About the Homestay
Located in the heart of Sicily, on the Iblei Mountains, a few miles away from the Unesco Heritage Village, Palazzolo Acreide , our villa is a traditional Mediterranean house, nested on a top of a gorge with terraces covered by olive tree, fruits tree and wild Sicilian flowers and pants. Although few minutes drive from the main village , as soon you will step in, you will be far away with your mind from the daily routine and feeling at home in Sicily with us!
On the first floor of the house there are 3 rooms only for guests; 2 rooms with sharing bathroom "Demetra and Dafne" and 1 only with private bathroom "Calendula". On the ground floor a large living room to share with us and eventually other guest, although during summer our " salotto " is the garden. The most beautiful things of the house are the 2 hectares land all around you, that is almost like to have a private park and you can do trekking every day and find a quiet spot only for you. There are centennial olive trees, carrube trees, several fruits tree, typical Mediterranean plants and wild herbs and flowers.
Valentina offers also cooking class on learning how to recognise and cook the Sicilian wild herbs from the garden.
The entire Villa has been rebuilt on the foundations of a 1856 residence, used by monks of the diocesi of Noto, and still now it's visible a water cisterna of over 10,000 lt .
From a secondary access to the villa, through a rocky path you reach the bottom of the valley where there is an ancient well.
From the villa you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Iblei mountains and the valley.
We moved in this house , after 7 years in Cambodia ( where I also had an homestay Villa Medasia) last April 2019 and we are working hard to improve this beautiful house and make our guest feeling like at their own house.
If you also are a cats lover, we have 5 sweet cats ( 4 from Cambodia and 1 Sicilian) and a nice and quiet dog, all looking for new friends and cuddles.
The Villa is close enough to the main village Palazzolo Acreide (Unesco Heritage place and second most beautiful village in Italy for 2019) only 5 minutes drive, but distant enough to feel that you are far away of everything!
During this time, because of the Covid19, the work for the swimming pool are temporarily suspended, we hope to start to work on it and on the outdoor space for our guest, as soon as possible, when the emergency will calm down.
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
This is a quiet street in the country side, with few residential villa and ending in downhill street with a river at the bottom. It's a really quiet area, you will feel suddenly the peace of the country side although is only 5 minutes drive from the main village Palazzolo Acreide.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
A non refundable deposit of the 20% is requested at the moment of the booking to be paid by PayPal or bank account.
Until the deposit is not paid the, the room is not booked yet ; I will be in touch with my guest by email after the booking to give them all the payment information.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.