Antica Dimora

Selinunte and Western Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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A welcoming period villa combining traditional touches with modern comforts, within easy reach of historic Marsala and its shops and restaurants.

In brief

  • On the outskirts of the village
  • Splendid beaches nearby
  • Large private pool

About the villa

The grounds of this property offer a truly tranquil escape, with a vine-clad arbour and lawned gardens surrounded by mature trees. The highlight of the garden is the private salt water pool with two sets of marble Roman steps set in a pretty patio. The verandas provide several lovely spots from which to admire the gardens, with comfortable and stylish soft seating and outdoor dining areas. Inside on the ground floor there is a large living room, which both opens out on to the veranda and leads through to a dining room with TV area. There is a spacious kitchen with breakfast area, the perfect mix of traditional style and modern appliances. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms with access to the verandas, one with an en suite shower room and the other with an en suite bathroom. A further two bedrooms with shower rooms en suite are found on the first floor. The property has been elegantly furnished with original period pieces such as the wooden console tables, beautifully decorated plaster fireplace and 19th century Sicilian style carved headboard. Traditional Sicilian pottery is dotted throughout the property, and pretty Majolica tiles also feature in the kitchen and one of the en suites. The caretaker lives unobtrusively on the grounds and will be happy to answer any questions about the Sicilian way of life. The shops and restaurants of Marsala, famous for its dessert wine, are just 4km away, with the beach only a little further. The Florio wine cellar is well worth a visit, as are the mills in the Stagnone area. 

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Villa details



  • Living room with dining area opening to shaded terraces at front and rear of the property
  • Kitchen
  • Cloakroom
  • Double bedroom (can be made up as twin) with shower room en suite
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite opening to garden


  • 2 Double bedrooms each with shower room en suite (one can be made up as twin, please request on booking)


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair
  • Additional services


  • TV with Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Stereo

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Juicer
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 12m x 8m
  • 1.2m x 2.3m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • The pool is open from : to - outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge
  • Saline water treatment
  • Open Easter to the end of October

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Underfloor Heating Included

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 1 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week


  • Cook service

Important Information

Local tourist tax applies and is payable to the Property Manager: €1.00 per person per night up to a maximum of 5-nights. Children under 14 years and adults over 75 years are exempt. The tourist tax does not apply between 15 January and 15 March or between 15 November and 15 December.

Electricity is included up to 300 kWh per week, adequate for normal weekly use. The meter is read together with guests at the beginning and end of the rental. Extra electricity usage is 0.40 Euro per Kwh unit payable locally.

The villa is 100% eco-friendly. The estate has its own photovoltaic system that powers a modern underfloor heating system. 

The owner lives on the grounds of the villa at the rear not overlooking the gardens or villa and will be happy to answer any of your queries.

CV Contact

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival between 16:00 - 21:00. Late arrivals between 21 - 24:00 are on request. Departure by 10:00. Changeover day flexible but Saturday departure day preferred (minimum stay 7 nights).


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.




  • Supermarket 2-3km
  • Shops, Restaurants and Bars 4km Marsala


  • Lo Stagnone (mills) 15 min drive
  • Florio (Cellar) 15 min drive
  • Mazara del Vallo 23km
  • Trapani 30km
  • Erice 40km
  • Segesta 45km
  • Selinunte 45km
  • San Vito Lo Capo 70km
  • Palermo 110km
  • Agrigento 130km
  • Cefalù 190km
  • Catania 330km
  • Etna volcano 375km
  • Siracusa 380km
  • Taormina 385km


  • Signorino 11-12km
  • Lido Playa de Rio 11-15km San Teodoro 11-15km
  • Lido Marausa 15km


  • Trapani Birgi 14km
  • Palermo 80km
  • Catania 300km
  • Comiso 350km
  • Ferry Marsala - daily connections to the Egadi Islands
About the area

Selinunte and Western Sicily

Average weather

While still having a rich Italian heritage in food, history and culture, the west of Sicily has a noticeable African influence. Even with this, this area is still famous for an Italian tradition – winemaking – and is the home of the sweet desert wine, Marsala. The nightlife is something to experience, with family run restaurants popping up on the streets in the evening, showcasing a menu of freshly caught seafood, and other local dishes. But don’t forget about the days. Whatever interests you, there is something to see - from thermal baths and beaches to island trips and historical monuments.

Find out more about Selinunte and Western Sicily

Essential Information

Please note that in most villas there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €0.50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.