Little country house near Segesta Temple in Sicily Italy

Prices from €500 per Week
Set amongst palms, vineyards, prikly pears and olive trees near the majestic Temple of Segesta and the SPA Terme Segestane, San Giovannello is a simple country house with the kind of peace and quiet that inspires complete and total relaxation. Heat pump and a fireplace for winter comfort. SKY TV, 3G WIFI, Ipod-Iphone connectivity. Lot of organic oranges in the property: collect as many you want to eat or to make orange juice. The house has an open plan living room with kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom. A flight of stairs leads to a mezzanine floor with a sofa bed and a desk. The living room/kitchen leads directly onto a covered terrace with a barbecue, wood stove, a large dining table and gas heaters for the spring and autumn evenings. Sicilian cooking courses available on request: Learn how to hand make bread and pasta, stuffed ravioli, how to choose fresh local ingredients, how to shop for fresh fish at Trapanis' fish market, how to use ricotta to make cannoli or "cassata siciliana".
Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Details

Property Information

Type:
Villa
Location:
Sicilia, Italy
This Property Sleeps:
2
Minimum Price Per Week:
€500
Maximum Price Per Week:
€600
Nearest Airport:
Trapani (TPS), Italy (airport code NQY)

Notes
Advance payment of 30% of weekly rate upon booking via Paypal. Cash settlement on arrival

Accommodation and Facilities Summary

Bathroom
Toilets: 1
Shower Rooms: 1
Hot Tub
Bidets
Bedroom
Doubles: 1
Pull-out Beds: 1
Heat/Cooling
Aircon throughout
Ceiling Fans
Electric Heaters
Dining
Dining room table
Seating for: 4 People
Entertainment
Satellite or Cable
Hi Fi
TV
Video
DVD Player
Radio
Kitchen
Crockery & Cutlery Provided
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Oven
Fridge
Toaster
Laundry
Washing Machine Provided
Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Iron
Ironing Board
Living Room
Seating for: 4 People
Sofas: 1
Armchairs: 1
Fold Out Beds Sleeping: 1
Fireplace
Local Activities
Tennis
Walking
Local Area
Restaurants
Distance to Local Town Centre: 4km
The local town is: Lively but not wild
Location
Distance to beach: >5km
Distance to convenience store: 3-5km
Distance to local restaraunts: 3-5km
In a Town
Distance to Airport: 20-50km
In the Country
Outside
Barbecue Area
Barbecue
Patio
Parking
Garden
Outside Tap
Suitability
No Pets
No Children allowed
Non Smoking Only
Accommodation
Accommodation Type:: Self Catering
Size:: Compact
Changeover Day: Sat
Theme
Quiet yet close to local activity

Local Area Details

About Weather/Climate/Temperature

 Sicily enjoys a blissful Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm springs and autumns. Even February, the coolest month, has average temperatures of 13˚C
Mese T min T max Precip. Umidità Vento Eliofania
Gennaio 8 °C 15 °C 56 mm 82 % WNW 16 km/h 4 ore
Febbraio8 °C 15 °C 46 mm 81 % W 16 km/h 5 ore
Marzo 9 °C 17 °C 45 mm 80 % WNW 16 km/h 6 ore
Novembre12 °C 19 °C 65 mm 82 % N 16 km/h 5 ore
Dicembre9 °C 16 °C 65 mm 82 % W 16 km/h 4 ore

About Transport

The house can be easily reached from Palermo or Trapani airport and ports.
You can choose Palermo or Trapani airport and ports. 
Consider that more airlines companies land in Palermo.
Trapani is a Ryanair hub.
In any case is essential that you rent a car to come in our country house and to have the freedom to drive around. 

About Golfing

77,6 km, 1 hour 8 min from the villa:
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
S.S. 115 Km 131
92019 Sciacca (AG) Sicily Italy
Tel: +390925998001 +390925998180
Email: reservations.verdura@roccofortehotels.com
They say of themselves:
"At Verdura there is a remarkable coming together of land and sea spread over 500 pristine acres. Protected forever from intrusion from the outside world is an unparalleled golf experience unlike any other in Europe and rare to find elsewhere in the world.

