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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Amico Agrigento
To have a nice time!
We travelled on Sicily by car and some times it was hard to find the accommodations. But in Agrigento we had an very sincere welcome because the owner of that house shows us from an central point of the city by his own car the way. The house is very near (by car) to the beach and also to "Valle dei Templi". The rooms were clean and there was really no noise level. Bathroom was clean and amply. By the way it was really good to see how enthusiastic the owner is doing his work, I hope he keep that for a long time. With my experience I really can advise that accommodation.
Wonderful Italian Hospitality
We arrived in Agrigento by car and immediately were lost. One call to Pierdomenico and he was there to lead us to Villa Amico in a few minutes. The Villa is in San Leone, a seaside town about a 10 minute drive from Agrigento and even closer to the temples. Our room had a little terrace overlooking the garden. This is a great location for visiting the temples and Agrigento. It is close enough to the beach to walk and there are fine restaurants and Gelato there. Although we had a car (free parking) there were people staying at the Villa who were using the bus to visit Agrigento and the temples. Pierdomenico also let us use his washing machine. The breakfasts were wonderful - breads, juice and Italian coffee. The passeggiata on Saturday night at the beach was lots of fun. We had an unpleasant experience eating at Trattoria Da Fofo, but the Ristorante Il Molo next to the gas station at the end of the Lungamare had a fixed price (15 euros) Mediterranean fish meal - 10 antipasto, 3 primi courses, water and wine - you get what they serve - the restaurant was full of locals and the food was delicious.
Very pleasant stay
Even though it is not easy to find we can definitely recommend Villa Amico. The owner (Pierdomenico) is very friendly and helpful. It has a good location to visit the temples and within a 10 minute walk you can reach the sea and some very nice restaurants. Our room was very spacious (except for the shower which was rather small)
Because of its very good price/quality ratio this is a very good deal.
A real gem in many ways
We heartily recommend the Villa D'Amico in San Leone for anyone who is visiting Agrigento for the ruins. Out of the city itself in a lively beachfront town with its own charms, the villa, which had been the gated summer home of a family now elsewhere, provides immaculate, large comfortable rooms, with excellent bathrooms, on a quiet street off the 'lunghimare' (waterfront). The breakfast was excellent: better than we had had in more expensive places. After some trouble finding the street, we called, and the owner's charming, friendly and intelligent son Eugenio,(who speaks a fair amount of English)came for us in his car and personally led us to the Villa, which is much nicer than it seems in the picture on their website. The Villa proved a better location for getting to the Valle dei Templi than the city of Agrigento would have been. The Villa provides maps, lists of events in the area, and suggestions for restaurants in all price ranges in the area. In the evening, after an excellent dinner, we joined the 'passagiatta' with the many residents and visitors along the pretty, palm-lined waterfront, sampled excellent gelato and had a wonderful night's sleep in the quiet of the Villa. Another plus: we could park our car inside the gated Villa. Terrific place, well worth the price!
Fine place to stay - own bathroom with shower, bidet, etc. clean and fairly recently built? run by very friendly Pier Domenico. Catch bus number 2 from outside Agrigento train station (every 20-30 mins) all the way down to the sea (villa is about a hundred metres back up the hill). Recommended
Villa amico Agrigento good choose
The owner is friendly and concerned with your joyous stay. He is helpful with recommending resturaunts in the area and things to see and do in the area. For the services offered (Room and breakfast) the price of the room is good deal for the area.For more information-----------------------------------or search "villa amico " on google
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Nice Bed & Breakfast
Nice Bed & Breakfast in sud Sicily. Nice Town. !!
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... advantage of us tourists. The one place that people will gladly throw their money without batting an eyelash, and it's CLOSED?! Finally, it dawns on me. The people here just don't care. Either way, actually. They could collect the money, but they don't want to, because that's work. They don't want to make the food, or take care of the place, because that's work. They just want to go about their daily business, and us go about ours, and if ...
When I agreed on coming to Italy for a holiday, I did so on the expectation it would be a relaxing holiday. I didn’t sign up for all these early starts. For the 3rd day straight, we were up before 6am today for another day trip. This time it was to cover half of the island of Sicily to visit a couple of sites of historical significance.
The first stop was at a place called ...
Saturday 23rd August
Hello from Palermo, Sicily
Made famous by the Godfather movies and as we walked off the ship we were confronted by a smooth talking taxi driver who said "sir I can do you a good deal", how could I say no, I might be sleeping with the fishes if I did.
We actually did get a pretty good deal, for €90 the driver who could speak a bit of English drove us to the major attractions around town. First ...
... had. We ate this heartily only to have some cream pasta to follow. It was delicious but we were beginning to slow down by then! They came and picked up our dirty plates and lo and behold they bought out another plate each of loin lamb chops, sausages and pork cutlets. We could not believe our eyes. Even the men couldn't finish it all. Fortunately dessert was fresh fruit. We left there having enjoyed a very 'simple' meal and ready for a siesta! Most of ...
... swim and sun before a late brunch. The grader continued to work along the beach, with a new wine bar getting close to completion.
Thought we'd " be cool ", so arrived at our local pizzeria at 20.30, only to find the family/staff still having dinner. Oh well. We were the only people in the restaurant. While greeted as long lost friends, Tina was sent for post haste ...