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Client Reviews of Badia Tower

See what our clients had to say about their holiday to Sicily and time at Badia Tower

 Charming tower 
Aristocratic estate 
Extensive garden

Malcom Perks - United Kingdom | September 2018


" Solo Sicily were helpful and professional. Badia Tower and its garden were delightful."

Claire Lambert - United Kingdom | April 2018


"We had an amazing time and badia tower was perfect."

Linda Williams - United Kingdom | September 2017


"From the onset of dealing with SoloSicily we have been very impressed with the personal, professional and prompt service.  Once we arrived at Badia Tower were overwhelmed with the stunning setting and location.  Our hosts were very accommodating and gave us a wonderful insight into the history of their home and surrounding area.  It was a total escape from the real world and was a perfect retreat. We would have no hesitation in recommending SoloSicily or Badia Tower. Look forward to returning to Sicily soon."

Edith Brown - United Kingdom | August 2017


"We wanted to get away from it all, and Badia Tower was the best place we could do it. We loved every moment of our holiday, and so enjoyed exploring the local area. Marsala is such a great little town."

Dennis Phillips - United Kingdom | July 2017


"Badia Tower was just right for us. We really enjoyed our time there. We felt so relaxed and undisturbed."

John Hacker - United Kingdom | March 2017


"Our holiday in Sicily was every bit as good as we had expected. This was our third visit to the island which always surprises and delights us. From the setting amidst exotic plants and orange and lemon trees to the warm welcome we received, this oasis on the edge of Marsala was a joy.  We were made to feel so welcome and enjoyed our aperitifs and tour of the house and garden."

Sasha Gloor van Dach - Switzerland | February 2017


"We spent 10 wonderful days here in Badia Tower - We like the atmosphere of the old and beautiful garden, the nature just woke up! Marsala, Trapani, Erice and Selinunte are great places. And of course we like the Sicilian people and the great food! Too bad, we have to go back to Switzerland!  "

Bettina Paasburg - Germany | October 2016


"Grazie mille for 2 wonderful weeks in your beautiful tower. We relaxed a lot and have good experiences in Sicily. Thanks for your hospitality and kindness. And the garden... no words! Big hugs! PS. Badia Tower = Paradiso Piccolo!  "

Emma Phillips -United Kingdom | August 2016


"We had such an amazing week at Badia Tower. The setting in beautiful as are the grounds and main house. What a welcoming feel we were given! We enjoyed exploring the local area and the boat tup from the port to the islands close by is a must. Dinner recommendations were brilliant and Bn took great pride in the many BBQs with local fish and meat we enjoyed. Thank you so much for a perfectly relaxing week. Emma and Ben  "

Richard Thomson - United Kingdom | August 2016


"We did indeed have a wonderful time in Sicily at the beginning of August. We spent time in Palermo exploring the city and seeing many of the wonderful sights it has to offer but a real highlight was the wonder of the Capella Palantina. The mosaics were so intricate and breath taking; it’s a place we shall never forget. We then moved on to Marsala and spend a very relaxing week in Badia Tower. Michelle was an excellent host and made us feel very welcome in the charming retreat situated within the grounds of his impressive family home.  The tower is perfectly situated, peaceful and equipped for all our holiday needs. We were keen to sample the local food and wine and were not disappointed – Marsala has some great places to dine and, wherever we went, the service was warm and friendly. We’d particularly recommend the La Lumie Restaurant up in the hills just outside the town. The view at sunset over the Egadi Islands was quite magical and the food was very special. We took an early morning day trip via cable car to Erice for a spectacular panorama of the local coastline and enjoyed getting lost in the charming backstreets of the  town itself. A highlight of the trip was a visit to the ancient ruins at Selinunte. A morning stroll around the site transported back in time. Sicily is a wonderful island that we shall return to again in the future."

Simon Chamberlain - United Kingdom | July 2016


"We had a wonderful holiday at Badia tower. We would definitely recommend it to others. It is perfect for a relaxed holiday for a couple. The accommodation was tidy and clean. The location was good. We enjoyed Marsala and its surroundings so it was a great base to explore that side of sicily. Our hosts were very generous and kind, and we found all of the locals very welcoming."

