Situated among one of the most important and attractive orange farms in Eastern Sicily, the entire property stretches over 900 acres with the villa itself surrounded with a five acre tropical garden. This property is the ideal venue for combining absolute relaxation with unforgettable trips to Sicily's wealth of cultural and natural attractions. Located near the the city of Scordia, a city of about 17,000 inhabitants known for their Aranciatta Rossa, or red oranges. This large citrus area stretches from the Margi Valley to Lentini.
Laid out on an orthogonal grid with, at its heart the central Palazzo dei Branciforte, the town was founded by the Prince Antonio Branciforte and was part of the feudal estate of Scordia Sottana. The Brancifortes owned it until 1807.
It has a number of interesting cultural sites. The Mother Church is dedicated to the patron saint Rocco and contains a worth-mentioning 1600's wooden statue of the titular saint and a painting depicting the Virgin of the Holy Rosary. The church of Sant'Antonio da Padova and, next to it, the convent of the Reformed Fathers date back to the 17th century. The latter has a fine cloister and 1700's frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and St. Francis. The church also houses interesting works, such as a painting of Our Lady of Sorrow and various 1700's frescoes.
The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, ornamented with stuccoes and paintings, is also worth seeing. You are also near Catania, the second largest city in Sicily.
A little compound consisting of three separate villettes. It sits on the estate of a orange orchard, along with the owner's house. Across from the swimming pool is your own exclusive restaurant where breakfast and dinner are served every day but Thursdays. All you need do notify the owner the day before that you would like your villa cook to prepare breakfast or dinner. His services are included in the cost of the villa rental, you just pay for the groceries.
Villette 1 ~ Sleeps 7
From the outer shaded patio, a door opens into a large dining/living room with fireplace, terracotta flooring and beamed ceiling. Beyond the dining area there is a twin bedroom with a walk in closet and en suite bathroom with double shower. To the left of the dining area is a double bedroom with walk in closet and bathroom with shower. An external staircase ascends to the first floor which has the eat in kitchen. A corridor leads to a double bedroom (air conditioned) and a single bedroom that share a bathroom with shower.
Villette 2 ~ Sleeps 6
To the left of the entrance a spacious bathroom has both shower and tub. Next, there is a small living room with kitchenette and French doors that open to the rear patio. To the right of the living room there is a double bedroom (air conditioned) and to the left another double bedroom (air conditioned) and twin bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with shower.
Villette 3 ~ Sleeps 6
This Villette is located on the 1st floor of the owner's house and is detached yet close to the other two. A spacious living room opens out onto a pretty covered terrace that overlooks the garden. There are two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Two hall bathrooms, one with shower and one with tub. Air conditioning in two of the three bedrooms.
5 Full Baths
1 Half Baths
1 Double Bedroom with en suite bathroom
2 Twin Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
3 Double Bedrooms
1 Single Bedroom
4 Bathroom with Shower
1 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
1 Half Bath
Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels,
Dishwasher and Washing Machine operated only by Staff
19 x 8 meters,
Villa Cook for Breakfasts and Dinners
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Catania,
CITIES AND TOWNS: Scordia 7km, Catania 35km, Siracusa 80km, Ragusa 100km, Palermo 200km
SERVICES: Shops in Scordia 7km
Private restaurant on the premises is strictly for the villa guests. The chef will prepare a continental breakfast and dinner each day except Thursday where you can experience the best of Sicilian cuisine including fresh natural produce from the farm - superb marmalades, orange flower honey, and cool, tangy limoncello.
Maximum of 6 children allowed on the premises.