Cannot recommend this villa highly enough!!
Submitted: September 27, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
I cannot recommend this villa highly enough!! It exceeded ALL reasonable expectation! The price is vastly undercharging for the quality of the villa: the standard of furnishing and decoration throughout is extremely high, with no expense spared. It is spotlessly clean, spacious, homely and cool, with air conditioning and a dishwasher. It was wonderful to have such a good sized pool just a few steps away, a lovely terrace for meals, and a view over the surrounding farmland with the sea in the distance. Our neighbours were also great - a pony and 3 donkeys!
Above all, however, it was the family that made our stay so extremely enjoyable: Maria, Davide and their children Michele and Sara went far beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and to help us. On arrival, Maria met us with wine, olive oil and Modican chocolate, and she and Davide were extremely helpful in giving advice and maps on places to go and good restaurants to visit. Over the course of our week, Davide not only made brought us cocktails, cappuchinos and biscuits by the pool, but even took us out for a traditional Sicilian breakfast (delicious caffe granita and brioche) and made us dinner of fantastic spaghetti alle vongole, with a bottle of wine thrown in too. On our final night, the whole family took us out for traditional arancini and cannoli, overlooking Modica old town. It was a wonderful combination of having your own space and privacy, but also feeling very welcome, at home, and able to experience genuine Sicilian life.
I would definitely recommend this property. We went as 3 graduate students (all 23) but really, the villa is suitable for all ages, and can easily sleep up to 6.
Quite apart from the villa itself - the location is also ideal: 5 minutes from a major supermarket, 8km from the sea, on the doorstep of the beautiful UNESCO town Modica, and within driving distance of stunning Noto, Syracuse, San Lorenzo, Catania and Mt Etna - we managed all of these easily within a week, with plenty of sunbathing time left over. Sicily as a whole is also a wonderful space - genuinely friendly and helpful people with a wonderfully relaxed attitude - no rip-offs; not even ticketed parking! Go if you can!!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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