NEW for 2011: The Thinking Traveller introduces Palazzo Hedoné in Scicli, Sicily

NEW for 2011: The Thinking Traveller introduces Palazzo Hedoné Hedonistic Baroque Jewel in Scicli, Sicily Sleeps 24 from £601 per person for a week including staff The Thinking Traveller is delighted to add Palazzo Hedoné to their collection of beautiful and exclusive villas in Sicily and Puglia. Glamorous and stylish and combining contemporary French chic, Sicilian baroque flair and Moroccan exoticism, Palazzo Hedoné is nothing but hedonistic cool. The French owners fell in love with Italy and brought with them their career of fashion expertise, clearly reflected in the stunning interiors. With a fabulous rooftop garden and panoramic views over the beautiful baroque town of Scicli, Palazzo Hedoné is the only private luxury villa with a pool in the centre of a UNESCO Heritage Site. Scicli is a gem waiting to be discovered… At the heart of Palazzo Hedoné is the elegant heated pool with a sliding glass roof, thus adaptable to all weather conditions. It boasts state of the art chromotherapy lighting, an underwater sound system and a countercurrent swimming machine - not to mention a spectacular spa in an original grotto, with sauna, Hammam and hot tub… along with a well-stocked wine cellar for those balmy and fun filled evenings! Staff includes a chef, waiter, 3 maids, concierge and caretaker so guests are well looked after. Indeed nothing is too much for the owners at Palazzo Hedoné who will happily prepare picnic hampers for excursions, organise cooking classes with their chef, in-villa massages, guided wine and olive oil-tasting tours at the most important producers in the Val di Noto area and cultural weeks… to name but a few options. Palazzo Hedoné provides the ultimate setting for weddings as the delightful church of San Bartolomeo in Scicli and a historical UNESCO palazzo are just steps away from. The villa has capacity for up to 80 guests and the owners are even happy to offer their antique carriage or Ape Calessino for the bride and groom’s send-off. Palazzo Hedoné sleeps 24 and costs from £601 per person for a week, including all staff For further information visit or call 020 7377 8518 __________________________________________________________________________________________ For further press information please contact: Henrietta at Ann Scott Associates - Telephone: 0207 823 9988 Email: __________________________________________________________________________________________