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160-Year-Old Sicilian Villa Promises a Personal Touch to Your Italian Vacation

Owner Francesco Alessi is standing proudly in the lush garden of our grand Sicilian villa, Il Giardino di Isabella, holding in his outstretched right hand what appears to be a rusty spear. In broken English, he explains it was the very flagpole his great grandfather had used to claim the land on which we sit, after he had led the revolution against the Bourbon rule of Sicily about 160 years ago.

Carol Driver

Carol Driver is a journalist with more than 20 years' experience - most recently as Femail Editor at MailOnline. Carol is currently a freelance journalist, writing for national newspapers and magazines in the UK. She also offers PR services to business. Carol also writes travel reviews - including hotels and resorts. ...(Read More)

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