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Villa Castiglione 1863, the real Sicilian holiday

SuperhostRagusa, SICILIA, Italy
Entire villa hosted by Giovanni
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 bathrooms
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Are you looking for a holiday where you want to enjoy absolute relaxation, breathe the clear, unspoilt air of the Sicilian countryside away from the smog, confusion and sip a good glass of Sicilian wine in a swimsuit by the pool and listen to the birds singing good morning to you?
Villa Castiglione 1863 is exactly what you desire!
See all the 120 photos and you will find more than one reason to stay with us!
We reveal the first: we have a small farm with two beautiful horses and much more.

The space
Ancient home of an aristocratic Sicilian family, of an important personality of Ragusa's past, immersed in the Sicilian countryside between miles and miles of stone walls, just 6 km from Ragusa, Villa Castiglione, is located 640 meters above sea level in a very airy and sunny area and offers exclusively for guests the palace built by 'architect Pennavaria in the eighteenth century, a large swimming pool 13x7, exclusively for guests who book, large outdoor spaces.

The Villa has some important comforts that are: its large main floor of the palace finished in 1863 by an important lord of Ragusa then under the house, we find 4 large courtyards of ancient stone of 'era of which one with a large jar, the lawn around the pool and the park of 3 hectares where there is the magnificent monumental tree Pinus Pinea, where you can enjoy full relaxation, serenity and total privacy and exclusivity just for you, your family, your friends.

The Villa is located outside the city, where you will find silence, pristine air, birds and friendly animals.

In the center of the park there is a huge monumental tree Pinus Pinea secular that reaches 33 meters high. In the park you find a small factory with two beautiful horses, Shakira and his son Bruno, two peacocks, three hens and two geese. We also have two beautiful dogs and a fantastic turtle.

A beautiful feeling of absolute dominance over what is around, experienced by each of our visitors.

Furnished in a refined style of half 800 ' and with a delicate taste that deserves such a house and embellished with pitch stone floors and a double bedroom with the "majolica" ceramic of Caltagirone, the house consists of a kitchen that incorporates the ancient style of Sicilian kitchens with stone wood oven, stone sink with copper taps, all full of kitchen, refrigerator and appliances such as microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, American coffee maker, blender, washing machine and dishwasher.

The whole house and outside by the pool, there is Wi-Fi.

We continue with the entrance hall where we will welcome you upon your arrival with a "welcome buffet" with a tasting of typical local products, ranging from sweet to salty, to local wine.

A large dining room with 6 seats, equipped with satellite TV and DVD player, leads us into the red room, where important meetings were held at the time. From the living room you can reach the terrace overlooking the Park of the Great Pine.

The three bedrooms have a set of courtesy towels, antique furniture typical of the Sicilian tradition and air conditioning. Air conditioning is present in all the rooms of the house.

Two complete bathrooms recently renovated with shower box, shower gel and shampoo set, hairdryer.

The guidelines that we follow as sanitizing environments are those of the UNWTO United nation world tourism organization.

In the reviews on cleanliness we always have the best.

On your request you can have a doctor for every need.

Pharmacy at the entrance of the city a few minutes from the Villa.

As said, the house is surrounded by 50 hectares of land with a view of the great valley and the volcano Etna, the classic stone walls or "dry stone wall", typical of the countryside of Ragusa that divided one feud from another. We have four large courtyards, a church where the usual Sunday mass was held until the mid-60s and a 3-hectare park with a century-old pine tree surrounded by plants and dried fruit trees such as almonds and walnuts.

One of the four courtyards has two bathrooms that serve the pool area, then right in the garden equipped with a 13x7m swimming pool, with sun loungers to lie down and sunbathe comfortably, a gazebo where you can if necessary, lunch or dinner or even talk, and games to entertain children, with inflatable games, mattresses and sports accessories.

Equipped with free parking, the Villa is located 7 km from Ragusa (5 minutes by car), 14 km from Comiso airport, 150 meters from an agriturismo offering typical dishes such as ricotta cheese, sausage, provola di Ragusa, local wine and many other delicacies.

The IperCoop and Decatlhon shopping centre, with supermarket, tobacconist, clothes, sporting goods excursion and souvenirs, is of great importance just a few minutes from the Villa.
Continuing the tour, among the baroque towns of the Unesco heritage, the Villa is 10 minutes from Ragusa Ibla, the "Vigata" of Montalbano, 20 minutes by car to Modica and Scicli and the nearest beaches, 20 minutes to the sea Marina di Ragusa and Punta Secca, the "Marinella" of Montalbano, Protected Sea Reserves, 8 km from the Castle of Donnafugata where you can admire the famous collection of the family "Arezzo di Trefiletti" belonged to a relative of our great-grandfather. Noto and Syracuse are 45 minutes by car, 1 hour and 30 minutes to Agrigento. Catania airport is less than 100 km away.

