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Villa Trabia del XVIII sec - Lemon Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

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 Bagheria

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 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful place, charming hosts !

  • 4 of 5

Amazing place surrounded by a beautiful garden full of orange and lime trees. Very close to the center of Baghria, to shops and restaurants. A place to visit !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille, per la vostra descrizione .
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Perfectly okay

  • 4 of 5

We drove to Bagheria from Catania, Angela met us at the villa when we arrived. The Villa itself is amazing (from the outside, we did not get to see inside) the accommodation is a series of converted (I'm guessing) servants quarters, each with it's own terrace. Ours was clean and fairly well equipped, could have done with more crockery. The kitchen, more of a kitchenette, was very clean and easy to keep clean. The bathroom and shower were good and the washing machine worked well. The beds had white linen, always always good. Could have done with more coat hangers but then I like to hang everything up. Angela was a font of local information. Her English is very good. Her knowledge of the local shops and restaurants, bars and sights was spot on, her recommendations were also spot on. She organised a boat trip for us which was great. The swimming pool is lovely, there are time restrictions, I'm guessing the Villa owners (one family I think) like to use it in the evenings. That was a bit of a shame as we were out during most of the days and would have welcomed the chance of swim at the end of the day. That said, we met the owner, she was lovely, interested and interesting. The Villa itself is in the town very close to the centre so able to walk everywhere (except the big supermarket) Bagheria is a nice enough town with some fantastic restaurants but the best thing about it is it's proximity to surrounding areas well served by the train station which is a five to ten minute drive from the villa and free parking too! We visited Palermo, Cefalu, Cacamo, Monreale to name just a few places. So, if you decide to go, you will not be disappointed, Angela will steer you towards the best restaurants and you will sleep well in comfortable, clean beds.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 3 of 5

The most amazing place to stay - the Villa evolves out of a manically busy street but once behind the walls is an oasis. Unfortunately not as warm as we would have liked - there is probably a reason why the aristocracy chose to live in Bagheria away from the heat of Palermo!! The gite was delightful, although the kitchen area was rather difficult to use (I'm only 5ft and couldn't reach the shelves - or the tap!!) Unfortunately we are old-fashioned, and found the lack of information and especially a map very limiting - it was very easy to get lost and we never managed to find the beaches we were promised did exist!

Driving in Sicily was an experience (and one I'm not keen to repeat), and thank goodness we checked on google street before travelling or we would never have found it. The management/courier woman was very helpful. But don't even think of going there without a smart phone!! You even need to phone to be let into the gates when you arrive!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 05-Jun-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: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 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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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.