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Villa Bragone: Lovely house, 150m from the sea, wifi and cooking class free!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio and garden, very close to the beach

Villa Bragone is a lovely historical country house dating from 19th century and tastefully restored as a vacation home. Original ancient features and soft atmosphere are ideal for artists, families or groups of friends, who like sea, sun, good food and places of interest!

The house is only 5 minutes walk from the beach "Pietra Piatta", an undiscovered and simply beautiful place to swim and relax.

The Villa offers a large and bright living room with dining area, a study with wifi free and an internal stone patio with outdoor forniture.

The full equipped kitchen has got oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and toaster. Barbecue and outdoor dining table are in the garden just near the kitchen.

The main bedroom has got a double bed and a balcony into the internal patio, the second bedroom has got two single beds and the third bedroom has got bunk beds. High quality bed linen are provided such as towels with no extra costs.

There is a bathroom with bath and shower, a second one with shower and washing machine.

The house is surrounded by olive trees, in a very quite country area near the little towns Trabia and Termini Imerese.

Shops, good restaurants and sport facilities are nearby.

The central location of the Villa is great to explore Sicily and its natural and historical beauties all arround. Palermo, capital of Sicily, and Cefalù are at about 25 km away. By car or from the local railstations you can reach all main towns of Sicily: Agrigento, Enna, Catania, Siracusa.

The owners are always available to help their guests with any questions they may have and to give suggestion for the best success of their stay.

If you like to cook, you can have a free Sicilian cooking class!

You have contact with a local chef and decide together what to prepare. You buy by yourself or with his/her help the food and you cook then togethe preparing delicious Sicilian recipes.

Sicilian American guests can have help to find their ancestral Sicilian roots.

More Details

Maria Ciofalo
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Maria Ciofalo

I'm a teacher and I also work in public relations in international meetings. I often have guests at home and I like hospitality. It's a wonderful way to meet interesting people and to know other countries and cultures. That is why I decided to rent my vacation home through VRBO and Homeaway and it's a great experience!

Why Maria Ciofalo chose Termini Imerese

My property was passed down through the generations. When my grandgrandfather built this beautiful country house, it was the only one in the area and it was used by the family in summer and by travelers too, who went to Palermo or to Messina. The villa is in the middle of an olives grove and we still produce our extravergine olive oil. Ancient family fornitures and modern equippment create a peaceful and warm atmosphere, an ideal place for artists or people who like good life quality, good food and fresh sea air.

What makes this villa unique

When you arrive, you will fall in love with the internal porch and the bright living room with sight to the coast.

This Villa is the right one if you want to live as Sicilian gentry do, having the suggestions of local people and meet them too, cooking together or playing cards or going to the local concerts and theaters.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria and family,

We are so fortunate to visit with you at your beautiful home. The memories of our stay here will lat a lifetime and are certainly ones we will share with our family. Who knows? You may get to meet more of our family. We look forward to the possibility of your family visiting with us in the USA. Thank you so much for the cooking lesson - you cooked, we ate! But the recipes are memorable. Grazie mille!
Jul 2018
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Termini Imerese Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • High quality bath towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , For two people
  • Bedrooms are all bright with fresh air. The main bedroom opens into an internal patio. High quality bed linen are provided
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Villa Bragone: Lovely house, 150m from the sea, wifi and cooking class free!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 10 reviews

Excellent property and a welcoming home!

  • 5 of 5

Entering the house, climb a short set of steps to the spacious office and work area. Shelves are filled with information on Sicily and Italy and a comfortable desk next to a power strip. A door off the office accesses an open air patio with several comfortable chairs, a quiet place to relax and read.

Through a large opening, the next room is the living room with a large TV and cable service, a couch and chairs. Passing through the living room, you reach a hallway connecting the entrances to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and the kitchen. Two bedrooms have large, comfortable beds, while the third has upper and lower bunk beds.

The kitchen is fully furnished and featured a container of freshly pressed delicious olive oil from the family's surrounding trees.

Outside the kitchen door is patio shaded by an ancient olive tree, an excellent place for morning coffee or afternoon drinks.

We arrived shortly after 1500 on a Sunday and Maria suggested we try the Bragone restaurant, a short drive (or walk) up the hill from the house. It was excellent! We ate there twice during our short stay.

