During this retreat you will be staying at the recently built eco villa ‘La Pace Degli Angeli’ (The peace of the angels) with its adjoining modern guest house (studio). Both properties were designed with the idea of bringing nature inside the living space in order to create a natural relaxation and meditation. While the mountain behind the properties cradles the dwellings in a safe embrace, in front of the houses lies an amazing valley that opens up the heart. It’s a special space that induces an immediate feeling of quietness and stillness.
All accommodations have been designed for your comfort and relaxation. The rooms are bright and sunny with a modern touch. The large windows entice your attention to rest in nature’s beauty.
The main house has 2 double rooms, one smaller one, overlooking the herb garden and the petite Buddha pond with the trickling sound of water and a larger one overlooking a terrace and a tangerine orchard. There are two stylish bathroom which are shared.
The self-contained bright and airy guest house is a studio with open plan bedroom/living room with library, kitchenette, dining table and chairs and a separate bathroom. It has its own entrance with a small patio with deck chairs, sun umbrella and table with views over the valley.
If you are on a budget we offer also the possibility of staying in a tent with compost toilet facilities and a beautiful outdoor warm water shower set into the rocks and surrounded by flowers and plants. The tent is set up on a platform off the ground for maximum comfort and comprises two inflatable mattresses. A tent kit with bed sheet pillow and pillow case will be provided, so you just need to bring your own sleeping bag.
All types of accommodation can change into a twin occupancy if required. This includes also the tents.
The grounds will have deck chairs set up in various places for your relaxation and contemplation.
A free WiFi connection is available in both premises and within proximity of the house.
- Fans in each bedroom (excluding tents) during hot spells
- Outdoor Dining area
The retreat will take place in the beautiful Sicilian countryside, not far from the medieval town of Cefalu and 1 km away from the village of Lascari. The retreat is on the border of the Madonie National park, with the long golden sandy beach (3 km) of Lascari nearby. The house and guest house fit snuggly into the mountainside with tents amongst the tangerine orchard. As you stand looking out you may hear a sound of a small river on the border of our land and you can take in views of a stunning valley and distant mountains. There are many special spots on the land that leave you with the feeling of being far from civilisation immersed in nature.
The estate consists of 5.5 hectares, providing plenty of opportunities to take tranquil walks through olive groves and fruit orchards. An ideal place for quietness, meditation and relaxation.
Palermo Punta Raisi airport (PA): 1h 15 min by car
The historic town of Cefalu, with many shops, restaurants, pasticceria’s, boulevard at the sea (Lungomare), terraces and its famous ice cream is 15 minutes drive (8 km).
Lascari village: 1 km (20 min walk)
Madonie National park: 20 min by car
How to get there
ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Palermo Punta Raisi airport (PA).
Then take the bus ‘Prestia e Commande’ (www.prestiacomande.it) to the ‘stazione centale’ (railway station) which leaves outside the terminal every 30 min. From the railway station (for timetable and bookings see: www.trenitalia.com) take a train to Lascari station which will take 45 min. Please remember to validate your ticket, the machines are on the way to the platform.
Transfer from and to Lascari station is included.