Palermo - the capital of Sicily – is a wonderful city facing the Tyrrhenian Sea in the north-west side of the island. A place rich in history, culture, traditions, art, architecture and folklore. Walking through the downtown streets you will admire Arab palaces, Norman churches, gold Byzantine mosaics, gorgeous Baroque lines, splendid works of neoclassic style and urban palaces in Art Nouveau.
Tradition, culture and folklore live on in the suggestive alleys of the historical centre with the traditional markets of Ballarò, Capo, Vucciria and Borgo Vecchio and with the world-famous marionettes of the "Opra dei Pupi". And then, the famous gastronomic specialities blending different cultures, with the triumph of the fish and of the confectioner’s.
Staying at our Villas located in the north-west of Sicily, you will have the chance to visit Palermo as well as many other towns and villages in the surrounding areas.
In the Gulf of Castellammare along the northern coast of Sicily west of Palermo, you will find very interesting localities like Castellammare del Golfo, Scopello, San Vito lo Capo, Erice, Trapani, Segesta.
This part of the island offers: natural attractions like the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro (Natural Reserve), an authentic natural paradise surprisingly still surviving in the integrity of its extraordinary and primitive beauty; a splendid coastline with little creeks, rough rocks and sandy beaches with crystalline waters; typical restaurants where you can taste the local gastronomic specialities and excellent fish dishes, and historical sites like the majestic temple and amphitheatre of Segesta.