Marion Humpert - Germany
Feine Insel, Palmenstrand
und es baumelt uns're Seele
Fischerboote, weißer Sand
Wein rinnt abends durch die Kehle.
Alle Sinne auf Empfang
auf dem Feuer Gambas grillen,
So kann mann die Sehnsucht stillen.
Keine Hektik und kein Stress
und der Wind singt in der Stille.
Zeit verfliegt nicht per Express.
Unbezahlbar die Idylle.
was sonst nervt, das wird vertrieben.
Schönes wurde uns beschert
und ein Traum ist dort geblieben.
Grazie per la vostra ospitalità e il tempo meraviglioso nella villa Apolline
Maria, Bruno, Lilli & Detlef
Julia Scirotto - You & Your Wedding Magazine
We are back from Sicily and had an absolutely wonderful time! The villa owners were so warm and welcoming, and the property was fantastic. They left us the most incredible biscotti as a welcome present, along with some other local treats, and we ended up driving into Ispica twice to find the pasticceria. We mixed beach days with exploring the area, and particularly loved Modica and Noto. It was a really beautiful trip to a beautiful place, thank you so much.
Stefano Donazzan - Italy
Qui tutto è magnifico; clima mite, mare pulito e caldo, casa confortevole, giardino lussureggiante.
E' stato bello visitare le suggestive città barocche e sentire i profumi di gastronomia, gustare i frutti del mare e della terra. Ciò che ha reso questa vacanza davvero unica è stata la cortesia e la simpatia
dei Ragusani e un modo ancor più particolare e speciale la Vostra.
Sarah Day - United Kingdom
Thank you for a wonderful week in the beautiful villa Apolline. It was great from the beginning to the end – from the warm welcome, the lovely pool & beach & great outdoor oven & kitchen – we loved it all! Sam, James & Georgia loved playing in the beautiful garden & we enjoyed dining al fresco (particularly with all the good Sicilian wine).
Robert Warner - United Kingdom
Apolline was wonderful and the owner and his wife were really charming. We had a perfect family holiday. We would certailny consider booking with you again, the service was excellent.
I was interested to see that Apolline was recommended by the travel writer in today's Times newspaper. Good marketing!!!
An Daems - Belgium
We had a good travel. All right by car Plane and the cab driver very friendly.
And then we were welcomed in apolline as kings! Very Nice people the owners and the House . garden and beaches and area.... Could not have dreamed better !
IT is all just perfect !
Tx so much and greetings from sicily
Massimiliano & Flora - Germany
First of all we have spent an amazing time here in your resident!
We had so many nice experiences :
- Beautiful sunrises
- Tasty barbecues with huge gamberoni
- Relaxed moments in the sun between fig-trees
- Great time at the wonderful beach with caribic-feeling.
- Sporty activities in the sea with the paddle- boat and a great view at the giant sea rocks
All together made our stay to a beautiful holiday!
Simone Kreuz - Germany
I am very sad that the nice time in Sicily is ending because it was a wonderful time in your holiday house. The time passed very fast .
It was so great that you offered us the trip with the paddle boat. The best of the house was the beautiful and wonderful garden. I loved it to relax in your garden.
Thank you for the great time!
Tom Kellerman - United Kingdom
We came to this magical house with three kitchens from harsh, exhausting London in the footsteps of 2 family heroes. The first of these fictional, although quintessentially Sicilian, Salvo Montalbano , the second Giorgio Locatelli , author of „Made in Sicily” a „bible” of a cookbook.
The three kitchens have been put to good use with heavenly meals prepared from local ingredients that are beyond compare. Despite a complete lack of Italian, we have met nothing but kindness, patience and hospitality! Apolline is very special. The garden so beautiful.
We have had fantastic avian company: the gold-finches of Camilleri's stories, the opossums and a pair of hoepoes; to add to all this, a silent shy black snake (non- venomous) summed itself of the warm tiles, reminiscent of D.H. Lawrence' s beautiful poem that I am sure was penned in Italy.
