Villa Ritana is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa accommodating 8 and is located near the charming town of Giarratana in Sicily. All surrounding towns are an hour or less from the villa, including Noto, Ragusa, Marina di Ragusa, Modica, Ortigua, Siracusa, Caltagirone, Punto Secco, Marzemi, or Capo Passero. Situated in the center of Noto Valley, Villa Ritana features a unique, 28 metre salt water swimming pool complete with water falls which are illuminated at night and look amazing from the villa’s balconies. Framed by secular olive trees, the pool is a breathtaking part of this property. Rustic stone walls, wide, green lawns, olives and lots of fruit trees are scattered throughout the spacious grounds. There are sun lounges and a lovely terrace for dining alfresco. Guests may choose to cook themselves and have access to a wood burning oven. However, for their utmost comfort, a chef service is also available on request.
Villa Ritana is fully renovated and its style reflects a passion for the traditional Sicilian style. Modern touches combine harmoniously with all of these traditional elements creating a welcoming, warm ambiance.
The villa’s ground floor has an open plan living room, a twin bedroom that also has a sofa bed and private bathroom, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a kitchen, living and dining area. On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom ( both bath and shower) and two balconies overlooking the pool and surrounding countryside. On this upper floor there is also another queen bedroom. All bedrooms have fresh white walls and wooden beamed ceilings.
Sicily’s coastline is just 30 minutes of driving away as are the UNESCO heritage site of Modica, Scicli, or Ragusa famous for their baroque architecture. Activities available include walking, mountain biking, and golfing. For groceries and vegetable markets, Giarratana is a great choice and only 2 kms from the villa. Catania airport is 110 kms, Siracuse 55 kms, Modica 49 kms, and the closest beach is 35 kms.