The valley of the temples is about 5 minutes away. It is only a 1.5 hour drive to Palazzo Adriano where Cinema Paradiso was filmed and about the same to Piazza Armerina, The beach is a short walk away and there are services such as grocery stores, fruit and vegetable and meat markets within walking distance. There are several excellent restaurants that are within walking distance. You are able to park your car in front of the property. My wife and found it very safe, people were friendly.