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.