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5.0 / 5Exceptional
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  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


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RestaurantAl 3185 min drive
RestaurantMcDonald's5 min drive
AirportComiso (CIY-Vincenzo Magliocco)20 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Ragusa, this villa is in a rural location and near theme parks. Museo Archeologico Regionale Ibleo and Iblean Archaeological Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Scoglitti Marina and Tourist Port Marina di Ragusa.

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    What's nearby

    • Ragusa Ibla - 12 min drive
    • Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista - 14 min drive
    • Ragusa Archaeological Museum - 16 min drive
    • Museo Archeologico Regionale Ibleo - 17 min drive
    • Iblean Archaeological Museum - 17 min drive

    Getting around

    • Donnafugata Station - 12 min drive
    • Comiso (CIY-Vincenzo Magliocco) - 20 min drive


    • Al 318 - 5 min drive
    • McDonald's - 5 min drive
    • Valle di Era - 6 min drive
    • Giardino Rosa - 6 min drive
    • Marylin - 6 min drive

    About this property

    Villa Castiglione 1863 - The Real Sicilian Holiday

    Family-friendly villa in Ragusa
    Are you looking for a holiday where you want to enjoy absolute relaxation, breathe the clear and unspoiled air of the Sicilian countryside away from the smog, the confusion, any noise or disturbance and sip a good glass of Sicilian wine in swimming costume by the pool and listen the birds singing you good morning? Villa Castiglione 1863 is excatly what you need! Ancient home of a Sicilian aristocratic family, immersed in the Sicilian countryside between kilometers and kilometers of stone walls, just 6 km from Ragusa, Villa Castiglione, set of Commissioner Montalbano, stands at 640 meters above sea level in a very airy area and offers exclusively for guests a large house built in the eighteenth century, a large 13x7 swimming pool, exclusive to guests who book, located on a large garden with lawn and a park of 18 thousand square meters with hundreds of ornamental plants and typical local trees. At the center of the park stands an immense and majestic century-old maritime pine that reaches 50 meters in height if not more. Beyond the park you will see a wonderful view towards the Hyblean hinterland and beyond, also the distant Etna volcano. A beautiful feeling of absolute mastery towards what is around, experienced by each of our visitors. Furnished in a refined style and with a delicate taste that deserves such a home and embellished with pitch stone floors and a double bedroom with the "majolica" of Caltagirone, the House consists of a kitchen that incorporates the ancient style of Sicilian kitchens with the stone-paved oven, the stone sink with copper taps, 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 upon your arrival with a welcome drink with a buffet tasting of typical local products, ranging from sweet to savory to local wine. A large dining room with 6 seats, equipped with satellite TV and HI-Fi system and DVD player, leads us to the red lounge, where important meetings took place at the time. From the living room you reach the terrace overlooking the Pino park. The three bedrooms with courtesy towel sets, antique furniture typical of the Sicilian tradition and air conditioning. Air conditioning it's in all the rooms of the house. Two complete bathrooms recently renewed with shower box, shower gel and shampoo set, hair dryer phone. As said, the house is surrounded by 50 hectares of land overlooking the Ragusa hinterland and the Etna volcano, from the classic "stone walls" of the Ragusa countryside that divided one feud from another. We have four large courtyards, a church where the usual Sunday mass took place until the mid-1960s and an 18,000 square meter park with a centuries-old maritime pine surrounded by plants and dried fruit trees such as almonds, walnuts. One of the four courtyards leads first to a room and two other bathrooms serving the pool area, then right to the garden equipped with a 13x7m swimming pool with hydromassage, with blue beds for lying down and sunbathing comfortably, a gazebo where you can if necessary, have lunch or dinner or even talk, and many games to entertain the children both inside the pool and outside on the lawn, with inflatables, mattresses and sports accessories. Provided with free parking, the Villa is located above all as mentioned 6 km from Ragusa (5 minutes by car), 7 km from Comiso airport, 150 meters from a farmhouse offering typical dishes such as ricotta, sausage, Ragusa provola, local wine and many other delicacies. At 500 meters the restaurant and pizzeria "Alla corte di Bacco". The IperCoop ibleo shopping center with a supermarket, tobacconist, clothes and souvenirs is of considerable importance at 1 km. Continuing between 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 from the nearest beaches, located in Marina di Ragusa and Punta Secca, the "Marinella" of Montalbano "and 5 km from the Donnafugata Castle where you can admire the famous collection of the" Arezzo di Trefiletti "family that belonged 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 said, well located for visiting the entire province of Ragusa and Syracuse About the Commissioner Montalbano, two entire episodes were filmed inside the Villa: "Il Gatto e il Cardellino" and "A diary of '43". 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!
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this villa offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers, bidets, and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property amenities


