Abbazia Santa Maria del Bosco
- A monastery dating back to the 14th century nestled in the Belice valley
- The abbey is also home to a farm that produces fresh produce available for guests
- Numerous bedrooms, large spaces and a fantastic swimming pool make the villa ideal for families
- Palermo Airport 108km-67,10miles
- Trapani Airport 139km-86,37miles
- Catania Airport 246km-152,85miles
- Car Recommended
- 8 double bedrooms
- 2 twin rooms
- 1 single bedroom with French bed
- 6 ensuite bathrooms with showers
- 6 ensuite bathrooms with bathubs
- 1 guest bathroom
If you want to see a Sicily different from the one you are used to, the Abbey of Santa Maria del Bosco is ideal for spending your holidays.
Inside the Belice Valley and nestled in the nature reserve of Mount Geonardo, in this historic and luxurious residence, built-in 1300, you will experience moments of tranquillity surrounded by nature and away from the chaos of the city.
The Abbey of Santa Maria del Bosco is surrounded by vast vegetation making it the ideal location for nature lovers.
Furthermore, for those wishing to swim in the fantastic Sicilian sea, the beaches of Menfi and Sciacca are easily accessible by car.
Among the nearby places not to be missed, we recommend the ghost town of Poggioreale, the historic village of Sambuca and the Cretto di Burri art installation in Gibellina.
The abbey has vast land that extends for 200 hectares. Inside, there is a well-kept garden where a swimming pool is installed, ideal for spending summer days in the cool. Entering the corridor, you will find the bedrooms, the dining room, a living room where you can relax watching TV and finally, a large living room.
There are eleven bedrooms, including eight double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and one triple bedroom. Each has a private bathroom, six with bathtubs and six with showers, and most of the rooms enjoy an enchanting view of the two cloisters adorned with ancient fountains.
The Abbey of Santa Maria del Bosco is also home to a farm that will guarantee the freshness and authenticity of the products you will taste.
È presente un ristorante interno, e una receptionist/concierge dalle 9.00 alle 18.00
Within the municipality of Calatafimi Segesta, there is Segesta, an archaeological park where you can take a step back in time by walking among the columns of the Doric Temple. Perhaps even more impressive is the ancient theatre of the city of Segesta, built on the mountain Barbaro, which enjoys a magnificent view. It is also possible to attend classical and non-classical operas at the ancient theatre during the summer season.
Agrigento is a historic city located a few kilometres from Palermo. The town has many remains from its ancient past. A must-see is the valley of the archaeological park of the temples, a great archaeological area that has become a UNESCO heritage site. Moreover, we suggest visiting the historic centre of the city, the Cathedral of San Geraldo and the Monastery of Saint Spirit.
Mazara del Vallo
Mazara del Vallo is a few kilometers from Selinunte. It is a perfect destination for those who want to explore Sicily’s cultural and artistic destinations. Here you can find the famous Greek statue of the “Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo”. Furthermore, Mazara del Vallo is known for its multi-ethnicity. We recommend tasting the red shrimp in Mazara and the fish couscous.
Segesta was founded by the Elymian civilisation, and to this day is still a mysterious entity in our land. Known for its rich archaeological park, full of history and exuberant Mediterranean vegetation. The lively and solid presence of imposing temples, their decorated columns, monumental gates, surrounding walls, the Sanctuary of Contrada Mango, the magnificent view of the two acropolis and the necropolis outside the walls, show us how many wonderful evolutions Sicily has experienced and how easy it is to access them by walking around it step by step. Visiting this location will be a real journey into the most remote history of our beloved land.
Cretto di Burri
Il Cretto di Burri is one of the largest and most extraordinary works of land art in Europe, created by Alberto Burri in Sicily, in the province of Trapani, located on Gibellina Vecchia. The latter, razed to the ground after the severe Belice earthquake in 1968, was commemorated by creating this majestic and memorable work of art that is out of the ordinary in its appearance and functionality. The work faithfully replicates the routes of the original plan of the town, so that visitors can walk step by step through the memories of a place now historically lost.
Poggioreale was founded around 1600 at the foot of Mount Castellaccio in the province of Trapani. This town was razed to the ground by a powerful and devastating earthquake in 1968 and all the inhabitants were forced to abandon their homes. In the 1970s, a new settlement was built further down the valley, but the real centre of attraction is the ancient centre of habitation now called the ”ghost town”, this location is much sought after by several filmmakers for its mysterious appearance.
Valle dei Templi
The ever-flourishing Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. One of the largest and best-preserved archaeological sites of classical Greek civilisation in the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The presence of these indivisible Doric temples dedicated to the Hellenic gods, and the Pietro Griffo Regional Archaeological Museum housing artefacts dating back to prehistoric times, offer inestimable value to this geographical area of Sicily, an area that has been home to numerous literary works such as “Il Gattopardo”. Its close proximity to rivers, unspoilt islands, endless beaches and scenic mountains makes this location a historical nature trail that allows one to experience the authentic essence of Sicily past and present.
Scala dei Turchi
The Scala dei Turchi, located in the province of Agrigento, is known for the beauty of its white marl walls, smoothed by the waves and wind over millions of years, giving them a smooth, undulating shape. It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, as well as for several filmmakers and photographers, for the scenic impact of its white and sometimes surreal appearance. It takes this name because it was the ‘stairway’ or rather the landing place of Saracen pirates, vulgarly called ‘Turks’.
Teatro di Andromeda
The Andromeda Theatre is not only a theatre but also recognised as a work of art en plein air. A theatre structure built at an altitude of more than 1,000 metres, surrounded by unspoilt nature and a breathtaking panoramic view. Built entirely of stone following the forms of ancient Sicilian sheepfolds, far from urban chaos and superfluous technology, this place is a timeless and spaceless refuge. A contrast created by the sharp overhang it overlooks, giving the feeling of being inside the landscape. 108 seats in the shape of an 8-pointed star, like the 108 stars of the constellation Andromeda, a magical story lies behind this work.