Nido Del Pellegrino - 2 Bed On The Blue Sea
Nido Del Pellegrino - 2 Bed On The Blue Sea
The "Nido del Pellegrino" is located on the Favignana’s Grosso coastline, making about 7 ha. of ground dropping to the sea and obtained restoring a former military structure dating back to World War II and it’s intended for people searching a relaxing and reserved haven: a Mediterranean oasis, tonic and characterised by its scents and quiet. Those who appreciate a simple style without abandoning refined settings will enjoy the charm of this place, which the inhabitants call "the most beautiful place in Favignana" and when the Guest looks from the veranda at the breath-taking Mediterranean Sea and its sunsets, he cannot help sharing such opinion.
The environment inspired our architects in choosing the furnishing and the trimmings and natural materials such as whitened durmast, stone, typical majolica tiles, natural cotton fabric and refined essences have been combined with technology and comfort.
The Inn features ten ground floor apartments of three different typologies in two separated buildings, all equipped with cooking facilities with every necessary utensils. Every lodging has a private yard and a verandah furnished for outdoor meals.
A third building has been designed for the hardest to please: a villa with two independent luxury bedrooms, each with a furnished private terrace, on the top of the promontory where to sip a glass of chilly wine admiring the sun setting behind the island of "Marettimo". Romantic nests for those seeking for total relax and special cuddling, chromatic-therapy showers, freestone cutting insertions and mosaics. A third room, independent, to be used as a living and kitchen for the other two rooms, with stone walls and a bathroom directly dug in the stone.
All apartments and villa have:
air conditioning, intercom, satellite plasma TV and pay-per-view, safe, hair drier, maid service with change of towels and bed linen.
Available at guests' disposition: fax service, wi-fi, private parking areas, porter and night watchman.
However, together with all the comforts provided, Nature plays the actual main character. The naming “Nido del Pellegrino" has not been a casual choice: the Traveller and the Falcon. Sure, here the peregrine falcon is the unquestioned lord and master of the sky; there are many seagulls, but falcons are the native mountain dwellers and lords of the sky.
Instead, on the ground there is a great flourishing of Mediterranean endemic flora: garlic to rocket, asparagus to caper, prickly pears, wild fennel, carobs, dwarf palm trees, olive trees, and the like… all natural and wild, scattered in the coastline area and clinging through the grooves of the sea-touched rocks.
In his stroll towards the sea the Guest passes through long forgotten scents, astounding colours, seagulls on the wing and swirling falcons, natural terraces and rocks perched above the sea. All these in the secluded area, protected from curious or indiscreet glances. Some platforms and a lineup have been designed to ease bathing and diving from the stones.
Great importance is due to the marine reserve of the Egadi, whose grounds have so different and peculiar features as to be defined unique in their kind. Countless different species of pelagic and resident fishes, shellfish and molluscs, invertebrates and madrepores have their ideal habitat in this corner of sea. Scuba diving lovers will personally verify with their diving-mask and flippers that the Egadi archipelago has nothing to envy to the most renowned tropical seas. At any time of the year, in any weather, scuba divers can dive both by the coastline and in the open sea, especially at the Secca del Toro (Bull’s shallows), a well-known and requested destination among the frequent visitors. Despite being available to everybody - the sea in the Egadi Archipelago is not "easy" as it is quite unpredictable and facing it without proper knowledgemight be risky.
Therefore, the “Nido del Pellegrino” management entrusted all scuba diving activities to the Scuba Diving Centre "Progetto Atlantide" ("Atlantis Project"), which has been working on the Island more than 20 years and is based on the Porticciolo di Punta Longa (Punta Longa Port), close to the sea and less than a kilometre away from the “Nido del Pellegrino”. We warmly suggest consulting the Diving Centre Website: (website: hidden) where you can find a special section dedicated to children.TripAdvisor property ID 3680457...Read more
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Nido Del Pellegrino - 2 Bed On The Blue Sea Favignana, Sicily, Italy
Additional Location Information
The three islands that form a mini-archipelago off Trapani are called Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo; they count some 4,600 inhabitants. All three are blessed with lovely coastlines immersed in glorious crystal-clear water. The islands which are known to have been inhabited since prehistoric times (indeed, it is thought that Levanzo and Favignana formed part of the main island of Sicily in the Palaeolithic times), witnessed a very important event in Antiquity: for it was in these waters that the treaty sealing an end to the First Punic War (241 BC) was signed, whereby Carthage assigned Sicily to the Roman Empire.
The island is often referred to as La Farfalla on account of its shape which has been likened to a butterfly a-flutter over the blue sea. Its proper name is in fact derived from favonio, the prevalent local wind, although in Antiquity, it was known as Aegusa. In more recent times, the fortunes of the island have been inextricably linked with the Florio family (see MARSALA) after they invested in a tuna fishery here, down by the harbour, where a prominent tower still marks the skyline. In times past, tuna fishing, and the mattanza (the traditional, but cruel ritual of killing the tuna trapped in the nets known as the camera della morte) comprised the principal means of earning a livelihood on the island.
