Villa Edera is an historic Art Nouveau home in the centre of the seaside village of Porticello, a little way outside Palermo on Sicily’s north coast. Its large panoramic terraces enjoy breathtaking sea views and it is topped by a tower which serves as a reading room.
The huge villa has 6 double bedrooms, spread over three floors, each of which is equipped with air conditioning, heating and an en-suite bathroom. One room has been adapted to cater for guests with reduced mobility. From all rooms there are magnificent panoramic views.
A large living room on the ground floor hosts breakfast in the morning, or if you prefer we’d be delighted to serve it on the large outdoor terrace – what better way to start the day? During the day the breakfast room can be used as a study or work room. A workstation is available with a pair of high-speed PCs for guests’ use.
Situated in the historic old town of Porticello, Villa Edera offers the perfect base from which to take in the traditions and laid-back rhythms of life in an untouched Sicilian fishing village.
Looking further afield, the location is a great base from which to explore the nearby town of Bagheria, known as the ‘city of villas’, where you can visit the fascinating Villa Cattolica, home of the Guttuso Museum, and Villa Palagonia, the famous villa of monsters.
Porticello is a ‘frazione’ of the small town of Santa Flavia, whose railway station is just 500 m from Villa Edera. From here you can reach Sicily’s magnificent medieval capital city of Palermo in 15 minutes. Or why not take a trip further along the coast? The picture-postcard seaside town of Cefalù can be reached in a little over half an hour.
Villa Edera is committed to environmental and ecological responsibility and follows eco-sustainable, plastic free guidelines.
Book your stay today and start dreaming of everything the Sicilian coast has to offer!
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
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