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Sicilia - Palermo - CEFALÙ


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Villa Il Ciliegio is an excellent base in Cefalù Sicily for exploring. Set in an elevated position by walking trails through the Madonie national park, with panoramic views to the sea, Cefalù and the Aeolian islands.

The Emma Villas' Concierge Team can be reached for any emergencies, or further information you may require during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.


Villa il Ciliegio is a classic Sicilian country villa with plenty of character and charm. Stone walls, wooden shutters and wooden beamed ceilings frame the luminous interiors which are furnished in a comfortable country style. Whereas the communal areas have air-conditioning, the use of ventilators have been preferred in the bedrooms. The villa is however cool and comfortable. Ground Floor: Large living area where there is a country kitchen, dining room, two open plan living areas and French windows leading out to the garden. Antique wooden furniture, large sofas, terracotta floor tiles and colourful Sicilian wall tiles give it warmth and character. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, one of which can be a twin bedroom, each with wooden beamed ceilings and sea views. Two bedrooms share a bathroom with a bath-tub and the other two each has their en-suite shower room.


Extensive gardens surround the villa and boast a panoramic pool as well as a choice of areas for relaxing or dining. Outside, a pretty lawned garden with shady trees, deck chairs and sun beds are set up for relaxing in the sun or shade while the wisteria-covered dining area is the setting for many delicious Sicilian meals. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The panoramic pool is 9,5 m. x 4 m with a constant depth of 1,50 m. The pool is open from May 1st to October 31st.

Pets: On request. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • partial air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • internet Wi-Fi connection
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven
  • coffee machine
  • washing machine
  • fixed barbecue
  • electric oven

Location and distances

For those who love hill walking, the villa is ideal as there are paths leading from the garden across the Madonie National Park. The delights of the coast are nearby too with an array of sandy beaches, excellent fish restaurants and the pretty town of Cefalu, all within an easy drive away

Airport: Palermo 105 km, Trapani 186 km, Catania 218 km
Train station: Cefalù 8 kms, Palermo 75 kms
Highways: Highway A20 exit Cefaù 11 kms
Shops and services: Cefalù 8 kms
Beaches: Cefalù 8 kms, Mazzaforno 12 kms, Sant'Ambrogio 13 kms, Finale di Pollina 20 kms
Parking: Ten uncovered parking spaces inside the property.
Access roads: Paved uneven road.
Attractions within 100 km: Gibilmanna 6 km, Cefalù 8 km, Gratteri 11 km, Castelbuono 24 km, Castel di Tusa 32 km, Riserva Naturale delle Madonie 39 km, Santo Stefano di Camastra 42 km, Petralia Sottana 56 km, Petralia Soprana 59 km, Bagheria 61 km, Palermo 80 km, Parco Avventura dei Nebrodi 83 km
Altitude: 140 slm


9.1 / 10

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Emma Villas service was great, prompt and thorough. Highly recommended

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Yes. It was absolutely beautiful.
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Sebastian was super helpful. 10 out of 10. No complaints.

Availability Calendar

Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
Before proceeding with a specific request ("Book " -"Option" - "Information") click on the calendar to select the dates.
If you wish to change the date click on "Reset".

The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

Short stay available

Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 5/28/2022 3,605.00
5/28/2022 6/25/2022 3,960.00
6/25/2022 7/16/2022 4,675.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 4,965.00
8/20/2022 9/3/2022 4,675.00
9/3/2022 9/24/2022 3,960.00
9/24/2022 1/7/2023 3,605.00
From to
1/7/2023 5/27/2023 4,331.25
5/27/2023 6/24/2023 4,812.50
6/24/2023 7/15/2023 5,600.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 6,125.00
8/19/2023 9/2/2023 5,600.00
9/2/2023 9/23/2023 4,812.50
9/23/2023 1/6/2024 4,331.25

The price includes:

The price does not include:

  • electricity (on consumption over 330 kwh per week), tourism tax (where applicable)

On Request:

Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)

Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)