Preserving the charming Sicilian style, this luxury property is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday
Located north of Siracusa and overlooking Mount Etna, Commenda of San Calogero is a former farming and hunting estate. The property is in a strategic position as it is close to various natural sites (Etna, Oasi di Vendicari), archaeological ruins (Siracusa) and architectural works of art (Ragusa, Modica).
The grounds of the property were once the only fertile place where citrus groves could grow. The property is perfect for a relaxing holiday, enjoying nature and beauty or organizing special events. The villa is surrounded by gardens, olive and citrus groves and fountains and many other magical spots waiting to be discovered.
Bordered by the dry-stone walls typical of the Sicilian countryside, Commeda di San Calogero’s swimming pool is a peaceful oasis, complete with sun decks and a snack bar where on request, light lunches are served. The property enjoys a spa area where guests can have a Turkish bath near the perfumed garden with its aromatic plants, in order to pamper the senses.
The villa has been renovated with many of the original rooms being totally redesigned: the storehouses have been transformed into a spacious dining room, library and lounge with fireplaces; what were farmers’ homes now host the guests. Everything has been designed following the ancient Sicilian style with vintage furniture and valuable antiques.
The spacious drawing room hosts an impressive fireplace surrounded by sofas. From here guests can access the library with books detailing the history of the villa and pictures of the original property. Nearby are the living area and the spacious dining room as well as the fully equipped kitchen. Though glass doors, guests will find the well-tended Italian garden and the inviting Indian pavilion.
From the living room guests can access the main courtyard from which 10 of the spacious 12 bedrooms are accessed. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and independent entrance; however, there is the option of having interconnecting rooms. In the bedrooms, items typically found in Sicily’s country homes combine with exquisite pieces of period furniture and the latest in modern technology to create a tantalizing mix of old-world charm and contemporary comfort.
There is much to keep guests busy here: discovering nature trails, archaeological walks and tasting the produce of the farm (olive oil, orange blossom honey or citrus fruit jams) to name but a few.
Photography by Henry Woide
CIR code: 19089001B500924
- Swimming Pool
- Spa Facilities
- Countryside Views
Room 1 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access (interconnecting with Room 2)
Room 2 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access (interconnecting with Room 1)
Room 3 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access
Room 4 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, safety deposit box, air conditioning/heating, fireplace, and patio access (plus small interconnecting room between Rooms 4 & 5)
Room 5 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access (plus small interconnecting room between Rooms 4 & 5)
Room 6 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, fireplace, and patio access
Room 7 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access
Room 8 – double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access
Room 9 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access
Room 10 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and patio access
Room 11 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and garden access
Room 12 – double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning/heating, and garden access
|7 Jan 2023 - 24 Mar 2023||EUR 18,000 per week|
|25 Mar 2023 - 7 Apr 2023||EUR 20,400 per week|
|8 Apr 2023 - 14 Apr 2023||EUR 26,400 per week|
|15 Apr 2023 - 19 May 2023||EUR 22,800 per week|
|20 May 2023 - 30 Jun 2023||EUR 26,400 per week|
|1 Jul 2023 - 1 Sep 2023||EUR 30,000 per week|
|2 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023||EUR 26,400 per week|
|30 Sep 2023 - 27 Oct 2023||EUR 22,800 per week|
|28 Oct 2023 - 15 Dec 2023||EUR 20,400 per week|
|16 Dec 2023 - 5 Jan 2024||EUR 26,400 per week|
Price per week for 12 bedrooms.
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box
- Meeting room
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi (common living room only)
- Swimming pool
- Poolside bar
- Central courtyard
- Garden lounge
- Outdoor dining spaces
- Landscaped gardens
- Vegetable garden
- Orange & olive trees
- Sun loungers & umbrellas
- Concierge service
- Cook service (3 meals/day, 8am-10pm)
- Waiter service (according to the number of guests)
- Daily housekeeping
- Mid-week linen change
- Towel change (on request)
- Pool maintenance
- Final cleaning
- Meet & greet at the airport - if required
- Welcome refreshment
- Food & drink costs
- Grocery service
- Laundry service
- Spa & massage treatments
- Cooking lessons
- Car rental
- Sea kayaking
- Helicopter tours
- Horse riding
- Activities & excursions
- Use of the spa (to be requested 24hrs in advance) - 250Euro for half a day
Surrounded by acre upon acre of ancient olive groves and citrus orchards, and yet within minutes of the sea, Commenda di San Calogero lies at the heart of a quintessentially Sicilian landscape.
The towns of Augusta and Lentini and the Pantalica nature reserve lie within easy driving distance. Travelling north, in just over 30 minutes, is the city of Catania – the same amount of time is needed to reach Siracusa, the Plemmirio marine area and the spectacular Vendicari nature oasis, all situated to the south of the hotel. The baroque cities of Ragusa, Noto and Modica are only a little further away.
Between May and June, don’t miss the yearly appointment with the classical performances in the Greek Theatre of Siracusa. Also of increasing popularity, along with the better known Taormina Film Festival in June, is the International Frontier Film Festival (July) in Marzamemi, an ancient fishing village that has now become one of the newest not-to-be-missed spots in the area, with the largest and southernmost open-air hall in Europe, positioned within the tonnara, a tuna-net maze dating to the period of the Arab domination of Sicily and still perfectly preserved.
Siracusa: 35 km
Catania: 35 km
Etna: 50 km
Taormina: 85 km
Modica: 95 km
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.