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Villa Trabia del XVIII sec - Lemon Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Lemon Cottage

1 Bedroom sleeps 2 with bathroom and kitchen area. Outside patio

About the property

Villa Settecentesca

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.....

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Palermo

Family property

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
Please enquire. Better to leave in the morning and arrive in the early afternoon


Accommodation and facilities for Lemon Cottagein Bagheria in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • village
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • with shower, new shower box
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 double bedroom
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
A program of restoration is starting at Villa Trabia beginning from the entrance. The rental help the family in ths important work We suggest this location for cultural holidays Notes on accommodation: wifi, fans and air conditioning are available and included. Outside: The garden is a mix of Mediterranean flowers with lemon and orange trees. The pool area is surrounded by tropical garden with huge trees.


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Lemon Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic experience at the Villa, lovely pool and area, facilities that were perfect for a week's holiday for two. Angela was very helpful and provided excellent suggestions for where to go and what to do in Sicily. There are also one or two great restaurants nearby.

One point however is that the location is not accurately listed on HomeAway and sent us to the wrong place! Still, once we were there we had a great time.



  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A most wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed for one week at Lemon cottage and it was most wonderful than we anticipated. Aloisa was a wonderful host and give us lots of ideas of places to visit. Most days were spent lazing around the pool in amongst the most beautiful garden! Our little cottage was beautiful decorated, and comfy and cosy. Some evenings we would spend out on the little terrace drinking wine and eating food we have cooked ourselves with lovely local, fresh produce. nt!

We will be back again - this place is a real gem, I couldn't praise it more.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Owen and Annemarie, thank you so much for the review. We will be very happy to have you again soon. Aloisa
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Fabulous stay in beautiful gardens.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eloise, thank You for the comment about your holiday in our place in Sicily. I was very happy to welcome You and your boyfriend and for us is really important to cuddle our guests with products of the garden. Hope to have you again soon. Aloisa
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we thank you Hamish and Penelope for their very kind comment. At the same time we want to say how nice it has been for us to meet such delightful and interesting people and have them at the villa Trabia as our guests!
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Perfect holidays at a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

The place is just great. The villa, the pool and all the rest look exactly the way as shown on the photos. Everything is clean and in a very good condition. You can find many restaurants and bars close to the villa. A supermarket and stalls, where you can buy fresh fruits and everything you need, can also be reached by foot.

Giacomo and Angela are perfect hosts. They really care about their guests and offer help, whenever it is needed. They also gave us very good tips about restaurants, beaches and more. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back. Thank you very much! Best wishes, Laura and Alex.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
chiosco Palagonia
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
rail station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Focacceria Buttitta
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The villa will start a program of restoration beginning from the entrance. The rental will help the family in this important work.


Beaches are 10 minutes driving, but the popular Mondello beach is 40 minutes driving and Cefalù beach at 25 minutes.

The main activity in Sicily is visiting cities, villages, museum, botanical garden sea sites, archeological sites. Culture, wine and food, nature, history are the ingredients of a beautiful and interesting holiday. Palermo, Trapani, Cefalù, Solunto, Segesta and Selinunte,the Fenician Mothia Island and the salt production can be visited with a day trip from Bagheria.


Puntaraisi/Borsellino Palermo is the airport 50 minutes by car, the main Palermo port is 30 minutes by car, car with navigator is recommended. If your idea is to go to Sicily remember that the last minute flights are very expensive so please book your flight!

British Airways has 2 direct fight per week for Palermo. Don't wait to be near the holidays!


The villa is in Bagheria village. 25 minutes from the beautiful Cefalu' village, 20 minutes from Palermo, 2 hours and 30 minutes Taormina, 1 hour Trapani Erice, 3 hours Catania Etna Vulcan etc.

Further Details:

5 minutes walk to all the shops, supermarket, banks, restaurant etc.