In the southern-most part of magical Sicily, architect Silvia and sculptor Giuseppe fulfilled their dream: To host guests in an authentic hideaway with cosy rooms, organic products – and two lovely cats!
There are islands, which are surrounded by turquoise-blue oceans, but in the long run actually all look the same. And then there are islands like Sicily. They are magical. With ancient towns of stone and from a time, where pictures were scratched onto walls. Deep in the south of Sicily, not far from the beautiful town of Ragusa, we found a hidden gem: The wonderful country house Tenuta Cammarana, which belongs to the Italian architect Silvia la Padula and sculptor Giuseppe Pulvirenti (www.giuseppepulvirenti.it).
The stone villa dates back to the 17th century and lies in unspoiled nature, only about 20 minutes away from the beaches in Marina di Ragusa. The property reminds you of the times when the aristocrats owned large estates, with large gardens and high walls. Apropos garden: In summer, enormous roses blossom here, there are also Indian fig tress growing here and two cute cats protect the whole place.
The agriculture surrounding the property is also run by the family. They grow crops, produce olive oil, cheese (Provola and Ricotta from Ragusa) and various types of honey – very delicious!
There is only a total of seven rooms and suites, all of which are individually furnished and decorated very authentically. In addition there is a fitting wellness area with a sauna and a Turkish bath, both of which are open all day.
Meals are served in the conservatory and most guests stay for dinner, because in the in-house restaurant “L’Ortodisilvia” there are typical Sicilian meals, made from family recipes. There is even the opportunity of booking a cooking class – which, especially in this region, we can highly recommend, because Sicilian cooking is some of the best in the world.
There are many beaches, which can be reached within twenty minutes by car. Ideal for day trips is the Noto valley, which contains small but wonderful Baroque towns. And don’t forget to visit the towns of Ragusa and Modica (30 min. by car).
The nearest airport is in Comiso (20 Km), but most of the flight connections are to and from the international airport of Catania (110 Km).
Massages, Hatha Yoga courses, Tea Time, Aperitifs, Wine-tastings, Laundry Service.
Are welcome, when they reached a reasonable age of nine.
Double room from 120 euros per person – including breakfast.
Booking & contact
C. da Cammarana
97100 – Ragusa