Villa Sciutìa

Scordia, East Sicily
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Guests: 20

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Art and travel library
  • Automatic gate
  • Barbecue
  • Ceiling fans (all rooms)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD
  • Fan on the ceiling (in the living room)
  • Floodlit Tennis court
  • Furnished terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Heating
  • Microwave oven
  • Open fireplace
  • Outside shower
  • Private parking space
  • Private pool (7x15 m)
  • Radio CD Player
  • SAT-TV
  • Stereo
  • Stunning view
  • Table tennis
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • wine cellar with selection of sicilian wines
  • Wooden sauna

Description

Surrounded by luxuriant gardens conceived and developed by a garden designer together with the owner, Villa Sciutìa is an exclusive estate full of charm between Mount Etna and the beautiful sea of Eastern Sicily. You will be totally immersed in the typical Sicilian countryside with all the comforts in a superb atmosphere.
Relax by the gorgeous pool on comfortable sunbeds and let the sun warm you while the swaying of the palm trees lull you during your stay in this exclusive abode. The property includes three buildings, the fascinating Old Bakery House, the Main House providing sleeping accommodation, and the Dining Pool House where the large dining/living space is to be found.

Inside

In the Main House, accommodation is set on two floors for a total of eight bedrooms, seven twin/double rooms and one exclusive suite with a sitting room which opens onto a large, private 45 sq. m terrace overlooking Mount Etna and the gardens below.
All rooms are individually furnished and decorated with an incredible allure looking back at the vintage charm of the old Sicilian nobility. 
All of the rooms have ensuite bathroom and either a balcony or access to the garden.  A living area with a small library where you can relax enjoying the books provided by the owners is on the Upper Garden floor. For those who love to meditate or simply spend a peaceful moment we also suggest the Belvedere which offers a breathtaking view of Mount Etna and the sea.
A stroll in the landscaped garden will bring you to the Old bakery house where there are two more bedrooms and a living room. Everything is decorated in accordance with the charming elegance of the entire adobe.
Leaving the accomodation from the main house a short, relaxing walk will bring you to the Dining Pool House.
Entrance to the house is through the large French windows overlooking the  gardens and pool area. Inside we find a large living room with a lava stone fireplace, fine furniture, comfortable sofas and stylish armchairs. Adjacent to this living space is a very refined dining room, perfect for your holiday dinner parties. During your stay at this exclusive property, a chef’s service is also available. The professional kitchen and fridges are at the staff’s disposal though the fridges can be used to store baby food or medicines.

Outside

The outside areas of this luxurious villa add the final touch to a dream holiday. The marvellous swimming pool with its precious furnishings and elegant details perfectly fits into the beautiful environment created by the gorgeous gardens. This Mediterranean garden, a terrestrial paradise conceived by a famous Sicilian landscaped architect, holds a notable collection of palm species from around the world growing in harmony with the typical Sicilian vegetation such as blond and blood orange, olive and lemon trees and a wide assortment of typical Sicilian aromatic plants.The Old Bakery has a nice front patio and a large covered terrace with a wood oven and furnished with a large dining table.
A few meter away from the swimming pool, the amazing tennis court, floodlit for exciting tennis matches in the evening.
To sum up, a “garden of wonders” which also hides archeological remains and even prehistoric caves!

Accomodation

Interiors
20 pers.- ca. 400 sq. m. + 100 sq.m. + 140 sq. m.

Main House
8 double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower/wc, living room.

Dining Pool House
Large living room and dining room.
Large terraces, courtyard and pool area. Tennis court, table tennis, children’s play area.

Old Bakery House
2 bedrooms each with en-suite shower/wc, living room and bathroom.

Rates

2020
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Included

All sales taxes, electricity and gas, cold water and hot water, final cleaning, first set of linen and bath towels, pool towels, housekeeping staff (1 cook, 1 butler, 2 maids, 1 pool boy) for 7 hours per day, daily cleaning, change of linen once a week and bath and pool towels twice a week, our local support while you are on holiday.

Not included

Refundable security deposit € 2000
Tourist tax
Food and beverages, grocery shopping service (30 €/hour), extra cooking service (25 €/hour), extra and personal laundry (20 €/ hour), extra housekeeping or waiter service (20 €/hour)

Prices for food options are: Full board €80 per person (all meals) and €50 half board (breakfast and one main meal) per person per day including water, soft drinks, beer, and house wine. Children under 6 are free of charge.

Please note that this is a fully serviced catered villa and guests are looked by the chef and team of villa staff, and therefore the villa is not available for self-catering, allowing guests to fully relax. Guests can enjoy watching the staff cook in the professional kitchen and fridges can be used to store medication and baby food if required.
Extra beds are available on request up to six people.

Airport transfer, babysitting, massages, tennis lessons, Pilates/Yoga lessons, cooking lessons, bike rent can be organized upon early request and extra cost.

The Area

Surrounded by inebriating citrus groves typical of Eastern Sicily this villa is in the perfect location for day trips to the top attractions of Catania, Siracusa, Taormina and Mount Etna, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The closest town to the villa is Scordìa at about 10 km where you will find shops and restaurants.
Also within easy reach are the late-Baroque towns listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The vibrant city of Catania is only 30 minutes away, do not miss a visit to the old fish market “La Pescheria” to get a feel of the real soul of this city. Then try the “Bellini Theatre” and “Castello Ursino” or take a stroll along the “Via Etnea” for some good shopping. Within one hour you can reach Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe with an elevation of over 3300 meters, a unique place where it is possible to ski with a view of the sea.
A bit further and you can enjoy the amazing Greek theater and some delightful shopping in Taormina.
Within an hour’s drive is one of the main tourist hotspots in Sicily, Piazza Armerina and the famous Roman mosaics of Villa del Casale. But also the island of Ortigia in Siracusa with its charming mix of styles, Greek and Roman but also Norman, Medieval, and Baroque. The island of Ortigia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Still in the southern part we suggest a day trip in the Vendicari Nature Reserve, a protected habitat for migratory species with beautiful, un-spoilt beaches such as Calamosche and Eloro.

Do not forget a visit to Caltagirone which is only a 40-minute drive. This town is famous for its craft pottery and its fabulous Santa Maria del Monte flight of steps – a straight flight of 142 steps decorated with thousands of differently designed and coloured tiles on each riser.
Not far from the villa you can also reach the places where the Inspector Montalbano TV series was filmed such as Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa and the Punta Secca beach where Montalbano’s house is set.

Location

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Features
  • Luxurious Sicilian country house
  • Superb outdoor gardens and living
  • Stunning view
  • Tennis Court
Distances
  • Shops and Restaurants in Scordia 12 km
  • Beaches 35 km
  • Catania 30 km
  • Etna Mountain 60 km
  • Siracusa 67 km
  • Taormina 85 km
  • Noto 90 km
  • Ragusa 84 km
  • Catania airport 28 km
  • Comiso airport 70 km
  • Palermo airport 240 km
  • Trapani airport 320 km