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Marettimo is the farthest - on the western side of Sicily - and the most mountainous of the Egadi Islands - the ancient Hiera (sacred island in Greek language) of the Greeks - is nearly 37 Km away from Trapani, and 600,000 years ago was the first of the Egadi Islands to become detached from Sicily, so allowing the growth and conservation of some curious fauna and flora which are not found elsewhere on the Egadi islands. The unchanged nature is the strong point of this fishing island where car transit is forbidden and everything is within easy walking distance in the only inhabited area The town is divided into three zones following one another in the space of ten or so metres: Scalo Nuovo (where hydrofoils and ferries dock), Scalo di Mezzo and Scalo Vecchio (Old Fishing Ports). The low white houses with bright blue-coloured doors and shutters, narrow roads and Lilliputian-like tiny squares. Has caught the imagination of some scholars who believe it to be the real Ulysses' Ithaca narrated by Homer in his Odyssey poem. Boat tours organised by skilled local fishermen will take you on a discovery of Punta Troia and its Castle (XII century) built on a rocky cliff (116 metres high above sea level) overhanging the sea; and then towards several caves as Grotta del Tuono, Grotta del Cammello, Grotta della Bombarda and also to the fantastic area called i Barranchi characterized by high and large towers of white and grey-coloured dolomite rock. Just look up and in a moment you’ll feel like you’re inside the Dolomite mountainscapes of Trentino Alto Adige. Not less spectacular is the landscape - which you can admire along the different footpaths of the hinterland, immersed in the fragrances of thyme, rosemary, Aleppo pine-trees and wild fennel - overlooked from the top of Monte Falcone (Falcone Mount, 686 metres above sea level). Here - suspended between sky and sea - one comes upon the magic and spirit of Marettimo which has been defined definitely the most beautiful Italian island after Capri by Fulco Prates. Grocer's 50 MT, Restaurant 50 MT, Facilities 50 MT (Markets, Shops, Banks, Restaurants), Hospital 40 KM (Trapani), Railway station 40 KM (Trapani), Port 100 MT (Scalo Nuovo), Airport 60 KM (Trapani), Sea 50 MT (sandy and pebbly beach).
Typical fisherman's house situated on the island of Marettimo, the authentic and unspoilt natural paradise of the Egadi Islands. This comfortable house overlooks the small harbour of Scalo Nuovo and is a perfect retreat for couples wanting to fully enjoy and experience the charming, relaxed atmosphere of this island. Recently renovated, this dwelling is simple yet elegantly decorated in harmony with the style of this lovely place. Its two exclusive terraces enjoy beautiful views over the sea and the small village with its narrow streets and nice white houses with blue painted windows and doors. Its perfect location offers guests every opportunity to take part in local life and appreciate the genuine island hospitality, but also to plunge into the dream waters of a small beach just next to the house. Boat tours organized by local fishermen are highly recommended, if you want to discover Marettimo's wonderful natural coves and bays.
The apartment is 40 sq metres and consists of: the ground floor- large room with double bed and single sofa bed; 1st floor.: kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower, terrace; 2nd F.: roof terrace.
The price includes: Water, electricity and gas consumption Final cleaning bed linen and towels; welcome hamper of typical products. Extra service on request: maid service €10 per hour -shopping service €20 plus items bought-boat rental.
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