Ragusa, Modica & Noto, towns of incomparable beauty & fabulous restaurants.
One host at La Rusticana, Renata, in Ragusa Ibla took us wine tasting and this afternoon we will buy an extra suitcase to get our treasures home... There is none of the cynicism, material greed, dishonesty present in so many holiday destinations in this glorious, unspoiled corner of Sicily. Long may it last!
John & Susan Haverty - Ireland
Everything about the house is just perfect, from the furnishing & decorations to the
facilities i.e. : wi-fi, A/C, Tvs etc. TOP QUALITY.
Fantastic... beautiful beach within …. and it might as well be your private facility.
Not sure we even got to see it all, it's so big. Loved our daily figs!
Loved this part of Sicily. Actually preferred Pozzallo to the more touristic towns.
Recommend „Tonno Rosso”and „Sabbenerica” restaurants.
As others have said, Franco is an exceptional host who wants his guests to have the best time. A natural.
Summary: Exceeded expectations. The place made feel good for having found and booked it.
Hope to come back again!
Giuseppe Mangano - United Kingdom
We have spent the most wonderful week here with my friends. Franco & Mariella, our friendly hosts have been a mine of great information and lovely company. The two children have loved the beach and the pool returning here after a day's excursion has been the highlight for them.
The villa has been very well through cut and the outdoor kitchen and dining area in particular are great places to spend an evening.
Eva Parigi - Italy
Ci avevano consigliato di venire in Sicilia a primavera per poter gustare appieno i suoi profumi e i suoi colori.. e così è stato. E' stata una vacanza speciale, resa tale anche da questa casa meravigliosa e dalle premurose attenzioni di Franco e Mariella, che ci hanno coccolato e deliziato con premure e leccornie locali che difficilmente dimenticheremo!!
Grazie e alla prossima!
Niccolò, Eva, Tommaso e Alessandro
Laszlo Kellner - United Kingdom
Franceso and his wife are lovely hosts who helped us with every detail. The house and its garden is just lovely, ideally for outdoor life even in the winter. The house is well equipped with all the necessary facilities you can wish for. We had a great time and will certainly recommend the villa to our friends who are considering visiting Sicily.
Stanislav Ovrutski - Germany
Wir waren mit unserem Urlaub sehr zufrieden. Die Vorbereitung verlief wunderbar, die Informationen kamen rechtzeitig und waren sehr ausführlich.
Die Zeit auf Sizilien verlief exzellent. Die Insel ist wunderschön und auch im Süden, weit von grösseren Städten entfernt fanden wir kleine Städte und Dörfer, wie auch die Perle der Architektur, die Barokko-Stadt Noto, nur 10 km von der Villa Apolline entfernt.
Aber zu der Villa, die ist ausgesprochen schön, neu, und besitzt eine exzellente Ausstattung und Lage direkt am Meer. Die Gegend ist Ende September absolut leer und den Strand hatten wir nur für uns. Die Feigenbäume auf dem Grundstück, absolute Ruhe, kristallklares Wasser, der Grill und frischer Fisch, sizilianische Weine und etwas Glück mit 30 Grad ohne Regen für zwei Wochen hatten unsere Wünsche komplett erfüllt.
Und das Entscheidende: das Haus wird von einer unglaublich netten, freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Familie geführt. Nur in Kürze: bei unserer Anreise hatten wir einen komplett gedeckten Tisch mit sizilianischen Vorspeisen und Kerzen vorgefunden und auch zur Abreise gab es ein Barbecue :) und dazwischen viele nette Momente
Wir waren sehr zufrieden und werden wieder kommen
Doris and Thomas Leitner - Germany
Wir sitzen hier im verregneten und kalten München und denken gerne an unseren schönen Urlaub diesen Sommer in der Villa Apolline auf Sizilien .
