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Villa Castiglione 1863

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 53,819 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Castiglione, with swimming pool, park with panoramic view

Ancient dwelling of a Sicilian aristocratic family, immersed in the Sicilian countryside, just 6 km from Ragusa, Villa Castiglione, set by Commissioner Montalbano, offers exclusively for guests a large house built from the 18th century, a large 13x7 swimming pool located on a large garden with lawn and a park of 18 thousand square meters with hundreds of ornamental plants and trees typical of the place. At the center of the park stands an immense and majestic maritime pine secular that reaches 50 meters in height if not beyond. Beyond the park you can see a wonderful view towards the Hyblaean hinterland and beyond, even the distant Etna volcano. A wonderful feeling of absolute mastery towards what is around us, lived by every visitor of ours.

Furnished according to a refined style and with a delicate taste that deserves such a dwelling and embellished with pitch stone floors and a double bedroom with the "maioliche" of Caltagirone, the House consists of a kitchen that incorporates the antique style of Sicilian kitchens with the stone oven paved with "maioliche", the stone sink with copper faucets, all filled with kitchen, refrigerator and appliances such as microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, washing machine and the latest generation dishwasher. We continue with the Entrance Hall where we will welcome you on your arrival with a welcome drink with a buffet tasting of typical local products, ranging from sweet to salty to local wine.

A large dining room with seating for 6, stocked with satellite TV and a HI-FI system and DVD player, takes us to the red lounge, where important meetings took place at the time. From the living room you reach the terrace overlooking the Parco del Pino. The three bedrooms with courtesy set, antique furniture typical of the Sicilian tradition and air conditioning.

Two full bathrooms with shower cabin, shower gel and shampoo sets, hair dryer phone newly renovated.

As said the House is surrounded by 50 hectares of land with views of the Ragusa and Etna Volcano, from the classic "dry stone walls" of the Ragusa countryside that divided a fief from another. We have four large courtyards, a church where until the mid-60s there was the usual Sunday mass and a park of 18 thousand square meters with a centuries-old maritime pine surrounded by plants and fruit trees such as almonds and walnuts. One of the four courtyards leads first to a room and two other baths serving the pool area, then right to the garden with a 13x7m swimming pool with whirlpool, with blue beds to lie down and take the sun comfortably, a gazebo where you can if necessary, have lunch or dinner or even talk, and lots of games to entertain both inside the pool and outside the lawn with children, with inflatables, mats and sporting accessories.

Providing free parking, the Villa is located first as said 6 km from Ragusa (5 minutes by car), 7 km from the airport of Comiso, 150 meters a farm that offers typical dishes such as ricotta, sausage, provola ragusana, local wine and many other delicacies. At 500 meters the restaurant and pizzeria "Alla corte di Bacco" and especially at 1 km Ibleo IperCoop shopping center with supermarket, tobacconist, clothes and souvenirs. Continuing among the baroque cities of Unesco heritage, the Villa is 10 minutes from Ragusa Ibla, the "Vigata" of Montalbano, 20 minutes drive from Modica and Scicli and the nearest beaches, located in Marina di Ragusa and Punta Secca. the "Marinella" of Montalbano "and 5 km from the Castle of Donnafugata where you can admire the famous collection of the" Arezzo di Trefiletti "family belonging to our great-grandfather. Noto and Siracusa are 45 minutes away by car. Catania Airport is 100 km away. It is ideal for long stays of 3-4 weeks and as mentioned, well located to visit the entire province of Ragusa and Syracuse

About the Commissioner Montalbano, almost an entire episode was filmed inside the Villa, "Il Gatto e il Cardellino".

Ideal for families with children, young couples or friends who want to spend their holidays together.

Come to us not as tourists, but as guests!

More Details

Owner
Giovanni Sortino
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Ragusa around the Province of Ragusa

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 53819 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Villa Castiglione 1863
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

A really enjoyable stay in an impressive villa

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six really enjoyed staying at Villa Castiglione in July. After we arrived, the host family welcomed us with freshly cut melon, smoked cheese, ricotta tarts and other pastries, which we really appreciated.

The villa and grounds, including a beautiful pine tree, are truly impressive. The accommodation on offer is a large apartment taking up most of the upper floor of the villa. The interior has many features including original tiled floors and a handsome black stone fireplace. It’s clear that you’ve stepped into a family home with a rich history.

The villa’s terrace is a lovely spot to have breakfast or to look at the night sky. An outdoor dining table would be a welcome addition to the terrace. The pool area is large enough for everyone to have their own space if they want it – there’s grass and the shade of trees, all surrounded by beautiful dry-stone walls, trees and shrubs.

