Beautiful 19th century estate, ideal for large groups and special events in the Sicilian countryside
Situated in the Sicilian countryside, Dimora delle Balze is a stunning nineteenth-century estate that has been lovingly restored and transformed into a luxury holiday villa set over 25 hectares.
Sleeping up to 22 guests throughout 11 bedrooms, this traditional stone property is the ideal setting for getaways with large groups of family and friends, corporate retreats, or destination weddings and special events.
The estate offers an abundance of al fresco living and relaxation spaces; guests can relax in the outdoor lounges, enjoy aperitifs in the spacious courtyard or terrace areas, or take a stroll through the extensive landscaped gardens.
There is a large salt-water swimming pool, perfect for enjoying a refreshing dip before soaking up the sunshine from the surrounding sun loungers. Beside the pool is a small fitness area, where wellness programs can be held including spa and regenerative activities.
The pool area also offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings and special events, or guests may wish to celebrate surrounded by the scent of Mediterranean fruits in the orchard, or under the Sicilian sunshine in the courtyard.
Traditional Sicilian fare can be enjoyed in the on-site restaurant, which is set in the pretty lemon orchard. Dishes are made with organic produce from the property’s vegetable garden and local suppliers, and served with wine from the estate’s own vineyard.
Each of the 11 well-appointed guest bedrooms is named after a Sicilian artwork, paying homage to the greats from painting to poetry, and film to opera, which adds a special touch and romantic atmosphere. Seven bedrooms surround the central courtyard, two are within the manor house, and two enjoy more privacy set in the winter garden and atop the tower respectively. All rooms feature double or queen-size beds, through several have an additional bed, sofa bed, or interconnect to the next room, making them ideal for families with children. There is one accessible room with wider passages and a walk-in shower, and all common areas are wheelchair accessible.
For those looking to immerse themselves in history and culture, enjoy a relaxing break with family and friends, or experience an unforgettable special event in the Italian countryside, Dimora delle Balze is the perfect property.
L’ANNUNCIATA – Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, and private terrace AUTORITRATTO – French bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and shared terrace overlooking courtyard (interconnects with Coro Spezzato) CORO SPEZZATO – Queen-size bed + single sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and shared terrace overlooking courtyard (interconnects with Autoritratto) LA SCONOSCIUTA – Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and balcony overlooking main courtyard & swimming pool PUNTO E VIRGOLA – Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and small terrace overlooking courtyard MAL GIOCONDO – French bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and terrace overlooking courtyard POESIE – Queen-size bed, living area with dormeuse, en-suite bathroom with shower, and terrace overlooking courtyard PROIBITO – Queen-size bed, mezzanine with dormeuse, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden views CLANDESTINI (Tower Room) – Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and balcony with swimming pool and valley views PEPPENINO (IGNAZIO PUGLISI) – Queen-size bed + mezzanine with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and courtyard views EVA (GIOVANNI VERGA) – Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with double-shower, and private access to winter garden
Dimora delle Balze is located in the countryside of southeast Sicily, around 30 minutes’ drive from the coast.
Nearby towns of Palazzolo Acreide and Ragusa Ibla are well worth a visit for their UNESCO World Heritage town centre. History buffs will also enjoy exploring the ancient cities of Noto with its baroque architecture and Syracuse known for its ancient ruins. The historical centre of Syracuse is located on the island of Ortigia, where visitors can explore a host of historical landmarks.
The seaside reserve of Vendicari is around 40 km away and is home to some of the Sicily’s most beautiful white sand beaches, spread along a 7 km stretch. Just south of the reserve is the small fisherman’s town of Marzamemi, famous for its colourful seaside restaurants.
Distances (approx.): Nearest town (Palazzolo Acreide) – 10 minutes’ drive Nearest beaches – 30 minutes’ drive Noto – 25 minutes’ drive Syracuse – 45 minutes’ drive Vendicari Reserve – 45 minutes’ drive Catania Airport – 1 hour’s drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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