Book a romantic 16th-century tower for two on the Badia Estate near Marsala, famed for its sweet Marsala wine, on the west coast of Sicily. Often booked as a honeymoon villa, this ‘Tower of Love’, as a Guardian writer called it, is the perfect spot for an intimate romantic break with that special person.
The estate is close to the sandy beaches of San Vito lo Capo and within easy reach of the Greek sites at Selinunte and Segesta and the breathtaking mountain-perched medieval town of Erice. You can also take a ferry boat or hydrofoil trip to the wholly unspoilt Aegadian Islands and sunbathe in one of the delightful hidden bays.
The property features an open-plan kitchen diner, an intimate alcoved bedroom and a large terrace where you can sunbathe unobserved, eat alfresco and enjoy a romantic aperitif. The tower stands alone in beautiful oleander filled gardens. Visit www.solosicily.com (Budget Villas section) for prices per week. There’s a minimum stay of three nights with prices starting from €375 per stay. Their cheapest rate runs until the 15th of April.
The property is around 10 miles from Trapani airport. Ryanair has budget flights to Trapani from London’s Luton and Stansted airports and from Dublin.