This spacious, four-bedroom country villa with private pool is located near Enna, within walking distance of the Lake of Pegusa, which is connected to the Greek myth of Proserpina. Originally a summer home for an aristocratic family, this nineteenth century villa has been renovated into a unique space for poets, artists and refined travelers. The space blends classic Sicilian architecture with modern design, creating a place intended to inspire artists. Towering next to the villa there are two century-old cypresses and down a short path is the pool with outdoor shower and lounge chairs for soaking up the Sicilian sun. This is an ideal location for relaxing, finding artistic inspiration and visiting sites such as Piazza Armerina and Caltagirone located near by and Siracusa and Taormina a bit further.
Car recommended: Yes
GPS Coordinates: Yes
Distance to Shopping/Restaurants: 1 km
Nearest Train Station: Enna 8 km
Nearest Airport: Catania 75 km
The property is next to a local, country road (as shown in the picture). This is not a main road. There is a caretaker living in a separate building on the property.
The architecture of the villa is typical of Sicilian summer houses with high ceiling and spacious rooms. There are inviting common spaces for reading, listening to music and writing, and artistic touches throughout the villa. The main villa is on three levels. On the ground floor there is a simple full-sized kitchen, a dining room with two large tables, a small seating area and an office space. The rooms on this floor open out to the garden. There is also a utility room with a washing machine on this floor.
Steps lead up to the first floor, which has a spacious central room. Off this main room there are three bedrooms. One of the rooms has a queen bed and a single bed with an en suite bathroom with a shower. The other two rooms on this floor have queen beds and share a bathroom with a shower. Stairs lead up to a spacious top floor bedroom with a queen bed, two twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a shower. The rooms are equipped with safes. There is another bedroom for four (with en suite bathroom with a shower) in a separate building (annex) on the property, next to the main villa.
1. Queen bed
2. Queen bed
3. Queen and a single w/ en suite bath (1st floor)
4. Queen and two singles w/en suite bath (top floor)
5. Queen and two singles w/ bathroom (annex)
A chef to prepare meals at the villa and cooking classes are available on request. Mountain bike rentals and daily tours of Sicily are also available on request. Additional services are priced according to period and number of participants.
The rental rate includes daily maid service, electricity, heating and use of the pool, with towels provided. The weekly rental rate is for the main villa. There is an additional fee for guests staying in the annex. For couples or smaller groups it is also possible to rent rooms with a B&B formula.
Security deposit Euro 1000
Chef for cooking meals at the villa on request
Cooking classes on request