We had an enjoyable stay in Castellemare, which was a surprisingly lively little town with many restaurants and live bands playing most nights. We were a group of 11 and we managed to squeeze into the apartments with a nice balcony to enjoy meals all together. Well worth renting a boat and exploring the surrounding coast and to dive into the crystal clear water. The beaches near town are dirty and nothing compared to the beautiful areas a short drive or boat ride away.
Thanks for a great week. The apartment is close to everything. We were a big group of 17 students and two teachers who were down and make Sicilian food. The large kitchen, and a lovely covered terrace where we all could be. We were 12 in Cinzia apartments and 7 In her brothers occasion.Everyone was very helpful, our bus did not come, Cinzia husband got us picked up at the airport. We are Coming next year, we love to be in castellammare.
We stayed at this apartment for 4 nights in April 2015 with our 2 young children. I would definitely recommend staying here and is good value for money.
Some things to point out (but not about the apartment)
1.The road system here has lots of one ways and thin roads. Our sat nav didn't recognise some blocked roads and we ended up having to ring Cinzia to come and get us so either do your homework in detail beforehand or ask Cinzia to meet you on a main road and direct you in!
2. The beach in the harbour isn't really a beach you would go to and relax on, it's quite dirty. The closest proper beach is about 10 minutes drive away. You can walk (about 25 mins) but part of the road is a bit dangerous to walk on with children.
overall castellamare is a very pretty town with lots of nice restaurants and they are currently doing quite a lot of work around the town to make it even nicer.
My brother and I came to see the coast of Sicily and enjoy some solitude, off-peak. Cinzia and Giovanni were always available and helpful. The townsfolk were friendly and approachable. Restaurants like Cambuso and Mirko were great by any standard, and Salvinius most so! The apartment was clean and well kept. I'd recommend for younger people and families alike.
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