The villa could not be situated in a better location, Mazzaforno is a haven for the(professional) families from Palermo and holiday makers from overseas. 5km from the beautiful Norman town of Cefalu with it's historic Duomo and the Temple of Diana.
During the day our children played with the Italian local families who encouraged their childen to practice their english. We were invited to so many dinners, on so many occasions we had to respectfully decline as we had wanted to explore the area.
The gardens of Villa Oleandro are well maintained and offer a welcome respite from the sun, The interior of the villa is well appointed and has plenty of chiil out places to relax. The villa is also air conditioned for those hot summer nights, offering respite from the heat.
The beach is beautiful, and the water crystal clear 5 minutes walk. In the evening the children could wander freeely with the other children the older children taking on the paternal role, some nights we had to go out and find them, only to find them playing happly. The villa development is securely gated and has security even though it isn't needed.
The swimming pool is well maintained and has diving boards, and their is a small children paddling area, plenty of umbrellas and loungers, you do have to wear a swimcap whilst using the pool.
Cefalu is magical and beautiful, I have sat in the main square under the shade of a palm and drank Crystal at £70 a bottle, the restaurants are numerous and fiercely compete with one and another, without bothering you as you walk along examining the fayres on offer.Loyalty in restaurants is rewarded we took 15 people for dinner 3 courses and wine £280 euros.
Cefalu has beautiful sandy beaches and lots of pedestrianised streets, parking is easy to find along the beach front Sicilian families dont tend to rise much before 11am.
Please if you read this don't tell anyone about Cefalu.
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