This one is a real catch! You can't be closer to the sea, unless you'd like to sleep on the beach!
Villa Addaura is a great semi-detached villa in the Mondello area called Addaura where many Sicilians have their summer vacation.
It is a great location because it is few minutes away from the famous fisherman village of Mondello, house of the great white strip of sandy beach and many good restaurants. Not only that, is only 20 minutes drive away from the historycal downtown of Palermo: can you imagine living in an exctiting city like Palermo avoiding the city traffic madness and waking up just in front of the mediterranean sea? You just need to try it...
The house is the upper floor of a two storey villa. The ground floor is occupied by some owner's relative that basically live there only in July and August, but as you know it is just better to stay in the upper floor than in the ground one, right?
The entrance is directly onto the large living area with two windowed doors that leads you in the great front-sea cevered terrace, where we can easily imagine you'll spend most of your time. On the right and on the left of this covered terrace you'll have two more small terraces as solarium for your eternal sun bath!
From the living area you can reach the left and the right wing of this house. Both wings are air conditioned and you'll find two bedrooms each served by one bathroom with shower. So we think it is perfect for two families with kids or just a bunch of friends that doesn't mind to share two bathrooms. Still to promote this nice porperty, the owner decided to offer a reduction for smaller group as 4 people, that in our opinion is the best way to enjoy the villa.
Lastly, we'd like to spend few words about the location: really you are on the beach.
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|Well, first of all you will be in Palermo, capital of Sicily, full of artistic treasure. We suggest a walk in the historical downtown through the several narrow streets full of surprise.A must see excursion would be to visit the village of Monreale (10 kilometers) with its astonishing Cathedral covered with more 36.000 sq.f. of mosaics. If you'd like to enjoy Palermo's beach then walk out from the house and in just 10 minutes you´ll be in Mondello beach (avoid it if you come in August, too crowded. From June 15th to September 15th there´s a ticket to pax for accessing the beach, it costs only few euros). Mondello is also known for the very good restaurants serving seafood and gelaterie to experience the fresh Sicilian ice-cream. A really really good place to go is "Bye Bye Blues" restaurant. There a great wine list is ready to satisfy passionate wine lovers (may we suggest a bottle of Schietto-Chardonnay by Spadafora winery)and the food is exceptional. A must are the home made desserts, maybe sipping the sweet wine from Pantelleria, the passito. A special mention goes to "Billy´s". It is a very good friend from San Francisco that moved back to Sicily and open this kind of Tex-Mex restaurant with an original Italian touch that makes this place unique. Go there and fell being home!!! And the ice cream? Antico Chiosco Bar is the answer.
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