Here it is the real Sicilian landscape, so renowned all over the world: white stone, palm and olive trees, and a stunning view of the coast! Breath-taking property in the countryside of Avola, fully immersed in a typical Sicilian landscape with a fantastic view of the Ionian Sea and the town of Avola. The property is characterized by two units, both with double bedroom, bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen and a large living area with a double sofa bed. In both houses we'll also find a large terrace where to enjoy the gorgeous panorama of the Mediterranean Sea and have a Sicilian meal! Close by the pool area we'll also find the BBQ area. This property has a huge land where you can enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables. From the western side of the garden starts a path that leads downhill to a canyon where you can also find a wellspring. This wonderful and real Sicilian property is about 3 km's away from the center of Avola Antica.
Please note that the last 500 meters road, is a private rough road (as you can clearly see through the pictures), so we recommend a car not too low-lying.
Bedrooms (2) and Bathrooms (2): a double on the ground floor of the Syracuse annex; a sofa bed on the ground floor, on the living room of the Syracuse annex; a bathroom (shower) on the ground floor of the Syracuse annex; a double on the loft of the Noto annex; a sofa bed on the ground floor, on the living room of the Noto annex; a bathroom (shower) on the ground floor of the Noto annex;
MAMMA'S ANGELS TIP (by Diego, who will welcome you at this villa): The Cavagrande del Cassibile reserve, the so called Sicilian paradise, is just few kilometers away. Write Diego if you need more tips (fill the form on the right)
By Giovanni Vallone (President of Il Console Association, writer, author)
Closest Market: 5 kms - Closest restaurant: 5 kms - Closest Piazza (or center): 5 kms
We are in Avola antica, a village with many beautifull villas enjoyed above all in the summer season by the owners. In Avola antica (that is the site of the anciente Avola destroyed by the 1693 earthquake) we can find markets and restaurants. Avola antica is worldwide renowned to be the settlement of Cavagrande del Cassibile (photo), the so called Sicilian Paradise a deep canyon where you can find ancient dwellings carved on the rock, lakes, gorges and a very lush vegetation.
Avola is almost 5 kms away and is a very nice town with well maintaned sandy beaches.
Syracuse (photo), the wonderful and powerful town of the past (V b.C.) is at about 15 kms. Here we can admire many impressive monuments of the past as, for instance, the Greek theatre, the Orecchio di Dionisio, the temple of Athena, whose columns, presently, are incorporated inside the Duomo, as aisles and the archaeological museum Paolo Orsi, the biggest and among the most important in the world.
Worth a visit also the museum of Papyrus.
Ortigia is the downtown of Syracuse and is a little island linked to the mainland through two bridges. It’s a unique place, nice and full of life and with a great outdoor market.
Piazza Duomo is the hearth of Ortigia but don’t forget to visit the fonte Aretusa (where still now Papyrus grows), and to have a walk along the promenade.
15 km’s away here it is the capital of Baroque style in the world: Noto.
Just some kilometer from Noto, on top of a hill, here it is the amazing remains of the ancient Noto (Noto Antica), destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and from where you can also access the Paradiso canyon.
Close by Noto here it is Vendicari, a sort of paradise for birds, birdwatchers, sea lovers, naturalists, archaeologists …
Do you want to see 5.000 tombs carved on the rock, an underground river and a lush forest: welcome to Pantalica , 40 km's away.
Another great place worth a visit is Akray (photo), a Greek site, in Palazzolo Acreide at almost 20 kms away.
Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe (3.300 sqm) is 70 km’s away.
I suggest you to enjoy Mamma's Etna tour, the most requested in Sicily.
Just a last tip: have a pizza or a fish meal in Ortigia.
And don’t forget to taste the granita for breakfast!
Minimum stay 5 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 250 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 500
When the customer cancels a reservation 60 days or more before the arrival date the owner will retain the half of the paid sum as a cancellation penalty charge.
When the customer cancels a reservation 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.