Kyle Phillips's mastery of course design, as evidenced by his internationally acclaimed courses around the world, offers a paradise for golfers of all levels. No shots are too demanding and the player has ample opportunity to admire the expansive land and seascapes while discovering the rich strategy of each superb layout.
A golf resort created, designed and managed by golf connoisseurs for the pleasure of those who appreciate the finest moments which the game can offer; golf along the seashore with impeccable course maintenance and welcoming professionals enhancing the world class destination which awaits golf purists at Verdura"

About Skiing

Sicily contains skiareas like Etna Sud and Etna Nord for winter sport, because of its natural heritage of the mountains. Madonie the west and the volcano Etna on the east are, in fact, the destination for those interested in winter sports, skiing, or simply want to spend hours in contact with the snow and the high mountain air.
Madonie
160 km, 1 ora 52 min
Piano Battaglia
Altitude info 1570 m - 1835 m (Difference 265 m)
Slopes3 km0 km3 km0 km
Ski lifts2
Towns/villagesPetralia Sottana

About Airport Information

Palermo:
Falcone Borsellino Airport IATA: PMO – ICAO: LICJ.
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Elevation AMSL65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates38°10′55″N 013°05′58″E
Website www.gesap.it

Trapani:
Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi
IATA: TPS – ICAO: LICT
TPS
Location of the airport in Sicily
Airport type Military/Public ServesTrapani
Location Trapani, ItalyHub forRyanair
Elevation AMSL25 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 37°54′43″N 012°29′36″E
Website www.airgest.it 

About Parks

Lo Zingaro Natural Reserve, 33,3 km, 43 min
http://www.riservazingaro.it/
The Reserve has two entrances: one on the south at about one km. from Scopello Village, the other on the north at about 12 Km. from the town of San Vito lo Capo.
- To have access to the Reserve, on the south part, by car you can get the Highway A29 Palermo- Mazara del Vallo, exit Castellammare del Golfo; then go ahead through Strada Stradale 187, direction to Trapani. At about 4 Km. follow the indications for Scopello up to the coast. Arrived at Guidaloca resort, follow the indications for la Tonnara (Tunny-fishing nets) in Scopello where it is possible to admire the beautiful stacks. After a few kilometers from the Tonnara there is the large square of the Reserve. There you leave the car in the parking area and walk from Cala di Mazzo of Sciacca through the Reserve paths.
- To have access to the north entrance of the Reserve, get the Strada Statale 187 up to the junction for San Vito lo Capo. From the town go on to Villaggio Calampiso- Reserve the Zingaro.
- Going by bus :
Ditta autoservizi Russo
Azienda Trasporti Siciliana

About Local Attrcations

Ristorante Pizzeria Le Lanterne TRIED: GOOD
via Francesco Lentini 10 91013 - Calatafimi Segesta (TP)
Tel: 0924950367 Fax: 0924950367

Divino Rosso - Ristorante Via A. de Gasperi Tel. 339 1556252 - 339 4622125

Fridor Rosticceria self-service
Via Aldo Moro , 43
Tel. 0924 950111

Margana s.a.s di Rosa Maria e C. Contrada Margana
Tel. 338 3293872 - 334 9116919 - 338 7208920

Medit ristorante pizzeria

Stazione Ferroviaria Segesta uscita Segesta autostrada A29 (dir. TP)
Tel. 0924 951355 - 330 832537

Pizza in piazza Piazza Pietro Nocito, 12 Tel. 0924 952093

Pizza Planet Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi Tel. 389 4233331

Pizzeria Ristorante dell'Orso via Gorizia, 2

Ristorante Bar "Posto di ristoro Segesta"
Area archeologica Segesta Tel. 0924 951131

Ristorante Mille Pini Belvedere F. Vivona, 4 Tel. 0924 951260

Ristorante Pizzeria Egesta via F. Lentini ,65 Tel. 0924 950367

Ristorante Pizzeria Rustic Contrada Ponte Bagni Tel. 0924 530058 TRIED: GOOD and very close to Terme Segestane

Trattoria Paninoteca di Maiorana via Segesta, 55 Tel. 0924 950095

A specially interesting restaurant is "L'Ardigna", 16,1 km, 28 min
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES NORTH 37 ° 53'03 " EAST 12 ° 46 ° 28 "
TRIED: VERY GOOD
They say about themselves:
"The restaurant Ardigna in the quiet of the countryside around the town of Salemi is easily accessible from all over the province of Trapani and the surrounding area.
The current structure has been designed in an ancient rural (beam), in the countryside with an adjoining swimming pool with all comfort.
Our flower garden with swimming pool, offers our guests the ideal setting for a pleasant day with the typical and genuine products of the best Sicilian tradition.
We have 2 lounges: the room, the warm and welcoming, and the anchessa large room with a fireplace, where you can catch a glimpse of the garden, the swimming pool and gazebo summer aperitifs.
Ardigna The restaurant is the ideal location for wedding receptions, christenings, communions and confirmations, as well as lunches, dinners and meetings given the wide availability of space and seating.
Our menu 'are composed exclusively of raw materials produced in areas adjacent to the restaurant. Ample parking".

