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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 Home 1917045
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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12
Meravigliosa residenza costruita originariamente nel 1825 e magnificamente restaurata dall'architetto Luna.
Edificata sulla collina che ha un' affascinante vista sul paese barocco di Scicli, patrimonio UNESCO di cui si apprezza tutta la bellezza dalla fantastica piscina a sfioro sulla valle. Adagiata su una collina questa villa è dotata di tutti i confort ed arredata con estrema eleganza e cura dei particolari. La grande zona wellness comprende una bellissima vasca idromassaggio con cromoterapia ed una piccola sauna svedese. Anche la notte l'atmosfera in questo luogo è magica sia all'esterno, quando le luci del paese si accendono, sia nel grande living il cui tetto si apre sul cielo stellato di Scicli!
A faboluos country house, typical in Ragusa, south east coast, built in 1825. The property shows all the rural Sicilian charm, mixing local spirit and culture, giving you the luxury of a relaxing holiday in complete harmony with the view of the baroque town of Scicli, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from the fantastic infinity pool on the valley.
The house is built on the hill overlooking the town, It is equipped with all the comfort and elegantly furnished The large Spa area, located under the house where the water tanks used to be placed, has a wonderful hydro massage bath tub with chromotherapy and a small Swedish sauna. There is a magical atmosphere in this place at night, either on the outside, when the town is lit up, or inside the spacious living room, with a ceiling that can open under the starry sky of Scicli!
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: comiso 18 km, Nearest railway: scicli 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
The Sicily region
From Scoglitti to Pozzallo, the Ragusan coastline is approximately 85 kilometres (53 mi) long. Along the Ragusan coast are many fishing villages such as Kaukana, Punta Secca, Marina di Ragusa and Marina di Modica. The Hyblaean Mountains are dominating the north of the province and its highest peaks are Monte Lauro, Monte Casale and Monte Arcibessi. The rivers of the province are the Irminio, Dirillo and Ippari and the only lake in the province is the Lago di Santa Rosalia along the course of the Irminio river. The skyline of Ragusa is punctuated by the towers, domes and cupolas of the many exquisite churches for which the province is known. The area is mostly unspoilt, as during the 19th century and early 20th century there was large migration from Ragusa to the more prosperous areas of Italy and abroad.
Settlements of the area of Scicli dates back to the Copper and Early Bronze Ages (3rd millennium BC to the 15th century BC).
Scicli was founded by the Sicels (whence probably the name) around 300 BCE. In the Middle Ages, like all of Sicily, Scicli was ruled by the Arabs, under whom it lived a flourishing period as agricultural and trade center, and then, after its conquest by Roger I of Hauteville in 1091, by the Normans. Scicli was one of the garrison which rebelled against the Angevine domination in the Sicilian Vespers (April 5, 1282). Following the various dynasties ruling the Kingdom of Sicily, it was an Aragonese-Spanish possession before being united in the Kingdom of Italy in the mid nineteenth century.
Following a catastrophic earthquake in 1693, much of the town was rebuilt in the Sicilian baroque style, which today gives the town the elegant appearance which draws many tourists to visit it.
The city is also frequently used as a film set, most recently for Marco Bellocchio's Il regista dei matrimoni and is popular in Italy as the home of Il Commissario Montalbano, the popular television series broadcast by RAI.
The city is also notable for its religious parades which includes "Presepe" (nativity scenes) enacted in the caves surrounding the city at Christmas time. These caves, known as the Chiarafura caves, were dug out in the tuff cliffs, and some were inhabited by the local poor as recently as 1958.
At Easter, the city celebrates with the "Uomo Vivo" parade which involves a long religious procession through the city. A decorated horse parade takes place in March, from Scicli to the neighbouring town of Donnalucata. The most spectacular religious festival, the A Maronna i Milici occurs in May, commemorating the appearance of the Madonna on a white horse holding aloft a sword. This encouraged the Christian Normans to defeat the Saracens in 1091.
The economy of the city is mostly agricultural, and the area is renowned for its many greenhouses producing the primizie ("early fruits") that are exported all over Italy.
The city plays host to an annual road running race, Memorial Peppe Greco, which traces its route through the city centre.
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Calendar last updated:30 Nov 2015
Based in Italy