Cathren Gowenlock - United Kingdom | June 2016


"Thank you for a relaxing time in Badia Tower – we very much enjoyed the beautiful garden, the sound of bird song and being shown around your historc house. Thank you for your hospitality. Kind regards, Cathy and Rob  "

Marleen van Hoecke - Netherlands | May 2016


"Your website is great and we cannot imagine better and more kind customer service. Many compliments! Badia Tower is located nice in a beautiful garden and after we left the rumour of the road, we found a peaceful and very quiet place. The owner as well as his daughter were very kind and offered us a warm welcome. The house itself is very charming with a large and beautiful terrace. Thanks for all your careful communication and maybe till next time!"

Marco Brand - Germany | April 2016


"Wir waren rundum zufrieden - sowohl mit unserer Unterkunft, dem Badia Tower, als auch mit Ihrer Betreuung. Alles hat reibungslos funktioniert, Michele hat uns herzlich empfangen und wir haben die Ruhe in dem traumhaft schönen Garten sehr genossen. Die regelmäßigen Besuche von Micheles Hunden Nina und Jaguar boten eine willkommene Abwechslung. Michele gab uns zudem hilfreiche Tips für Ausflüge und Restaurants in Marsala. Ich finde es toll , dass Solo Sicily ein Objekt wie den Badia Tower im Programm hat. Solch schöne "Ferienwohnungen" für zwei Personen sind nämlich sehr selten. Ich werde Solo Sicily weiterempfehlen. Sizilien als solches hat uns ebenfalls sehr gut gefallen. Wir werden sicher wieder kommen."

Peter Kilgour - United Kingdom | March 2016


"Thank you to Michele and Carla for sharing your beautiful gardens and Badia Tower this past week – this has been a wonderfully restful base from which to explore the many things Western Sicily has to offer. If you are here over Easter definitely don't miss the processions in Marsala on Holy Thursday and Good Friday – the town comes alive at an otherwise quiet time of year. Thanks again for a fantastic holiday! Emma and Pete  "

Vanessa Jane Morton - United Kingdom | September 2015


"Thank you thank you soloSicily for everything and especially for Badia Tower. The website is easy to navigate and our client manager Danuta was so helpful and responsive. We arrived to fresh marmalade and a lovely welcome basket. The hospitality was incredible and Marsala is so tranquil that it sometimes felt like we were the only tourists. There is a great market in Marsala where we bought fresh ingredients and gifts for home. There are also plenty of restaurants in town and along the coast. It was the first time we tried the sea urchin pasta – a speciality and delicious! Thank you again."

Tracy Colby - United States | September 2015


"We recently stayed in the Badia Tower in Marsala. We were thrilled to have such great communication from Edith and excellent driving instructions as we were so tired after the long trip. Michele and Carla Sala couldn’t have been more welcoming and accommodating to us. We loved the mature gardens and the feeling of safety with the locked gate. We enjoyed our stay there very much and would recommend your company to our friends who may be travelling to Sicily. Thank you for all your help and making our trip to Sicily very special!"

Maria Anderson - United Kingdom | August 2015


"The perfect holiday in Marsala. Badia Tower was like a magical oasis and so relaxing. We hired a car and visited some lovely spots including Scopello, ate fresh fish in Mazara and discovered the best pastries in Erice. Thank for everything soloSicily."

Clemmie Hodges - United Kingdom | August 2015


"Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing week at the beautiful Badia Tower. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind and we very much enjoyed our trips into the beautiful old town of Marsala. In particular, memorable evening spent at La Sirena Ubriaca sampling delicious Marsala wines with the eccentric Salvatore."

Chris Buck - United Kingdom | July 2015


"What a lovely princess tower! Thank you for having us and for the tour of your stunning historical house. The perfect end to our two week tour of Sicily; we are sad to leave. We followed advice from this book and went to Selinunte Beach – go past the beach towards the ruins and it was lovely and quiet (rare for beaches in Sicily in July). Also recommend going to Marettimo – a stunning island with crystal-clear water. A bit Jurassic World-esque! Lots of serious BBQ-ing and visits from the doggies! Make sure you try the barbecue outside!"

Lawrence Sadler - United Kingdom | July 2015


"We have had the most wonderful first week to our honeymoon here at the Badia Tower. Days spent reading, sunbathing and wandering around the streets of Marsala have been heavenly, and have allowed us to completely relax after our wedding! We have loved visiting the hillside town of Erice, Florio wine tasting tours, the beach at San Vito lo Capo, and enjoying delicious Sicilian food in Marsala. We have also tried to make the most of the outside terrace, with Lawrence BBQ-ing whatever fish or meat we found at the market each day. Thank you to Michele for such warm hospitality at this tranquil paradise. We most definitely hope to return one day."

