Imagine a vacation in Sicily, staying in a newly renovated 19th-century villa, in the peaceful countryside of San Corrado Fuori le Mura, just outside the city of Noto (UNESCO’s World Heritage site) and within minutes of the Mediterranean sea. This is exactly what you’ll find if you visit Villa Villino Dorato. A regal, castle-like fortress with dramatic architectural details, located at the top of the hill will provide you a view of both the Ionian and Mediterranean seas that meet at Capo Passero and the Vendicari fauna reserve with its small islands.
Surrounded by 45,000 square meters of land divided in a park, lawns, woods and fruit tree grove, this Sicilian-Baroque style Villa was constructed in the late 19th century to provide a sumptuous, out-of-town retreat for Prince Corrado Nicolaci and his wife Cecchina Cannizzaro. During the restoration the interior design and the original architecture were totally kept, some ceiling painted in fresco and all majolica tile flooring were saved, at the same time the mansion was provided with all modern services and all comforts needed to spend a pleasant and relaxing holidays.
Villino VillaDorata is composed of 4 suites, one of which is a superior suite, all with private big balcony , a double bedroom, a reception room at the ground floor and another reception room at the first floor. Suites and bedrooms are elegantly appointed, with traditional items of Sicilian furniture and attractive works of art. The large, well equipped kitchen has everything guests might possibly need to either whip up a quick lunch or prepare a full blown feast for family and friends. There is a spacious, well-appointed pool; multiple lounge areas; a majestic pool house with a large bar; an indoor lounge area; and two bathrooms with showers just behind the villa.
The property is also perfectly positioned for day trips to Syracuse, Catania, and the beautiful Cala Mosca, a Sicilian beach resort known for its crystal-clear water and lush surrounding countryside.
Depending on the time of year booked and services requested, the villa runs between $1,300 and $2,100 a night.