Villa Marsa Allah
Contemporary villa with pool, garden
and views of the Egadi islands
Villa Marsa-Allah is located in Contrada Fontanelle, a few kilometres from the ancient town of Marsala. ‘Marsa Allah’ is the medieval name for Marsala, given to the town when it was under Arab rule, and signifies the Port of God. Indeed, Marsala’s port is central to its story – under Roman rule (when it was called Lilybeum) the city was the strategic base from which all naval expeditions to Africa set sail. In the 18th century, thanks to English wine merchants like Woodhouse and Ingham, the town became the centre of – and gave its name to – the production of fortified ‘Marsala’ wine. Today the gulf and the city of Marsala remain one of the most evocative places of the Trapani region, its coastline characterized by the presence of the Stagnone nature reserve and lagoon bordered by numerous small islands, including the famous Mothia, the most extensive Carthaginian site in Italy.
Peaceful and tranquil, villa is located in Contrada Fontanelle, just a few kilometres from the city centre and the sea, and is set in a garden full of wonderful bougainvillea that frame the view and accompany the gaze towards the gulf and the Egadi Islands. With a modern design, Villa Marsa-Allah, is spread over 3 levels connected externally by a ramp that allows easy access to the swimming pool with salt water, garden and the lower level of the house without using the internal stairs. On the first level there is a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and private terrace, overlooking the swimming pool, the Egadi islands and the Marsala salt flats.
On the lower level are a further four double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, two with whirlpool tubs and two with showers. Three of the bedrooms open onto the seaview terrace, the fourth onto the garden.
The ground floor comprises a huge open-plan pure white-walled living space with a large, perfectly equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a conversation area with smart TV. Floor to ceiling windows make the transition from inside out outside seamless. There is also a useful guest bathroom with large shower, laundry and pantry.
Villa Marsa-Allah is surrounded by a luxuriant Mediterranean garden with a large and comfortable swimming pool with a solarium in the center; around the villa various shaded areas, and an outdoor kitchen and BBQ are designed to make al fresco dining effortless.
Living/dining room with Smart TV
Large fully equipped kitchen
5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
1 guest bathroom
Swimming pool with salt water and hydromassage
Cooling off in the pool followed by an aperitif enjoying the view of the Egadi islands and the Gulf of Marsala.
Exploring the local cuisine – notably the excellent cous cous — and tasting the famous wines of the area.
Kitesurfing! This is one of the best places in Sicily for the sport.
This is a large villa, and so is suitable for large groups of family or friends – unusually it is lovely and quiet, despite being so close to the centre of town.