23 Dec Villa Majoli
Area: Vendicari, Siracusa
Main features: Al fresco dining, Beautiful View, Close to the sea, Countryside, Garden, Gym, Large Terraces, Peaceful, Rooftop terrace, Stylish, and Swimming pool
In complete harmony with its natural surroundingsthis villa Majoli features an exquisitely designed outdoor lounging and kitchen area covered with a natural pergola and its vines. Here you’ll be in the delightful company of a wide variety of birds spread out over the nature reserve’s marshes.
Photos by Alberto Ferrero
Complimentary Welcome meal on day of arrival with wine pairing
Seamlessly positioned to capture the panoramic views over the famous Vendicari nature reserve a mere 5-minute drive away in the countryside of Noto, this five-bedroom villa with infinity pool has teamed traditional and modern Italian design with the exceptional landscape and garden design by Ivan Gallo.
Arranged over two floors this villa provides incredibly versatile living where indoor and outdoor zones blend with great nonchalance and in complete harmony with the natural surroundings.
On the ground floor
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.
On the upper level
Five en-suite double bedrooms display a delicate blend of considered Italian finishes and the highest quality fixtures and fittings. Some have a balcony with a terrace. All have a private dressing rooms and a bathroom. Each one of these has its ceramic color scheme in classic Sicilian majolica of the master ceramist Nicolò Giuliano di Monreale with his and hers basins, large showers, WC and are lit by skylights.
What sets this villa apart is the exceptional quality of the landscaping around it. On entering the property, one is immediately greeted by soft and rigorous natural forms. These are monochromatic variants of greens and perennials. They follow the undulations of the land around the villa in total osmosis with the lingering views of the Vendicari nature reserve beyond.
The cactus gardens and the pond
As you move from the main gate through the meadows and pathways to the dry cactus gardens into this newly built residence, there is a lot more to see than meets the eye. Here Ivan Gallo has created a distinctive atmosphere conveying a true sense of the place reflecting the culture, customs and the endearing poetry of the area. The external outdoor spaces echo the marches enclosing them. A small pond is carefully integrated into the garden meadows to deliver spatial serenity, offering at the same time sweeping views of the immediate landscape and beyond.
The exquisitely designed outdoor lounging and kitchen area
A pathway will lead you to the covered-out door lounging area covered with a natural pergola and its vines. Here you’ll be in the delightful company of a wide varieties of birds spread out over the nature reserve’s marshes. The open-air kitchen provides an exceptional vantage point for views of the bucolic landscape spread before it while dining. This gem is ideal for sitting around the large table taking your meals with freshly barbecued fish you may have got from the Siracusa’s fish market. Perfect for family games and fun, enjoying the breeze.
The villa features an infinity swimming pool with a deck and sun beds, two shaded terrace areas and a roof terrace. The relaxing area by the infinity pool offers tantalizing sunset views.
The gym and its shaded patio
A small air-conditioned gym and its patio, changing rooms, showers, WC are discreetly at hand.
For those uninterested in lazing by the pool, Vendicari provides an alluring medley of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines and uninhabited sandy beaches – the perfect seaside walk with only the waves, birds and wind for company.
This villa should be your 2019 luxurious escape!
- Closest airport: Catania, 1h10 minutes by car
- Closest town: Noto, 15 minutes by car
- Closest beach: Vendicari’s beaches, 10 minutes by car
- Siracusa: 45 minutes by car
Bear in mind
The cactus garden is beautiful and impressive but not a good playground for toddlers!
- Discounted prices for the use of the two villas are available on request.
- Minimum stay 4 nights.
- Daily Cleaning
- Midweek change of linen
- Porter on arrival and departure
Extra services available on request:
- Shopping service €40 plus cost of groceries
- Meal on arrival
- Cook service
- Private Chef
- Extra cleaning service €15/hour
- Personal Yoga Teacher
Security Deposit €3,500
At a Glance
- 4 double bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 1 small single room
- Guest bathroom
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Informal dining and living room
- Living room
- Two haded terraces
- Formal dining room
- Outdoor BBQ
- Outdoor eating space
- Outdoor lounge
- Extensive grounds
- Swimming pool (16m x 4m)
- Small gym
- Poolside shower
- Poolside changing rooms, indoor shower, wc
- Team up with its sister villa, Passo degli Aironi, a 3-minute walk away for a larger group of upto 25.
- Air-conditioning throughout
- Washing machine
- Laundry room
- Ipod dock
- DVD Player
- Private parking
- The lane leading to the villa is a dirt track
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
- Cooking courses
- Private cook
- Private chef