B&B Santa Venera alla Badia
At the end of thre nineteenth century, Scipione Spanò Sala, Barone of San Guiliano, renovated his country house in the Badia district of Marsala.
The new building, which now resembled the country houses of the Sicilian nobility, was built around an existing sixteenth century tower, the thick walls of which are still visible on the inside.
Since then, following marriages and successions, five generations have spent their holidays at the “Badia” turning it into a fascinating place, full of family mementos.Now, we of the last generation
have decided to open up our house, and so we invite you to visit our B&B.
Follow us on photographic tour which will show you where and how you could spend what we are sure would be an interesting and pleasurable stay.
From the entrance drive we arrive at a circle of centuries old palm trees, and then following paths of beaten earth, bordered by multi-coloured oleanders, we pass through a citrus orchard and an olive grove and come to a papyrus pond.
A bit further on is the garden close to the house which is shaded by an ancient araucaria, and surrounded by clumps of aloe, pines and palms. In the background, immersed in the vegetation, is a crenelated tower, a charming annexe with a dining/living area complete with cooking facilities, an alcove with a double bed, a bathroom, and outside a terrace with barbecue for enjoying meals in the pinewood.
From the shady park we move to the sunny lawn, dotted with flower beds, lavender and rosemary bushes, palms and yuccas.
And now it is time to enter the house, but first of all a pause to welcome you with a glass of Marsala near the fireplace in the sitting room, under the severe but satisfied gazes of our ancestors.
Now we will accompany you to your room.
On the first floor, there is a large bright double toom (another bed can be added) with its own bathroom. From a small terrace you can enjoy a splendid view which extends from the Stagnone of Marsala as far as Mount Erice and beyond, whilst from the window you can admire the small seventeenth century church dedicated to Santa Venera.
In the morning, depending on the season, you will be able to have breakfast either in the shade of the porch,
or in the dining room under the decorated cross-vault ceiling, or on the terrace,.....
.....or in the small sitting room.
As tourist rental, we can propse you the "foresteria" our dependance in the citrus grove. Day zone with fireplace and kitchen....
....a twin room, a double room, a single room and two bathroom.
See you soon....