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Client Reviews of Il Poggio

See what our clients had to say about their holiday to Sicily and time at Il Poggio

 Wonderful rural setting 
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Elizabeth R. - United Kingdom | September 2019

"Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful home. We have enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. If the world wasn't as big we would be back next year! Thank you for your hospitality!"

Chris L. - United Kingdom | August 2019

"We really enjoyed our holiday; all too short!!"

Harald Richard - Germany | September 2018

"Il Poggio, a place close to paradise! We've enjoyed everything and we would come back – if the world wasn't so big and time limited – to go to the same place a second time."

Ursula Richard - Germany | September 2018

"Wir haben das Anwesen Il Pioggio in jeder Hinsicht genossen: Lage, Blick, Pool, Garten, Empfang, Ausstattung etc."

Eulalia Koenig-Mortl - Germany | August 2018

"Wir waren mit dem Haus sehr zufrieden und es gab keine Beanstandungen. Wir werden sie weiter empfehlen!"

Loredana Leins - Germany | July 2018

"soloSicily empfehle ich gerne weiter. Reiseabwicklung und -vorbereitung verliefen problemlos und äußerst professionell. Vielen Dank dafür. G rößtenteils auf internationalem Niveau geschmackvoll eingerichtete Villa,Schöne Umgebung für Naturliebhaber und guter Startpunkt für Exkursionen. "

Raymond Carpentier - United Kingdom | July 2018

"Thank you for the use of your lovely home. We had a very nice time."

Raymond Carpentier - United States | July 2018

"Website, customer service and il Poggio are excellent."

Lucy Cleland - United Kingdom | June 2018

"Thank you Francesco. We have had a wonderful stay at Il Poggio. You could not have been kinder nor more generous and we have loved it all. The house, beautiful garden and pool, your amazing cooking and out trips to Monreale, Cefalù, Palermo markets and Porticelli. We are coming back. N.B. No 1 tip for future visitors – do not stock up for the week in the supermarkets, shop in the markets in Palermo. Thank and love"

John De Muria - United States | June 2018

"Thank you for an amazing stay in Il Poggio. As a family of 11 with two small children the house was perfect lodging for the most relaxing time in Sicily. We loved our cooking lessons with you and Franca – the tuna ragu and fried sardines are recipes we'll never forget. The pool was a perfect place to unwind after a week or touring and the hammock was great for reading books and long naps. For us, the close proximity to our hometown of Castellammare del Golfo made the whole trip – highly recommend a visit there and to Scopello! Overall the visit was perfect and we cannot want to return!"

Garry Thompson - United Kingdom | September 2017

"The villa itself was excellent as was Francesco our host."

Tim Vaudre - France | September 2017

"We had such an excellent time at the villa. We wanted to be in the countryside so Il Poggio was great. We visited Palermo, Mondello and Segesta. Mondello was our favourite. We couldn't believe the beach! Thanks to everyone."

William Farren Price - United Kingdom | August 2017

"Great house and lovely host. The house was well equipped and very comfortable. We had a great boat trip at Terrasini, windsurfing at Mondello and great time in Palermo."

Andrew Reed - United Kingdom | August 2017

"Outstanding holiday all round. We loved every second. The villa was great, so peaceful and relaxed. The local town had all we needed and we loved being so close to Palermo. Well done!"

Natascha van de Pijpekamp - United Kingdom | July 2017

"What a wonderful week we spent at the vila. The nature walks, visits to Palermo and Monreale, the cooking and bbq. Horse riding nearby, it was all great. The kids will miss the animals. Thank you Francesco and soloSicily!"

Andreas Pahle - Norway | July 2017

"We truly enjoyed our days at this beautiful place. Thank you for all your help!"

Vince Borg - Canada | June 2017

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Il Poggio with the magnificent views, lovely pool and contemporary inside setting. Mille grazie."

Jocelyn Poulton - United Kingdom | October 2016

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful house! The night skies, the hill walks, the cod swims, the delicious food, the fabulous trips and great company made this an exceptional holiday for us all. Non vedo l'ora di tornare!"

Gerri Morris - United Kingdom | September 2016

"We enjoyed our stay at Il Poggio and found the service from SoloSicily to be very good thank you. The villa was lovely and Francesco very charming, responsive and helpful. The location was spectacular."

