Sicilia - Palermo - CEFALÙ


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CIR CODE: 19082027C223643). Villa Talia offers sea views and mountain scenery combined with fresh modern interiors to make this pearl an exceptional holiday home for small groups or couples. The Sicilian architect, Sandro Giacomarra, skillfully designed Villa Talia on the mountainside to maximise the incredible sea views. The result is a sea view from almost every room and outside space. Approaching the villa you will find the shaded outdoor dining and kitchen area before you enter the house. A large decked terrace made from restored African hardwood railway sleepers runs the length of the house. The cooling plunge pool, relaxing deckchairs and sofa provide plenty of opportunities to unwind. The shaded dining terrace is by the lawn just off the kitchen. The outdoor kitchen is complete with a stove and washbasin - a lovely spot for lazy lunches cooked on the barbecue or in the wood-oven overlooking the sea. Please note: The discreet owner of Villa Talia owns a small wooden house about 15 metres from Villa Talia where he stays for the weekend to be on hand for guests arriving/departing and for any further assistance. The pool is not visible from the wooden house, but the driveway is shared between the two houses. The access road leading up to the villa is steep and narrow, and drivers should be prepared to reverse when necessary to let another car pass.


A modern colour palette of greys and whites is peppered with splashes of summer colours in the fabrics and artworks around the villa, giving it a unique character and style. Upon entering the villa you are greeted by the open living space with its kitchen. The contemporary open plan living area with large comfortable sofas, kitchen and dining area also has the floor to ceiling windows out to the decked terrace and those magnificent views. In the corridor that leads to the bedrooms is a small workstation. To follow are the two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with shower and the two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed and the one has two queen-size beds. Guests can enjoy sea views from bed with floor to ceiling windows in both the bedrooms. Ground floor: living / dining area and kitchen, small workstation, glass sliding doors leading out to a decked terrace, shaded outside dining area and plunge pool. One bathroom with a bath and one bathroom with shower. One double bedroom with French windows out to the garden and one twin bedroom with queen-size beds.


Behind the outdoor dining space is a small kitchen garden with fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables that guests can use as well as a small table with 4 chairs. The terrace that runs along the length of the house is partly with lawn and the odd olive tree to give shade and partly with decking. 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 small pool measures 2,5m x 3m 1,5 m deep and overhangs the cliffside. The pool is open from April 1st to October 31st.

Pets: On request
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • satellite TV
  • internet wi-fi connection
  • washing-machine
  • dishwasher
  • oven
  • fixed barbecue
  • wood-oven

Location and distances

Shops and restaurants are an easy drive or invigorating walk away in the coastal village of Sant'Ambrogio, while the delights of the town of Cefalu are also a short drive from the villa.

Airport: Palermo 104 km, Catania 183 km
Train station: Cefalù 6 km, Palermo 75 km
Highways: Highway A20 exit Cefalù 10,6 km
Shops and services: Sant'Ambrogio 7,5 km (by car) 2,5 kms(by foot), Cefalù 6 km
Beaches: Sant'Ambrogio 9 km (by car) 2 km (on foot), Spiaggia Settefrati 11 km, Pollina 14 km
Parking: Covered parking space for two cars 20 m from the villa gate. To park within the gate be prepared to back out.
Access roads: The last 10 meters is by unpaved road.
Attractions within 100 km: Cefalù 6 kms, Gibilmanna 14 kms, Castelbuono 26 kms, Gratteri 21 kms, Castel di Tusa 27 kms, Santo Stefano di Camastra 38 kms, Riserva Naturale delle Madonie 49 kms, Petralia Soprana 80 kms, Bagheria 61 kms, Palermo 77 kms, Petralia Sottana 81 kms, Parco Avventura dei Nebrodi 93 kms
Altitude: 96 slm


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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/6/2024 - 1/4/2025 5 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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  • electricity (€ 10,00/week in low season and May - € 15,00/day in medium season - € 21,50/day in high and peak season), mandatory extra cleaning when pets are present (€ 30,00 per animal per week or part of week), tourism tax (where applicable), in case of non-disposal of urban waste, the extra payment of € 50.00 per week will be required at check-out

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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - KIT CONSIGLIATO FINO A 4 PERSONE (per gruppi più numerosi si consiglia di aggiungere altri kit) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Gather around a barbecue featuring exceptional produce: savoury lamb skewers and Angus beef burgers from the finest Italian sources, black pork sausages from Sicily's Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To complement the burgers, there is traditional 'pane cafone' bread, cheddar cheese and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. Pair your meal with our Amatrice spelt beer and, for the little ones, refreshing iced tea.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Authentic Sicily
Food Delivery - Authentic Sicily

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits). Dive into tasting characteristic Sicilian produce. Our spaghetti alla puttanesca embodies all the flavours of Sicily: Sicilian capers, Pantelleria oregano, high-quality Campisi tuna in oil and our oven-baked olives and red cherry tomato sauce. While you wait, indulge in Sicilian Nebrodi pork salami with pane cafone.
€ 154.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00