- french, italian
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
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Vi verrà chiesto 1€ a persona per la tassa di soggiorno per un massimo di 6 giorni. Sono esclusi i minori di 15 anni .
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent flat, location and hosts.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay. The flat is comfortable and spotless , Gabriella and Antonio the most patient and thoughtful of owners. It has a small balcony overlooking a moderately busy but narrow street which can on occasion be slightly noisy. The kitchen is easy to use, although there is no oven or sharp knife - I'm sure Gabriella would provide one if asked. The beautiful old town is a step away with lots of bars, restaurants, etc. There are 2 supermarkets within 10 minutes walk.
Grazie per il vostro giudizio, ho già provveduto per i coltelli affilati.
We had a perfect time, the owner is very kind and gives good advices to enjoy the trip. The flat is very well situated, clean and confortable, the city is beautiful , surrounded by mountains, lot of shops, restaurants... Everything was just perfect!
Grazie anche voi siete stati ospiti esemplari, spero di rivedervi presto!
Ottima accoglienza a Castelbuono
Gabriella e Antonio sono stati host sempre disponibili e cordiali. L'appartamento è molto vicino al centro, comodo a zone di parcheggio gratuite e corrisponde esattamente alla descrizione nell'annuncio. Particolarmente comoda si è rivelata la lavatrice (viaggiando con il solo bagaglio a mano è stata provvidenziale).
Grazie, spero di rivedervi presto!
Castelbuono owes its origins to Ventimiglia, Lords of the County of Geraci, who in the early 1300s decided to build a castle on the hill overlooking the ancient farmhouse of "Ypsigro". A few kilometers from the sea, Castelbuono has developed at the foot of the Madonie in a pleasant valley already inhabited in the Neolithic and full of Greek, Roman, Arab and Byzantine memories. In 1316 Francesco I dei Ventimiglia, counts of Geraci and relatives of Frederick II, built a castle according to the male model to which the residence stands, using the structure that already dominated Ypsigro, a small farmhouse that, in 1282, had 300 inhabitants . The construction of the castle makes this small community grow so much that in 1454, when Giovanni I moved there with its "court", Castelbuono is the most lively center in the vast heritage of Ventimiglia. John carries with him the most important sign of the family's value: the sacred Relic of the skull of St. Anna, donated to William by the Duke of Lorraine. The Castle and S. Anna, the patron saint of the village, will be the two pins of many events in Castelbuono, the "capital" of the Ventimiglia.
The craftsmanship in Castelbuono is still very flourishing, even if some forms are now extinct. Works in wood and wrought iron are very popular and appreciated. On the other hand, women's craftsmanship deserves particular attention: embroidery, lace, weaving. In the field of conservation and restoration, artisans of outstanding stature work and the antiques sector continues to grow. Among the typical artisan products, confectionery products are also very popular abroad. You can taste doves and Easter eggs decorated by hand, panettone, almond products, biscuits of various shapes and types and a delicious homemade bread. The affirmation and prestige achieved by some wineries and oil companies whose products, of the highest quality, are exported all over the world have been important for years.
To visit: the Church of Maria Santissima Assunta - Matrice Vecchia, where we find the crypt containing medieval, renaissance and baroque frescoes, the Church of the Nativity of Mary - Matrice Nuova, the Castle, inside which is the Palatine Chapel of S. Anna; the Fountain of Venus Ciprea: placed at the center of the "old land", today the main course is the fountain of Venus Ciprea (XV century), which decorated the entrance of the ancient Ypsigro, the Civic Museum and the Naturalistic Museum Francesco Mina Palumbo, located in via Roma, inside which there is a large archaeological collection of the same name, which documents the existence of some ancient Neolithic settlements and the passage of different cultures. The museum mainly develops around collections of minerals, fossils and the herbarium with the spontaneous flora of the Madonie, the plants of agrarian and pathological interest, birds and insects, and finally a rich library.
Feast of the Patron Saint Anne 27 July