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Honeymoon Villa in Sicily, Badia Tower: "...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: Marsala
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Charming tower
Aristocratic estate
Extensive garden
Walking distance to town


Mazara del Vallo
Aegadian archipelagos

Ideal for:

Romantic breaks
Cultural & relaxing breaks


Grounds caretaker


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.

Property details

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.

Area details

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 around 300 metres away and getting to the historical centre of Marsala on foot or by bus is easy as the main Trapani-Marsala road is close by. It is definitely worth taking a tour of the wineries and Marsala’s pedestrian and largely Baroque old town is a pleasant place to visit, with plenty of interesting architectural sights and some excellent fish restaurants.

Releated Press Articles
The Guardian
  • Where's hot now?: Badia Tower

    Where's hot now?: Badia Tower

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    THE GUARDIAN: February average high: 16C
    Avoid the crowds at one of SoloSicily's secluded properties. The Badia Tower, for example, is a 16th-century building near the medieval town of Erice.
    A three-night stay with SoloSicily (020-7193 0158, in the Badia Tower over Valentine's Day costs from £310 for two. Ryanair ( flies to Trapani from £27.99 one way

    Article on The Guardian website

  • The tower of love: Badia Tower

    The tower of love: Badia Tower

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    THE GUARDIAN: The perfect spot to let down your hair, Badia Tower is 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 Rapunzel-esque crenellated tower is surrounded by palm-filled gardens and has traditional interiors with blue tiled floors, a kitchen, a double bed in an alcove and a large sun terrace. Beyond the grounds lies the Marsala district with its wineries, and you can take a day trip to the Aegadian archipelagos. It's totally romantic, and the good news is it's still available for Valentine's Day
    • A three- night stay costs €321 for two people.

    Article on the Guardian website

The Times
  • Last-minute escapes to the sun...: Badia Tower

    Last-minute escapes to the sun...: Badia Tower

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    THE TIMES: Marsala, Sicily – £499
    Best for a romantic getaway
    Badia Tower is a lovely 16th-century tower tucked away on an estate just outside Marsala in western Sicily. The building has a bedroom in an alcove and a terrace with mini day-beds. Sandy beaches are close by. The price includes flights and car hire. Details SoloSicily ( has a week at Badia tower from £499pp with car hire and flights from Luton. Peak season price: £580.

  • Calamari and Marsala in Sicily: Badia Tower

    Calamari and Marsala in Sicily: Badia Tower

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    OLIVE: Head to pretty 16th-century Badia Tower, Marsala to get away from it all - it stands alone in the magnificent gardens of the large Badia estate. There's one double bedroom, kitchen, living/dining area and a large private terrace with barbecue outside. One week costs from € 750 ( Just 1Km away is local restaurant Bacco's, in a 19th-century villa with views over the Egadi Islands. Book a table on the outdoor terrace and enjoy stunning sunsets and fresh calamari or Sicilian pasta with sardines and fennel (
    Close by are the sandy beaches of San Vito lo Capo and Marsala producing vineyards such as Cantine Florio ( and Carlo Pellegrino ( Try real Sicilian sweets at Pasticceria De Gaetano in Piazza Mameli, 9, Marsala, where the most popular pastries and sweets include cassata (iced sponge cake with candied fruit), and cannoli (tube-shaped pastry filled with ricotta combined with vanilla, chocolate or pistacchio). Ryanair flights to Palermo from London Stansted (

The Observer
  • April highs 18C; sunshine hours 7: Badia Tower

    April highs 18C; sunshine hours 7: Badia Tower

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    THE OBSERVER: Turn up the heat on a romantic break at the 16th-century Badia Tower, on Sicily's west coast. Set in the lush gardens and grounds of an aristocratic estate, this self-catering tower is straight out of a fairy tale. Take an evening stroll around the nearby medieval town of Erice but remember: once the sun goes down you might need a cardigan.
    Getting there A three-night stay, with EasyJet flights from Gatwick to Palermo departing 18 April, costs £320pp, based on two sharing (, 020 7097 1413)

  • A Tower for two in Sicily: Badia Tower

    A Tower for two in Sicily: Badia Tower

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    RYANAIR MAGAZINE: Forget lavish hotel suites – this hideaway home is a dinky 16th- century turreted tower in the gardens of the Badia Estate near Marsala in western Sicily. Close to the sandy beaches of San Vito lo Capo and the Greek sites at Selinunte and Segesta, this makes for a relaxed weekend of romantic wandering. Featuring an alcoved bedroom, open-plan kitchen (for self-catering) and large private terrace, you also have the bars and enoteche of Marsala just 2km down the road.