Matthew Bradbury - United Kingdom | June 2015


"La Lumie Restaurant, well-signposted from the villa was a real highlight. Amazing service and views. Try the tasting menu of fish. Pellagrino winery on the waterfront also fabulous. tunning sunset, very romantic. Selinunte, although a1 hour and 10 minutes drive, well worth it for the beach. Thank you Michele, fantastic host!"

Danielle Fulza - United States | June 2015


"We had such an unforgettable holiday to Sicily and Badia Tower. The soloSicily team helped us pick Badia Tower and we are so glad we stayed here. It is like a fairytale! The hospitality we received when we arrived was just great and the Sicilian treats made us feel truly spoilt! The surroundings are great with plenty of things to do, we loved having an aperitif in Marsala town and had a great meal at Lo Stganone with one of the most marvellous views of salt pans and islands. This time next year we will be back :)"

Paul Slaney - United Kingdom | May 2015


"Two blissfully relaxing weeks in Sicily enjoying the beautiful countryside and the historic sights – Erice, Segesta (with its lovely wild flowers), Selinunte... and so much more. Thank you to Michele for being so helpful – and understanding when I accidentally turned off the hot water supply in the bathroom! Badia Tower was all that I had hoped it would be... and more. Thanks to Michele and Clara"

Anke M├╝tzenich - Germany | May 2015


"Es hat uns sehr gut in Badia Tower gefallen. Das Haus und die Terrasse sind sehr gepflegt und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Die ruhige Lage und der parkartige Garten sind ein Traum. Herr Sala war überaus freundlich zu uns und hat uns eines Abends zu einem Drink eingeladen, das Haus gezeigt und viel über die interessante Geschichte des Anwesens erzählt. Insgesamt haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden Badia Tower jederzeit weiter empfehlen. Auch die Betreuung durch SoloSicily hat uns sehr positiv überrascht. Es ist nicht selbstverständlich, direkt nach der Landung am Urlaubsort einen Anruf zu bekommen, ob alles in Ordnung ist. Vielen Dank dafür. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Urlaub."

Ian Warling - Canada | April 2015


"We have just spent a wonderfully relaxing couple of weeks in Badia Tower. Michele made us feel instantly welcome by whisking us off into Marsala on Good Friday to see the procession of the Madonna from a balcony overlooking the main square. We felt very privileged to rise above the thousands gathered below. The highlights of our trip were: -The mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale. It is a bit of a drive (about 3.5 hours through beautiful countryside) but the mosaics are stunning – both in quality and quantity. -A day spent bicycling in the warm sunshine on an almost deserted Favignana island – we discovered small secluded coves and an abundance of wildflowers. -The Salt Pan Museum just outside Trapani. Much more exciting than it sound and is coupled with a good restaurant on site – the Zuppa di Pesce is excellent. -The cable car ride up to Erice and a long ramble through the hilltop town. -And, of course, fresh oranges and lemons from the trees on the property. Michele is such a wonderful host and a huge source of information about Marsala.  We hope you enjoy the Badia Tower as much as we did."

Tom Lilley - United Kingdom | October 2014


"We have spent a wonderful 10 days in Badia Tower on our honeymoon. It has been the perfect retreat for us, and the ideal base to explore this beautiful part of Sicily. Our time here has mainly consisted of leisurely meandering and regular stops for coffee/gelati, but we would particularly recommend Erice – take the cable car from Trapani – which we visited on an atmospherically misty morning. We very much enjoyed a day exploring Favignana and Levanzo – it was worth getting up early to get the 7am boat which meant we had breakfast in deserted Levanzo overlooking the harbour. The Florio wine tour was fascinating, with a well-informed guide (tours in English or Italian – check the website for times) and slightly surreal tasting “sensory experience” to finish. We haven't had a bad meal out, but would particularly recommend the little ristorante next to the salt pans windmill/ museum just near Mozia – excellent fish. Above all – warm thanks to Michele who has welcomed us to his home, and shared some of his life and his love for this part of Sicily. This personal warmth has been the best part of our time at Badia Tower. We leave with many fond memories!"

Carol McGrath - United Kingdom | October 2014


"We really enjoyed our stay at Badia Tower, feeling secure and relaxed in this love garden setting. Thank you, Michele, for welcoming us into your lovely historic home."

