Property and local area description
Very nice country house in Cefalù with private pool
In Sicily Villa of Gelso is set 45 minutes from Palermo (65 km), at less than twenty minutes from Golf Club “Le Madonie” (16 km) , at less than 10 minutes away from Cefalù (5 km) and its magnificent beaches and architectural beauties.
The villa has at its own disposal a very nice pool (6 meters long, 4 meters large and 1,35 deep) and private parking area.
Nestled on the side of a hill, in the Madonie Park (Parco delle Madonie) 250 meters above sea level, the estate is surrounded by citrus and olive groves, a variegated orchard and it enjoys breathtaking views over the Rocca of Cefalù an Tyrrenium sea . The villa has at its disposal a garden of 3.000 mq and a private parking area.
The Villa consists of two rooms (each with a private entrance VERY IMPORTA THE ROOMS ARE NOT COMUNICATING) that are all furnished with a distinctive elegant simplicity, ideal for a relaxing holiday. All the rooms have private bathroom, linen, and air conditioning. The villa consist, also, of a living room with kitchen corner from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Rocca di Cefalù and Tyrrenium Sea.The villas has a gazebo where to eat outside with barbecue . Looking forward seeing you at villa of Gelsi, we hope in any case that you will enjoy relaxing holidays in Sicily.
Cefalù: medieval village with beautiful white sandy beach.
In Sicily villa of lemons is set 45 minutes from Palermo (75 km), at less than 25 minutes from Golf Club “Le Madonie” (16 km) , at 13 minutes away from Cefalù (5,5 km) and its magnificent sandy beaches and architectural beauties. Eolian Islands can be easily reached thanks to a daily hidrofoil race leaving from Cefalù harbour.
Cefalù is set on the northern coast, 75 kilometers east of Palermo, from which it is about forty-five minutes by car, a bit longer by train. Cefalù is a picturesque medieval fishing village that enjoys a splendid position between the sea and a rocky promontory (Rocca of Cefalù). Cefalù is a built on the site of an ancient Sican an Greek settlement. The town saw its maximum development under the Norman king Roger II, The town nowadays is divided in two parts an old part that is mainly for pedestrians and has many nice little boutiques, shops and restaurants, and a new modern part .
The old town center is dominated by the cathedral. According to tradition the cathedral and the adjoining abbey and cloister, the building was erected after a vow made to the Holy Saviour by the King of Sicily, Roger II, after he escaped from a storm to land on the citys beach. The building was started in 1131. Imposing and attractive, the cathedral is a synthesis of several cultures. It was built by Norman architects and Arabic craftsmen, conditioned by Byzantine models. The interior is dominated by the solemn rhythm of the colonnade and by the image of Christ Pantocrator : a breathtaking mosaic dating back to 1138 on a gold background dominating the apse, above the Madonna, archangels and Apostles.
Mandralisca Museum is also surerly worth seeing. Mandralisca, next to the cathedral square, is famous for its library, containing about 6,000 antique volumes, for its numismatic collection and especially for the paint “Portrait of an Unknown Man” by Antonello da Messina, one of the most famous painters of the European fifteenth century. A Saracen wash-house, the Lavatoio is another sight worth seeing, as is the medieval Osterio Magno, the remaining part of a large 13th-century palace. In any case, the whole old town is worth visiting to admire the picturesque and charming alleys and medieval buildings.
Around Cefalù, places of interest include the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna - a hillside pilgrimage destination-, the ruins of Greek Himera, the Natural Park of Madonie mountains and Castelbuono - a mountain medieval town about 25 kilometers from Cefalù famous for the castle once owned by the Ventimiglia family, feudal lords of several towns in the area-.
Finally, Cefalù is famous as touristic site also for its magnificent white sandy beaches. The main sandy beach is in front of Cefalù and it’s called “lungomare”. There, it’s possible to find many different lidos that offer sun beds and umbrellas, as well as public beaches where you can stay for free. Lungomare is mainly a tourist beach and is very safe and strongly recommended for families with children.
Thanks to its strategic location, Villa Rosa is any case perfect for sea and nature lovers, the best place to relax, explore and discover the various natural beauties, art heritage and magnificent sceneries that West Sicily is able to offer you.