This is a truly outstanding villa. Not a property commercially rented out by a company like so many that appear on Airbnb nowadays, this is a real Sicilian family holiday home. The owner Ginevra is a lovely person who went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our holiday, including driving us to and from the airport. Ginevra's father made two trips to the airport to drop us off which was very kind. We didn't hire a car and so it wasn't possible to visit Palermo because public transport is very poor and we tried to call a taxi but had no luck, however once we arrived we didn't really want to leave the town or the villa so it wasn't a problem. You do need to be careful when walking because of the narrow streets and famous Italian driving! For day trips a rental car would be a good idea. The villa's outside space is huge and very private with so many different areas to sit and relax; the main house has two bedrooms and there are two further bedrooms in separate buildings around the courtyard. One of those rooms appeared to be in the process of renovation when we visited but was still very comfortable. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Wi-fi worked well, although we did accidentally reach the data cap, so download your music before you arrive rather than streaming! The courtyard is full of tropical plants, cacti, a lemon and banana tree. The garden is beautifully lit at night. The swimming pool is huge and was surprisingly warm in June. There's an outdoor kitchen with ceiling fan, a pizza oven and BBQ where we spent most evenings. The setting is quite breathtaking with the mountain as a backdrop and amazing views from the roof terrace. It's close to the airport so planes fly low nearby, however the airport is not very busy and we didn't notice any noise in the early mornings or at night. In fact seeing the planes fly over the beach at sunset was quite spectacular. The villa is just a few minutes walk down the road from the popular beach with a lively beach bar that had a band playing on our first night. The local fish restaurant called Pirates was a highlight of our trip and the town square, which is about ten minutes walk up the hill, was busy every evening and has plenty of nice bars and restaurants to try. The town is a place that Italians themselves seem to come to relax and it's easy to see why. There are plenty of small shops, supermarkets, ice cream parlours etc all within easy reach on foot. Ginevra had left some groceries for us on arrival too. This is one of the best places I have ever stayed out of 14 Airbnb rentals to date. A really lucky find and highly recommended. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday home.