- Luxurious Sicilian country house
- Elegant interiors
- Superb outdoor living
- Easy access to beaches and town
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Guests: 8
- Air conditioning
- Electric oven
- Furnished terrace
- Garden furniture
- Microwave oven
- Pool (5x10 m)
- Private parking space
- Radio CD Player
- Washing machine
- Wi-Fi internet
Siracusa Retreat is a recently refurbished old eighteenth-century farmhouse situated in a strategic location between the city of Siracusa and the Plemmiro marine reserve in eastern Sicily. The area is well known for its sandy beaches dotted among splendid rocky inlets and for being one of the most important archaeological sites in Sicily. The house boasts a splendid swimming pool surrounded by a Mediterranean garden and citrus trees and it is precisely the perfume of lemon blossom or zagara, together with jasmine blossom that creates the distinctive attraction of this Sicilian abode.
Like most old Sicilian farmhouses, it is single storey: the large arched entrance gives onto the vast living-dining area elegantly furnished in the classic style with comfortable settees and a long dining table, and two large picture windows visibly connect the interior with the surrounding countryside. The first double bedroom adjoins this area while the warmly coloured, fully serviced built-in kitchen connects to the patio and poolside. A corridor leading off the entrance affords access to two double and two single bedrooms and three bathrooms, two with shower, one with bathtub. It is possible to add two children’s beds to the doubles.
The entrance to the property is characterized by the blue flowering Jacaranda tree that perfectly contrasts the yellow-ochre stone and plasterwork of the house. Fine yellow lantana bushes frame the main façade that is characterized by the splendid old doorway. A magnificent lawn opens out to the rear of the house and contains the large pool and covered terrace perfect for dining at any time of the day. A small citrus grove with lemons, oranges, and tangerines embellishes this area. This side of the house offers breath-taking sunsets and the opportunity to relax in the marvellous Mediterranean greenery that characterizes this fine Sicilian house.
8 pers. – ca. 200 sq.m.
Entrance, large living/dining room; large Kitchen; 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower/wc; 2 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms, 1 shower/wc; 1 tub/wc.
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All sales taxes, electricity and gas, cold water and hot water, final cleaning, first set of linen and bath towels, pool towels, maid service 2 hours with change of bath towels at mid week, weekly change of linen and bath towels, our local support while you are on holiday.
Extra maid service
Refundable security deposit € 600
Electricity: usage above 300 Kwh per week charged at euro 0,40/kwh
As its name suggests, the villa is located close to Magna Graecia’s mighty city of Syracuse and this delightful retreat is just the right place for those who want to explore Eastern Sicily.
Described as “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all” by Cicero, Syracuse is a fascinating and evocative place that preserves in every corner evidence of its great past with a mix of Greek, Roman, and Baroque buildings. Just lose yourself in Ortigia island and stumble upon some of the most important monuments such as the oldest Doric temple in Sicily, Temple of Apollo, or the famous fountain of Arethusa, as well as the Piazza del Duomo, discover the Maniace Castle and, last but not least, the largest Greek theatre in Italy where every year, usually in May, Greek dramas are played out.
Not far from Syracuse lies the spectacular cave necropolis of Pantalica, which is also an important nature reserve, with a variety of local flora and fauna and natural caves (like the Bat Cave) in addition to its archeological interest.
The late-Baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Scicli (Unesco World Heritage Sites) are all within easy driving distance.
Noto, about 30 km from Siracusa, is the capital of Baroque and home to one of Sicily’s most beautiful historic centres with its beautifully choreographed Cathedral and numerous churches and town mansions.
The Vendicari Nature Oasis, a protected habitat for migratory species with beautiful unspoilt beaches such as Calamosche and Eloro is just one hour by car.
A little further afield, the charming old fishing village of Marzamemi with the Tonnara (tuna fishing station) and the typical sand-stone houses between the two small harbours is a little gem not to be missed on your journey in Eastern Sicily.
Furthermore, within an easy day trip lie Catania, Etna Volcano and Taormina which are all well worth a visit!
- Shops and restaurants in Siracusa 3 km
- Beaches 2 km
- Noto 35 km
- Taormina 100 km
- Etna Mountain 80 km
- Catania 60 km
- Ragusa 80 km
- Catania airport 60 km
- Comiso airport 110 km
- Palermo airport 280 km