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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Agrigento, Province of Agrigento, Sicily

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Jennie B
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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“A wonderful host, and a great family villa”
Reviewed 8 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a great family-friendly villa close to the Valley of the Temples, the Turkish Steps and beaches along the southern coast. Carmelina, our host, gave us a tour of Favara, to familiarise us with the restaurants, bars and shops in the town, which is essential - make sure you take it! The villa is huge and the pool is fantastic, and it's virtually next to a wonderful vineyard and winery - heaven! Nothing was too much trouble for Carmelina - we were there for 2 weeks and had a fabulous time.

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11 Nov 2017
Thank you ever so much for your lovely review and really happy you enjoyed your stay at our villa.
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640mauree...
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic, family friiendly villa”
Reviewed 4 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Three weeks at Villa Gioiosa has flown by. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay.
The villa was shared by our family, 3 couples and 3 children under 5. The villa was ample big enough for all and there is so much outside space that you never felt on top of each other.
The pizza oven, the pool and the toys were a great hit with all. We found Carmelina's guided tour around town really helpful. Lots of tips with regard to shops, pattiseries and restaurants.
Having carmelina and her family near by was such a help. They were never intrusive but always available if we needed them. They couldn't have been more helpful - logs for the pizza oven and the pool cleaned twice a week was very much appreciated.
Having their support also meant that when our 3 year old got 'croup' he was speedly seen by a doctor that carmelina took us to see. He was soon on medication etc.
We spent quite a bit of time in and around the villa enjoying the facilities, but we also took advantage of places around to visit.
One of our favourite was San Leone, with its miles of sand and sea. Our particular favourite along this beach was 'Oceanomare'. The beach had a lovely restaurant/bar and cosy sofas. You could also hire sunbeds and umbrellas, with particular help with young children you could hire a Cabara for 25 euros for the day which gave plenty of shade for young children. This area of beach was at the far end.
San leone has some lovely restaurants as does Agrigento (siculo enzolia). We visited 2 waterparks - both nice but our favourite was Scivolandia (the one with the waves).
Our other lovely trips were to Naro where a trip to the castle is well worth a visit, with the advantage of an audeo guide in English.
Another enjoyable day was a visit to the Mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale, and also to the lovely town of Piazza Armerina!
A trip to Mount Etna was enjoyed and another lovely beach is Ericea Minoa with a quiet fish restaurant on the beach.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Your age range 25-34
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Frome, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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