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Sciacca is an ancient thermal locality and a well-known seaside resort, placed on the south-western coast of Sicily, 60 Km away on the northern side of Agrigento. Its origins trace back to the VI century B.C. when Sciacca was an both an outpost and a thermal resort of the Greek colony of Selinunte. First destroyed by the Carthaginians in 409 B.C. and soon re-founded by the Romans, Sciacca became an authentic commercial power under the Arab rule and was later fortified by the Normans. The town looks like a marvellous terrace by the sea with its particular Arabian style fishermen quarter and its varied tourist and fishing harbour. Along its town-centre streets tourists can admire interesting monuments or buy, in the several
shops, local handicraft ware (ceramics, corals, ). Particularly worth visiting are: the Castello dei Luna (Castle of the Luna family); the baroque Duomo; the pretty Catalan-gothic style Steripinto mansion. The Carnival of Sciacca is one of the most
important happenings all over Sicily, and takes place before the beginning of Lent.
An oddity: the mysterious island. In July 1831 a volcanic island emerged from the seawaters in front of Sciacca. A great deal of amazement and discussion followed and after several disputes the island was christened Ferdinandea in order to honour the Hispanic sovereign. But just 5 monthslater the island disappeared.
The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento is 60 Km away, the archaeological park of Selinunte is 30 Km away, Caltabellotta is 20 Km away, Eraclea Minoa is 25 Km away, Segesta is 75 Km away, Trapani (links to the Egadi Islands) is 100 Km away, Palermo is 120 Km away, Erice is 110 Km away,Marsala is 70 Km away. Grocer's 2 KM, Restaurant 1 KM, Facilities 6 KM (Shops, Banks, Restaurants - Sciacca), (hospital 10 KM (Sciacca), Railway station 35 KM (Castelvetrano), Sea 1000 MT (sandy beach).
The delightful countryside of Sicily forms the backdrop to this holiday home sited in the midst of palm trees, agaves, eucalyptus, pines and an ocean of bougainvillea blossoms. This former country estate is 60 km away from Agrigento, outside the tourist town of Sciacca well known for its thermal spa.Spacious rooms, carefully decorated with a wealth of tasteful accessories, merge the time-honoured past of the estate with modern comforts into a warm and subtle atmosphere. This is accentuated by typical local features such as ceiling beams, brick arches, hand-made furniture, hand-painted chests and wrought- iron lamps. The large living room, with comfortable white sofas arranged around an open fire as a centrepiece, is ideal for whiling away the
hours with conversation or reading a book; and the adjacent traditionally tiled kitchen is the perfect place for enthusiastic cooks. The first floor has 5 comfortable rooms, including a second living room with an open fire and four bedrooms. The bedrooms open onto two large terraces. Whether you savour the view from the terraces over the dreamlike landscape to the sea sparkling on the horizon, or enjoy the dolce vita in one of the two courtyards - every hour you spend here will help you relax and unwind.
Ground floor: entrance, living/dining room with fireplace, study with two single sofa beds, large kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower, laundry room, covered terrace, garden;
1st floor: living room with fireplace, kitchenette, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, 1 double bedroom, 1 triple bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, 2 terraces.
The price includes: water, gas and electricity consumption ( up to 300kwh per week), bed linen and towels, final cleaning, weekly tidy up, cot/ high chair on request,welcome shop.
TV, air conditioning,CD and DVD player, hair dryer,BBQ, outdoor table and chairs, garden.
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