It is ideal for long stays of 3-4 weeks, as has already happened with some tourists and as mentioned, well located to visit the entire province of Ragusa and Syracuse, Catania, Agrigento.

In the grounds behind the Villa we have a fantastic viewpoint where you can see half of Sicily, a breathtaking panorama, you can see many cities from the southwest coast of Sicily to the volcano Etna.

From Comiso to Caltagirone, Chiaramonte and other cities.

Nearby stood a large settlement of indigenous Siculians, primitive peoples linked to the art of pottery, nature and its divinities.

In 1999 an important sculpture was found, later called the Warrior of Castiglione, which depicts a warrior prince with a bull on the right and a sphinx on the left. At Pergamon in Berlin during an exhibition made hundreds of thousands of visitors, today it is in the Archaeological Museum of the city.

About the fiction Il Commissario Montalbano, two entire episodes were filmed inside the Villa: "Il Gatto e il Cardellino" and "Un diario del 43' ".

The Villa is ideal for families with children, families with relatives, families traveling together, young couples and friends, who want to spend their holidays together in the part of Sicily with a deeper history, quiet and rich environment of the island.

Come to us not only as tourists, but as guests!

Guest access
The whole Villa is entirely available to guests.

Other things to note
We will provide free extra sanitization service for customer protection.

We are two brothers who take care of this business. Giovanni takes care of the ad portal and Antonio about welcoming you at your check-in and pampering you during your stay with your requests. There is also our mother, Elia, that takes care of every detail on cleaning and furnishing of the home.
Our property has been handed down for generations and our pleasure today is to make it known to guests who want to visit it. For us it is identity, tradition, value!
We try to share them with our guests during their stay.
We believe that for the same offer compared to the competition, we offer an experience different from everyday life. If you come to Sicily to find out how they lived 50-100 years ago away from the noise of the city, from the chaos of today, our Villa is an opportunity for you.
Other info:
We offer for those who want, painting courses in the Laboratory or inside the Villa, made by two Sicilian master carters, who have also made works for Smeg refrigerators, and works for Dolce & Gabbana, are our family friends.
You can also have a tasting of typical ricotta cheese at a farmer friend at the Castle of Donnafugata who cooks it on the spot, as it used to be done in the past.
My brother takes care inside the beautiful and famous Donnafugata Castle, of the collection of antique clothes, he deals with local art.
You can do your shopping at the supermarket, or of typical products in particular shops and fresh fruit, staying comfortably at home or by the pool, or you can book some food.
Are you looking for a holiday where you want to enjoy absolute relaxation, breathe the clear, unspoilt air of the Sicilian countryside away from the smog, confusion and sip a good glass of Sicilian wine in a swimsuit by the pool and listen to the birds singing good morning to you?
Villa Castiglione 1863 is exactly what you desire!
See all the 120 photos and you will find more than one reason to stay with u…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Pool
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Washing machine
Dedicated workspace
Heating
Iron

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

Wide hallways

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 59 reviews

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Ragusa, SICILIA, Italy

The accommodation 1 km from a large Ipercoop with supermarket, clothing, tobacco supply, petrol supply etc. At 500 meters a farm "Fratelli Tumino" that prepares typical local food and not far away a restaurant / pizzeria "Alla corte di Bacco". A little further away is Comiso on one side and the Castle of Donnafugata, which represents the most visited monument in the south-east of Sicily, on the other. The entrance to Ragusa is 1.5 km away. Ragusa center and Ibla are 10 minutes away. Modica, Scicli and the maritime area just 15-20 minutes.
The accommodation 1 km from a large Ipercoop with supermarket, clothing, tobacco supply, petrol supply etc. At 500 meters a farm "Fratelli Tumino" that prepares typical local food and not far away a restaurant…

Hosted by Giovanni

Joined in July 2015
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In generale siamo in 2 ad occuparci di questa attività ma ognuno con compiti diversi. Io, Giovanni, mi occupo delle prenotazioni sui vari siti, mentre mio fratello Antonio si occupa del check-in e di dare la massima accoglienza e disponibilità ai propri ospiti.
In generale siamo in 2 ad occuparci di questa attività ma ognuno con compiti diversi. Io, Giovanni, mi occupo delle prenotazioni sui vari siti, mentre mio fratello Antonio si occup…
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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