Roast chestnuts on the beach
The Madonie's foothills are only an hour from the capital on the smooth A20 motorway. Many Palermians own rustic getaways in the hills that they escape to in autumn and winter to light fires, bunker down and even ski at the small resort of Piano Battaglia. We opted to stay at Casa Nuvola, a luxurious villa in the Madonie foothills, with astonishing views of the curving north coast looking towards Palermo, and a heated pool in case the weather turned bad.
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