4 bedroom semi-detached villa for sale
Italy - Sicily, Trapani, Castelvetrano
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- Nearby the greek temples
- Nearby the sea
- Private road access
Situated in one of the most charming area of Western Sicily the villa is overlooking the greek temples and archaeological park. It is only 1500 meters from the town of Marinella, 2 kilometers far from the beach and 65 kilometers far from Trapani Airport.
The Villa consists of 2 units, ideal to be shared by two different families.
The Unit 1 consist of:
- Spacious Living Room with Dining Area
- Built-in Kitchen
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Outdoor Shower
- Private Garden
The Unit 2 consist of:
- Built-in Kitchen with Dining Area
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Outdoor Shower
- Private Garden
Amenities and special features of this villa:
- Heating with wood stove
- Outdoor Shower
- Private Road Access
- Floor type: Tiles, Resin
Call the number above or send a private message and book your viewing now.
Selinunte: Location and surrondings of this property
Ancient Selinus, lying between the rivers Modione and Cottone, was the most westerly of all Greek colonies, founded by Megara Hyblaea around 650 B.C. Selinus's name derives from the Greek for the wild celery (selinon), the simbol of the city, which still grows on the fertile plain.
This plain that attracted settlers so far westward the cause of the city's prosperity in the 6th 5th centuries B.C., as well as its woes, for the Elymians of Segesta coveted the land and ceaselessly.
The ruins of Selinunte are some of the most impressive of the ancient Greek world and the site is one of the most captivating in Sicily. In its heyday (VI - V centuries), the huge city had over 100.000 inhabitants and for two centuries it was one of the richest and most powerful in the world. The spectacular remains of its many temples are proof of its influence. No visit to Selinunte is complete without a walk along the stunning stretch of beach below, from where there are marvellous views of the cliff-top temples. You will find the path down to the left of the Acropolis parking area. Ancient historical sources are controversial as to the date of Selinunte’s foundation. According to Diodorus, the city was founded between 651 and 650 BC, while according to Thucydides its foundation dates from 629-628 BC. The first urban nucleus was established on the vast sheer plateau (about 50m above sea level) situated between the valley of the Modione river (the ancient Selinos) to the west, and the “Gorgo di Cottone” valley to the east. This was the Acropolis of which 5 Temples remain. Behind it, to the north, were the city residential quarters. The name of Selinunte probably derived from the river which flew to the west of the city boundaries, the Selinos, or, as others have suggested, from a wild plant, a kind of celery (“selinon”), which still grows locally and whose leaves were depicted on the early coins minted at Selinunte. The westernmost Greek outpost, closely in contact with the Carthaginian-Punic territories and with the Elymian cities of Segesta and Entella, the city extended its influence over the fertile coastal plains, from the mouth of the Platani river to the east, to the mouth of the Mazarus river to the west, as far as present-day Poggioreale (destroyed and evacuated following a violent earthquake in the 1980s) to the north, behind the Elymian city of Entella. In the late 6C BC Selinunte had to fight against the Elymian coalition of Erice, Segesta and Alicyae. This early skirmishes and territorial controversies were followed by a long period of peaceful neighbouring relations, which was accompanied by the urban and architectural development of the city that still today we can admire the ruins of the majestic temples and the Acropolis.
Trapani Province Fast Facts
The borders of Africa begins just west of Palermo, in western Sicily, where the sunlight is purer and the air whipped clean by the wind, where the sky is tinged with strong colours especially at sunset when it is strikingly red, then deep blue then gold; where the wind that brings hot effluvia from Africa and fine sand from the desert, that shapes as its pleasure, the soft dunes and the humble elevations of blue clay and gold sandstone; where challenging winds and drought, dominate undisputedly, the great bushes of euphorbia, the tufts of 'serracchio', the oleasters, the palms, the thorny ginestra and the lentisk; where isolated and mighty, these rises up, rugged calcareous masses that now fall perpendicularly to the sea, now on the stony plateau, then on the gently undulating land; where the sea laps expanses of golden sand and rages against the low cliffs that still reecho the sounds of mythical battles.
Western Sicily is the most "african" strip of the Island and at the same time, the most "sicilian" of all the areas of Sicily. If eastern Sicily remained predominantly Greek until the late Middle Ages, western Sicily was predominantly North African and Arab. The spaghetti gives way to cous cous and nearly every town or village can trace it name back to the Arabic. Tunis after all is only 5 hours by hydrofoil from Trapani. Within a couple of hours drive, one finds wilderness areas, magnificent mountains, renown beaches, historic wine estates and charming villages. Here, too, are Sicily's cleanest sea and least spoil coasts, the Zingaro Nature Reserve, the Aegadi Islands and Pantelleria. Here are the renown and golden beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and Belice, the white beaches of Mazara del Vallo and Marsala, the sublime architecture of Segesta and Selinunte, the magic lagoon of Stagnone, the blood-red rocks of Scurati.The archeological sites of Selinunte and Segesta are two of the best sites for ancient history; the Selinunte Archaeological Park is the largest in Europe. The tourism sector is perceived as the most important growth force in the Trapani province.
Visitors to the Trapani province can land at Birgi Airport (Trapani) or Falcone and Borsellino Airport (Palermo). By sea can disembark at the Port of Trapani or Palermo.
It is the historic stomping ground of the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, who made Motya and Lilybaeum great sea ports, and the mysterious Elymians, who made Venus their greatest god at Erice and constructed the most enchanting of ancient temples in Sicily at Segesta.
More than 433 000 people live in the the province of Trapani on 2 461 km² of land shared in 24 towns.
Agriculture and Marine Fishery
The Western Sicily is rich in agriculture and fisheries. Other important towns in the province include Mazara del Vallo, an important harbour for fishing industry; Marsala in the heart of the winelands; Castelvetrano, renowned for "nocellara" olive's oils and vegetable produce. Half of all Sicilian Wine comes from the sun-drenched hills in this most western province, sweet Marsala and the honey-coloured ambrosian from the fascinating island of Pantelleria. The sheltered valleys between the mountains provide ideal conditions for a harvest of top-grade fruits, table grapes, olives and oranges. In the eastern part of the Western Sicily, a great variety of vegetables is cultivated.
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