Ninetenth century country villa with a
luxuriant garden and large swimming pool
Masseria Moscala lies on a hilltop about 20 km da Palermo, nestling at the centre of an extensive and magnificent garden, with views over hills and valley to the sea. The stone Masseria, built in the late 1800s, has been carefully renovated with an eye on preserving its original character as the country residence of a Sicilian landowner, and is furnished with an evocative mixture of family heirlooms, understated midcentury and comfortable contemporary pieces. White walls throughout add a wonderful feeling of lightness.
La Masseria is on two storeys. On the ground floor there is a large reception room with a large fireplace and living and dining spaces, along with a large kitchen/diner with comfy sofas. Stairs lead up to the first floor, with a communicating double and single (sharing a bathroom) and a master bedroom (with an extra bed) and a large bathroom.
A large garden, rich in colours and perfumes, completely surrounds the house. There’s a large lawn directly in front of the house, a comfortable area for al fresco dining, and another large upper lawn with children’s play area and wonderful views over the valley and down to the sea. There is also large vegetable garden for the use of guests, and, the final touch, a fine swimming pool.
Large living room with fireplace and dining area
Comfortable living-kitchen with dining area
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and connecting single room
Master bedroom with extra bed
Swimming pool (14m x 7m) with salt-system
The view over Isola delle Femmine island at sunset.
The splendid garden.
Ease of access to the sea, with a choice of well-equipped lidos and the fabulous coastal nature reserve of Barcarello.
Using the villa as a base to explore Palermo, the temple of Segesta, Trapani, Motya and Erice.
Dining on fish in one of the restaurants for which the area is famous.
Moscala is perfect for a family with children or for two couples.
Walking and swimming in the Capo Gallo and Capo Rama nature reserves
Exploring the vibrant historic centre of Palermo
Taking a Palermo street food tour
Sampling the restaurants of Sferracavallo
Treating yourself to breakfast or cakes at the Pasticceria Palazzolo in Cinisi
Taking a day trip to the gorgeous dello Zingaro coastal nature reserve, with lunch in one a simple trattoria in the little village of Scopello
Daytime sunbathing and evening cocktails at beautiful bay and super-cool beach club/lounge bar of Cala Rossa, near Terrasini
Explore the archeological, natural and ethnographic treasures of the eclectic Museo d’Aumale, housed in an 18th century wine warehouse on the waterfront of Terrasini