La Dimora del Santo

Siracusa and Southern Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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From £9,964 per week

or call +44 (0)20 7261 5499

Months Prices
May 2020 From £11,353
August 2020 From £20,620
October 2020 From £9,964
November 2020 From £9,964

Prices are based on 2 sharing for 7 nights.

Our view

A fabulous historic villa in Sicily, with magnificent rose gardens and its own chapel in the grounds, this is a wonderful venue with superb service for any special gathering.

In brief

  • Beautiful gardens
  • Cook service included
  • Celebration venue

About the villa

Tall palms cast their distinctive shadows onto the extensive lawns and walls of this historic house, which was built as an abbey in 1300, before becoming an important stately home for several centuries and, latterly, being restored as a magnificent choice for a special holiday. Quietly secluded in over a hundred private acres, its glorious gardens encompass ponds and a peaceful Indian pavilion, lawned paths through scented plants and splendid symmetry, cypress and citrus trees, and buildings ablaze with bougainvillea and climbing roses. They are also home to a twenty metre swimming pool set into a pretty garden courtyard, served by a pool house with bar, barbecue, shaded terrace and a spa area creatively built into a round tower with a hammam and sauna. Within the property, timber raftered ceilings and huge stone arches span timelessly elegant country house décor, where various social spaces complement ten bedrooms, while two special suites are privately placed off the garden courtyard.

With cook service included and concierge services offered by the house manager, the unique La Dimora del Santo is just a ten minute drive from east coast beaches. With the option of dining either in the main dining room or on the shaded terrace and at different spots within the gardens, this is an ideal venue for a special celebration. Within very easy reach of Catania Airport, and beaches, the celebrated Baroque towns of Siracusa and Noto, the ceramics centre of Caltagirone, the celebrated mosaics at Piazza Armermina, Mount Etna, Taormina and noted vineyards, this is a perfect spot for touring. Guides can be arranged on request. 

Villa details


Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

  • Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Library with TV
  • Office for Villa Manager
  • Large dining room opening to garden
  • Winter garden/arcaded dining terrace
  • Cloakrooms
  • Kitchen
  • 6 double (king size) bedrooms (can be made up as twin on request) with bathroom (with one exception which has a shower room) en suite opening out onto main central courtyard
  • 2 double (king size bedrooms, bedrooms 4 and 5, each with bathroom en suite, connecting internally via a hallway with a further bed (accommodating 5 total). Guest using single bed will use the bathroom of one of the bedrooms.
  • 2 double (king size bedrooms 1 and 2), each with bathroom en suite and internally connecting
  • Chapel

SEPARATE GARDEN COURTYARD

  • Junior suite, with double bedroom (king size) can be twin with bathroom en suite
  • Junior suite, with double bedroom (king size bed) with bathroom en suite and entrance/sitting area large enough for an extra single bed

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Portable barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • TV in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Further large TV in library
  • WiFi

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis
  • Croquet
  • Bicycles
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga terrace
  • Badminton racquets

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Professional kitchen which can also be used by guests with assistance from the staff

PRIVATE POOL

  • 20m x 9m
  • 3m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house with bar, sink and barbecue

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Mini-bars in all bedrooms
  • Wellness treatments and massages
  • Chapel
  • Spa
  • Treatment room
  • Sauna
  • Hammam steam room
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Concierge Services

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers for all bedrooms
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Pool towels

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Cook assisted by staff providing 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner and drinks or snacks and canapes as required) between 0800 hrs - 2200 hrs with some time off in the afternoon.
  • Welcome refreshment on arrival
  • Concierge services provided by (non-resident) Villa Manager for menu and excursion planning and reservations (boat hire, beaches, in-villa wellness and beauty treatments)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Personal laundry service (ironing payable locally)
  • One 'Meet and Greet' service at Catania Airport
  • Bathroom amenities

Available on request at an additional cost

  • All food and beverages, shopping service charge Euro 30 per trip payable locally
  • Cooking classes
  • Wine tasting
  • In villa wellness and beauty treatments
  • Boat rental
  • Private guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Car and driver
  • Ironing

Important Information


Please note from 11 July - 28 August, prices are available for up to 18 people - 9 bedrooms (around the main courtyard) will be available. Prices are also available for 19 - 25 people with all bedrooms available.

For all other dates, prices are available for up to 12 people - 6 bedrooms (from those around the main courtyard), 13 - 18 people (9 bedrooms around the main courtyard), and for 19 - 25 people - the entire property is available.

This property can accommodate up to 150 - 200 people in total for a special celebration. Further details are available on request.

When resident, the owners' quarters occupy the east wing of this substantial property, accessed via a separate entrance not overlooking the pool or extensive gardens. Their local knowledge is exceptional and they will be pleased to give personal recommendations to ensure your stay is truly memorable.

CV representative 

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

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival between 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

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

 

Location


AMENITIES

  • Amenities 5km

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Necropolis of Pantalica 28km
  • Siracusa 34km
  • Oasi di Vendicari 63km
  • Noto 64km
  • Caltagirone 74km
  • Taormina 88km
  • Ragusa 92km
  • Modica 100km

BEACHES

  • Nearest beaches - sandy 3 km

AIRPORT

  • Catania 30 minute drive
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 to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. 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.

FLIGHTS

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

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