The Petruso Resort is a family run spar hotel situated above the town of Balestrate with gorgeous views across the Gulf of Castelammare.You can stand on the terrace for ages gazing at the blue of the sea and the purple/pink hew of the mountains beyond. And then if you turn your head the other way there’s the garden, lusciously green; the extensive lawn strewn with all varieties of dwarf palm trees.

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On arrival you are told to make yourself at home, and you can, due to the warmth and friendliness of Rosaria and her team who have created the most convivial ambience where nothing is too much to meet the needs of our guests.

The setting for dinner in the evening is magical. The restaurant, situated on the terrace, overlooks the swimming pool which is edged by the most majestic palm trees. The ‘à la carte’menu offers a wide variety of Sicilia cuisine including the local fish; sea bass, sea bream, tuna fish and other varieties.

The breakfast, which is beautifully presented, has just about everything, and most importantly, the cappuccinos are spot on! The bar is open at all hours so it’s easy to acquire a sneaky coffee or cup of tea or even a glass of prosecco.

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Painting vacations in Sicily, Italy

The en-suite bedrooms are spacious, simple, immaculately clean, and have everything you could possibly require. Several have views to the sea.

And at the end of the day you can take a visit to the Petruso Spar.

A perfect way to relax.

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