Terre di Himera

Termini Imerese, Palermo
Bed & Breakfast


Simple agriturismo with views of sea and mountain. Feast on authentic Sicilian cuisine, drive to the beach in Cefalù in 20 minutes

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

This hilltop country house has views of the Tyrrhenian Sea on one side and the Madonie mountains on the other. You’ll find it at the end of a bumpy dirt road leading to the archaeological site of Himera, a Greek colony founded in 650 B.C., as the agriturismo is set in its grounds.

Maria always greets her guests with some kind of treat – fresh orange juice and cake or a glass of wine with cheese. Breakfast is sumptuous – fruit from the orchard, ricotta cheese from nearby shepherds, homemade jams and cakes, salami and cheeses, served at wooden tables under a pergola surrounded by flowers. You’ll want to stay for lunch and dinner too.

Rooms have custom furniture and doors leading into the garden. Stay put and have cooking lessons with Maria, or hike along footpaths in the mountains. You can drive to Cefalù in 20 minutes for beaches, seafood restaurants and boutiques; Palermo is 40 minutes away.

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We think you'll love

  • The quiet countryside location
  • Having the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentically Sicilian atmosphere
  • Being close to the beach at Cefalù and also to Palermo
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You should know

  • It’s rather remote – you’ll need a car
  • There’s no swimming pool and the beach is crowded in high summer
  • It’s a very rural setting so no night life

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm
Check out
By 11am
Closed
Rarely.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 20-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
Surcharges
Singles €100. Dinner, B&B €30 per person.
3 Doubles
From €120
2 Family rooms for 4
From €120

Reviews

We were so pleased that we chose to spend part of our honeymoon with Maria and Fabrizio at Terra Himera. The highlights were: the welcome from this lovely couple, the spacious room and 4-poster bed, the wonderful (& reasonably priced) evening dinners, including vegetarian, the view of the mountain and sea from the terrace. My wife loved how they cut the fresh jasmine for our breakfast table, I was fascinated by the site of the Battle of Himera in almost the next field (480BC, but remarkable detail available), Cefalú on the doorstep... brilliant!

Christopher, Lewes, uk

What an amazing place we found. It was the 6th place we stayed on our Sicily tour and absolutely one of the best. After a hot day on the beach at Lascari not too far away it was a relief to retreat into the higher grounds at this Sicilian Country house. Our room was cool and beautifully furnished - a lovely four poster with crisp cotton sheets. The hosts were friendly and helpful and we joined in the Sicilian meal on the terrace in the evening. Definitely worth it- local produce and cooked in the wood fired oven on the terrace. Delicious. Breakfasts were amazing! A true Sicilian experience !

Sarah and jonathan, East barkwith, market rasen

I would definetely love to spend a couple of days in this wonderful place, get to taste their colourful breakfast. It must be wonderful to be here in June or September, go explore the coastline during the day knowing that a comfortable room and lovely patio awaits for me along with a wonderful meal prepared by Maria. And to learn more about the ancient colony of Himera and its history.

Rossana, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is surrounded by farmland, although you can admire the blue sea in the distance. Walk a few minutes along a quiet country road to reach Himera’s archaeological museum, where you can admire the marvellous Phiale Aurea, a plate made entirely of gold weighing almost one kilogram. Other hikes start from here towards the Madonie mountains.

Local points of interest from Maria Gambino

  • During summer we suggest the beaches of Lascari which are nearby and less crowded.
  • Visit the Mandralisca di Cefalù Museum where the "Portrait of an unknown sailor" by Antonello da Messina is kept.
  • Enjoy a day trip to the Madonie Mountains, with its ancient hamlets and evocative atmosphere
  • Visit Caccamo Castle one of best preserved Norman castles in Sicily.

Introducing

Maria Gambino

Maria and her husband Fabrizio are very welcoming and justly proud of their incredible turismo. Maria was an accountant and her husband Fabrizio a union leader until they decided to completely change their lifestyles. Both are Sicilian and are deeply in love with this incredible region and very willing to share this wealth with guests who will appreciate it.