This lovely four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, on the southeast coast of Sicily, is a fully restored former olive mill set on four hectares of land filled with olive, almond, and fruit trees. The rooms here are spacious and light-filled, with elegant décor and comfortable furnishings showcasing some of the original olive mill features, stone walls, and a color palette that fits perfectly with the landscape outdoors. You can relax by the private pool, with views of the surrounding hills and lush olive groves. Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Dine outdoors on the covered terrace. And enjoy sea views from the master bedroom balcony. Nestled between the village of Avola and the seaside city of Noto, the home is convenient to restaurants and shops, and is a short 10-minute drive from the local beach, making it ideal for a quiet country getaway and classic Italian seaside vacation in one.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, located just off the “toe” of Italy, Sicily is famous for its dramatic natural landscape, delicious cuisine, and rich history and culture. It’s home to rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards, as well as golden-sand beaches, seaside cities, quiet small towns, and six World Heritage sites. Here, you can see authentic Sicilian Baroque architecture, explore ancient Greek temples and historic landmarks, dine on Sicily’s fresh, distinctive cuisine—paired with wonderful, locally produced wines—and enjoy relaxing days of fun and sun on its magnificent Mediterranean coastline.
Tour one of Sicily’s finest estate wineries and vineyards, learning how the grapes are grown, harvested, and processed, before tasting the final product for yourself. Paired with delicious cheese and meats, this tasting experience is as educational as it is luxurious.
Located in the heart of Avola, and popular with locals and visitors alike, this traditional Sicilian steakhouse is the perfect place to wrap up a long day touring the island’s beautiful countryside or after a relaxing afternoon on the beach.
This impressive 18th century palace estate is a living piece of history and artistic expression, beautifully restored, and now open to the public. Stroll the grounds on your own or take a guided tour to view an amazing collection of historic furnishings and art, and see first-hand how the nobles of Italy once lived.
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“Sicily gets under your skin. It is Italy condensed into a heady mix of sun, natural beauty and ancient history but with its own flavour and rhythm. This soul and passion belong to its citizens. The Sicilian people we met (on our vacation) were warm, generous, spirited, and helpful.”—Katy Clarke