Jasmine Nolan - United Kingdom | September 2014


"We had a wonderful time staying in the Tower for our honeymoon! It was the perfect surrounding for us to relax after out “Giro di Italia”! We can highly recommend taking day trips to Favignana Island and tour it on the bicycle to its beautiful beaches like Cala Rossa (little hike down the hills) and shallow waters of Cala Azzurra. San Vito lo Capo is beautiful too, though a little crowded. More relazing and as nice is the pebbly beach of Guidaloca near Scopello. In Marsala we enjoyed getting a cornetto and a capuccino for breakfast near the Antico Mercato and then got some fresh fish and seafood to barbecue back at the Tower – divine! Grazie mille to our wonderful hosts for making our stay so comfortable. We hope all the future guests enjoy their stay as much as we did! All the best"

John Jackson - United Kingdom | September 2014


"We have had a fantastic holiday staying in the Badia Tower. It is a comfortable and tranquil place to stay. The setting in the beautiful well-kept gardens is wonderful. We thank you for your hospitality, for showing us your wonderful house and family treasures and for sharing with us some of your family history and the history of your home and estate. Thank you also for permitting us to take a few cuttings from your garden. We look forward to them flourishing in our garden where they will always remind us of our stay in Badia Tower."

Markus Goritzki - Germany | August 2014


"We had 3 weeks in paradise! We were very happy in your tower. These holidays we'll never forget! In the winter in Monaco we will think about hot Sicilia with the always blue sky. Thank you very much."

Colin Wallace - United Kingdom | August 2014


"If you have just arrived at Badia Tower and reading this on your first night like I did, then prepare yourself for a relaxing and restful holiday. It is such a peaceful place; the tower and the garden suited us just fine, pretty views and of course two little friends below (drawing of the dogs). We were here to unwind and wanted no more than trips to the beach and nice food to eat. Our hopes were fulfilled, we spent the first day at Lido Signorino and the rest at Lido Bianche. We took a drive to the Salt Pans and Trapani and spent a few evenings in Marsala, do visit Ciacco to taste regional produce. There are so many things to recommend which most of other guests have highlighted – I would say if you are in Trapani go to the gelateria for a Brioche ice-cream – WOW! (Gelateria Gino – Viale Regina Margherita 25). Thank you Michele for an interesting tour of his beautiful home too."

Thomas Mc Intyre - Scotland | July 2014


"What a wonderful rest we have had here at Badia Tower. So relaxing! I just love the garden and Tom loves the barbecue area. What a chef! Our 1st wedding anniversary has been wonderful!"

Sineke Puister - Netherlands | July 2014


"Thank you for a wonderful stay at Badia Tower, we enjoyed the romantic setting and made a lot of interesting trips to beautiful Sicilian places. We recommend: Erice, Zingaro natural park, Segesta, Selinunte, the Salt Pans & Palermo (90 minutes drive). Good dining can be found in Trapani, not in the centre of Marsala. In Marsala we recommend Lumie."

Hans Van Der Beek - Netherlands | July 2014


"We spent six days in Badia Tower and its fantastic garden. We will remember it as having stayed in a Sicilian oasis. Thank you for your kind and warm hospitality."

Antony White - United Kingdom | June 2014


"A delight thank you. A unique, charming tower in the beautiful gardens of an elegant mansion. The owner of the mansion is an unobtrusive, sophisticated host who made us very welcome."

Dawn Rafferty George - United Kingdom | May 2014


"We had a lovely time in Sicily; we found the people friendly and prices in cafés and restaurants were very reasonable. Badia Tower was great. It had all the basic requirements (except for a kettle which English guests would consider essential!) As we arrived very late in the evening we were pleased that a lovely welcome basket had been prepared for us including cereal, biscuits, cakes, milk and a nice bottle of wine. The Tower is in a private, secure and delightful setting with a pretty patio and BBQ area. The Tower is in the grounds of the owner's beautiful house. We were invited to look around the grounds and the house one evening and had drinks and nibbles with our host. We were made to feel very welcome & it was a lovely personal touch. We were also given ideas about places to visit and recommendations for nearby restaurants which was very helpful. We would advise anyone visiting Sicily to have sat nav with their hire car, we used maps but the signage in towns and villages is not always good . Also be aware that Sicilian drivers are not the most patient! soloSicily was great. Calls were answered or returned promptly and information sent via Email as required. Staff were professional and helpful."