    Article on the Ryanair Magazine website

approachnig the Tower
the Tower interior
the dining area
the owner will be glad to have an aperitif with you
view of the terrace entrance
the greek temple of Selinunte
windmills near Marsala

Accommodates (max) 2
Bedrooms 1
Double 1
Bathroom 1
... of which ensuite 1
Beach towels
Private parking
Private garden
Air conditioning
Microwave oven
ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Welcome Pack
Final cleaning
Daily cleaning on request
Linen change on request
Laundry service on request
Guided tours on request
Boat rental on request

Trapani Airport: 15km – 10miles – 15min
Palermo Airport: 100km – 62miles – 1hr5
Comiso Airport: 248km – 154miles – 3hr45
Catania Airport: 325km – 202miles – 3hr20
Nearest beach: 15mins driving
Shops & restaurants: 5mins driving
Marsala centre: 5km – 3miles – 10mins
Trapani centre: 27km – 16miles – 30mins
Erice centre: 45km – 28miles – 50mins
Segesta archaeological park: 47km – 30miles – 40mins
Selinunte archaeological park: 55km – 34miles – 1hr10
mill in the salt (Marsala) winery in Marsala crystal-clear water (Marettimo)
Period & Prices
2014 Prices
2015 Prices

2014 Prices

Badia Tower - Prices are in € per week - Min. stay 3 nights

Period Prices
Jan 4 - Apr 11 € 795
Apr 12 - May 9 € 830
May 10 - Jun 13 € 900
Jun 14 - Jul 11 € 955
Jul 12 - Aug 29 € 995
Aug 30 - Sep 26 € 900
Sep 27 - Oct 24 € 830
Oct 25 - Jan 2 € 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.

2015 Prices

We are currently taking bookings for 2015. If you book now for 2015, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2015 Sicily holiday villa at 2014 price. Please contact us for availability.

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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

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Reviews from clients staying at Badia Tower

  • Ed Birth - United Kingdom | September 2012

    We have had a wonderful time in Badia Tower, huge thanks!
    From our lovely welcoming basket of goodies and stash of honey and marmalade to the lovely, interesting introduction to your house and its history – it has been a wonderful experience!
    We have particularly enjoyed experimenting with the barbecue, something that our house in London cannot allow – successes with the delightful orate and merluzzi, less so with the veal!
    We strongly recommend a visit to the Marsala Lion Market – so much choice!
    Overall, very much enjoyed ourselves and we thank you for your kind hospitality.

  • Julia Marinescu - Romania | September 2012

    We had a wonderful holiday here in Marsala, Sicily!
    Loved the colors of the island, the spices, aromas and the music.
    We were impressed by the huge, wonderful garden of the property Badia, and the Tower of Love offered a comfortable and romantic accommodation.
    We hope to return soon here and, until then, we'll definitely recommend the property to our friends who are eager to visit this amazing island.
    Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Elen Lewis Paynter - United Kingdom | August 2012

    We have had the most fantastic holiday at Badia Tower. You have thought of everything and made us feel most welcome. We have loved everything about being here, including the garden, the house and especially your hospitality. We have also loved the area – the towns, food, swimming and things to see. Our highlights have been Erice and Segesta and all the meals we've eaten.
    Thank you again, we won't forget you.

  • Frances Adam - United Kingdom | April 2012

    We have had a wonderful stay in our delightful tower! Thank you for your warm welcome and for showing us your magnificent ancestral home. The gardens are truly lovely with so many herbs and flowers (not to mention the lemons and the marmalade!)
    Thank you again

  • Alan & Kathryn Morton - United Kingdom | April 2012

    we very much enjoyed our holiday at Badia Tower in Marsala, and explored much of the west of the island, including Favignana and Mozia islands. Excellent hospitality, wonderful food and fine local wines. Also the weather was fantastic!
    We shall certainly visit your website again.
    The brochure you sent us was also very informative, and reflects the high standards set by your company. We cannot think of any improvement (apart from a direct flight to the island from Scotland!)

  • Anna Coscia - Italy | September 2011

    La Torre Badia e' davvero deliziosa, piccola ma molto carina e anche romantica. Nonostante sia vicino alla villa dei proprietari, ti permette comunque di rimanere abbastanza isolati e di avere molta privacy. I propietari sono fantastici e sempre disponibili ad aiutarti e darti consigli. Antonio (proprietario) ci ha invitati a fare un giro della villa e ci ha offerto un'aperitivo fantastico con un sacco di cibo meraviglioso...
    Una delle cose che ho particolarmente apprezzato e' che quandi siamo arrivati ci siamo trovati tutto il necessario per la colazione, dal pane alle fette biscottate, biscotti, caffe', latte e persino marmellate fatte in casa (fantastiche) e miele. Tutto perfetto quindi.


  • Grazyna & Howard Pilatowicz - United States | July 2011

    Thank you very much for your help in making our vacation so enjoyable! The SoloSicily service was perfect: easy to navigate website that provided all of the information necessary to make a decision; quick and to the point responses to any questions that we had; good guidance through the process; excellent information navigating us to the rented place and about Sicily; appropriate representation of the property. (...) About Badia Tower and our stay in western part of Sicily: From the beginning till the very end it was a great experience! We immediately felt welcomed and we truly appreciated thoughtfully provided in the kitchen basic snacks and drinks, so we could relax after "red-eye" trip from New York. The Badia Tower is a clean and comfortable place for two, surrounded by exotic, beautiful garden, with private outdoor space under canopy of luscious bougainvillea, and with morning wake up call from chorus of birds. (...) Within more or less 1 hr drive we had amazing richness of places to visit. Some of the most appreciated by us were beautiful towns of Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Salemi, and Castellmmare del Golfo. Trapani has beautiful old town, and Erice can easily compete with San Gimignano in Tuscany. There are ruins of ancient towns and doric temples, remains of Norman castles, romanesque and gothic churches, and beautiful beaches... We loved the amazing nature reserve Zingaro with hiking trails and pristine stone beaches in small coves. And people: warm and friendly, patient and helpful... And food: fresh fish backed in salt, couscous with seafood, arancini... And wine: grillo...