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Villa Olmo This property has been verified by our local team in Sicily Villas in Sicily in Castel di Lucio

Description

With striking views over the hills from the mature garden and secluded pool, 6-bedroom Villa Olmo is a wonderfully spacious rural retreat for two families or a group of friends. Situated between the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains and around 30 minutes’ drive from the coast, the rustic villa is tailor made for anyone in search of a genuinely authentic experience of Sicily. Wake to the sound of cowbells from cattle grazing in the surrounding fields and explore some of Sicily’s most beautiful off-the-beaten track hilltop villages.

The traditional stone villa overlooks a magnificent lawned garden, awash with flowers and plenty of seating areas. The stunning pool is tucked away behind a bank of flower beds and trees, with views over the hills. Enjoy al fresco dining on the covered terrace adjoining the villa or under the gazebo, with its built-in brick barbecue, woodburning pizza oven and sink. The washing machine is in a small outhouse and there are also bikes for exploring locally and a ping pong table.

Accessed directly from the terrace, the indoor living space is relatively modest, comprising a living room, kitchen, bathroom and dining room, but this is amply compensated by the very large bedrooms and outdoor space. The small kitchen has a fridge freezer, hob, countertop oven and more than enough shelving, with plenty of extra room for food preparation in the outdoor dining gazebo.

All the bedrooms are very atmospheric, with antique furniture and painted headboards, armchairs, original tiled floors and stone arched recesses in the bathrooms. Three bedrooms (one ensuite, two with a shared bathroom) overlook the garden and are accessed from a small external stone staircase. The other three are directly accessed from the garden to one side of the villa, each with their own bathroom.

  • Bedrooms 6
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Size200-300 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Palermo
  • Pool
    Yes
  • Air ConditioningNo
  • Internet
    Yes
  • Wash. machine
    Yes
  • DishwasherNo
  • Barbecue
    Yes
  • JacuzziNo

The area

The very charming, somewhat sleepy medieval village of Castel di Lucio, with its cobbled streets and hilltop views, is 5 minutes away by car. The village still boasts a 14th century castle and several churches. Everyday items are available from two small general stores, a butcher and a ‘panificio’ where you can watch the baker at work. Join the locals at the village bar and breakfast like a Sicilian, on an espresso and traditional brioche con gelato, made by award-winning ice-cream maker Guido! During the summer months, the village hosts two traditional food festivals, the Sagra ‘a tabsica ca ricotta’ (May) and the Sagra du Cascavaddu (August), both celebrating local cheese production.

One of the highlights of the area is the outdoor contemporary sculpture, the Labirinto di Arianna, situated just 5 minutes by car from Villa Olmo. The striking art work was created by Italo Lanfredini and forms part of the magnificent Fiumara d’Arte open air art collection which stretches from Tusa to Santo Stefano di Camastra and is now considered one of the largest contemporary sculpture parks in Europe.

The beaches on Sicily’s north coast are around 40 minutes’ away by car, with the nearest beach and a small selection of local restaurants available at the small coastal resort of Castel di Tusa. The much larger resort of Cefalù is around 1hr15m by car.

Away from the beaches, there are opportunities for hiking and exploring the captivating villages and stunning landscapes of the Nebrodi and Madonie mountains.  Top spots are Gangi, winner of the ‘most beautiful village in Italy’ title, and the twin towns of Petralia Soprana and Petralia Sottana.

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Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Families with children
  • Flexible stay
  • Food lovers
  • Groups
  • Pets welcome
  • Total relax
  • Tour and trekking
  • Day area
  • Blender
  • CD-IPOD player
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Drinkable water
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Video Games Console
  • Washing machine
  • Wood oven
  • Night area
  • Baby cot
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Exteriors
  • Barbecue
  • Deckchairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • Private parking
  • Private swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Other amenities
  • Bicycles
  • Central heating
  • Fans
  • Highchair
  • insect repellents
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Ping pong table
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Catania Airport beyond 100 km
  • Close to a town
  • Palermo Airport beyond 100 km
  • Trapani Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 12 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
(€)
weekly cost
(€)
minimum stay
Pool closed 05/01/2019 31/05/2019 230 1600 7
01/06/2019 05/07/2019 330 2300 7
06/07/2019 26/07/2019 395 2750 7
27/07/2019 30/08/2019 455 3200 7
31/08/2019 27/09/2019 330 2300 7
28/09/2019 01/11/2019 280 1950 7
02/11/2019 03/01/2020 230 1600 7


Price group for 6 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
(€)
weekly cost
(€)
minimum stay
Pool closed 05/01/2019 31/05/2019 195 1360 7
01/06/2019 05/07/2019 280 1955 7
06/07/2019 26/07/2019 335 2340 7
27/07/2019 30/08/2019 390 2720 7
31/08/2019 27/09/2019 280 1955 7
28/09/2019 01/11/2019 235 1660 7
02/11/2019 03/01/2020 195 1360 7


Refundable security deposit euro 500.

Daily pool and garden maintenance included.
Final cleaning euro 100.
Electricity 300 kw/h per week included - € 0,40 per extra Kw/h.
Heating on consumption.

Local tourist tax “tassa di soggiorno”, euro 2 per person/night to be paid upon confirmation of booking.

The pool is open to guests from June to October.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Yoga classes in Sicily
  • 2 HOURS
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT - FR
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Adventures on land
  • HALF DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
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Culture-seekers in Sicily
  • FULL DAY
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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In-villa cook service
  • 2 HOURS
  • N/A
  • EN - IT - FR
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Learn Italian in Sicily
  • 1 HOUR
  • N/A
  • IT
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Private transfer
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • EN - IT
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Review
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Elke V.
19-07-2019 -

First time with Wish Sicily. Very professional and clear and correct communication. The house and the garden with flowers are amazing. Each room has its own entrance and own bathroom. Only showers no bathtubs. The pool is big and has shade in the afternoon. The kitchen is small and basic but there’s a second kitchen outside which is very handy when you’re a larger group. The host Nino and his wife are very generous and super friendly. Communication went very smooth through WhatsApp. The WiFi is very slow and basic. There is no big supermarket in the neighborhood. You need to drive 30-40 mins. However there are small food shops in the village 10mins drive. Beautiful view on the mountains. Very quiet neighborhood. We would surely recommend the house to our friends.

Rachel S.
01-07-2019 -

We absolutely loved our week at Villa Olmo. Stunning pool and garden, and masses of space for us and our adult children. It really is off-the-beaten-track but worth it for its gorgeous views, complete silence (apart from the cowbells!) and a chance to experience real Sicily. Castel di Lucio is very pretty and the locals couldn’t have been more welcoming. Don’t miss Guido’s award-winning ice-cream at the main bar in the village! There’s a pretty stony Blue Flag beach at Castel di Tusa, with a nice bar and restaurant. A huge thank-you to villa owner Nino who, along with Wish Sicily, did everything possible to make our stay perfect.