Favignana covers an area of about 20sqm. The west “wing” is dominated by Montagna Grossa which, despite its name, rises to a mere 302m. The eastern part of the island, on the other hand, is flatter and harbours the island’s main town. The jagged coastline is interrupted, here and there, with short stretches of sandy beach.
Cave di tufo – Beside tuna fishing, tufa quarrying at one time provided the island with a second principal source of employment and income. Once cut, the blocks were transported elsewhere in Sicily and exported to North Africa. These quarries, a characteristic feature of the island’s eastern flank, give the landscape a disturbing quality, as if great chunks had been bitten out of the hillside by some large square-jawed monster, leaving great gaping rectangular, stepped cavities. These are often overgrown with bushes, sometimes – alas – used as rubbish tips, or otherwise – luckily – transformed into secret small gardens, sheltered from the marauding winds. Near the sea, along the east coast, some of the old quarries have been partly flooded by waves let in by a landslip. Where it penetrates, the sea leaves small geometric pools of water. The most spectacular quarries are those grouped around Scalo Cavallo, Cala Rossa and Bue Marino.
Favignana città – The main town of the island, indeed of the archipelago, is built around a small port that nestles in a large bay. On the skyline, perched up on its very own hill, sits the Fort of Santa Caterina (now under militaty control) which began life as an ancient Saracen warning station; this was rebuilt by the Norman King Roger II, and subsequently enlarged before serving as a prison under Bourbon rule (1794-1860).
Down by the seafront, Favignana boasts two buildings endowed by the Florio family, a wealthy dynasty involved in the production and export of Marsala wine before it developed any financial interests in tuna fishing. These comprise the Palazzo Florio, built in 1876, which is set back from the harbour, and, at the opposite end of the bay on the right, the great tonnara or tuna fishery, now abandoned (plans are afoot to completely redevelop the old buildings to provide a multipurpose complex with a variety of facilities).
The little town centres around two piazzas: Piazza Europa and Piazza Madrice which are linked by the main street, where the evening “constitution” or passeggiata (stroll) is enacted each evening. On the northeastern edge of town nestles the district of San Nicola (behind the cemetery) which preserves vestiges of the past: there is no access to this area, however, as long as it remains private property.
Bathing and beaches – There are two main beaches: a small sandy bay south of the town in Cala Azzurra, and, still in the southern part but a little west of this, lies the broad beach called the Lido Burrone. For those without their own means of transport, there is an hourly bus service. The rocky bays are more exciting and thrilling, notably Cala Rossa and Cala del Bue Marino nearby. What makes these spots especially unusual is the fact that they were once tufa quarries; deep in the grottoes where the roof has not fallen in, tunnel a network of long dark and mysterious passages that can be explored by torchlight.
The other half of the island harbours such lovely bays as the Cala Rotonda, Cala Grande and Punta Ferro, which doubles as a popular area for diving.
The caves – The west side of the mountain slopes down into the sea, forming a number of evocative caves and grottoes. Each summer morning, when the sea is becalmed, the local harbour fishermen vie with each other to whisk visitors off to see the most picturesque: Grotta Azzurra (so-called because of the colour of the water), Grotta dei Sospiri (the Grotto of Sighs which sounds its laments in winter), and Grotta degli Innamorati (Lovers’ Grotto), so named because of two identical rocks standing side by side deep against the back wall.
Left on 12/16/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 16, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
As it was the first time for us in Favignana, Betta was great in the organization of our holiday, from the start till the end. She helped us with the plane and the transfer from Palermo to the island. Once there she provided us bikes to better move from the resort to all the beautiful coves of Favignana. The resort is located in one of the most beautiful headlands looking the sunset horizon, the rooms are big, new, full of comforts. From the resort you can have a walk down to the private sea or have a ride to all the other enchanting corners of the island. She also helped us to arrange a tour on a small boat. She and her husband were really nice in organizing happy hour with all the others guests. We will go back for sure!!!
Left on 12/14/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 14, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Non esistono parole che possono descrivere ciò che si prova durante un soggiorno al " Nido ". Bisogna andarci...e non verresti più via. Posto unico e incantevole nella baia più bella di Favignana. Gestione impeccabile e personale di rara simpatia ed eleganza. Un'oasi fuori dal tempo, dove un artista come me è riuscito ad esplorare ogni più profondo sentimento.
Left on 12/14/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | SilviaReviewed Dec 14, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Nido del Pellegrino is great, the location is beautiful with a breathtaking view.Our house was really comfy, the staff is friendly and welcoming, the private beach at sunset is unbelievable.I'm looking forward to stay there again, thanks!!
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