2 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms
Double/twin bedroom with en suite shower room
Open plan living/dining area with huge sliding glass doors and Paoloa Lentini sofa
Iron shutters can be pulled across living space to provide shade and keep the house cool
Well-equipped kitchen opening onto outdoor terrace
Lava stone covered swimming pool (4m x 4.6m)
Covered panoramic terrace with lava stone dining table and motorised sun roof blind
Outdoor kitchen and BBQ
Air con in bedrooms
Ceiling fans in bedrooms
Gardens of prickly pears and olive trees
Mid week maid service and linen change
There is an agriturismo restaurant within 10 minutes walk of the house. The other closest restaurants on the nature reserve are a 5-10 minute drive.
The historic baroque town of Noto is 20 minutes away by car and has a supermarket and plenty of shops and restaurants
The beaches of the Vendicari nature reserve are 5 minutes by car. Some have a short walk from where you park the car.
Marzememi is 17 minutes by car
Pachino is 15 minutes by car
Syracruse, Ortigia and Modica are 45 minutes by car
Mount Etna is a 2 hour drive
Fly to Catania Fontanarossa airport (1 hour by car)
Car hire recommended
Casa Verde is situated on the edge of the Vendicari nature reserve in South Eastern Sicily. A wild and exciting landscape covered in ancient stone walls and farmhouses, vast olive groves and lemon blossom scenting ever corner. The coastline is equally wild and beautiful, the glorious sandy beaches and crystal waters are wonderfully un-spoilt and great for children or adults. Serviced beaches can also be found at the Lido di Noto, the long sandy stretch is perfect for swimming with plenty of restaurants open in the summer months.
The nature reserve is home to an array of migrating birds, being one of the stop-over points from Africa to Northern Europe. Flamingos, storks and herons can all be seen at different times of the year.
Filled with beautiful baroque architecture, UNESCO listed Noto is a joy to visit. A short drive from the house, Noto is the nearest large town with plenty of wonderful shops and restaurants. The main drag is bustling with ceramics, perfumeries and gelaterias. The street food here is amazing too, don’t miss the fresh, fried calamari served in a paper cone. Try and visit Noto in the evening when the magnificent cathedral is lit up.
Nearby Marzamemi is a charming little fishing village, the central square is lined with restaurants with brightly coloured chairs. In July, films are shown outdoors on a large projector screen during the annual film festival.
Sicilian food is very different from Northern Italy. The islands’ main produce of citrus fruit from the volcanic regions, abundant fresh seafood, pine nuts, pistachios and almonds, sweet raisins and tangy ricotta have combined with French and Arabic influences to create some of the best food in the world. Don’t leave without trying arancini, cannoli or seafood pasta!
This house is very cool – cleverly designed by a Dutch-Italian architect, it nestles sympathetically in the abstract Sicilian landscape. The rooms are filled with light thanks to the huge sliding windows- each one framing a magnificent view. During the heat of the day large metal shutters can be drawn across to enclose the rooms in dappled light and keep the interior cool. Scattered throughout are individual designer pieces, we loved the turquoise rocking chairs and comfy sunbeds.
Outside from the terrace you can glimpse the sparkling sea along the Vendicari nature reserve. A large shaded dining area makes a great spot for lunch or supper. Once the sun has gone down and the house is illuminated – the huge open sky becomes the perfect place for a spot of star gazing.
Being so close to Africa the long Sicilian summer starts earlier and finishes later than the rest of Italy meaning this is a great house for families during the summer holidays but also the perfect place for adults to come out of season.
Having the agriturismo restaurant within walking distance was also such a bonus.