Three-room (double room, 2-bedded room, living room+ lodge, bathroom and kitchenette).suite Ficodindia offers romantic, regenerating and pleasant stay for weeks or weekends in a dreaming and welcoming atmosphere, with
This lovely, elegant and well-equipped suite is part of the little complex (3 three rooms for 4 people and 2 two rooms for 2 people) of Villa Paladino Solunto, an holiday home of exceptional charm and prestige for the peculiarity of its site, by the unique characteristics in the area between Palermo and Cefalù,Just at the gates of Palermo, it smartly stands on the ridge of the lush hill Monte Catalfano between the Gulfs of Palermo and Cefalù,adjacent to the Archaeological Park of the famous Phoenician and Greek - Roman town of Solunto and to the Natural Reserve full of different species of birds and innumerable species of plants too. The wonderful view of the sea embraces from Palermo to Cefalù until the high chain of Nebrodi and that over mountains reaches from Mount Pellegrino to Madonie, the inner mountains of Sicily (alt. m 2000). with the hills, the rocky promontories and the green valleys of Bagheria,
Villa Paladino Solunto is immersed in a fantastic and amazing atmosphere, thanks to the exuberance of nature, rich in different species of birds (in which the superb Peregrine Falcon, so loved by Frederick II of Swabia) and countless species of plants, The incredible seasonal (April-October) pool similar to a natural lake with fountain allows adults and children to enjoy playing ball and read the favorite book, having great views down to Santa Flavia, the Gulfs of Palermo and Cefalù, Madonie and Conca D'Oro, looking at the unforgettable Sicilian sunsets too.
Unforgettable 3 hour-boat trips with skipper and fishing in the clear waters along the wonderful coast of Mongerbino and around the underwater archaeological site of Scoglio della Formica (the Rock of the Ant), home of dolphins, can be arranged not only in summer.
You can rent a (small) boat near my villa if you can drive it without a boat license.
You can also have 1dayboat trip up to the Aeolian Islands, Panarea and Stromboli (in my opinion the most beautiful of the 7 Aeolian Islands) or Lipari and Vulcano.
You can also have a romantic / group dinner on the boat.
You can have at your disposal a washing machine in the property. (E.8/wash)
Distance from sea (beaches sandy or pebbles) mt 800-1000.
It is very near to Palermo (Km.10, 30 minutes by car and 20 by train).
The distance from the Aeroport of Palermo (Punta Raisi) is about minutes 40 by motorroad
A large free parking inside the villa is available..
About 1 Km. away, driving along the quite panoramic coast road that goes past Sant’Elia and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano, you’ll get the maritime village of Aspra and the promontory of Mongerbino, from which you can admire a breath-taking view on the gulf of Palermo and on Monte Pellegrino.
Thanks to the close National Road 113 and Motorroad A.19 and A20, the Villa also a strategic point to easily go sightseeing Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Caccamo, Agrigento, Mozia,Selinunte, Erice, the Natural Reserve of Zingaro, the National Natural Madonie Park and many other places of great tourist interest.
In 30 minutes by car you can easily get to Palermo, the well known lido of Mondello and the Medieval town of Monreale, with the most beautiful and important Cathedral in the world too. You can also get to the well known touristic medieval town of Cefalù, with its marvelous beach and the Arab-Norman Cathedral, or to the enchanting Castle of Caccamo. Without never losing the view of the sea, within 1 hour you reach the spectacular National Natural Madonie Park (mt.2000 on the sea, the highest mountain chain in Sicily after Etna), paradise of rare protected animal and vegetables species.
As the train station of S. Flavia is close,you can easily go by train (15 minutes, E. 2,50/person) to Palermo and then go sightseeing Palermo by a red touristic bus (HOP ON-HOP OFF) that stops in the most important touristic places. The same pullman goes to the well-known Duomo of Monreale and the lovely beach of Mondello . You can easily go to Cefalù by train too.
On the website trenitalia VIAGGIATRENO you can see the schedule times of trains.
If you prefer, I can put at your disposal a taxi driver to go sightseeing Palermo and Sicily and for the transfer from the airport of Palermo/Trapani / Catania and back
Don't worry about your first breakfast: you'll find some milk, coffee, fruit juice and snacks.
If you arrive very late and you're too tired to go to a pizzeria, you can find some pizzas and beer in your suite (on request)
Refundable Security Deposit to be paid upon arrival: Flat amount per stay (50EUR per stay):
Additional fees to be charged upon arrival
Cleaning Fee: 35€
Refundable Security Deposit: 50€
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We hope you have a pleasant stay!