The refined atmosphere of the lifestyle of Sicily’s noble 19th-century families, immortalized in Luchino Viscontiâ€™s film â€œil Gattopardoâ€, still arouses an authentic, unique charm.
Sicilian countryside, coast and islands are full of real gems that in the past were the Sicilian, noble familiesâ€™ summer residences.
Today it is possible to live again this enchanted atmosphere suspended in time by going on a holiday in one of the wonderful Sicilian villas. Sicily offers a wide selection of dwellings, surrounded by nature or set on the sea front, that suit the most exigent guests.
In the countryside of Modica, right in the heart of the Sicilian Baroque, is Torre del Cozzoverro an ancient, beautiful farmstead whose origin dates back to the end of the eighteenth century.
This exclusive country residence is a perfect example of local traditional architecture and culture that has been thoughtfully restored retaining the original charm. The villa consists of a main building with courtyard (Masseria) and an adjacent tower (Torretta).
It has a well maintained garden with lawn, almond-trees, citrus and centuries-old olive trees and a big swimming pool with hydro massage and a room with toilets, showers and dressing-rooms, surrounded by a wide solarium-terrace with parquet flooring.
Il Faro is a gorgeous villa in Art Nouveau style with private pool, situated in the north-eastern part of Sicily, in Messina close to the two characteristic salt-lakes â€œFaroâ€ and â€œGanzirriâ€.
The villa, which until few decades ago was a laboratory for the extraction of essences from the citrus fruits, is surrounded by a wide park where one can enjoy nice walks in the shade of centuries-old trees and then have a pleasant swim in the swimming pool.
For those who prefer a terrace with a breathtaking sea view there is the wonderful villa lâ€™Ulivo di Pollara in Salina, one of the Aeolian islands.
The property, built according to the typical, Aeolian architecture, is situated in a charming location amid beautiful natural scenery.
All around is an oasis of sheer Mediterranean vegetation, luxuriant growings of “malvasia” grapes (famous dessert wine) and capers bushes, behind stands the “Monte dei Porri”, facing a stunning sea view with Alicudi and Filicudi islands silhouetting against the horizon.
Away from crowded streets and beaches, Sicily is the perfect destination for who want to fulfil a great holiday.
DiCasaInSicilia gives an opportunity for those who pursue the best to live and enjoy a custom-made holiday in unique dwellings that provide all the comforts.