The house is located in the countryside of Castellammare del Golfo (3 kms away), a nice town with many good restaurants and shops.
The beach is just 2 kms away.
Scopello, a stone village by the sea where you can find shops, restaurants, markets and … friendly locals, is just 4 kms away.
Scopello is one of the two entrances (the other is San Vito Lo Capo) of the most important and fascinating natural reserve in Sicily: Zingaro, where one can enjoy many “tropical” sandy beaches.
Zingaro cove, by sikeliakali CC BY 2.0
Segesta a greek colony of the past, is 20 kms away: temple, theatre, mosquee, castle...
Palermo (photo), the wonderful Sicilian capital, is about 50 kms away.
Palermo, by Bengt Nyman - Flickr DSC_0421, CC BY 2.0, from wikipedia
Trapani, a very nice town, is about 30 km’s away.
From Trapani departs the ferry for the amazing Egadi islands.
Custonaci a lovely town, famous all over the world for its fine marble, is 15 kms away.
Just 20 km’s and here it is San Vito Lo Capo a masterpiece of tourism in Sicily with its gorgeous sandy beaches.
Erice that will get you in the middle ages, is 30 km’s away. This medieval town is said the “town of love”, since here there was an eternal fire, just on top of the mountain, that from the VII B.C. attracted the sailors of the Mediterranean, due to the presence of the “ancelle di Venere” (handmaids of Aphrodite). You can still see the Pozzo di Venere (from where the eternal fire emanated) in the courtyard of the castle. In Erice you can have a walk in the past, along its narrow alleys, the megalithic town walls and … the Ericini (cookies)!!!
50 kilometers away from the villa you can approach Marsala and the Stagnone an archipelago where stands the island of Mozia, a masterpiece of archaeology and nature.
The Stagnone is also a sort of outdoor museum with the renowned salt works.
Are you hungry?
That’s my menù: Cous Cous with fish
The Busiate pasta : or alla trapanese; or with the Zerro Grattato (fish); or with ragù di Maiale (pork); or allo scoglio (with sea fruits)
Pane condito “cunzatu” and a Rianata (a sort of pizza).
Sweets: sfinge; cassatelle fritte; biscotti di fico; cannoli siciliani; pasta reale; gelati and granite.