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1 Bedroom sleeps 2 with bathroom and seperate kitchen area. Outside patio
The villa and her cottages Orange, Lemon and Agave are located in Bagheria the summer residence of old aristocratic Sicilian families. In the same area you can see 7 others beautiful historical villas. Some of them are now open to the pubblic. The three Cottages have nice independent patios surrounded by a Mediterranean garden. The interior decoration is renewed but in a classical style. The popular films 'Nuovo Cinema Paradiso' and 'Baharia', directed by Tornatore, have been located in a Bagheria of a hundred years ago.....
We live in northern Italy, Spain and USA but we love Sicily and once a year we come back to our roots where the family of Princes Moncada di Paternò came in 1400 from Spain as Vicekings of Sicily. We love the colors the monuments the food and the beauty of our island and we hope others will enjoy them too
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1745
the villa is right in the centre of town, so very handy for shops, cafes, restaurants, etc. Bagheria is not a tourist town, but for those that want to experience real Sicily it's an excellent place to soak up the atmosphere, go to nearby beaches where only the locals go, and also to travel around the sights in the Palermo area, and experience plenty of variety in nearby beaches, towns, churches and so on.
Please enquire. Better to leave in the morning and arrive in the early afternoon
Lemon Cottage was all the owners said it would be. It is set in beautiful gardens which provide tranquil surroundings although situated very close to the main shopping centre. From initial enquiry through to last day of holiday the owners made themselves available by email and text for any queries about the cottage and Sicily in general. The cottage was as described,was very clean and well equipped.Although our holiday was in October it was warm enough to sit outside and enjoy the lovely scenery. We visited Cefalau with its lovely beach and quaint shops and spent some time driving through the countryside to visit Mt Etna( driving on the country roads was a very enlightening experience and would recommend using motorway if not confident or in a hurry to reach destination). Mosquito repellent should be an essential due to the closeness of the Orange and Lemon trees. The people of Bagheria were very friendly and helpful although an English/Italian phrase book would be useful. If we were going back to Sicily then we would definitely consider using Lemon Cottage again and would have no hesitation in recommending it to family or friends.
Owen and Annemarie
My boyfriend and I spent a week in Lemon Cottage. The owner Aloisa was very very welcoming and accommodating to all our needs (bringing us freshly picked figs and recommending restaurants and beaches). The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and what makes the property so outstanding is the gardens that surround it. There are tonnes of flowers, lemon groves and a wonderful quiet pool which is great to relax by. I would definitely recommend for a quiet and peaceful break.
We had a great time staying at the Lemon Cottage in the grounds of one of Bagheria's elegant villas. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and generous and gave us lots of great advice. One of the restaurants that they recommended served the best Vongole I have tasted in my life. The cottage was well equipped with a large, comfortable bed. The air conditioning and wifi both worked really well. The pool - and its surroundings - were fantastic. The cottage sits just below an orange grove and there is a fig tree nearby. Inside was everything we needed - coffee making facilities, a stove, a washing machine, a well-equipped bathroom. Lots of interesting pictures on the wall. All in all it was a lovely stay. Bagheria is close enough to lots of interesting places - and it felt like a taste of the real Sicily. The director of Cinema Paradiso comes from Bagheria and parts of the movie were filmed there. We took a few day trips by car and train, including a couple to Cefalu, from where you can get a boat to the volcanic islands (which we did one day). Highly recommended!
Abbiamo appena terminato la nostra permanenza in questa splendida residenza storica di Bagheria. Già dalle foto ci eravamo resi conto che si trattava di una location particolare ma non avremmo mai immaginato di fare un tuffo nello splendore e nei fasti della Palermo dei primi del '700. Il cottage fa parte delle dipendenze di Villa Trabia che è certamente uno degli edifici locali più interessanti e di pregio da un punto di vista architettonico e storico culturale. L'appartamento è immerso in un agrumeto che a sua volta è inserito in un rigoglioso giardino mediterraneo tenuto splendidamente. A disposizione degli ospiti c'è una meravigliosa piscina dove "relax" è davvero l'unica parola d'ordine. Le strutture sono pulite e complete di ogni confort. La cucina è fruibile e la proprietà fa in modo che all'arrivo non manchi nulla. Lo spazio esterno privato completo di doccia , divani , tavolo e sedie completano l'apprezzabile cornice. Non è possibile non fare riferimento alle proprietarie di casa , che con la loro eleganza e con grande garbo , sono sempre presenti senza mai essere mai invadenti. Perdersi nei loro racconti e nella storia della loro famiglia è un modo piacevole per passare delle ore a bordo piscina. È un luogo che sicuramente consiglierei vivamente a chi vuole visitare quest'area della Sicilia risiedendo in una struttura dove l'attenzione all'accoglienza è al primo posto e dove lo charme ed il gusto del bello imperano sovrani.