The Residence Cicladi is located between the capital city, Palermo (16Km) and the beach resort of Cefalù (25Km), on an enchanting stretch of the north coast of Sicily. The complex, built in 1998, stands immersed in a vast, peaceful expanse of private lemon grove. The amazing views found throughout the property overlook the sparkling sea, out towards the volcanic Aeolian Islands (visible on a clear day, even fifty miles away), the harbour of Porticello, the archaeological site of Solunto and the Castle of Solanto.
Each of the bright, beautifully-furnished and private holiday homes measures between 55-60m2. They fan out like an amphitheatre around the curve of the coastline, surrounded and separated by a verdant tropical garden of about 10.000 square metres, rich in citrus trees, Mediterranean scrub and a great variety of flowers.
Every one is decorated in a personalised style and tastefully furnished. They all include a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a large living room (with a possible sofa bed) and a fully-equipped kitchenette with an oven and fridge-freezer. You’ll find all the amenities you need for a comfortable and independent stay, including free wi-fi, air conditioning, heating, a wall safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Stepping outdoors, each flat has a spacious terrace of around 30m2, furnished with a stylish and comfortable dining table and chairs, all with a splendid view of the garden and the sea. The ideal spot to enjoy a sunny breakfast or a spot of al-fresco dining.
Common facilities include a large barbecue area, outdoor showers, a laundrette, secure private parking, a children’s playground, ping pong table and an alley for boules petanque.
The nearest town, Santa Flavia, is less than a kilometre away, and has all the shops and amenities you’ll need to keep you fed, watered and entertained throughout your stay. You’ll find supermarkets, pizzerias, restaurants, bars, an open-air cinemas and places to have a dance if that’s your thing! A train station in the town takes you into the centre of fascinating and historic Palermo in under 15 minutes
If you’re taking advantage of the private parking and arriving by car, the motorway is under 3km away. If you prefer to keep things simpler, we’d be happy to organise transfers to and from any of the island’s airports (Palermo is by far the closest, about 40 minutes away).
Book your unforgettable Mediterranean escape today and start making plans for all the activities you’ll want to enjoy in sunny Sicily!
The individual apartments
Residence Cicladi offers these single apartments:
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.
Information for you
- Email for non-binding quotation requests: [email protected]
- More information on Sant’Elia
- Information on the surroundings
- All lettings in the area on Google Maps ⇒
- Learn italian on your terrace
- Use our shuttle service