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Luxury villa/Private heated pool/Private garden/short drive from sea

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Overview
9 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
18 guests
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Villa
Self catering charming sicilian villa, 20 min. from the sea. Villa Livia recently renovated reflects all the influences that have left their mark in time. Frescoed ceilings and antique furniture are mixed with more modern and comfortable facilities that respect the harmony of the environment. Stone, Sicilian ceramics are well combined with elegant marble and modern ceramics The colors of the sun and the earth typical of the island warm the indoor environments The well kept garden surrounds the villa and adds a note of freshness and relaxation The winter garden allow you to enjoy the garden all over the year and gives a plesant sensation of peace and relax. This charming villa with delightful grounds and private pool offers an exceptional level of charm, elegance and comfort, it is ...Self catering charming sicilian villa, 20 min. from the sea. Villa Livia recently renovated reflects all the influences that have left their mark in time. Frescoed ceilings and antique furniture are mixed with more modern and comfortable facilities that respect the harmony of the environment. Stone, Sicilian ceramics are well combined with elegant marble and modern ceramics The colors of the sun and the earth typical of the island warm the indoor environments The well kept garden surrounds the villa and adds a note of freshness and relaxation The winter garden allow you to enjoy the garden all over the year and gives a plesant sensation of peace and relax. This charming villa with delightful grounds and private pool offers an exceptional level of charm, elegance and comfort, it is ideal for families and groups of friends who wants to visit the region .20 minutes from the sea (Selinunte)Villa Livia is a great base for exploring the region and the charming cities of Palermo ,Trapani ,Erice, Selinunte and Scopello. Private pool (heated), private garden, garden room .Perfect for families or groups of friends.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
2 Queens7 Fulls1 Sofa
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)6 Showers

Meet the host
LIVIA I
Hosting since October 2008
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (24)
Frank Z
Frank Z
New York City, NY2 contributions
Just book it…
What you’ll see in the pictures is clear and true – a stunningly beautiful, historic villa, with exquisite details, an unspeakably lush property, and a pool straight out of Architectural Digest. What the pictures don’t convey is the sense of peace and a force that envelops you the second you step onto the land. This place relaxed me in ways few vacations ever have. We filled this property to near capacity. 16 of us, from 18 months to 82 years, but it never felt stretched. There is more room and more rooms than you would likely use, and space for everyone to be together, or on their own. Livia is as gracious as they come, and her staff, especially Iréne, make the place unobtrusively perfect. I don’t believe anyone could ever be anything but overjoyed with this place. It’s luxurious, but not stuffy, and provides all that you would ever need. And it’s somehow close to everything – 20 minutes to a perfect beach and wondrous ancient ruins that rival Greece, beautiful medieval towns, incredible dive sights, a riding stable, and great restaurants – although I must recommend you have Nonna Maria cook for you. Pack a toothbrush, a bathing suit, and some linen. The rest is there, wonders and a little bit of magic included.
Visited July 2023
Written July 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gemma b
gemma b
9 contributions
5* would be an understatement.
Wow wow wow , this place is like heaven on earth! You really don’t need to leave the place other than to do a food shop. It’s stunning, clean , beautiful. There’s so much room and not far from shops , pizzerias ect. Livia organised pick up and drop back to the airport and there’s a very kind helpful guy that looks after everything if you need a little journey to the shops for a tip. The gardens are beautiful, the spa was amazing. The place is just divine. We’ve been back 2 days and we are ready to re book already. Please look no further….if you have any questions I’m happy to answer anything . Oh forgot to mention Nona who came with an army and cooked us the most beautiful 4 course meal , all we did was sit drink and eat while everything else was taken care of, this was also arranged by livia for a fee of course but when there’s enough of you it’s nothing. The decor in the house , the artwork , the statues I mean I can go on and in and on . Just go and experience it for yourself. Hope this is helpful. Thanks again Livia , see you soon! Gemma , Deborah and the girls xx
Visited June 2023
Written June 29, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jockeyolly
Jockeyolly
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
Stunning villa, outstanding hospitality
The villa is absolutely stunning. I know a few other people have said that the photos don't really do it justice - but they don't. Although it's not that far out of the town of Partanna (about a 10 minute walk, a little further to the centre), the gardens are huge and it feels completely secluded and private. Every time we walked around the gardens, we found something new - herb gardens, fountains, statues, orchards, a spa (!) - it is absolutely gorgeous and beautifully maintained. We stayed as a big family group - oldest mid sixties, youngest five months old and there were 16 of us. The layout of the house is wonderfully flexible. There are six double bedrooms in the main house, all beautiful - those on the upper floors have stunning views. There are also two dependences, which are ideal if you want a bit of separation from the house (perfect for us with a young baby so they weren't disturbed by the later dinners in the main house, but close enough that the baby monitor reached the outdoor dining and pool areas easily). The pool is beautiful. Large, a great temperature and a wonderful central outdoor space for everyone to congregate around. Livia, our hostess, could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and it was a real pleasure communicating with her. We had four amazing meals cooked for us by 'Nonna Maria' on four separate nights - a really lovely way to eat traditional Sicilian food without having to leave the villa (so no babysitting!) and really good value too. We drove out to various places whilst there (a car is a real advantage - probably even a necessity to be honest) - including the ruins at Selinunte (impressive), the beaches at Marinella (lovely sand, clear water, about 25 mins) and Guidaloca (north, in Lo Zingero nature reserve, pebbles, bit more crowded, lovely water, about an hour). We also drove to Corleone (about an hour and 10 mins - VERY windy and potholed roads!) and visited the anti-Mafia museum. Whilst this was interesting, don't expect to find much else in Corleone (and the filming for all the Godfather films didn't take place there!). Just somewhere to say you've been... Overall, this was an amazing break - the villa will blow you away. It's just stunning. I doubt we'll ever stay anywhere like this ever again (until we come back...). Thank you Livia, Nonna Maria, Roberta and Irene for the most wonderful memories...