Beaches are within easy reach by car and we went kitesurfing whenever there was wind. There’s a shopping centre five minutes’ drive away plus there’s a fantastic farm shop very close and a family-run restaurant that serves fantastic pizza.

The villa and grounds are exposed so it was not uncomfortably hot during our stay and the villa was generally cool inside. Sometimes it was nice to wear something warm in the evening.

The host family is very pleasant and down-to-earth. There are two lovely dogs in the grounds, plus goats, hens, a cat and a peacock. Someone turned up daily to clean the pool and take care of the plants and animals, but otherwise we had the run of the place. We’ll definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa, a step back in time

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful villa, warm hospitality, elegantly restored on the outside whilst retaining traditional character inside. Great pool, good location for visiting most of south east Sicily. One of the owners lives on the ground floor, but unless you seek him out you wouldn't know, your privacy is respected. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the words. Giovanni
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5

Sun Kissed Villa in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four we spent a fantastic two weeks at Villa Sortino Trono. This charming old farmhouse stands in its own enormous grounds surrounded by countryside, and yet the supermarket and shops of Ragusa are five minutes’ drive away. The walled garden which houses the pool was perfect for taking it easy, with lots of sunbeds and seating and shady trees. If you wanted the beach, Punta Secca or Punta Scoglitti are both 25 minutes away with nice golden sand and there are plenty of beautiful baroque towns and villages to explore along the way. A big thank you to Giovanni and his family who looked after us, supplied us with home grown figs, lemons and lemon tea and even bought me a locally made cake for my birthday! I would certainly recommend the villa for families and we would happily return ourselves another year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and special villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent two amazing weeks at the villa with our three children (14, 13, 10 years). The villa offers an exclusive and secluded base to explore the surrounding baroque towns (e.g. Ragusa Ibla, Modica) and stunning sandy beaches (e.g. Punta Secca, Sampieri, Marina di Ragusa) all within 35 minute radius. We also loved tonsimply laze at the beautiful pool. The children were delighted with the use of many pool toys and inflatables. The owners, Giovanni and his family, were very attentive and kind. The villa is clean, well maintained and fully equipped with all you could need to make you feel at home, The close shopping centre is very handy. The sun rises and sun sets are unforgettable; the old church remains and the big tree add to the retreat experience. The gentle breeze is very welcome in the summer heat. It can be windy at night as it is high on a mountain, so bring warm clothing! We highly recommend this villa for families and others who are seeking a luxurious and relaxing holiday in a private setting. Thank you Giovanni for a most memorable holiday

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très beau et bon sejour

  • 5 of 5

Très belle demeure restée authentique. Le charme d'antan opère toujours. Très belle vue alentour et jardin très spacieux.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed four weeks in this villa and had a great time enjoying the house, garden, pool and amazing views. When we first arrived we were a bit disappointed since we had been told there were no other houses or people living there. In fact the part that is rented out as a villa is a big apartment on the second floor. Antonio, belonging to the family and very helping and sympathetic, is living downstairs. There is also two other apartments, one which is being rented out. So don't expect to be alone. The grounds are also shared with dogs, cats, goats, peacocks, hence, a turtle etc which was a much welcome surprise for our kids. Especially the 10 puppies! There are no AC or jazucci as was indicated in the add that now seam to be missing. The pool is however very big and is cleaned every day. It was very hot when we were there but we managed with fans. The house is a stonehouse and the ceilings are high so it didn't get too warm. The hosts are extremely hospitable and offered us a buffet of local products upon arrival, bought a cake for our baby's first birthday and sweets for our guests. They answer directly on any questions and Antonio not only offered us a free tour on Donnafugata castle but also took us on a walk showing us the grounds. We loved the apartment, almost like a castle and a big terrace we enjoyed since the garden is a short walk away. The kitchen could have been better done, almost no space to work on and a gas oven. But hey the property is from the 1830's! Also we had some space issues with all the small decorations everywhere, beautiful but not much space for our stuff and we were afraid of breaking anything. We had some friends visiting and it worked out fine. Just bear in mind that the bedrooms are connected so you have to go through every room to reach the last bedroom. There are only one bathroom and toilet but fortunately one by the pool as well.

The area was nice although the white plantations is a ugly look while driving downhill. We especially liked Punta Secca and the Noto region. Ragusa Ibla and the other baroque cities are worth visiting. Too bad you can't take walks outside the house since there is only a big road with heavy intense traffic on it. The beaches are 25 minutes away.

In all we had a great stay although we didn't expect it to be an apartment. We can highly recommend it but bear in mind that there might be a party by the pool in the night/early morning!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Comiso
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ipercoop Centro Commerciale
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Donnafugata Golf Resort
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Stazione Centrale Ragusa
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La corte di Bacco
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Marina di Ragusa
Car: necessary

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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