100 m from the beach of Isola delle Femmine, the bed and breakfast Alla Torre is named after the “Torre in terra “, a sighting outpost built by the Aragonese, which is only a few meters away from the house. Built in the fifteenth century, its purpose was to protect the coast from the pirates.
A few meters away from the coast is the famous Isolotto (Islet) with its lookout tower (Torre a mare) where, according to legend, thirteen Turkish girls, guilty of serious crimes, were imprisoned.
In 1997, the Nature Reserve of Isola delle Femmine was established, to protect local vegetation and wildlife, and to encourage wildlife species to make a stop on the island during their migrations.
Isola delle Femmine, with its fine 2km long beach, is located 20 minutes from Palermo’s historic city centre, 15 minutes from the airport, and the resorts of Mondello and Sferracavallo. Only a few kilometres away you can find the principal natural attractions of western Sicily: the Zingaro natural reserve, the beaches of Scopello, San Vito Lo Capo, Castellammare del Golfo and Terrasini.
A small fishing village, Isola dele Femmine is home to several seafood restaurants, well equipped beaches, seaside night clubs, as well as diving centres, surf, sailing and windsurfing schools. It has all you need in order to spend a dream holiday in Sicily, enjoying sport, culture and relaxation!
The bed and breakfast Alla Torre is ideal for those wishing to spend a holiday in Sicily, relaxing by the sea and enjoying the historical and cultural attractions of Palermo.