About Local Restaurants

Ristorante Pizzeria Le Lanterne TRIED: GOOD
via Francesco Lentini 10 91013 - Calatafimi Segesta (TP)
Tel: 0924950367 Fax: 0924950367

Divino Rosso - Ristorante Via A. de Gasperi Tel. 339 1556252 - 339 4622125

Fridor Rosticceria self-service
Via Aldo Moro , 43
Tel. 0924 950111

Margana s.a.s di Rosa Maria e C. Contrada Margana
Tel. 338 3293872 - 334 9116919 - 338 7208920

Medit ristorante pizzeria

Stazione Ferroviaria Segesta uscita Segesta autostrada A29 (dir. TP)
Tel. 0924 951355 - 330 832537

Pizza in piazza Piazza Pietro Nocito, 12 Tel. 0924 952093

Pizza Planet Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi Tel. 389 4233331

Pizzeria Ristorante dell'Orso via Gorizia, 2

Ristorante Bar "Posto di ristoro Segesta"
Area archeologica Segesta Tel. 0924 951131

Ristorante Mille Pini Belvedere F. Vivona, 4 Tel. 0924 951260

Ristorante Pizzeria Egesta via F. Lentini ,65 Tel. 0924 950367

Ristorante Pizzeria Rustic Contrada Ponte Bagni Tel. 0924 530058 TRIED: GOOD and very close to Terme Segestane

Trattoria Paninoteca di Maiorana via Segesta, 55 Tel. 0924 950095

A specially interesting restaurant is "L'Ardigna", 16,1 km, 28 min
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES NORTH 37 ° 53'03 " EAST 12 ° 46 ° 28 "
TRIED: VERY GOOD
They say about themselves:
"The restaurant Ardigna in the quiet of the countryside around the town of Salemi is easily accessible from all over the province of Trapani and the surrounding area.
The current structure has been designed in an ancient rural (beam), in the countryside with an adjoining swimming pool with all comfort.
Our flower garden with swimming pool, offers our guests the ideal setting for a pleasant day with the typical and genuine products of the best Sicilian tradition.
We have 2 lounges: the room, the warm and welcoming, and the anchessa large room with a fireplace, where you can catch a glimpse of the garden, the swimming pool and gazebo summer aperitifs.
Ardigna The restaurant is the ideal location for wedding receptions, christenings, communions and confirmations, as well as lunches, dinners and meetings given the wide availability of space and seating.
Our menu 'are composed exclusively of raw materials produced in areas adjacent to the restaurant. Ample parking".

About Walking

Calatafimi is surrounded by a wonderful and green countryside. Olive trees, orange trees and vineyards are all around making the countryside extremely relaxing and perfect for walks and small trips.

About History

The town was developed during the age of the Muslim emirate of Sicily, when it was known as Qal`at(a)fīmī ( قلعة فيمي ), referring to the defensive castle overlooking the town, now partially restored from ruins. One hypothesis for the castle's name derives it from "Castrum Phimes" - a stronghold protecting the territory of a Roman period nobleman mentioned by Cicero, Diocles Phimes. Another hypothesis derives it from "Castle of Euphemius", possibly referring to the 5th century Byzantine patriarch by that name or, more likely, to the 9th century Euphemius of Sicily, a legendary figure who was said to have brought Muslim mercenaries to Sicily in 827 to help defend his throne, only to have them conquer the island for themselves.
Calatafimi's part of Sicily was one of the first to be occupied by the Aghlabids from Ifriqiya in their conquest of the island, and was one of the last centers of Islamic culture after the end of the Norman rule. The excavations near Segesta have revealed a 12th-century Islamic necropolis and mosque. There are also reference to an Islamic-period town called Calathamet (Qal`at al-Hammah - قلعة الحمّة), on the border of the territories of Calatafimi and Castellammare del Golfo, possibly equating the modern Terme Segestani.
From 1336 until 1860, Calatafimi was feudal territory under Habsburg and Spanish nobles, despite three attempts to regain an independent status (1399, 1412 and 1802).
It was on a hill near Calatafimi, called Pianto Romano, that, in 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Mille first encountered the troops of the Bourbons on a battlefield (see the Battle of Calatafimi). This was the first significant battle of the Italian unification (or Risorgimento) and it was at this battle that Garibaldi was said to have uttered the famous battle cry: "Here we make Italy, or we die". A memorial, in the form of large stone obelisk containing an ossuary of the remains of those fallen in the battle, currently marks the hilltop.
In his later life, the 19th century English novelist Samuel Butler made annual trips to Calatafimi, and a street in town was named after him. Summer theater is held in the Roman amphitheater at Segesta every other year. A new archaeological museum is being created that will show findings from the Segesta archaeological excavations.

Contact Details

Name:
Paolo Mollica
Telephone:
+39-328338-2368
Alt Telephone:
+39-328338-2358
Fax:
+39-091-323861

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Contact Details

Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicilia
County:
Trapani
Town:
Trapani
Postcode:
91013

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