Acqua di Menta

Buseto Palizzolo, Trapani
+39 339 7207521

Family house with large terrace overlooking garden, pool and long views of corn fields, vines, olive groves, mountain and sea…


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Fascinating Sicily! The island reads as a potted history of the Mediterranean world. Here on the western side, your house is not far from the Greek beauties of Segesta, there are prehistoric cave paintings on the Egadi Islands, visible from this hill and a few hydrofoil minutes from Trapani, and so much more. Built by Pietro’s father, who used to live here year round, the house has a family-home feel: open-plan living spaces with bookshelves and ornaments, a large, well-equipped kitchen, an inviting table under the lemon tree… Fresh bedrooms – three downstairs – have the odd burst of colour, antique heavily carved bedhead, island photos; if you fancy a bit of independence – outside steps lead to an apartment with kitchen and terrace. Water is solar-heated, olive and pine trees, lavender and rosemary provide shade and scent; friendly Pietro greets and leaves you home-grown olive oil, fruit and all you need for your first breakfast. The archaeological site of Selinunte has a sea of flowers in spring; San Vito Lo Capo is a busy (once fishing) village with long white sands – and colourful Cous Cous Fest in September.


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights; 4 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from €143
Weekly price
from €1000
1 House for 8
From €1434 bedrooms


Six adults and our eleven month old grandson had a fabulous time in this beautiful house. BBQ’s on the verandah, swimming and lazing by the beautifully maintained pool and four outings during the week to Segesta, Trapani, Marsala and Erice. The local Max is good for all provisions you need. Pietro was a very helpful host. For a local restaurant I’d recommend La Casetta, about 5 mins away. For morning croissant turn right out the drive and in direction Trapani you’ll find a bar in the next village. Very good. I highly recommend this house for anyone wanting a comfortable and well set up base.

Kim, Fremantle

We were 6 people + baby and had a wonderful stay at Acqu di Menta. The villa was beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped with everything needed for our stay. The pool was a joy and made it hard to tear ourselves away to go sightseeing! The location is beautiful, though you do need a car to get around. There weren’t really any amenities within walking distance, though countless interesting sights & beaches within 30mins or so drive. Pietro was a pleasure to deal with and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible both before and during our visit. Very much recommended!

Siobhan, London, UK

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pietro La Porta

  • Acqua di Menta is ideal for a stay in Western Sicily. All the most interesting local places are within a 30 minute drive: Erice, San Vito Lo Capo, Segesta, Trapani, Scopello and the Zingaro Nature Reserve, the Salt Pans, etc.
  • From the veranda of the house you can enjoy a drink at sunset overlooking the Egadi, Trapani coast, on the mountain of Erice. In the back yard you will find aromatic plants of different varieties and many fruit trees: lemons, figs, pomegranates, gels
  • Acqua di Menta is located in Buseto Palizzolo, a rural village where you can buy directly from farmers fruit, vegetables, wine and many other local products. There are also a small wine cellar, an oil mill where you can do wine & oil tasting.
  • The area is full of nice walking paths that you can discover: the paths of the Erice mountain, the tour of the reserve of Mount Hood, the Paths of Bosco Scorace; The Mountains of Marettimo; the Paths of Zingaro and many more
  • During your stay you must take a trip to the islands Egadi, do not miss a visit to the former Florio; Levanzo with the Genovese Cave-habited 10,000 years ago, Marettimo with its inviolable and wonderful sea
  • The historic centre of Trapani is surrounded by the sea and is full of beautiful palaces and Baroque churches; do not miss the Mysteries - in Easter- the most important event of Trapani. Take the cable car to discover Erice, a medieval village.