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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa al Castello is a charming and comfortable guesthouse, located in the famous area of Val di Noto, near Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Villa lies on a rocky spur above the suggestive rupestral construction of so-called “Castello“ ("The Castle“), in such a singular and exclusive position. The building overlooks the well-known Cava d'Ispica ("Ispica Cave"), a long rocky valley (about 13 Km long) which preserves countless archaeological evidence and contains important species of the Mediterranean flora and fauna.

The house, at its origin, once residence for the sharecroppers, has been restored using local natural construction materials, typical for this area, such as dry-stone and wood.

The villa includes six comfortable rooms, each of them with private entrance and bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and LCD 26 TV. Five rooms are on the ground floor, one bedroom is located on the lower ground floor.

Two bedrooms have direct access onto a terrace. Three bedrooms have direct access onto a balcony.

The lounge area, the dining room and the fully equipped kitchen are all located on the lower ground floor. There is an additional guest toilet on the lower ground floor.

Guests have access to a large terrace offering fantastic views over the pool and the Cava d'Ispica.

WiFi connection is provided in the lounge, dining room, kitchen and immediate outdoors.

The swimming-pool will refresh your stay during the hottest summer days, assuring you in the same time relaxation and well-being. The solarium area and the grass lawn surrounding the house are furnished with sun-beds and chairs offering you real moments of pleasant rest.

Peace and inner calm are emphasised by the atmosphere of tranquillity that dominates this charming place, immersed in the middle of a spectacular nature which resembles a pearl of rare beauty.

You will be guided to discover the true meaning of slow-living.

The villa has 6 double bedrooms ideal for up to 12 guests, however it is possible to accommodate up to 16 guests. Please note, there are no interconnecting rooms.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania 122 km, 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms
Furniture Double beds (6)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Sicily region

This charming and comfortable Villa is located in the famous area of Val di Noto, cradle of the late-baroque art and architecture, more exactly in the land of Modica, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Villa lies on a rocky spur over the striking rocky formation of the so-called “Castello“ ("THE CASTLE“), an exclusive and unique location.

The property overlooks the well-known Cava d'Ispica, a long rocky canyon (13 Km long) which preserves countless archaeological finds and contains important and species of the Mediterranean flora and fauna.

Peace and inner calm are emphasised by the atmosphere of tranquillity that dominates this charming place, immersed in the middle of a spectacular nature, a pearl of rare beauty.

You will be guided to discover the true meaning of slow-living.

Il "Castello" as well as Cava d'Ispica, are depicted in a few engravings from the 700 by a French painter/traveller which belong to a collection called "Voyage Pittoresque des Isles de Sicile de Malte et de Lipari” which can be visited at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg as well as the Louvre in Paris.

The so-called "Castello", a rock settlement, located just below Villa Al Castello, are essentially caves over 4 levels, in which the locals used to live in ancient times and until 1950. Sharecroppers who used to work for the grandfather of Villa Al Castello's current owner, were the last inhabitants. The grandfather then built Casa Al Castello to offer the workers more dignified living conditions.

The golden beaches of Pozzallo, Sampieri, S. Lorenzo, Cala Mosche, as well as the natural oisis of Vendicari and also the Southern extremity of Sicily with its sea town of Portopalo of Capo Passero (at a distance of about 15-35 Km). From here it's also easy to reach the charming baroque-cities of Ragusa, Scicli and Noto (at about 15-30 Km).

Within walking distance of the house, you will find the prehistoric necropolis of Calicantone, dating back to the Antique Bronze Age (2200 - 1400 b.C.) Composed of a hundred graves dug into the wall rock decorated with columns, pillars and ledges, this is a unique sight to behold.

Given the location of the villa and the transport system in Sicily, it is advisable to travel by car.


This is a self-catering guesthouse, you will find a number of grocery stores in the center of Modica.

On request, we would be delighted to organize guided tours and visits inside the Archaeological Park of Cava d'Ispica. These are trekking trips, that vary in length providing breath-taking panoramic views of the sites, including the Iblei Mountains.

Main distances:

Ispica: 15.8Km

Ragusa: 19.3Km

Taormina: 178Km

Palermo: 319Km

Piazza Armerina: 106Km

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