This little slice of paradise was made so much more wonderful by Francesco and Antonella, a welcoming, fun loving, relaxed couple who struck the perfect balance of support, helpfulness, graciousness and privacy.
Each night we arrived back Francesco would offer us some of his limoncello before going, to bed. Their garden, rare in accommodation around Sicily, was just wonderful with it's fruit trees, flowers, herbs and touches of whimsy.
The stunning white rock Scala dei Turchi , a short walk away was worth the visit. Agrigento is within reasonable distance, so you get to see both the rock and the ruins if you stay here.
There is a wonderful restaurant across the road from this B & B, which is at the top of the cliff and overlooks the ocean and Scala dei Turchi, where the Turkish pirates would hide. Parking was included and breakfast, so at 50 E a night you could not ask for better.
Francesco and Antonella even allowed us to do washing and use their own line, on top of their roof ( because we had so much after travelling for a few weeks).
Francesco, who speaks great English, obviously loves this work and people. He clearly gets great joy out of being with people and helping them to have the best time. He was an absolute delight and he provided a relaxing , clean and comfortable environment which had a lovely homely feeling about it, a real gift when you are away for a while. I felt sooo rested after a few days here.
It also has more history as Port Empedocle, about a ten minute drive away, was famous for both Inspector Montalbarno, an Italian crime series, written by Camilleri, who based the town on Porto Empedocle ( his home town) and a Nobel laureate, Luigi Pirandello.
If you are looking for beach, ancient ruins, famous connections, history and wonderful hosts, all for avert cheap price, do not miss this place. Ciao Francesco and Antonella and thanks again for looking after us so well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer tranquility and relaxation in exquisitely decorated rooms. We are 200 meters away from the access to the beach of Scala dei Turchhi, 5 km to Porto Empedocle (Vigata) with ferry to Lampedusa and Pirandello's House, 15 km away is the famous Valle dei Templi, 25 km to Torre Salsa'a natural reserve and Eraclea Minoa's Greek ruins and the mud volcanoes of the Maccalube. A strategic point for a holiday of sun, sea and culture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- B&B Scavuzzo Realmonte, Sicily