Baglio Villa Sicilia

Selinunte Castelvetrano, Trapani
Bed & Breakfast


Immerse yourselves in this peaceful retreat with an elevated pool surrounded by olive groves, almonds, fig and citrus trees

Bed

22 beds

Bedroom

19 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 10

The
Experience

The old olive mill is part of this impressive farm, much beloved of charming owner Emerico and restored keeping all the stunning history intact. You’ll find a Phoenician bath in the main kitchen, golden stones in the walls and evidence of Greek carvings outside. Rooms and suites vary in size but all are full of light with natural stone walls and thick beams.

Start the day with fresh fruit, homemade cakes and orange pie, eaten among the trees or in the walled outside dining area with its huge glass door. Included in the price is a chef at your disposal for lunch and dinner. Amble to the beautiful saltwater pool from which you can see, in the distance, the magical shape of Selinunte temples.

Restaurants, shops and the blue beaches of Marinella di Selinunte or Porto Palo di Menfi are a ten-minute drive. The Greek Selinunte temples are three kilometres away, and the owners can take you on a private tour of these and the ancient Cave di Cusa. Return to two peaceful patios and nothing but birdsong in the warm African breeze.

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We think you'll love

  • Enjoying the quiet of this secluded retreat
  • Discovering the history of the house and the area
  • Floating in the 18-metre saltwater pool
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You should know

  • You’re completely isolated
  • It’s a grown-up sort of place

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season. Children over 3 welcome.
Closed
Never.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute drive. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner, à la carte menu.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €290
Damage deposit
Cottages (weekly rental) €2500
3 Suites for 4
From €580
7 Suites for 2
From €290
1 Cottage for 10
From €1450
1 Cottage for 8
From €1160

Reviews

I was totally fascinated by this incredible atmosphere dominated by strong greek, phoenician and other historical influences. I can really picture myself laying in the salt water pool with the greek temples far in the distance and maybe flocks of pink flamingos flying over me. And Emerico is an endless source of information about local history, from ancient and to more contemporary issues.

Rossana, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

It’s all about the quality of light here in this deep part of Sicily. You’re tucked away in hundreds of hectares of fields, surrounded by olive groves and criss-crossed by many paths; one leads you to a pond where depending on the month you’ll find flocks of storks and pink flamingos lingering. A ten-minute drive takes you to Castelvetrano with its piazza, ruins and richly decorated churches. The ancient fishing village of Porto Palo is the same distance, a famous harbour for the ancient Greeks with narrow streets, a tiny piazza and the catch of the day for supper.

Local points of interest from Emerico Amari

  • Visit the Cave di Cusa that provided the stones for the drums of the columns of the Temple of Dionysius
  • Visit the Temple of Dionysius and the other Temples of the archeological Park of Selinunte
  • During your stay you can visit the Efebo of Selinunte, the Dancing Satyr and Apollo, 3 magnificent statues from Selinunte and recently brought back to Sicily from Japan, London and China.
  • Enjoy the fine sand beaches and the turquoise and crystal clear sea facing the ancient views of Selinunte Temples sipping an aperitif in the enchanting hamlet of Marinella at sunset.
  • The Cretto di Burri is a landscape artwork in the neighbouring city of Gibellina.
  • Don’t miss San Domenico church: Carlo d'Aragona Tagliavia wanted to embellish the church; he hired Sicilian plasterer, Antonino Ferraro da Giuliano, whom between 1577 and 1580 conceived what to today is defined as the “Sistine Chapel of Sicily”.

Introducing

Emerico Amari

The Amari Cusa family has owned the estate for centuries, with Emerico Amari now opening the house to guests. He is passionate about the estate, the area and its history, and is proud to share it with visitors.