We were (almost) all celebrating our 50th birthdays this year, and had planned this trip for 4 years! We chose Sicily as none of us had ever visited before. I was in charge of organising the accommodation, and spent a lot of time researching earlier this year. Once I found Casa Scimone, all other accommodations were compared to it, and none came close.
We could not have made a better choice if we had spent the rest of the year looking! Casa Scimone is beautiful, inside and out. The outside spaces are so many, we did not have time to spend in all of them! Because of the separate accommodations, the house never felt crowded with 11 of us, though we could come together to eat and enjoy each others' company in comfort. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need, and more.
Our hostess and her team could not have been more hospitable and welcoming. I feel I made so much work for House Manager while trying to organise the 'perfect holiday' for our group, but she was unfailingly helpful and responsive, no matter how many emails I sent! And it was the perfect holiday.
I have been trying to put my finger on what was so special about this holiday and this house, and here it is.....we did not feel like clients, but guests. And what was always going to be a special holiday became unforgettable.
Thank you so much
Catriona, Catherine, Elaine, Ellie, Enda, Fionnuala, Jacinta, Maeve, Margaret, Mary and Trish,