Nestled in the centre of Porticello, a little seafront gem on Sicily’s north coast, we are delighted to be able to offer Casa Ernesto as the perfect solution for your escape to the true Mediterranean.
The perfectly located one-bedroom apartment will make the perfect starting point from which to immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Whether you like to jump into the thick of the action or watch the world go by from your terrace, we guarantee that you’ll take home countless happy memories and a sense of deep relaxation.
Just a hundred metres from the sea, Casa Ernesto is right in the centre of Porticello. The traditional atmosphere and warm welcome of this friendly village radiates along the colourful seafront promenade, smiles and cheery greetings bouncing around like beams of sunlight off the crystal clear sea.
Located on the second, and top, floor of its building, the apartment comprises a large, bright entrance hall, a double bedroom, a bathroom and – down a short corridor – a kitchen-diner. With all the crockery and modern appliances you would expect for a self catering holiday, you will be able to prepare and savour your meals in style.
Casa Ernesto is perfect for a pair of travellers, but if you prefer to add extra guests, a part of the living space can be screened off to give privacy to the area around the sofa bed.
The real gem of this house are the terraces which surround it on all sides. If you want to drink in a magical view of the sea or the glorious starry skies at night, step out through the kitchen or the entrance hall. If, on the other hand, you want to enjoy a bit of the country air, a place where you can breathe in the atmosphere of the city and feel immersed in its soul, the back terrace is the place for you.
Something for every hour of the day and season of the year – Casa Ernesto is your home by the sea in Sicily.
Porticello – Experience the tradition of a Sicilian fishing village
Porticello is a small community just east of Palermo, directly on the sea. As you would expect from its picturesque location, the harbour is the beating heart of Porticello. All day long you’ll find fishermen setting out in search of the day’s catch, ferrying their precious cargo to the quayside fish market and taking time to tend to their nets. All the while colourful fishing boats and small fishing boats bob and sway like tiny rays of sunlight reflected on the gentle waves.
The locals are very proud of their fishing heritage. As you can imagine, you’ll never be stuck for a new fish restaurant to try, with the endless variety of their seafood platters. Or perhaps you’d prefer to buy your own in the timeless market and try your hand at preparing it like a true local.
The village radiates charm, but you’ll find the evening atmosphere livelier than you might expect, thanks to the presence of several popular bars and pubs. Watch the sun go down with a seafront aperitivo, or simply soak up the sights and sounds as you stroll along the picturesque harbourfront promenade.
The small beach, a real local secret, is only 700 metres away. The crystal clear water will plead with you to take a refreshing dip, at any time of the day and very nearly any time of the year.
Close at hand, the nature reserve of Monte Catalfano and the archaeological site of Solunto are your gateway to the natural and historical treasures of the region.
The railway station of Santa Flavia-Solunto-Porticello is just over a kilometre away. Trains from here will bring you to the centre of Palermo in just 20 minutes.