Nestled in the province of Palermo, neatly positioned between the hubbub of Sicily’s capital city and the dazzling depths of the Tyrrhenian Sea, lies the lively seaside town of Santa Flavia. Situated just 19 kilometres to the east of Palermo, Santa Flavia is well connected to the city thanks to the Messina-Palermo train line, whilst enabling sun-seekers to enjoy the relaxed ambience of a holiday town situated by the sea.
Santa Flavia is a popular destination for visitors to the island who wish to cut down on travelling times to and from the airport or enjoy easy access to other cities and sites of interest around Sicily without choosing a base in one of the bigger, bustling cities.
It is a fascinating town, separated into a variety of districts that were famously constructed over the ancient city of Solunto (also known as Soluntum). This region has been a site of archaeological interest since the 19th century with many of the top finds now displayed in the Regional Archaeological Museum Antonio Salinas in Palermo. If you are looking for a well-located seaside town that captures the very essence of Sicily’s long and diverse heritage, Santa Flavia holidays are sure to deliver.
There are a variety of fun things to do in this charming beach town to entertain the whole family. Lido Fondachello is a popular beach lido that receives rave reviews from visitors due to its modern facilities, clean sands, family activities and crystal clear waters. It even offers free Wi-Fi.
Alternatively, bid land farewell and arrange a boat trip from the fishing harbour. Whether you want to explore the coves and bays of the northern coast, enjoy an afternoon out on the open sea or indulge in a romantic sunset dinner on board, Santa Flavia caters to all.
Visit the ancient site of Solunto, believed to have been founded around 800-900BC. Situated on top of the hill with fantastic sea views, the ancient ruins include private houses, a theatre, public baths, mosaics and an interesting museum on site.
The charming Villa Calipso offers a breath-taking sea view with panoramic views of the town below. With beautiful, spacious grounds, perfect for family BBQs and lingering evenings dining alfresco, the villa is ideal for enjoying the Sicilian sunshine. Additionally, it offers guests direct access to the sea via a small, private stairway so a refreshing dip can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Our Santa Flavia villas are ideally located for further explorations of the north and western regions of Sicily. Travel further along the coast to the popular and attractive seaside town of Cefalu for everything you need for a holiday of fun in the sun or make your journey westwards to San Vito Lo Capo where you can indulge in cous-cous, the specialty dish of the region, and experience a beach that looks almost tropical. Two hours south you will find the magnificent historical site of Selinunte whilst further west, in the fertile lands around Marsala, you can discover the vineyards of Sicily and sample the sweet wines of the region. Explore our extensive Sicilian villa collection or take a look at our collections to find your dream holiday home.