Manuela Stuwe - Germany | August 2016

"Danke villa Il Poggio!  "

Jocasta Prescott - United Kingdom | August 2016

"We really did have a fantastic holiday! It was our first time in Sicily and we are now hoping to return next year. Il Poggio was both beautiful and very comfortable with an amazing pool! The boat trip was brilliant. Basically we have only positive things to say! Elisabetta and Agata that were our contacts at Solo Sicily have been so helpful and we've been really impressed by their customer service. The villa guide and driving instructions were invaluable and we felt so prepared when we arrived. Thank you for a wonderful holiday & hopefully we'll be back next year!"

Paul Martin - United Kingdom | July 2016

"Having toured Sicily for the first 10 days, visiting Palermo, Catania, Mount Etna, Syracuse and Agrigento, we were due some R&R! So a week at the villa was just what the doctor ordered. Location surrounded by the mountains and the wildlife a real highlight. The pool lovely and warm in the afternoon, made pool time extra special. The hammock work a mention as made sunbathing very comfortable. Home grown herbs were very handy for the home cooked meals we made, all Italian and food bought from the local market in Palermo. The outside shower with a view and warm being a bonus. An enjoyable stay."

Benet Coulber - United Kingdom | June 2016

"Sicily and the villa exceeded all our expectations – marvellous surroundings here and very private – beautifully maintained. The children loved the pool (and the sliding gates). Francesco was very helpful – especially when we arrived late on the first day. The children enjoyed the beaches at Mondello, San Vito lo Capo and Selinunte. Monreale, Erice, Segesta, Selinunte, Celcalue all fantastic. Palermo was well worth the traffic (excellent park and ride and free drop off bus tour). The Ducal Palace chapel astounding (and the cathedral roof worth the stairs!). In all a great week . Thank you! Francesco! PS: I had a lovely time and I especially enjoyed the pool and the beaches with my sister, Juliet. Sylvia. Aged 7."

Logan Nagoe - United Kingdom | September 2015

"Il Poggio is a fantastic property. We were pleased with the e-pack we received before we left and the support from soloSicily through the booking process. We arrived at the villa at dusk and the view was magnificent and even better in the morning! Lovely gardens and pool. Comfortable inside and out. One of the best villas we have stayed in in Italy."

Susanne König - Germany | September 2015

"Zum Haus: Schlicht und ergreifend: Sehr toll!!! Das Haus entsprach genau dem was Sie auf Ihrer Homepage angeführt haben. Wir haben eine großartige Zeit dort verbracht und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Eigentümer waren äußerst zuvorkommend und haben sich auch per SMS immer wieder erkundigt ob wir etwas brauchen. Auch der Reinigungservice welcher enthalten war war top. Die Lage, Ausstattung etc. war genau entsprechend Ihrer Ausschreibung. Auch die Katze die wir zur Verpflegung erhalten haben und der Hund der Besitzer der immer wieder vorbei gekommen ist, geben einem das Gefühl eines bewohnten Hauses. Generell war es gefühlt ein großer Pluspunkt, dass das Haus auch von den Eigentümern selbst bewohnt wird und nicht nur rein zu Ertragszwecken als Mietobjekt herangezogen wurde, ich finde man spürt dies einfach! Vielen Dank Ihnen und Ihrem Team für die tolle Betreuung!!!! Wenn wir wieder nach Silizien kommen, werden wir selbstverständlich wieder bei Ihnen buchen und ich habe Ihre Agentur auch schon an meine Freunde/Bekannte weiter empfohlen."

Standen Family - United Kingdom | August 2015

"We had had a really enjoyable week in your lovely villa, with its beautiful garden and views and fantastic pool. We loved playing with your adorable doggy Jack and we really appreciated the hammock! Thank you so much for your recommendations for delicious bakeries and restaurants."

Maria Saccina - Italy | August 2015

"Il Poggio e’ una villa meravigliosa con la sua posizione dominante, gode di una vista incantevole. La villa ha tutto cio’ che serve per trascorrere una vacanza piacevole senza problemi. E la piscina enorme e’ fenomenale. Il Signor Francesco e’ poi simpatico, molto accogliente e sempre a disposizione. Vorrei ancora ringraziarvi del vostro servizio, soprattutto Emanuela Borruso, sempre molto gentile, disponibile e veloce nel rispondere alle mie numerose richieste."