Visited July 2019
Written July 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Quest308966
Quest308966
2 contributions
Fantastisch mooi huis
Geweldig sfeervol huis en tuin,zeer vriendelijke gastvrouw.mooier dan de foto’s doen vermoeden,in rustig dorpje vlakbij zee(20 min)Heerlijk diner door kok aan huis,echt Siciliaans is door Livia te boeken.Aanrader,heel gemakkelijke communicatie met Livia
Visited June 2019
Written June 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Diana M
Diana M
1 contribution
Beautiful home and lots to enjoy on site
We delighted in the villa which was perfect for a large group. High points were the heated pool, Nonna cooking and a very hot Hot tub. We actually loved the authenticity of Partanna and all the locals who chatted with us through Google translate! So Partanna is not beautiful everywhere but it is truly Sicilian. We enjoyed a fish restaurant on the beach near Selenunte. The weather was unseasonably stormy but there was plenty to see and do anyway. The villa is the perfect place to meet together and to have quiet spaces when wanted. We were a party of 15 aged form 4 months to 69.
Visited May 2019
Written June 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

loveitifwemadeit
loveitifwemadeit
1 contribution
5* INCREDIBLE VILLA - Pictures do not do it justice, come here to live your best life!
The house and surrounding views are breathtaking. We knew we had booked something special before arriving, however pictures in my opinion do not begin to quantify the real beauty of this home. Key points within the main house - heated pool, jacuzzi, large kitchen, large open spaces with beautiful traditional Sicilian decor. This is a great place for large families or groups of friends. We will be coming back (group of 8+ friends) to stay again in the near future without any question. Livia the proprietor was attentive and very helpful from the first to last minute - 5* thanks again for everything! Look forward to returning next year.
Visited May 2019
Written June 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David O
David O
44 contributions
Spectacular Property in Dreamy Western Sicily
Western Sicily is a magical place of pure air and fertile fields The ancient Mediterranean landscape - with wild varieties of thyme, fennel, cork oak and asparagus found flourishing among the tillage of modern olives and grapes - now yields sought-after oils and wines alongside a full sweep of perfect vegetables and citrus. And, everywhere the ruins of the ancients. Our group of eleven came to out-of-the-way Partanna, and Villa Livia specifically, to be immersed in this uniquely-Sicilian experience. From the moment the entry gate swung open, offering the first view of the lush gardens and stately residence, the Villa Livia exceeded our expectations. The living accommodations were beautifully-appointed and nicely-arranged on the upper floors. From the high perch at the top of town, these afforded expansive views of the rich Belice valley and, onward, past Castelvetrano to the sea where the Egadi Islands are sometimes visible. Magnificent sunrises and sunsets are the norm here, not the exception. For those in need of additional privacy, the villa’s cottage awaits, just a short stroll through the gardens. Sicily is, of course, all about the food. We elected to hire a local cook for three evenings and the experience was superb (ask the villa proprietor, who will arrange this for you). The villa offers three dining areas accommodating any weather condition: the spacious entry portico (which has a lovely breeze), the large sunroom (which faces the pool area), and the formally-decorated dining room. If you choose to cook yourself (a wise choice, given the quality of the available ingredients from the soil and sea), you’ll find the kitchen modest in size but well-equipped and thoughtfully-designed. The villa offers two lovely living rooms for relaxation, and appointments throughout the residence are at once well-considered and typical of the region and its history. However, we used every opportunity to enjoy the outdoor spaces. The pool area deserves special mention. It’s especially lovely at sunset, an ideal location for revisiting a day well-spent over a glass of local wine. We were especially impressed with the villa’s proprietor, who was very attentive to our interests and communicated quickly as the need arose, both before and throughout our visit. Absolutely top marks here. Some additional thoughts: While Partanna is ideally-located to explore the many sights in Western Sicily (Selinunte, Menfi, Marsala, Trapani/Erice, Segesta, Zingaro and Scopello are all within one hour), Partanna itself is not a tourist town. Though markets and good restaurants are a walkable distance from the residence, you’ll need an automobile to easily access the destinations you seek. Driving in Western Sicily is comparatively easy, however. Sicily is enjoying a wine renaissance and a tour/tasting at one of the up-and-coming small vintners is a must. The same is true for olives. Nearby Castelvetrano is famous for eating olives of the Nocerella del Belice variety, while Western Sicily broadly hosts a number of artisanal producers of high quality oil. There are several other options within 45 minutes of Partanna. In sum, we could not have asked for a better experience than was afforded by Villa Livia. We found this an exceptional property and experience, and recommend it heartily.
