01 Apr Villa Ficalinni
Area: Noto, Siracusa
Main features: Al fresco dining, Beautiful View, Close to the sea, Countryside, Garden, Large Terraces, Peaceful, Refined, Sea View, Stylish, and Swimming pool
A new addition to our program in the countryside just outside Noto. In true mediterranean style this is a newly built 3-bedroom villa with a pool and sea view. The countryside features the local macchia and prickly pears, known as Ficalinni in Sicilian dialect. The terrace on the front looks out to sea and the outdoor area at the back is cool and shaded, perfect for barbecues and al fresco meals.
Immersed in the lush “Notoshire” countryside, Villa Ficalinni lies within 20 hectares of private grounds of ancient olive and carob trees.
The villa is positioned on the edge of a hill dominating the uncontaminated and rural countryside all the way out to the Ionian sea that touches the eastern shores of Sicily.
The atmosphere is gentile and refined without losing touch of the authentic mediterranean style thanks to the traditional Sicilian construction techniques.
Villa Ficalinni is arranged on one floor and provides a welcoming and gentile ambience. The sober and refined design offers high quality comfort distinguished by a tasteful and soothing layout.
On entering the villa
You are immediately welcomed by an open plan kitchen and dining area dominated by crisp white softened by natural colours. The kitchen and dining area is partially divided from the living area by a partial wall. The living area has large comfortable sofas, perfect for curling up in with a good book even in winter days with the crackling of the fire as background music.
The entire living space has large glass-doors letting in light and the outdoor greenery. In the hotter hours outdoor shades reminiscent of bambù will cool down the space and create playful shades.
Two double bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower and the third bedroom has a sofa that opens up to a comfortable double bed. This room can alternatively be used as a work station with a desk and a printer.
An antique wooden doorway leads you to the impressive entrance hall and to a living area where a sense of grandeur is immediately contrasted with the liveliness of the interiors. These are in parts traditional like the kitchen area, and in other parts more contemporary. The colorful exuberance of the interiors mixes well with contemporary furnishings. A modern library features in the reception room adjoining the main dining room. A second reception room with sleek modern furniture, a tv screen and large windows looks onto the breathtaking views.
At the front of the house is the large terrace looking directly onto the valley with a gorgeous sea view. This space houses a large dining table covered for shade.
Further on from this front terrace is the pool in the traditional Sicilian style of a “gebbia” the old style water container and sundeck surrounded by a lawn.
- Closest airport: Catania, 1hr by car
- Closest town: Noto, 5 – 10 minutes by car
- Closest beach: Vendicari’s beaches, 15 minutes by car
- Siracusa: 30 minutes by car
- Minimum stay 4 nights
- Mid-week cleaning with change of linen
- Welcome basket
Extra services available on request:
- 24/7 Concierge Service
- Shopping service €40 plus cost of groceries
- Meal on arrival
- Cook service
- Private Chef
- Extra cleaning service €20/hour
- Personal Yoga Teacher
- Personal Trainer
Security Deposit €1,500
At a Glance
- 2 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with shower
- 1 study / third bedroom with a sofa bed with bathroom with shower
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining and living room
- Swimming pool (12m x 3,5m)
- Poolside shower
- Two shaded terraces
- Outdoor BBQ
- Outdoor eating space
- Outdoor lounge
- Extensive grounds with fruit trees
- Floor cooling / heating
- Fridge / freezer
- Washing machine
- Laundry room
- Bluetooth speakers
- Private parking
- The lane leading to the villa is a white road
More Things to do
- Cycling tours in and around the area
- Chauffeur driven tours with or without guide
- Personal shopper
- Half a day on boat with lunch or aperitif on Enrico’s ketch
- Yacht/Sailing boat hire
- Yacht/Sailing boat tours
- Vendicari Nature Reserve with specialised guide
- Helicopter tours
- Beach is a 10 minute drive away
- Personal Yoga teacher
- Personal Trainer
- Cooking courses
- Private cook
- Private chef