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Badia Tower

Hopelessly romantic, a honeymoon tower for two

"...The Tower of Love, the perfect spot to let down your hair, a 16th-century tower for two that stands alone in the gardens of an estate in Sicily, within easy reach of the Greek sites at Selinunte and Segesta, and the beaches of San Vito lo Capo..."  The Guardian

Badia Tower

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Marsala

Charming tower
Aristocratic estate
Extensive garden
Short drive to the town

Mazara del Vallo
Aegadian archipelagos

Romantic breaks
Cultural & relaxing breaks



This is the ultimate romantic escape, a pretty romantic tower for two in the midst of scented gardens filled with leafy vegetation, towering palms and brightly-coloured oleanders. Shops, bars and restaurants are nearby and the centre of Marsala, with its famous wineries, just 2 kms away.

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The Badia Tower comes close to resembling a child’s drawing of a fairy tale castle, with arched windows and a crenellated tower but in the place of forbidding forests, the fragrant Mediterranean gardens of the Badia Estate. The owners of this extraordinary estate live in the main house and have always been delightfully welcoming to all their guests.

Outside: An oleander-bordered pathway leads across the huge gardens to the Tower. At the back of the Tower, there is a lovely private terraced area, with a table and chairs, parasol, barbecue and separate seating area, which is perfect for al fresco meals or simply sitting and soaking up the atmosphere.

Inside: The décor is simple and bright, with white-washed walls, terracotta tiling and pretty blue furnishings. The living space comprises of one main living area, with a small dining-table and chairs and a kitchen corner. From here, steps lead up to the bedroom and bathroom with shower.

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Local sights
The Badia Tower is in a wonderfully peaceful location, in an area renowned for its lush vegetation and tranquillity, but very convenient for getting around. 

Shops, bars, restaurants and tennis courts are within easy reach and getting to the historical centre of Marsala is easy as the main Trapani-Marsala road is close by. 

South of Marsala, Signorino is a long sandy beach, with Blue Flag status, approximately 15 minutes by car from the villa. Facilities include beach bars and restaurants and you can choose between free or lido-style private beaches, where sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire.

Potter down the coast, towards Sciacca, to the port of Mazara del Vallo which, with a history of Phoenician, Arab and Norman inhabitants, offers an interesting blend of architecture, art and culture. Take a stroll around its bustling fishing harbour and through its charismatic Arabic Kasbah.

Local experiences
Kite and windsurfing is available at the Lo Stagnone Nature Reserve, the best place for kiting in Sicily and particularly suitable for beginners thanks to the lagoon’s shallow waters and breezy conditions.

Head inland to the medieval hilltop town of Erice for the best views of the Egadi islands; then take to the waters to see the islands close-up. Boat trips to the Egadi Islands depart from Marsala harbour, taking around an hour to reach Favignana. Fishing boat trips are also available.

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General Info




Accommodates (max) 2
Bedrooms 1
Double 1
Bathroom 1
...of which ensuite 1
Beach towels present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Barbecue present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Microwave oven present
Tv present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change on request
Laundry service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Guided tours on request
Transfer on request
Boat rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available
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Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Trapani airport 15 km - 9 miles - 20 mins
Palermo airport 103 km - 64 miles - 1 hr 10
Comiso airport 249 km - 155 miles - 3 hr 45
Catania airport 329 km - 204 miles - 3 hr 20
Aegadian islands ferry station 31 km - 19 miles - 35 mins
Nearest beach 15 mins driving
Supermarket 10 mins walking
Shops & restaurants 5 mins driving
Marsala centre 4 km - 3 miles - 10 mins
Mazara del Vallo centre 24 km - 15 miles - 35 mins
Trapani centre 27 km - 17 miles - 30 mins
Erice cable car 29 km - 18 miles - 40 mins
Segesta archaeological site 50 km - 31 miles - 39 mins
Selinunte archaeological site 57 km - 35 miles - 55 mins
San Vito Lo Capo centre 74 km - 46 miles - 1 hr 15
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2015 Prices
2016 Prices
Period Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
03 Jan - 03 Apr 795
04 Apr - 22 May 830
23 May - 19 Jun 900
20 Jun - 10 Jul 955
11 Jul - 28 Aug 995
29 Aug - 25 Sep 900
26 Sep - 23 Oct 830
24 Oct - 01 Jan 795
Refundable Security Deposit 300

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2016. If you book now for 2016, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2016 Sicily holiday villa at 2015 price. Please contact us for availability.

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To book this property

Add this property to the shortlist function and send it to us.
Or call us in UK on 0044 (0)20 7097 1413; in Sicily on 0039 091 687 0639; in Germany on 0049 (0)69 2547 2626

Our business hours

UK time:
8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday

IT & DE time:
9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 1.30pm Saturday

Booking procedures

You will receive our “soloBooking form”, fill it in and fax it back to us. To read about booking in details please click here.

Property prices

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How to pay

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