An additional bonus when visiting Sicily is having an extremely knowledgeable, charming, entertaining private guide.  Whether the nearby temples, the exciting city of Palermo or anywhere else appeal to you then Andrew Brownfoot is your man. Once met never forgotten in the best possible way! Andrew and his wife Margaret (a fabulous cook, another treat to be had) are established talented artists.

L'Associazione Culturale Musike'

Ristorante Pierrot


Gorghi Tondi

Castelvetrano Selinunte

Leonardo Da Vinci

Chez Jasmine



Sciacca Carnival February 2013...

With its colourful costumes and decorated floats  representing characters that evoke ancient local traditions, the Sciacca Carnival is a testimony to Sicily's rich cultural heritage…….

The ultimate festival is the Sciacca Carnival, also known as Mardi Gras. Respected as one of the oldest and most beautiful in Italy.

This carnival runs for six days and is full of celebrations, featuring impressive allegorical parades with floats, varying in size and detail.

Sciacca remains true to its old traditions with Peppe Nappa (the masked symbol of Sciacca Carnival), by opening the carnival with his float giving out sweets, sausages and wine to those partying in the streets; then six days later closing the event.

People flock from around the world to the seaside town to watch this marvellous parade of giant colourful characters on floats many of whom who represent well-known politicians and celebrities in Italy. These papier mache characters are giants, bigger than the buildings surrounded by crowds lining the streets to watch.

The whole carnival has a wonderful sense of excitement, fun and celebrations!

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Ryan Air Flights from Manchester

Great news Ryan Air are flying from Manchester to Trapani, Sicily as of April 2013 - Please note both Trapani and Palermo airports are less than an hour from Villa Mimosa.

We very much hope to see you in 2013, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you

A Very Happy New Year from all at Villa Mimosa