Maria and Aldo came over the first morning to help arrange our sightseeing. All their suggestions were spot on! Sights visited on days trips included Palermo, Monreale, Eriche, Cefalu and Agrigento. Maria was available to help whenever we needed her, which was a blessing.

One afternoon Aldo went to the fish market and came back with clams, squid, shrimp and mussels, which he taught us how to combine with a special Sicilian caper for spaghetti that was just outrageously good.

We highly recommend this property and its gracious hosts when you are in this part of Sicily.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Classy and characterful

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this house. The location is ideal for touring the local region. The house itself is full of character and charm, with unique features such as wooden blinds and ironwork. It was very well clean and well-maintained, and it was really airy and spacious. We were able to walk to the nearby restaurant with same name as the house, just up the hill, and that was excellent as well. There are beautiful views of the sea and the nearest beach (no sand-just stones) was a short walk away, although across a busy road. The owners were charming and helpful so I would recommend this house to anyone visiting this part of Sicily.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Beautiful villa with great location !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Villa Bragone for 8 weeks (from mid-January to early March 2016). It has everything you wish for: well appointed kitchen, bedrooms & bathrooms in a very attractive decor . Maria was a delight: she gave us good travel and restaurant tips and went above our expectations in arranging a cooking class at the Villa for us and my visiting sister and husband ! It was one of the many highlights of our trip . We rented a car at the airport on our arrival to explore the many attractions of Sicily (Cefalu, Cacamo, Syracusa, Agrigento , etc.) and never regretted it, although we took a train to visit Palermo, as recommended. The Villa is nicely located and became a great springboard for exploring the surrounding cities. We were there also at the time of Carnavale in Termini Imerese (in February) . What a nice show of costumes and floats ! And thanks to Maria and her welcoming family, we had a superb view of it all . All in all, we had a wonderful time discovering the beauties of Sicily and we are very grateful for the warm welcoming of Maria and her gentleman husband, Aldo. As for timing, we love our time at the villa, particularly the months of February and March (as January was a bit cool for our liking). Sicily has so much to offer (history, landscapes, beaches, gastronomy, wine ) and the Villa is a great base to discover it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Attractive, well appointed villa

  • 5 of 5

We chose the property because we didn't want to hire a car and we could get there from the airport using public transport. The description was very attractive and the villa lived up to our expectations. It was spacious and well appointed and the garden and patio were lovely.

The station a ten minute walk away meant we could easily get to Palermo and Termini and with a change at Termini also to Cefalu.Trabia centre was a 5 minute walk away, where the choice of shops for buying food was good, and there was a market on Mondays. The locals are very friendly and greeted us every time we passed.

Maria is incredibly welcoming and helpful. She pointed out the best shops for meat and fish. As we had no car, lifts were offered, into Termini for example. We sampled the families olives and pomegranates.

The choice of eating out in the evening in Trabia is limited but fortunately the local taverna up the lane from the villa proved to be very good and very friendly. With a car, obviously Termini offers a wider choice.

We wanted a quiet retreat to read and write and not particularly to do the tourist thing.We found the perfect space.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent 5 star review. We are delighted that you found the villa and the area around suited your needs. This is s special place in our view, beautiful surroundings, lovely garden and very tasteful and comfortable accomodation. We know all our hosts/owners personally and know that they all provide an excellent friendly and helpful service, as you found with Maria and her family. The quality of your stay is as much to do with the owners as the the high standard of the property. We met Maria in Tuscany this week and she mentioned what a pleasure it was to have you to stay. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write about transport links, shopping etc as this is very useful information for future guests. We hope to welcome you back to Sicily in future.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

we had a fantastic week there, from the house we could see the beautiful view of Sicily. We felt such as in our sweet home. The owners took care of us.

If it is possible we will come back there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Villa was comfortable

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Villa, Maria the owner was very helpful and had plenty of recommendations and information about points of interest to visit while we were there. We did not have a car so it was a 15 minute walk to the train station, up and down hills, and along side of a main road. Probably if small children will be staying there you would definitely need a car.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Palermo Falcone e Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Termini Imerese
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Trabia Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Al Bragone
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Ginestra - Pietra Piatta
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $171.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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