Andrea's home is a dream come true. When I saw the first time ten years ago ', but abandoned surrounded by lush vegetation, built on the rock and overlooking a vast sea, I fell in love instantly. I dreamed just such a place to share my passions with my son ..... I began slowly to cure it, and finally three years ago 'came Andrea, my son! This house is dedicated to him because we have everything that I want to teach and share with him: respect for all living things, the strength of the imposing mountain, the immense serenity even in the stormy sea, patience and care that takes to grow a tree, a flower as well as love, respect for the work and the effort when we water the plants together or when help me dragging a bucket with little land bigger than him ... and especially the rock on where the house is built, and I left on purpose in view. As Ulysses, Homeric hero, had built his house around a tree, immovable, secure, stable even in the fury of the storm and its trunk had carved the marital bed, a symbol of family stability and affects deeper, so Andrea's home is built on the rock, because my son knows that our home is safe and our love indestructible even if the storm rages outside.
These feelings I share with you be guests at the home of Andrea .....
Now I would like to describe our house.
It 'an old farm building, probably dating to the early' 900, built using, according to the techniques of the past, the area of the stones placed on the rocks, to be very thick walls and resistant: the renovation, just completed, I wanted keep in view to highlight the integration between the work of man and nature.
It spreads over two levels: from the patio leads directly to the living room, with exposed stone walls and a large window on the seascape. The warmth of the stone I wanted to combine the comfort of a modern furniture, with a comfortable sofa bed in the English style and a table with flaps that can be used to dine with family or have a romantic breakfast in pairs.
The facilities include a LED TV with satellite connection, to request pay-per-view SKY (surcharge), internet access, a mini stereo for listening to music.
The kitchen, although small, is equipped with everything you need. It has another independent access to the patio, overlooking the BBQ. It 'also features a wine cellar of Italian and Sicilian (surcharge).
The large bathroom is elegantly furnished and comfortable shower is made of integrating it into the rock on which the house is built. The two large windows open to the wonderful panorama.
From the wooden staircase, reproduced on the original model, there is access to a hallway on the top floor: the light filters in the north by a window overlooking the sea and to the south by a glass door through which you access the solarium, a comfortable terrace for relaxation with spectacular views of the bay and the park behind.
The corridor leads to the two double bedrooms, with King size bed: both are furnished with antique art nouveau passed down over time and deliberately placed precisely in order to contextualize the peculiarity of being in a place that refers to our traditions.
Impressive is the view from the windows of the bedrooms seems to be able to stand on the deck of a large ship but with the knowledge to stay safe on the mainland.
Perhaps the most magical moment is when the sea is rough but has reassured dall'accudimento comfortable shell of our room.
Adjacent to the house a patio with barbecue and furniture to organize outdoor meals or relaxing moments.
Behind the house is located a convenient outdoor shower, with hot water.
All around is a large garden terrace, as it was in the nature but also how they had made the locals that they lived and worked cultivating the olive trees. The surrounding nature is part of the Madonie Park (protected area) with its rich Mediterranean vegetation constantly envelops all the efforts of men: this is the wonderful feeling that test one who observes the scene.
So how wonderful is the feeling you have just turning your body 180 degrees: you can in fact assist hypnotized to continuous cangiare the color of the sea that stands just below your feet. Seeing is believing.
On a terrace I organized a small observatory: a telescope can be provided on request (surcharge) because the location and the lack of artificial lighting environment is favorable to the observation of the stars.