi Palermo Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Flavia Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A 19 Casteldaccia
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
A restaurant with good prices for the fish
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Piano BATTAGLIA
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Going down 60 steps of a private staircase
Car: recommended

Personal chef and cooking school with Alessandra Birzilleri

The cost is euro 30 for dinner meat and 50 euro per person for dinner fish including the cost of groceries and wine, excluding any other type of bottles to drink. The cooking classes are charged at 60 euro per person, up to six people. Besides this issue it is of 50 euro per person. at the end of the lesson we share dinner with the dishes prepared. It points out that the raw material are of excellent quality and come from our Sicily. Not including the valet service and washing dishes. These service are at your experience.

Man cleaning costs 10 euro per hour.

Baby sitting service costs euro 90 per day for nine hours, you have to provide for the meal and possibility to pay the train fare to return to the city of Palermo (the total cost of the ticket for one day is 4,60 euro). Another paid service is to have s tour guide for the city of Palermo who is fluent in here languages: English, French, German, ask the owner details of cost

Payment for these services to ask the contact to the owner

Golf: VILLA AIROLDI GOLF CLUB PALERMO

Villa Airoldi Golf Club has started the expansion through 9 holes thus creating, in the heart of the city for a par 35 course of grenades charm and catchy.Ski: Piano Battaglia 70 Km.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Flavia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
VII period
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,684
 
 
VIII period
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,347
 
 
VIIII
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,347
 
 
1
Jan 14 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,459
 
 
2
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,515
 
 
Easter
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,684
 
 
3
Apr 24 2017 - May 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,571
 
 
4
May 8 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,684
 
 
5
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,964
 
 
6
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,076
 
 
7
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,806
 
 
8
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,908
 
 
9
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,684
 
 
10
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,347
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$337
$5,051
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $101 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $224
Pet Fee $17

PRICES ARE VALID FOR TWO GUEST,EVERY EXTRA GUESTS COSTS 90 EURO FOR WEEKS.
Prices include use of internet, air-conditioning, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 200 euro.
AT THE END OF YOUR STAY CLEANING ONLY THE KITCHEN and throw all the trash in the container that si on the right a hundred meters from the villa

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Amenities

Santa Flavia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Room 4 - outdoor shower
  • Three services with a jacuzzi, double wash basin, toilet, bidet and the second with wash basin, cup, shower, and the third service with wash basin, cup, shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • In the living there is a two sofa and even a fireplace faced in stone and can be used in the winter, while the summer months there is a machine from 18000 but air conditioner capable of cooling the entire , apartment, and a air conditioning 12000 but in every bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 6 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 11 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will find the Playstation 2, complete with two games: 007, The Godfather. You need to bring memory cards. For listen your music you need to bring your key usb. In the bedroom overlooking the sea is a wall safe. For a Chef Alessandra Birzilleri . The cost is 30 euro per person for dinners of meat and 50 euro per person for dinners of fish including the cost of groceries and wine. The cooking classe are charged at 69 euro per person up to six people, this number is over is 70 euro per person.

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