Visited September 2018
Written January 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rob D
Rob D
1 contribution
Amazing Magical Property
5 stars aren't nearly enough for this amazing place. It was everything we could have imagined and more. The Villa is tremendous, everything you would think when you hope to stay in an Italian villa, we felt like royalty in this magical Italian home. Livia was an amazingly gracious host who made sure we were well taken care of. And the best absolute best add on we could possibly have hoped for, she helped us find our own Sicilian Nonna, Maria who came and cooked for us for 3 nights. The food was amazing and my whole family agreed of the two weeks we spent touring around Italy including several Micehlin star resaurants, the 4 days we spent in Partanna was the best food by far and we would all like to bring Nonna Maria home with us. I have dreams of her eggplant dishes and my daughter won't stop talking about the lasagna. Everything at the property was lovely, the hot tub and pool were both fantastic and heated to a perfect temp even in November! . The beds were super comfortable. The views are awe inspring, and the gardens on the property are so beautiful. We were blessed to be able to spend time in this villa. We would highly reccomend and will definitely be back! Thank you Livia! Thank you Sicily!
Visited November 2018
Written January 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CinziaScott
CinziaScott
Greater London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Fabulous authentic villa with beautiful garden and fantastic pool
The villa is situated on the edge of an interesting authentic Sicilian town of a good size; not touristy with all the necessary shops! It's in a lovely part of Sicily with easy reached day trips to Parlermo, Erica, Trapani, Marsala del Valla and the ruins of Selenunte, Segesta and Agrigento as well as the lovely coastal areas. The villa itself is surrounded by a beautiful walled garden and is approached via large antique gates with a long drive. Within the garden there's two self contained cottages each with a double and single bedroom, kitchen and living space, both of which are delightful. The villa has 6 bedrooms over 3 floors (one in the attic ) and all the rooms are large with beautiful antique furniture. Downstairs there's various living rooms - so Lots of room to relax . There's also a lovely area outside the kitchen to eat breakfast and lunch with a large table enough for a big party of 16. The pool area is fabulous and the pool deep and large enough to do proper lengths and have a lovely swim. There's also lots of facilities and a table tennis table. This was a fantastic villa, in a a beautiful setting. It was in a perfect location and very peaceful. Everyone had a brilliant time and I would love to stay there again!
Visited July 2017
Written August 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely comments!I look forward to hearing from you again in the future to welcome back in my villa!
Written August 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GlennAungles
GlennAungles
Taormina, Italy4 contributions
A wonderful experience from start to finish
Fabulous villa and a wonderful friendly welcome from the owner Livia and the manager Nino. Would highly recommend a visit. The west part of Sicily is quieter than the more touristy east coast but still plenty to do.
Visited August 2016
Written August 30, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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About the neighborhood
The villa is located just a short drive from a host of sandy beaches, including those at Marinella di Selinunte, the Foce of Belice Nature Reserve and Porto Palo. The surrounding countryside is given over to vast tracts of olive groves and vineyards producing some of the best olive oil and wine anywhere in the Mediterranean. Nearby attractions include the fantastic Greek archaeological sites of Selinunte and the Cave di Cusa , this latter the fascinating quarry from which the columns of the former were cut. A short drive will take you to the busy fishing port, historic centre and north African Kasbah of Mazara del vallo, where you may dine on excellent fish cous cous after taking a look at the world famous Dancing Satyr.
Getting around
Distances Palermo airport: 85 Trapani airport: 84km-1 hour Catania airport: 210km-2hr50 Comiso airport: 210km-3hr10mins Sandy beach: 20mins drive to Marinella di Selinunte Nearest shops, and restaurants at Partanna Selinunte: 17km-20mins Marsala: 59km-40mins Segesta: 35km-30mins Mazara del Vallo: 39km-20mins Selinunte Mazara del Vallo Marsala Sciacca
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Fly to Palermo(86Km) or Trapani airports(85km). Car hire at the airport. Cheap flight available from easyjet.com / ryanair.com.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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