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Dimora del Barocco

Siracusa and Southern Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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Neutral tones and tranquil country views make this southern stone farmhouse a perfectly-peaceful villa retreat.

In brief

  • All bedrooms en suite
  • Contemporary design
  • Sandy beaches nearby

About the villa

There’s a stylishly simple look and feel to this lovely old farmhouse in southern Sicily. It’s private, comfortable and very relaxation-inducing, with soft country hues and cream washed walls throughout and a classic-feel interior that’s elegantly charming. The large swimming pool and gorgeous gardens are a villa highlight – you’ll feel wholly immersed into the lovely countryside with the tranquil views and natural hay bale decoration, and there’s a contemporary pool deck, with loungers and a wooden day bed, for maximum villa relaxation.

The property’s traditional dry stone walls have been restored in the style typical of the area. There’s a large outdoor stone terrace that runs alongside the house, with a huge wooden table and bench area for al fresco dining, and clusters of rattan nesting chairs for the best in villa lounging. Beautiful bougainvillea and a thatched roof add pretty touches to this open-air setting. Inside, the villa is perfectly pared  back – it’s cosy and keeps in touch with the natural style of the building, and is spaciously laid out on just one level. There are six very spacious bedrooms with lovely high ceilings, decorated in a contemporary neutral style. All are en suite and are mostly king size – but there are two single beds on a loft bedroom are accessed via a staircase from one of the doubles. Two of the doubles are slightly more private, with access only available externally from the garden. Bringing the outside feels in are the rattan sofas in the villa’s living room – they’re quirky but comfortable and go perfectly with the bespoke coffee table and rustic decoration. There’s also a lovely stone corner fireplace which is an instant eye-catcher. The soft grey tones of the galley-style kitchen completes the ground floor; it has a modern country style with a comforting high-spec, and there’s another good sized wooden dining table for indoor meals.

Dimora del Barocco is indulgently surrounded by country views, but is actually within 2km of a nearby grocery store and restaurant – you’re also just a short 7km drive from the sandy stretch of Sampieri beach. The beautiful baroque towns of the UNESCO-listed Val di Noto region are all within driving distance of the villa, too (Scicli is just 9km away).    

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Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Large open plan kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Cloakroom
  • 2 Double bedrooms (king size bed) with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom (king size bed) with steps up to mezzanine area with shower room and 2 single beds
  • 2 Double bedrooms (king size bed) with shower room en suite accessed externally


Children's Facilities

  • Cot
  • Highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built in barbecue


  • WiFi
  • Smart TV

Games and Sports

  • Yoga terrace

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning throughout

Kitchen Essentials

  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine

Private Pool

  • 12m x 4.5m
  • 1.3m deep (uniform depth)
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house with WC
  • Pool towels
  • Open from 01 March - 30 November

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 4 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change midweek

Important Information

Please note car is recommended, no amenities are within walking distance and roads are not suitable for walking.

Please note that the preferred suppliers for the villa must be used for any additional services. Unknown extra staff are not permitted at the villa.


An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel document

Arrival between 16:00 - 19.00 A late arrival fee of €30 will be charged for arrivals between 19.00 - 24.00 payable locally in cash on arrival.  Departure by 10:00 am. Changeover day flexible. Saturdays only 18 June – 02 September.  


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Grocery store and restaurant 2km
  • Scicli 9km
  • Modica 17km

further places of interest

  • Modica 17km
  • Ragusa Ibla 35km
  • Donnafugata 35km
  • Siracusa 75km
  • Agrigento 170km


  • Sampieri 7km


  • Comiso 60km
  • Catania 130km

train station

  • Modica 17km
About the area

Siracusa and Southern Sicily

Average weather

As one of the quieter destinations on the diverse island of Sicily, the south is home to some of the top, one and two Michellin star restaurants in the country. And it’s no wonder, with the abundance beautiful local produce available. As in all parts of Sicily, there is a contrast in landscape from the marshland of Vendicari to the rebuilt towns of Noto and Ragusa. Siracusa has a tradition in making puppets - buy one as a souvenir or visit the puppet theatre for some light entertainment. Or try out the range of restaurants, bars and tours for a relaxing evening with friends.

Find out more about Siracusa and Southern Sicily

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.