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Villa Santa Croce Sicily Villa

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Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16

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Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

VILLA SANTACROCE is everyone's wish who wants to spent a journey in Sicily.

The luxurious house , rebuilt by the ancient Hunting House of MARCHESI di GANZERIA, an old Sicilian Family, is located in the middle of an unspoilt area of 20 hectares, formerly the hunting reserve of the family.

The quiet of the place, the discreet elegance of the villa, with every comfort, The vicinity to the town and to the beach, but also a perfect position to visit south-eastern Sicily, make the villa an ideal place for a journey in Sicily.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Punta secca 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania 100 km, Nearest railway: Ragusa 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (6), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Villa is about 205 square metres large , all at ground floor, and it is composed by two communicating units: Il Timo and L’Artemisia, for a total of 14 places .

, all the comforts , the relax of the villa and the pool , will be at exclusive use of the guests.


Is on the south part of the villa and faces to the sun for all the morning. From the room and the veranda you can see the garden and the country.

Il Timo , offers , from 6 to 10 places, in 2 o3 double bedroom , 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, and in 2 extra beds.

The large living room with full equipped kitchen and the lounge is the heart of the villa. You will spend here unforgettable moments with your family or friends, comfortably sitting on the lounge or eating all together. The television with satellite system , the stereo and the wood stove will make this moment really magnificent.

The large covered veranda offers a big area directly on the garden for nice open air evenings , or summer dinners .

All the rooms are equipped with independent air conditioning and heating system , and all the bedrooms have their own private bathroom .

L’ARTEMISIA is composed by a wonderful suite , with double bedroom with private bathroom, living with double sofa bed , sat Tv , and kitchen corner with a modern kitchen a space up to 6 persons. The large windows are open directly on the garden .

L’Artemisia is attached with another double bedroom for a total of 6/7 places.

The furniture , like the rest of the villa, has been cared by a designer who wanted to give a modern touch to the spirit of the ancient Hunting House.

Artemisia too has a large veranda and a beautiful garden.

All the rooms are equipped with independent air conditioning and heating system , and all the bedrooms have their own private bathroom .

Further details outdoors

The Garden is all around the Villa with natural herbs and trees, like lemons, bitter orange, mulberry tree, fig trees ,almonds and a monumental agave.

The pool in discreet position is surrounded by a characteristic prickly pear hedge.

and offers a large solarium with pool beds and chairs.

The Estate around the villa is over 20 hectares , and is part of the larger Hunting reserve of The Marquises “Ganzeria”.

The country is very natural with carob tree and olives , it is Sicily’s quintessence ...........................................................

Aromatic spontaneous herbs like thimus , artemisia , rosemary, asparagus, capers, sage, wild fennel etc are abundant and in different period of the year .

Every season has its wonders. From the stunning wild flower of the spring, to the golden hills of spikes, with by the summer smells, from the autumn colours , and the prikly pear fruits to the green of the winter season .

From The top of the Hill the view is amazing from the AMagnificentgrigento Gulf to the beach of Punta Secca from the Ragusa Highlands to the roofs of Santa Croce Camerina.

Magnificent is the sunset from the hill, when the sun loose itself into the sea and the fields become golden lighted.

The Sicily region

The Province of Ragusa stretches out from the plateau to the sea showing beautiful carob and almond trees, picturesque dry stonewalls and the austerity of the typical farmhouses, “le masserie”.

The local cuisine is a most exquisite welcome to the visitors, who can taste: ravioli, filled with ricotta, soft white unsalted Italian cheese, cavati, homemade pasta with tomato and meat sauce, the local aspic made with pork meat, homemade conserves, fruit, vegetables, and above all the ”Ragusano”, the most typical local cheese, and the fine wines from the Acate Valley. These are all D.O.C. products.

Furthermore, many religious festivals, which are still very important to the population, represent an important opportunity to get to know old unchanged traditions such as those concerning the Holy Week and other folk festivals of the twelve towns of the province.

There are many cultural and prestigious events such as classical theatre performances taking place every two years in the Greek Theater of Syracuse, the International Music Show “Ibla Grand Prize”, the Wine & Food Event “Cheese Art” and many fairs and festivals.

Santa Croce Camerina

The important seaside resort of Marina di Ragusa is located just 5 km away from Punta Secca, it is provided with services and facilities for every need: banks, post offices, restaurants, discos, sport facilities and much more.

Along the coast at about 6 km, there is the nature reserve of the River Irminio, an unpolluted Mediterranean estuary oasis. The area around the river mouth with its wonderful sandy beaches is a hiding place for many species of birds. At about 3 km from Punta Secca towards the West, there is the big beach of Randello, a 2000 metres long sandy shore, where in the warm summer nights, sea turtles come to leave their eggs behind the woods, which can be considered a green lung for this part of the province and it is equipped with a picnic area.

The Province of Ragusa has recently been included by Unesco in the World Heritage List for its precious Baroque style buildings. It is literally a casket full of architectural, archeological and naturalistic treasures.

There are numerous tourist attractions: the Baroque style towns of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli, the ruins of the Great Greece city of Kamarina, its famous museum, and the hinterland of the Hyblean Mountains, characterized by deep “gorges” and its typical wild Mediterranean undergrowth, populated with rare species. Last but not least, the extraordinary “Cava d’Ispica” Park, a deep canyon with evidence of a prehistoric past life and many nature beauties.

And in Ragusa the breathtaking Baroque quarter of Ibla, built on a hill, is like a jewel embellished with the splendid gems of Baroque architecture: the cathedral of San Giorgio, the many spectacular churches and all the stately homes.

Modica is built on the two sides of a valley with its imposing cathedral of San Giorgio and it is famous for its culinary traditions.

Finally, the Northern part of the Province, located on a limestone plateau is an interesting destination for visits to mountain villages, with its pleasant mountain bike paths, trekking routes and country lanes for horse riding.

Just outside the province of Ragusa you can visit: the capital of Baroque style architecture Noto, Syracuse and the famous Taormina, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Selinunte and Segesta. They can all be reached in just two hours by car or by public transport.

The most mysterious and fascinating tourist attraction of South Eastern Sicily is Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, whose beauty is really worthwhile seeing for the unforgettable emotions it can give you in every season of the year.

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      • 4 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:07 Jun 2015

      Based in Italy

      Languages spoken
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      • French
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