15% Discount for all 2014 stays for groups of 8 people maximum (Minimum of one week rental required) Villa Nerello is a luxury Sicily villa rental with private swimming pool situated in the vicinity of Syracuse, one of the most attractive, ancient Greek cities of the Mediterranean. Blending harmoniously with its natural surroundings, Villa Nerello is a contemporary dwelling designed to respect the environment. The use of eco-friendly building and technology solutions (such as the photovoltaic, solar thermal, radiant heating and cooling systems and the Schüco aluminum thermal break frames) have improved the energy efficiency performance o...f the villa. Extending over two floors, it comprises three interlocking living areas: the central structure (a tower made of reinforced concrete) is the entrance, the side structures house the living area on one side and the sleeping area on the other side. Central to the villa is the swimming pool and its solarium, which offer beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Tastefully furnished with contemporary pieces and art work, Villa Nerello (with its six cozy bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, cinema room with projector, kitchen, living and dining room) is perfect for a large family gathering or a group of friends. It is also an excellent base for exploring the southeast of Sicily, from the baroque towns and unesco world heritage sites of the Val di Noto to the Nature Reserves of Cavagrande and Vendicari. Only a short drive away from the villa is the wonderful sandy beach of Fontane Bianche.
Included in the rental price: Water, gas, electricity, heating, air conditioning, final cleaning, linens/towels, twice weekly cleaning, Internet connection, baby cot and crib, extra bed for adult, welcome basket
Available at extra charge upon request: Cook service, shopping, maid service, transfers The villa encompasses about 400 square meters. On the raised ground floor is the entrance, modern living room with a unique suspended fireplace, dining room (seating 10-12), well-equipped kitchen (fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher) with access to the terrace, laundry room, and guest bathroom. Also located on this floor is a double bedroom (king size bed) with ensuite bathroom with bath and hydro massage shower, two double bedrooms (queen beds) with ensuite bathroom (shower), and one twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (shower).
The lower floor offers two bedroom suites, both with a queen bed, a living area with kitchenette, a single sofa bed, a bathroom with shower, and a small terrace. In addition, there is a cinema/media room equipped with a projector, home theater and audible sound system.
The outside area consists of a tranquil garden, large terrace, solarium, and swimming pool (with dressing room and bathroom with shower). Syracuse - among the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean Sea - is situated right on the coast facing the sea. It is rich in history and monuments and expresses the whole range and cultural complexity of Sicily from prehistory up to present days. The ancient small town of Greek origin was founded by the Corinthians in 734 B.C. and in the course of the years underwent several rules: Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans. The town was razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1693, soon afterwards was rebuilt according to a prevalently baroque style and still nowadays its historical downtown pervades with a pretty, fascinating eighteenth century atmosphere. Numerous are its monuments worth visiting: the Duomo (Cathedral), the Fonte Aretusa (Fount of Aretusa), the Castello Maniace (Castle of the Maniace family), the Teatro Greco (Greek Theatre), the Orecchio di Dioniso (Ear of Dionysus' cave), the Castello Eurialo (Castle of Eurialo). For those ones who are fond of nature and trekking, make sure to visit the Riserva Naturale di Cavagrande del Cassibile (Natural Reserve) crossed by a short river, which in its course creates some natural small lakes where one gets the chance to take a bath surrounded by an oasis of sheer Mediterranean vegetation. At late evening it is really
nice taking a walk along the sea-front promenade of Ortigia Island where one may taste the sesame flavored "torrone" (kind of nougat) or drink a glass of "Rosso di Pachino" (red wine). Cultural events take place all the year long but the classical plays of the Greek tragedies - staged in the ancient theater
of Syracuse during the months of May and June - have international fame.Read more
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