A wonderful place, where you can feel some good vibes of peace and happiness.

A wonderful place, where you can feel some good vibes of peace and happiness.

M.Alessandra M.

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

I offer a large and beautiful building, divide in two apartments, in the center of Marettimo's Island, in the Egadi Archipelago, between Trapani and Africa. This old tipical arab style home have three bedrooms, two in the first floor (one french bed) and one in the second floor (if you need it I have also and a baby-bed). There is one living room at the first floor with a large kitchen where all the family can eat, a wonderful sitting room at the second floor (with a little separated kitchen) with unforgettable view on the sea. It's a very big house and a typical arab-sicily interior decoration , with old and peculiar furniture. Usually I use to give the first floor for the exchange but I can also consider to give the second one, only in extraordinary cases. I have a part time maid if you neeed it, and on-site concierge. During Passover and summer time the house it's available only by Real Estate Agency.

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Who we are

  1. I am Manuela Alessandra, I'm a writer and Art Historian. I enjoy travelling when I'm able to get away. I'm not so familiar with a home exchange but I think that could be a great way to see another country as a resident - and allow someone to see yours. I would expect to arrange an exchange some way in advance in order to get to know my fellow exchangers via email first to see how best we can facilitate their stay in Italy. Could be possible that my doughter, 20 years old, sometimes traveling with me... Unfortunally not very often!

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It is the farthest - on the western side of Sicily - and the most mountainous of the Egadi Islands: Marettimo - the ancient Hiera ("sacred island" in Greek language) of the Greeks - is nearly 37 Km away from Trapani. The natural aspect, yet unchanged through time, is the strong point of this island of fishermen where car transit is forbidden and everything is easily reachable on foot in the only inhabited centre subdivided into three zones following one another in the space of ten or so metres: Scalo Nuovo (where hydrofoils and ferries dock), Scalo di Mezzo and Scalo Vecchio (Old Fishermen Port). All of this extending between low white houses brighten up by blue-coloured doors and shutters, narrow roads and Lilliputian-like tiny squares. In order to catch the beauty of Marettimo - which by some scholars has been considered to be the real "Ulysses' Ithaca" narrated by Homer in his "Odyssey" poem - you cannot miss a tour on boat organised by the skilled local fishermen which head you to the discovery of Punta Troia and its Castle (XII century) castled on a rocky cliff.

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