Sicily - Ragusa
Masseria Iblea - Ragusa - Sicily
6 Bedrooms – Pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Located in one of the most appreciated areas in Sicily, just a few kilometers from the coast, this exclusive six-bedroom property is ideally situated to offer complete privacy and tranquility to its guests, providing a perfect escape for those who want to explore this diverse region which is home to historic towns, incredible landscapes, excellent food and some of the most spectacular beaches in Montalbano’s Sicily. The villa is just a stone’s throw away from Ragusa, one of the most picturesque towns in Sicily and one of the UNESCO-listed Baroque towns in Europe.
After the 1693 earthquake, Ragusa was so damaged that a new town was built on a high plateau to the west. Many buildings in the old town were repaired and rebuilt, however, so both towns show a marked Baroque influence that characterizes its tourist attractions today. Stepping from the orderly grid of streets and avenues into the old town’s tangle of nooks and lanes is like being in two different cities. Like the newer town above, the Old Town of Ragusa, a quiet quarter of narrow streets, was also largely rebuilt in the Baroque style after the 1963 earthquake, so you will see examples of 18th-century architecture scattered among other buildings that survived before the earthquake.
Like Ragusa, only fifteen kilometers away, Modica was damaged in the 1693 earthquake and was largely rebuilt in the Sicilian Baroque style. Its highlight is the 18th-century Church of San Giorgio, which dominates the upper town and is approached by a flight of 250 steps. Major attractions in the lower town include the Chiesa del Carmine, with its 15th-century Gothic rose window, the sumptuously Baroque San Pietro, and the Palazzo de Leva with its Norman doorway. The villa is also a few kilometers from Donnafugata and its famous castle: although its exterior is certainly castle-like, inside its rooms are more reminiscent of a palace, elaborately decorated and furnished, with walls covered in murals and damask.
Full of artistic treasures and delicacies for the palate, Sicily is also famous for its balmy beaches and spectacular coastline. Traveling along the coastline, visitors will come across the sandy beaches of Punta Secca, Marina di Ragusa and Donnalucata. In just one hour by car, you can also reach Noto, a spectacular Baroque city in the province of Syracuse and an architectural paradise with one of the most beautiful historic centers in Sicily. From here, you can easily reach Syracuse, which is partly located on an island called Ortygia, where much of the city’s history can be found.
Masseria Iblea is 111 km from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and 280 km from Palermo Falcone-Borsellino Airport. Ragusa is just 15 km from the villa, Donnafugata is 16 km, Scicli is 24 km, Modica is 26 km, Noto is 59 km, and Syracuse and Ortygia are 97 km. The beach of Marina di Ragusa is just 13 km from the villa, the beach of Donnalucata is 21 km, and the beach of Punta Secca is 22 km.
The Property. Immersed in the Sicilian countryside characterized by fragrant aromatic herbs and centuries-old olive trees, Masseria Iblea provides a unique retreat for those seeking complete privacy and relaxation in Montalbano’s Sicily, just a few kilometers from the sandy beaches of Marina di Ragusa. Built in the 19th century by the Schininà family, this exclusive property has been recently restored and upgraded to include modern comforts while keeping authentic period details. Combining rustic architecture and sophisticated style, Masseria Iblea measures 430 square meters and can accommodate up to sixteen guests, offering six bedrooms and seven bathrooms distributed over two floors.
The villa is surrounded by an exquisitely kept garden where you will find a magnificent swimming pool and a spacious poolside area equipped with comfortable sun loungers and a large gazebo providing plenty of shade on hot summer days. Offering a peaceful atmosphere, the paved area beside the pool represents the ideal place for enjoying wonderful moments of relaxation in the company of a good book and a glass of prosecco, while the charming views over the surrounding area instantly give a sense of peace and calm. The garden also boasts a generous al fresco dining area with barbecue in the shade of the trees where guests can intimately spend time together while enjoying traditional Italian food and unforgettable sunsets.
From the patio, guests can access the open-plan dining and living area on the ground floor, furnished with a comfortable sofa where they can relax and choose from hundreds of channels on the flat-screen TV. The room also features a kitchen and a large table while the high vaulted ceiling creates a luminous and airy atmosphere. On a mezzanine floor, you will also find an exclusive lounge area with a comfortable sofa where guests can relax while enjoying a glass of wine. The ground floor also houses three spacious double bedrooms, one of which also features an additional double bed on a mezzanine level, while another one includes a sofa bed. Each bedroom features en-suite bathroom with shower. On the same floor, an additional bathroom with shower is at the guests’ disposal to ensure the most comfortable stay.
Accessed by an external stone staircase, the first floor houses a spacious living room complete with sofa and fireplace, a light-filled dining room, and a fully-equipped kitchen with a small table where guests can enjoy their breakfast and the morning papers. On the same floor, you will also find three comfortable double bedrooms, one of which boasts an exceptional en-suite bathroom with shower. On the first floor, you will also find other two bathrooms with shower that can be accessed by the hallway. Each bedroom boasts plenty of light and wonderful views over the surrounding area, providing a lovely haven for afternoon siestas and peaceful nights. The first floor also boasts a spacious sun-drenched terrace offering incredible views over the Sicilian countryside and an additional small terrace.
Masseria Iblea features all the conveniences you might need, from Wi-Fi Internet connection to flat-screen TV with satellite channels, hairdryer, towels, bedsheets and complimentary toiletries. Further comforts and amenities include air conditioning and heating, washing machine on each floor, iron, crib and high chair, fire alarm and parking area.
- 6 bedrooms
- 7 Bathrooms
- Swimming pool
- Furnished poolside area
- Outdoor dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven and microwave, coffee machine
- Living and dining area
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine and iron
- Wi-Fi internet connection
- Air Conditioning and heating
- Towels, bedsheets, toiletries
- Crib and high chair
- Fire alarm
- Fire extinguisher
- Parking area
|ADSL Wi-Fi Internet||Air Conditioning||Barbecue|
|Heating||Ocean Views||Open fireplace|
|Parking||Satellite TV||Swimming Pool|
* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.
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