Villa Isabella

Comfortable  |  Villa  

Val di Noto & The South East  |  Ispica

3 bedroom villa, sleeps 6

A beautiful character villa set in the wonderful Sicilian countryside.

Located a short drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Noto and in easy reach of the historical and archaeological wonders of Syracuse, a stay in the beautiful Villa Isabella will present the infectious character of Sicily at its very best.

This three bedroom villa is ideal for a family escape, with its beautiful countryside location and gigantic pool promising a private and relaxing holiday for the entire family. The decoration inside the villa is a pleasant combination of traditional and modern designs, with local ceramics and authentic stone walls featuring throughout the property, joined by modern artwork, sleek and stylish furniture and amenities.

Two double bedrooms and a twin room comprise the three bedrooms with their distinctive wooden beamed ceilings, while the shower room is lavishly decorated with ceramics. The heart of the villa is found in the spacious open lounge and dining area, decked out with a large sofa and television, while the neighbouring kitchen opens out onto a spacious patio area complete with dining table, barbecue and a hammock.

Villa Isabella’s prime location makes it easy to explore some of the highlights of the area, including the wonderful Duomo of Noto, the stunning Greek Theatre of Syracuse and the sands of Pozzallo Beach.

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Layout

Ground Floor: Lounge/dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, twin bedroom, shower room, wc. 

Facilities

Private pool (12 x 6m, 1.10 - 2,30m depth), washing machine, dishwasher, oven (electric), gas stove, microwave, fridge, freezer, fireplace, two televisions, satellite receiver, coffee machine, CD & DVD players, air-conditioning/heating, Wi-Fi, barbecue, external shower, parking. Private chef also available at a supplement.

Electricity is inclusive up to 350Kwh. Any usage above 350Kwh will be charged at €0.40 per Kwh and is payable locally.

Location

  • Beach: 15km
  • Restaurants: 4km
  • Shops: 4km
  • Main town: Ispica 10km, Modica 16km
  • Airport: Catania 105km, Comiso 58km, Palermo 333km

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

A charming city located at the head of the Cava d’Ispica gorge, Ispica was completely rebuilt in a roman baroque style after the earthquake of 1693, although it also holds fine examples of liberty architecture. The town is famous for its early discovery of varieties of carrot, from 2011 in the Protected Geographical Indication list.

LOCAL BEACHES

Santa Maria del Focallo
From Punta Cirica to Punta Castellazzo, there are striking beaches, sometimes very small and closed in coves protected by the breakwater rocks, other times more spacious and overlooking the open sea.

Pozzallo
Pozzallo is a pleasant seaside town with bars and restaurants along its seafront. Also just out of the town, along the coastal road towards Noto, there are secluded, unspoilt beaches and coves which are less crowded than in town.

Marina di Modica
Here is a beautiful sandy beach which is great for swimming, and many sand dunes. In the high season there are many activities, restaurants, cafes, shops and ice-cream parlours.

FESTIVALS

Sagra del Pesce (fish fair) in Pozzallo is one of Sicily’s oldest and most famous festivals. It usually takes place from the second Saturday of August on Piazza delle Rimembranze, around a huge frying pan some four metres in diameter where tons of fish are cooked and served to the waiting crowds. It is now enlivened with live concerts and cabaret shows and it can last up to nine days.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Cava d’Ispica
Cava d’Ispica is a river valley surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation. As one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of the island, it preserves prehistoric burial sites, Christian catacombs, rocky oratories, chapels and residential units of various types, all carved into the rock.

Mulino ad Acqua – Museo Cavallo d’Ispica
A beautiful original watermill exhibit from the early 18th century - open every day, and night visits are also available to pre-book.

Val di Noto
Drive around the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto. The valley holds a series of picturesque towns composed almost entirely of baroque churches, palaces and houses - a must see for architectural and historical enthusiasts.