Palomina

Sicily

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Web Ref: 3570

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 3 Bedrooms
  3. 3 Bathrooms
  4. WiFi
  5. Beaches 7km
  • Ground floor: Living room with doors to front and rear terraces. Secondary living room (TV) with doors to terrace. Cloakroom (WC). Kitchen/dining room (oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine) with door to front and rear terraces. Heating (payable locally). WiFi.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (continental bed) with en suite shower room and Juliet balcony. Bedroom with four single beds. Bathroom. Double bedroom with en suite shower. 
  • Outside: Terraced grounds. Terrace with covered dining & seating area. In-built barbecue. Outdoor shower. Private parking.  
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with decked surround.

A stylish chic interior, a garden of exotic plants and flowers, and a stunning view that takes in the ‘centro storico’ of Cefalù and the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea: this is the scene that greets you on arrival at Palomina, a beautiful villa high up on the hillside above the lovely Sicilian coastal town of Cefalù.

Inside, polished concrete floors and white washed plaster walls are contemporary backdrops to carefully selected pieces of furniture and traditional wood beams. Ornate lighting, linen fabrics and bronze fittings add warmth and the overall vibe is relaxed and laidback, perfect for the Sicilian climate. 

Gently swaying in the breeze, light voile curtains hang from the pergola on the main terrace at the front of Palomina. There is easy access to the kitchen through the French doors, making the terrace a focal point for outdoor dining and relaxing. From here, steps lead up to the terraced garden and at the far end, the pool area with a decked sun terrace. The views from here are stunning and far reaching across the countryside to the sparkling sea and as the sun sets, watch the lights start to twinkle in Cefalù below.   

For a day on the beach, a seafood lunch, an afternoon stroll along the promenade with a gelato in hand, or dinner in a fabulous restaurant, head into Cefalù (7km). To the east and west of the town are a further selection of beaches whilst closer to home (1.7km), a restaurant/bar sits in a shady setting under the trees and is a popular choice with the locals. Must see places whilst on holiday are Palermo (1hr 15mins) for its vibrant markets and interesting architecture and Monreale (1hr 20mins) for its stunning cathedral.

  • Please note due to unprotected drops, low walls on the dining terrace, and terraced gardens, children would need supervision.
  • The owner of Palomina does not accept children under the age of 12 years.
  • Flexible start dates are possible.  Please enquire.

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Great Things to Do Near Palomina

Visit Cefalù’s Cathedral

The two towers of the 12th century Romanesque Cathedral stand proud over the rooftops of Cefalù. Inside, features include elaborate mosaics and a depiction of Christ which dominates the central apse. According to legend, Roger II built the cathedral in gratitude after his fleet survived a terrible storm.

The Museo Mandralisca

This small museum in Cefalù houses a collection of artwork, furniture and precious objects, including a famous Renaissance painting entitled ‘Portrait Of An Unknown Man’.

Go to the beach

In Cefalù itself, choose from the main bay, Lungomare, which is long and sandy and family friendly, or the smaller beach near the port, Caldura, which is a little quieter and more relaxed generally and great for snorkelling. There are also beaches both to east and west of the town which are worth exploring.

Climb the Rocca!

La Rocca is the rocky hill behind the town. The climb to the summit takes about three hours and takes you past the 4th century BC ‘Temple of Diana’ and a ruined Norman castle.

Madonie National Park

This designated natural park just south of Cefalù has a varied landscape of mountains and gorges, open plain and woodland. Great for spotting wildlife, and for outdoor pursuits including walking, mountain biking, and horse riding. Also wonderful for a scenic drive, stopping off along the way at traditional towns and villages for local crafts and great home cooking.

Water park and spa

‘Acqua Verde’ is a small water park about 25 minutes’ drive from Cefalù, with a swimming pool, waterslides, a baby zone, snack bar and picnic area. There is also a spa centre here for some grown-up relaxation or beauty therapies.

Termini Imerese

This town, about halfway between Cefalù and Palermo, is known for its thermal waters. Drinking or bathing in the water is said to cure ailments including skin and respiratory conditions. Also to visit here are the 7th century cathedral and the Roman amphitheatre.

Sightseeing in Palermo

The island’s capital is a beautiful city to stroll around, with impressive architecture to admire and a vibrant atmosphere to soak up. Cathedral, Palazzo dei Normanni, Zisa castle, Pretoria fountain, and numerous churches. And a fascinating but slightly macabre visit can be made to the Capuchin catacombs under the city.

Food and drink in Palermo

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, and great street food for a more informal option. Make a point of experiencing the vibrant colours, sounds and aromas of one of the authentic outdoor markets held in different quarters of the city.

Sicilian puppet show

Book to see a traditional Sicilian puppetry show at the Teatro Argento in Palermo, a local artform which has kept alive to the present day.

Monreale Cathedral

This cathedral a little outside of the city centre is one of nine religious and civic structures in Palermo which are collectively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a great example of Norman architecture, with a superb interior featuring ornate cloisters & bright gold mosaics of biblical stories.

Agrigentro and Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples)

This outstanding archaeological site, listed by UNESCO, comprises a series of Greek temples, standing up to 30 metres tall, in varying states of preservation, having stood firm since the 6th century BC. There is also an archaeological museum to visit. It is about 2 hours' drive from Cefalù and well worth the journey.

Nearby

Towns

Cefalù 20 mins
Palermo 75 mins
Monreale 80 mins
Agrigento 130 mins

Beaches

Caldura 17 mins
Cefalù 20 mins

Airports

Palermo 90 mins
Catania 125 mins
Times are approximate

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