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This lovely villa, overlooking the Siracusa plains, makes a wonderful base to explore south eastern Sicily. The house is charming and well-equipped, in a beautiful rural location, and the pool a very welcome feature. Swimming with a view of Etna, the sparkling Ionian and Syracusa is a truly memorable experience.
Giorgio and Lucia, the kind and generous owners, are helpful but unobtrusive, and are perfect hosts.
The road up to the villa is narrow and winding, but the villa’s location is well worth it. There is much to see and do in the surrounding area, with Syracusa, Noto and the Cavagrande being very close at hand.
We had a very enjoyable stay and would love to return.
The head-on view over the sea to Etna was for us the most special thing about this accomodation. A good base to explore all the East of Sicilly, in particular Syracuse (~40 mins), Nota (60), Catania (30) and Taormina (60). Well equiped if not modern kitchen - and outside stove, barbicue, and sink. Plenty of space for the three of us, and certainly would be for four.
Limitations: Apart from a short walk down to the sea over some waste-land, one could only walk from the house around the estate on roads. Nearest shop some 20-30 minutes drive. Paulo was friendly and in general accomodating, though having to wait until 8pm to get in was not ideal. (Perhaps we could have pushed). Nevertheless, these limitations (except the last) were acknowledged on the listing, so we were not disappointed.
Overall a pleasant place to stay.