Holidays in Ragusa area! It is a newly built Sicily villa, tastefully furnished, with a large garden in the front and side of the house. The villa is on two levels. The ground floor has a large living room with kitchen area and a large veranda, a bathroom and a laundry room. On the first floor there is a comfortable double bedroom, a twin bedroom, 1 bathroom and a niche with sink. The villa has a large garden in the front and side of the house within a private area. It has a veranda for breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors and another porch for relaxing. It has a barbecue and a parking space covered by a pergola. This villa is just 500 meters away the center of Marina di Ragusa, the pearl of southern side of Sicily.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
The seaside village of Marina di Ragusa is an area highly renowned above all for its wonderful sandy beaches and lifestyle.
Donnalucata (3 km's) is a lovely place that has ispired a lot of writers, painters and authors.
Here the landscape is coloured in white because of the limestone that draws everything.
In Donnalucata there is the most renowned outdoor fish market of this area and from here you can also get the ferryboat to Malta.
Just few kilometers away here it is the wonderful Scicli (5 km’s), Unesco’s for Baroque style.
Scicli is located inside a canyon and is surrounded by three hills that one can walk up to the top, touring the narrow streets of the town: real Sicily!
Scicli is the main spot of the renowned fiction Inspector Montalbano and that’s because here you can have a real taste of Sicily.
Ragusa Hybla (wonderful!) and Modica (both Unesco’s forBaroque style) are 10 km’s away.
In Modica don’t forget to enjoy its special chocolate, made from centuries by the Modicani.
Close to Donnalucata is the natural reserve of Irminio river (2 km’s) and further ON Marina di Ragusa, a nice sea location.
If you love adventure and nature and archaeology, here it is the Cava d’Ispica a canyon 13 km’s in lenght full of surprises.
Syracuse (Unesco’s), the strongest town of the past (V b.C.) lasts 70 km’s
A paradise: Vendicari (40 km’s), birds, Greeks, Byzantines, Romans and beaches !
Now, I give the pen to my wife Silvana: it's time for food.
“Ciao this is Silvana. Fish is my first advice if you are in this places. And also the "testa di turco", the typical sweet in Scicli. Also, the "scacce", a sort of pizza that you can taste also in this area. You are in Sicily and you can’t miss ice-creams (along the promenade of Donnalucata) and a breakfast with granita with brioche. My favourite quick Sicilian meal ? Arancino and Cannolo of course! And if you want to taste something really strange take whatever you want done with the carob that in this area is very popular. Some years ago I realized a documentary, for Italian Public Network (Rai), in which I prepared a menù where the carob was present in all dishes. Even the beer!!!”
Prices and availability
Minimum stay 4 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 150 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 200
When the customer cancels a booking 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 booking 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.