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 you can have a Turkish bath near the perfumed garden with its aromatic plants, in order to pamper all of your 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 you can access the library where you will find books with 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, you will find the well-tended Italian garden and the inviting Indian pavilion.
From the living room you can access the main courtyard from which some of the spacious 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.
Opposite the main entrance is an English garden with two more bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large leisure area with swimming pool (20 x 9 m), a spa with Turkish bath and sauna and a summer kitchen with barbecue and outdoor dining area.
There is much to keep you 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 a few.
Photography by Henry Woide
- Swimming Pool
- Spa Facilities
- Countryside Views
9 x double/twin bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning, and patio or garden access
NB: Interconnecting rooms available on request. Photos of bedrooms & bathrooms are representative of quality and facilities and may not be exact rooms booked.
|1 Jan 2022 - 25 Mar 2022||EUR 14,000 per week|
|26 Mar 2022 - 15 Apr 2022||EUR 15,400 per week|
|16 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||EUR 20,900 per week|
|23 Apr 2022 - 20 May 2022||EUR 17,600 per week|
|21 May 2022 - 1 Jul 2022||EUR 20,900 per week|
|2 Jul 2022 - 2 Sep 2022||EUR 24,750 per week|
|3 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022||EUR 20,900 per week|
|1 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||EUR 17,600 per week|
|29 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022||EUR 14,000 per week|
|17 Dec 2022 - 6 Jan 2023||EUR 20,900 per week|
Price per week for 9 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
- One 'Meet and Greet' service at Catania Airport
- Welcome refreshment on arrival
- Wi-fi in the living rooms only
- Daily cleaning service (8 hours per day)
- Bathroom’s towels change on request
- Bed linen mid-week change
- Swimming pool towels change at request
- Pool cleaning
- Cook assisted by staff providing 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner and drinks or snacks and canapes as required) between 0800 hrs - 2200 hrs with some time off in the afternoon.
- Concierge services
- Daily housekeeping
- 1 Waiter or more to attend at the table according to the number of guests.
- Final cleaning
- Use of the Spa to be requested 24hours in advance.
- Cost of food and drinks
- Grocery service
- Sailboat and motorboat excursions
- Car rental
- Sea kayaking
- Cooking lessons
- Helicopter tours
- Horse-back riding
- Babysitting / Child Services
- Laundry service
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, you’ll reach the city of Catania – the same amount of time you’ll need 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.