Ciao sono Francesco, sono solare, ospitale, sportivo, un velista, pratico kitesurf, sono chef anche a domicilio e mi piace viaggiare.
Francesco's place was great. Everything was as we expected from the info, pictures, and reviews. We were met and welcomed by the host himself and he couldn't have been more helpful. The place was clean and had everything we needed. It is well equipped so if we'd had to stay in a lot, we would've been comfortable and we think this would be a great thing for quite a young family. As it was, we had wonderful weather and were able to get out and about quite a lot, in this way it's a great base for exploring. However, unless you're planning to stay close to the apartment and visit the beach, you really do need a car. Our departure time complicated our plans to hire a car at the airport so we took advantage of Francesco's offer to rent his Suzuki (the little beast :-)), which was a great little run-around, and we were able to use a slightly more comfortable car for a couple of longer journeys.
As has already been pointed out in other reviews, the hammock is a nice extra touch. It's a nice way to keep the kids happy. :-)
We really do recommend this place and we are already thinking about a return trip. Thanks Francesco.
We have spent a wonderful sunny week end of October in Francesco's house in Marsala and in Sicily. Francesco and his very caring family (thank you Giacomo!) have been very welcoming and helpful. The house is just beautiful with an amazing and cosy atmosphere - it felt like home from the start and it is very well equipped. Just beautiful! We were so happy that bottles of water have been provided (we arrived really thirsty), which we found was a very nice extra service! Loved the wooden attic (perfect for Yoga), the sunny terrace, the outside shower and comfortable hammock!
Sehr schönes, top ausgestattetes Haus in super Zustand und ruhiger Lage. Sehr netter und hilfsbereiter Gastgeber. Uns fehlte es an nichts. Wärmstens zu empfehlen!
Francesco ist ein sehr hilfsbereiter Gastgeber. Wir hätten sein Auto leihen können und er hat uns den Flughafentransfer sowie ein Segelturn zu den Liparische Inseln angeboten.
Während des Aufenhaltes ist Francesco per Handy erreichbar. Wenn er selbst nicht zur Stelle sein kann, dann vertreten ihn sein Bruder und dessen Frau.
Das Haus hat charme. Man zieht in ein wohl typisch sizilanisches Wohnhaus. Es steht am Rande einer offensichtlich luxuriösen Apartmentsiedlung. Der feinsandige Strand ist ca. 300m entfernt. Am Strand empfehlen wir die kleine blaue Strandbar, dort gibt es gratis Liegen und alles was man den Tag über so braucht.
Fazit: Empfehlenswert ***
Our stay at Francesco's house near Marsala has been a great pleasure. Also when you have children like we do. The house itself is very beautiful and so is the garden/patio with hammock (the kids loved it), outside shower, bikes and everything else you need. Inside all is new and comfortable. The 2 bathrooms and all the rest is very clean, towels provided. So far the house, then the host: fransesco is a great host, he organised for our transfers (his friendly brother picked us up at the airport) arranged for a car we could hire including baby seats, and is very quick in responding. we felt very at home thanks to his welcome. The couple of critical points have nothing to do with the house or its owner but the beaches near the house were all very empty because we were there end of season, you have to go a bit more into touristic area's around to find some liveliness. And bring mosquito repellent!!! Thank you fransesco and brother for sharing your house / car with us, we will be back if offered a chance!
Thanks a lot for renting your lovely and full equipped apartment... your cousin Guiacomo was the greatest host we ever had, was very helpful when we found out our baby had 40º fever
La maison de Francesco constitue un lieu idéal pour rayonner dans la région tout en étant à 5 minutes à pied de la plage. De plus, elle dispose d'un très joli jardin avec un grand BBQ. C'est un endroit parfait pour y rester plusieurs jours.
Et l'accueil par la famille de Francesco a été très sympathique.
Une maison que nous recommandons !
Hello, Francesco's house was very high standard, very clean & I would definitely recommend it for people who likes silence & peaceful atmosphere. It is close to the beautiful beach, but for shopping you have to use bikes. It is good to rent a car if you want to visit anything else than Marsala. We enjoyed our vacation & Francesco's family was very friendly & helpfull. Thank you very much!
We met Francesco and his friendly family; the houes was clean und there was a lot of place for us. We had two bikes and Francescos sister`s car - the coast is near and great!
We will come back!! Sizilien haben wir so erlebt, wie es ursprünglich ist. Herzlichen Dank an Francesco und seine Mutter, an Dorotea und Joaqim und alle Nachbarn! Die Dachterasse ist wundervoll!
Francesco' house is situated just near the beach, 5 mn walking, it's a quiet place. we spent time in the garden. We highly recommend this place to everyone, family, couple...The old town is nice and the gelatina are great......
Caro caro Francesco!
Sono veramente contenta di conoscerti ed esserti tua amica!
Sei una persona piena di sorprese, di progetti e di voglia di condividere la vita, con cui non ci si annoia mai.
Tu come me ami viaggiare, ami il mare, la bella compagnia, ballar latino :), cucinare ma soprattutto CONDIVIDERE le bellezze di questa vita con chi ci sta accanto, senza nulla aspettarsi in cambio se non un sorriso.
Spero di poter sempre ricambiare questo sorriso spensierato con te per quanto più tempo possibile, e vorrei che la vita di riservasse quanto di più armonioso, felice e divertente ci sia!
un bravo ragazzo e un grande viaggiatore
Ho conosciuto Francesco nella sua terra di Sicilia, a Marsala. E' una persona disponibilissima e sempre allegra. Ama il mare (vela e kite specialmente!!!) e viaggiare. E' un ottimo cuoco e guida per qualsiasi cosa tu voglia provare! Ma la cosa che più lo rende felice è stare con gli altri. Ha un sacco di amici e contatti in tutto il mondo. Che tu vada a trovarlo o che lui venga da te, in pochi attimi è come sentirti a casa !!!
Con Francesco non vi annoierete, é una persona di compagnia ma non invadente, e soprattutto... é un ottimo cuoco!!!
Francesco is an amazing person to be around. He is incredibly hospitable and loves people, culture and chatting in a relaxed environment. Because he has so much experience traveling himself, he can easily relate to anyone and would certainly have thought of everything under the sun you may need to relax and enjoy your stay! Given that his location is so ideal, I can't imagine a better place to stay or with a more appropriate host!