Gary Fisher - United Kingdom | August 2015

"The house, pool and gardens all lived up the expectations that we saw on the website! Very peaceful setting. Also did a street food tour in Palermo with a guide named Marco. Excellent! The boat trip, sailing from Mondello was great too. Hopefully Easyjet (or someone) will start doing flights from Bristol to Palermo. If so, we could come more often!"

Sarah Burden - United Kingdom | July 2015

"What a fantastic place! The weather prevented us from doing much sightseeing but Il Poggio was the perfect place to spend lazy days in the sun. Thank you to Francesco for his lift into Palermo. The boys loved having “Jump” around and looking after the cat. The pool, house, views – all amazing. We would love to return one day."

Oliver Garside - United Kingdom | July 2015

"Excellent villa. The views were great, the pool and gardens were lovely. The villa was equipped with really high quality equipment and furnishings. It is clear that the owner also lives here and takes pride in the house. The owner was very helpful and took care to explain everything to us, left a lovely welcome pack and helped us with various activities such as renting a bike. As the villa was at almost 900m, the weather was still hot during the day but cool enough at nights to sleep without air conditioning. Perfect for me."

George Tait - United Kingdom | June 2015

"SoloSicily - really excellent service at all times. I can't fault anything. Direct contact on the day of arrival was much appreciated. Your Website is one of the best I have come across, clear and accessible, accurately reflecting the villa we selected. Villa - just ideal. Very high standard of accommodation and facilities. Well equipped, lovely pool and garden. Cleaning and Pool service were first class. Owners - Francesco and Daniella were on hand to assist and provided lots of information. Real personal service, lovely people. Cook service - great, exactly what we wanted, and not too expensive, very good value."

Frances Olsie - United Kingdom | September 2014

"One of our favourite and most fun family holidays...the area is close to everything whilst still having the privacy and peacefulness we desired. The views of Conca d'Oro were magnificent and watching the sun go down every evening and seeing the twinkling lights of Palermo was incredible. The villa décor was stylish and the rooms have great views. The kitchen is beautiful with a combination of rustic and modern touches. Il Poggio is a treasure!"

Joanna Furr - United Kingdom | August 2014

"Il Poggio was amazing! It really is a fantastic villa and had everything we needed. The owners were friendly, the views amazing and the pool perfect- we loved it :) we enjoyed being in the villa so much we did not do too much sightseeing. We did have an afternoon in Palermo and a fun day at the beach. The service from you and your colleagues was absolutely first class and I can't fault it in anyway. Always quick to answer any questions and extremely helpful and professional. Thank you !!!"

Russell Healey - United Kingdom | August 2014

"First of all, thank you for your helping in finding a villa at the last minute for our holiday. We had a wonderful stay, the villa was fantastic and the location was brilliant - easy for day trips to Palermo but also great for quieter days up in the hills with a fantastic view over the city. The owners were extremely helpful, and the property was in excellent condition. No complaints at all, it was all we could have hoped for."

Kate Bancroft - United Kingdom | August 2014

"We had a lovely time thank you! The Villa was beautiful and we had a great time. No suggestions really apart from, it was difficult to find the property initially. Thank you for your help with everything."

Florence Lyman - United States | July 2014

"Excellent service from soloSicily! Owners were super welcoming and friendly. The villa is beautiful and the pool awesome for those hot afternoons or a late evening swim. We enjoyed visiting Cefalù and Palermo. The church at Monreale is also not to be missed. 10* for everything!"

Karen Lond - United Kingdom | July 2014

"We had a very enjoyable stay at Il Poggio and the owners were charming and welcoming. The house was well equipped and maintained. The customer service was good both prior to booking and on arrival. Regarding your website, it is extremely informative but it would be helpful to be able to view the availability of the villas live. We very much enjoyed Sicily and hope to return again at some point."

Jaanus Õigemeel - Estonia | July 2014

"We very much enjoyed the stay in Sicily. We loved Sicily- Etna, beaches, sightseeings, perfect weather, food. We very much enjoyed the stay in II Poggio- your approach was very friendly and we really felt we are taken good cear of- you sent sms and called asking that everything is good- that felt good! Francesco was also very friendly and helpful. Besides I have to say that Villa was really great- there were a lot of small detailes that Francesco has think about that you cant find no other Villa. Thanks again."

Margaret Exley - United Kingdom | June 2014

"Thanks – we had a brilliant time thanks and really enjoyed the house and the surroundings."