The old olive mill is part of this impressive farm, much beloved of charming owner Emerico and restored keeping all the stunning history intact. You’ll find a Phoenician bath in the main kitchen, golden stones in the walls and evidence of Greek carvings outside. Rooms and suites vary in size but all are full of light with natural stone walls and thick beams.
Start the day with fresh fruit, homemade cakes and orange pie, eaten among the trees or in the walled outside dining area with its huge glass door. Included in the price is a chef at your disposal for lunch and dinner. Amble to the beautiful saltwater pool from which you can see, in the distance, the magical shape of Selinunte temples.
Restaurants, shops and the blue beaches of Marinella di Selinunte or Porto Palo di Menfi are a ten-minute drive. The Greek Selinunte temples are three kilometres away, and the owners can take you on a private tour of these and the ancient Cave di Cusa. Return to two peaceful patios and nothing but birdsong in the warm African breeze.