The long, often deserted sandy and pebbly beaches are without a doubt one of the major attractions of the area around Menfi, and Casa Alma is within easy reach of several of these (the nearest one, a white pebbly beach, is a 5-minute drive). A pleasant 10 to 15-minute drive will get you to the large expanse of sandy beach at Porto Palo, with its lidos, bars and restaurants, while just slightly further afield are the wild beaches of the Belice Nature Reserve
. Guests staying at Casa Alma have privileged access to Planeta's exclusive Beach Club
at nearby Lido Fiori (entrance fees apply).
For those in search of culture, the superb Greek archaeological sites of Selinunte
are two of the finest in the Mediterranean. Menfi
itself is a centre of the local wine industry, with several wineries, including a large Planeta
winery that produces some of the best known wines of that famous marque. Sciacca
, too, is just along the coast to east. This old fishing port and spa town is well worth a visit, and has some great fish restaurants. Head to the west, meanwhile, and you'll soon arrive in the historic towns of , Mazara del Vallo
, and Erice
. And when you've done all that, head inland to see some fascinating hill-top towns, such as Caltabellotta or Sambuca.
Cycling in the Menfi area
is a very pleasurable pastime, thanks to both the quiet back roads and the purpose-built cycle track along the old railway line between Menfi, Porto Palo and Sciacca. We’d be delighted to have bikes delivered to your villa and, if anyone in your group is an inveterate pedaller, arrange for a local guide to show them the best routes.
Palermo Airport: 113km-70miles-1hr30
Trapani Airport: 113km -70miles-1hr20
Catania Airport: 236km-147miles-3hr20
Comiso Airport: 189km-117miles-3hr
Sandy beach: a 8-minute drive away at Lido Fiori and 14-minute drive away at Porto Palo
Pebble beach: a 5-minute drive away at Spiaggia Bianca
Shops and amenities at Menfi: 7.5km-5miles-10mins
Nearest restaurants: in Porto Palo, Menfi and the surrounding area (15-20mins)
Mazara del Vallo: 40km-24miles-40mins
"Casa Alma went far beyond my expectations."
Collected by us from the detailed feedback forms we send to all our clients
Casa Alma was everything we hoped for and the local chefs had our whole party fat and happy.
The amazing views and incredible sunset made hard to leave Casa Alma!
We loved Casa Alma!
We loved Casa Alma and our holiday. We would definitely recommend both the villa and The Thinking Traveller.
Casa Alma's in a beautiful location - we loved the cycling track to the sea. Overall it was a fantastic holiday which all our family enjoyed.
Casa Alma went far beyond my expectations.
The atmosphere of Casa Alma was superb, the views, the layout of the house, the pool. We loved Casa Alma! The pool very welcome at the end of a day out exploring. Introduction to villa and advise from our local manager was spot on. Rubbish collected as arranged, ordered food hamper and welcome pack perfect. The home cooks were superb, that night was a highlight of our stay.
The setting, pool and general standard of Casa Alma was excellent.
We loved Casa Alma! It was perfect for us. We had a great holiday! It was a large family trip and Casa Alma provided us the opportunity to go on a variety of day trips. We all had enough room and space to do our own thing. The pool was beautiful. It was a great trip. We will definitely use the Thinking Traveller again! They're the best travel company we've ever used and we've rented many villas around Europe. I highly recommend them!
Casa Alma is well catered for and equipped.
Casa Alma is great.
The villa was beyond our expectations. It was ideal for a two-family party and was very homely.
A very beautiful, well kept, and very well designed house. Functionally appealing and easily accommodated the nine of us but also fun features. We find it very relaxing and child friendly to stay in a villa, and we find ourselves exploring the island less than planned simply because it is wonderful to be here at the villa.
The house was great... We had the villa cook, great experience to be recommended... I have a very good impression of The Thinking Traveller.
The house was lovely... Excellent pool, sharp knives - a real pleasure to stay in... We had another house on the east side of the island for our second week (booked through another agency) but it wasn't as nice as Casa Alma.
Wow, what a great villa...what a blast. We had the vacation of a lifetime. Thank you for all your help. I will recommend Think Sicily to anyone I know who will ever consider the trip.
Casa Alma est une maison superbe parfaitement adaptée au nombre de personnes indiqué. La vue est tout simplement magnifique.
Propriété superbe... La maison a été une excellente surprise: contemporaine, spacieuse, très bien aménagée, extremement proper... Les paysages sont clairement le plus de la region. Le mélange permanent mer, montagne, campagne est remarquable.