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.