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Ragusa is placed in the south-eastern side of Sicily, nearly 100 Km away from Catania. Land full of art and sun, the youngest of the Sicilian provinces boasts the largest number of heritage sites acknowledged by UNESCO…baroque art, unspoilt nature, archaeological areas, traditions and unique flavours represent an historical and cultural reference of the utmost interest. Situated along a spur in the rock between two deep gorges, Ragusa is a city with two souls: Ragusa Superiore characterized by its modern aspect and Ibla, the most ancient core where sculptors and artists have united - with unexpected harmony - baroque masterpieces with the classical medieval urban plan unique all around the world. The imposing Duomo di San Giorgio (Saint George's Cathedral) with its magnificent late-baroque façade predominates while all around there is a interlacement of alleys, courtyards and short flights of steps and balconies and decorated façades of elegant mansions and splendid churches. In the outskirts: il Castello di Donnafugata (the Castle of Donnafugata), exemplary aristocratic residence tracing back to the second half of the 19th century, la Cava d'Ispica (the Quarry of Ispica), archeological site testifying the evolution of human settlements from the pre-historical era up to almost the present day; Marina di Ragusa, seaside resort with long beaches of very fine golden sand and a good nightlife. Modica is 15 Km away, Scicli is 25 Km away, Pozzallo (links to Malta) is 30 Km away, Noto is 45 Km away, Vendicari is 45 Km away, Siracusa is 75 Km. Grocer's 3 KM, Restaurant 3 KM (Donnafugata), Facilities 11 KM (Shops, Banks, Restaurants - Ragusa), Tennis-court 15 KMhorse-riding 20 KM, Hospital 15 KM (Ragusa), Port 40 KM (Pozzallo), Caltagirone is 60 Km away, Piazza Armerina is 90 Km away, Agrigento is 120 Km away.
This vast estate, dating from the last century, is situated in the middle of an 18-hectare nature park, surrounded by olive groves and ancient trees and framed by typical low stone walls lining the paths. Three country houses of the estate have been converted into seven elegant and comfortable holiday apartments, all individually decorated with tasteful furnishings and fittings. Each apartment has its own separate terrace. All guests in the apartments can also use the original swimming pool surrounded by a large sun terrace in the beautiful garden (all taken care of by a discreet janitor and gardener who lives on site). This great park is in the heart of the province of Ragusa, listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage site. It is an excellent starting point for exploring the baroque towns of Scicli, Modica, Noto and Ragusa-Ibla or the rural jewels of Cava d'Ispica, Oasi di Vendicari and Kamarina. Ground floor: 120 square metres, living/dining room, kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bath, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower, terrace, garden.
The price includes water, gas and electricity consumption , bed linen and towels, final cleaning and weekly tidy up. -Extra services on request for an extra charge: car/bike hire - transfer - guide for excursions - babysitter (€15/hour) - cookery class - cook (€20 per hour + food costs) - maid service (€15/hour) - shopping list (€20 service + shopping costs) - beauty treatments - dry cleaning - breakfast service (€10/person).
Hair dryer-washing machine-dishwasher-iron-satellite TV-air conditioning-heating-shared swimming pool.
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