Situated in the heart of the baroque area of southern Sicily, Milizie is a newly built cottage which can be found in a charming area where old and new blend easily go together. When you open the door of the property you remain struck by the beauty of the Mediterranean gardens around the internal courtyard and the pool, which is immediately visible creating a color scheme of great beauty and the facade of the ancient 18th century convent/fort, is of private use only for the guests of Milizie.
Next to Milizie is an ancient convent. This building has been converted into a private house which is rarely occupied, in both cases, only the guests of Milizie can use the private swimming pool and can enter the internal courtyard, totally privacy is absolutely guaranteed.
Five years ago the owners built the cottage, Milizie, by the pool using construction materials in line with adjacent ancient building and equipped it with modern comforts. All the rooms have air conditioning, and are furnished with mainly light colors giving a new and fresh feel and an impression of relaxation on entering. The interior is spacious and completely open plan from the lounge to the kitchen and dining area. Via a large staircase you reach the attic floor where the bedrooms are situated.
The villa is only 3 minutes drive from the beautiful sandy beach of the village Donnalucata where there are shops and restaurants and a long seafront promenade to take enjoyable walks. From here it is possible to visit Noto, the capital of 'Baroque Sicily', along with Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Avola where the famous wine 'Nero d'Avola' is produced, Siracuse and its Greek ruins, Capo Passero and the Isola delle Correnti, the most southern point of Sicily where the Jonio and the Mediterranean seas meet.
Entrance from the side of the house or from the large French windows opening onto the swimming pool area. Wide and bright living and dining room (table for 10) and kitchen area all open plan. Small shower room accessible also from the pool area.
loft style, study area with sea view, 1 open plan double bedroom with no privacy (one side of the room is bordered by the terrace looking out onto the lower floor, it is possible to create more privacy by installing Venetian blinds which screen off the bedroom on this side). Pool and garden view, ensuite bathroom with bathtub.
1 twin bedroom with sea view (convertible into a double) with en suite bathroom with shower.
Mediterranean garden around swimming pool area, shady area with hammocks, gazebo with table and chairs for 10 people.
Grocery shops, supermarket, shops, restaurants, bank in Donnalucata 3 km/1.9 miles.
no pets allowed. Due to unprotected staircase in the villa and having the swimming pool right in front of the villa, the villa is not recommended for children under the age of 11. The presence of children under the age of 11 at the villa, is under the responsibility of the parents, who need to sign a waiver at moment of booking.
Donnalucata and nearest sandy beach 3 min drive, Modica 18 km/11 miles, Noto and Avola 54 km/33 miles, Syracuse 87 km/54 miles, Taormina 185 km/115 miles, Agrigento 148 km/92 miles.
Catania 130 km/80 miles.
- walking distance to village
All Italian villa rentals are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted
Additional amenities include: computer available, ac all but one bedroom, coffee maker, ice maker, shower.TripAdvisor property ID 2145009...Read more
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