Antica Marsala, Sicily, Italy
This is Sicilian life as it has been for hundreds of years. Set along the quieter western coast of the island among vineyards, windmills and the nature reserve, this 17th century villa and apartments has been lovingly restored to reflect life as it was when it was built. Using local artisans, natural and locally sourced materials and reclaimed items, the update is inconspicuous and enchanting.
The compound is comprised of a main villa and four separate garden apartments that create a spacious and private hideaway for large groups to enjoy together. The authentic and rustic architectural features remain with ancient stone, graceful arched doorways and decorative tile that celebrate the beauty of imperfection.
The main villa features one en suite bedroom and two additional double bedrooms with a full kitchen while each apartment is self contained with double bed, bath and kitchenette. All are tied together with a lovely collection of Sicilian antiques, and minimal handmade decor that allows the history of the interiors to come alive.
Connected by lush gardens, each has it’s own alfresco dining and lounge areas where you can find both privacy and intimacy. Surrounded by orchards, vineyards, a large vegetable garden and chickens, you can enjoy and share in the harvest from the property for a small contribution and take advantage of the on site art and cooking workshops hosted by the owners. The stunning 12 meter sailboat is available for use to tour the coast and neighboring islands and enjoy lunch and drinks on board.
Rustic, elemental and authentically Sicilian, you will be transported to another time here. Bellissimo…
Wifi throughout the property. Housekeeping and laundry service available. Optional grocery shopping and chef available along with cooking lessons. On site parking and use of house bicycles.
From the splendid Egadi Islands and Pantelleria to nearby Trapani, Marsala’s western coast is home to archeological treasures and natural wonders. The best beaches lie along the Gulf of Castellamare but there are many small sheltered coves and undiscovered landings nearby. Don’t miss San Vito Lo Capo, Segesta, Selinunte, Mothia and Erice.