    Private pool


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car required

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    2 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Music library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Concierge services
    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Mountain biking nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Theme parks nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Rock climbing nearby


    Sleeps 6
    Unit size: 53820 sq ft (5000 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Payment types accepted at this property


    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
    • A tax is imposed by the city: From 16 December - 14 January, EUR 0.75 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
    • A tax is imposed by the city: From 15 January - 15 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
    • A tax is imposed by the city: From 16 March - 31 October, EUR 0.75 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
    • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 15 December, EUR 0.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Villa Castiglione 1863 RAgusa
    • Castiglione 1863 RAgusa
    • Castiglione 1863
    • Villa Castiglione 1863
    • Villa Castiglione 1863 - The Real Sicilian Holiday Villa
    • Villa Castiglione 1863 - The Real Sicilian Holiday Ragusa
    • Villa Castiglione 1863 - The Real Sicilian Holiday Villa Ragusa
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    5/5 Excellent

      beautiful property with history and lovely views

      What an amazing property! Antonio and his mother welcomed us with beautiful local cakes, cheeses, bread, and fruit, and gave us a wonderful tour of the house. It is a magical place to stay. Very close to groceries and other shopping, the kitchen is well supplied and everything works perfectly. There is lots of hot water, and the wifi is strong throughout the property. The estate is a marvel, and even though we didn't swim (we managed to be there during a stormy few days), the pool area is gorgeous. We highly recommend the Villa Castiglione!

      5/5 Excellent

        amazingly beautiful villa. Just perfect!

        Villa Castiglione is a trip back in time, and it's not a recreated piece of the past - it's genuine in every possible way, except of course, such things as the spotlessly clean pool, the bathrooms and the appliances (we even used the washing machine once). Everything else - the time-polished slabs of the front yard, the ancient stone wall fences, the stone planter boxes - looked and felt so authentic, as if it was taken from a museum. We spent only three days there, and were very sad to leave. The villa was so beautiful, we were reluctant to leave every morning, though there's a ton to see within a short drive. We just wanted to linger a little more, to take a few more pictures or make another video. Privacy: we were the only guests, and enjoyed the huge apartment on the second floor, with a separate door, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. It has 1 master bedroom plus 2 more very spacious bedrooms, a study room with beautiful antique furniture, a dining room with a pretty old china cabinet filled with figurines, and a kitchen equipped with everything one might need to cook a serious meal, including an electric citrus juicer, teapot, etc. The bedroom closet had over a dozen towels and extra sheets/blankets. The host: Antonio went overboard in his hospitality. His mother prepared a welcome snack that could count for a whole dinner. Antonio and his mother greeted us upon arrival and answered all our questions. Antonio gave us info on beaches, supermarkets, and towns to visit. He is a true patriot of beautiful Sicilia, and is very attached to the villa that has been in his family's possession for centuries. Location: the villa would be a perfect place for an unforgettable wedding or family gathering. It is located in a very secluded area just outside of Ragusa, yet it is easily and quickly accessible from the major highway.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great experience in this historic place

          We had a great time in this beautiful house with all historic details. Perfect service and a nice swimming pool. Friendly owner and his family gave us a great stay, by arrival we had delicious food for the first day. Perfect location to visit the region. We highly recommend this place. Geja and Riemie

          5/5 Excellent

            A really enjoyable stay in an impressive villa

            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.

            5/5 Excellent

              Beautiful villa, a step back in time

              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.