Fodor's Expert Review Baglio Villa Sicilia

Zangara dei Prefetti Amari 1, Marinella Selinunte, Sicily, 91022, Italy Fodor's Choice

You'll experience refined upscale living on a landed aristocratic estate when you stay at this stylishly renovated villa surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The villa has been cleverly converted so that it can be rented as a whole (it sleeps 12) or as three separate apartments (sleeping two- to four people each) with a chef to provide all catering. Exposed stone walls—some taken from the site of Selinunte several hundred years ago when such things were not frowned upon—are combined with terra-cotta and ceramic tiles and wooden beams. Private terraces are accessible through contemporary glass doors, ensuring inner spaces are full of natural light. Many of the doors are antique—including an 18th-century carved oak door with a cat hole—while the tastefully tiled showers have hammam-style benches that invite long steamy soaks. Textiles are all exquisite and understated. The grounds include a magnificent saltwater swimming pool. Although all three apartments have independent entrances, the two apartments in the main house are separated by doors rather than walls.


  • aristocratic ambience with refined decor
  • excellent salt water swimming pool
  • peaceful location among vines and olives


  • no self-catering facilities (on-site chef will prepare all your meals)
  • no restaurants or bars nearby
  • works better as a fully rented villa than rented individual rooms




Phones: 335-6022825


3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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