Schon der persönliche Empfang der Hauseigentümer nach einer langen Flug- und Autoreise hat uns angenehm berührt.
Ohne Eingewöhnungszeit haben wir uns in Apolline wohlgefühlt und die Annehmlichkeiten des Hauses, wie auch des wunderschönen Gartens voll genossen.
Da speziell bei uns das Kochen und Essen eine sehr große Rolle spielt, war es perfekt eine große, komplett ausgestattete Küche, und vor allem einen tollen Gartengrill nutzen zu können.
Mit gutem Essen und Trinken den Abend auf der Terrasse zu verbringen, was will man mehr, hierzu hat der Eigentümer ganz freundlich über seine super Einkauftips ( welcher Fisch, bei welchem Fischer ) beigetragen.
Da auch das Wetter hervorragen war, haben wir auf Grund der kurzen Entfernung zum Meer den Pool leider nur selten genutzt.
Wir sind sicher wir sehen uns bald und freuen uns schon den Eigentümer und seine liebenswerte Frau wieder zu sehen.
Liebe Grüße aus München.
Annie Zanella - Italy
Posto incantevole, colori e profumi di una parte della sicilia che e' unica e commovente per bellezza e fascino. la casa e' perfetta per due coppie, ma puo' funzionare bene anche per tre coppie. stanze da letto pulite con un arredamento molto chic e minimal. ci sono tre cucine dotate di tutti gli elettrodomestici, funzionali e complete di ogni accessorio. i due bagni , pulitissimi, eleganti e di design. giardino e cucina esterna davvero magnifiche. abbiamo usato quasi sempre il barbeque esterno e, avendo una location del genere, non siamo mai andati al ristorante. anche se siamo stati in questa villa solo una settimana, siamo tornati a casa rilassati e ispirati dalla bellezza del mare e dei tramonti e amaliati dalla magnificenza delle piante che adornano l' immenso giardino che e' estremamente curato in ogni dettaglio. consigliamo un soggiorno a villa apolline a chi ama fuggire dal solito caos delle vacanze d' estate al mare.
Vincente Casciaro - Spain
Apolline exceeded our expectations from the beginning.
The whole structure is designed with sophistication and attention to the guest needs and fundamentally, integrated with its natural environment.
It has multiple options of beach: a private beach of rocks a few meters and another public with fine sand at 100 meters of the property. We've discovered with our children the natural wealth of the place: from octopuses, sea urchins up to a small live hippocampus.
For our surprise, we found a small pool in the middle of the park, overlooking the sea, which became an alternative to the beach.
We discovered the Sicilian cuisine options, always led by Franco and Mariella (owners), really true lovers of Sicily. They've been always available with warmth and professionalism assisting us with their guidance in everything we've needed during our stay (shopping, restaurants, food, etc.). We won't forget the red shrimps and pasta with fish cooked by themselves.
The structure is equipped with TVs, Sky TV and access to high quality internet. We have had no difficulty in being online both to work and for personal issues.
In summary, we recommend Apolline. We hope to repeat the experience soon.
Anna Meseguer - Spain
The vacation in Villa Apolline were just wonderful. Francesco and his family were waiting for us in the house with a nice supper and wine, in a charming and comfortable atmosphere. The house was perfectly equipped and the garden espectacular. Everything was perfect and made our stay in Sicily unforgettable.
Lucilla Croce - Germany
The house is very nice, well equipped, everything perfectly functioning. The garden huge, well kept, beautiful. Although there is access to the sea on a rocky coast just in front of the house, we found the small sandy beach just 100m away very convenient: it is often deserted, and also on the weekend just a few people appear. It is quiet, with very nice sand and clear water, and the coast around it provides a nice scenery. The location of the house is perfect if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday. In fact perhaps the only disadvantage is that the closest supermarket is 13 km away, and even small shops are a rarity in the area (we found a baker 4 km away). The area is fantastic, with green, agricultural landscape and long, empty sandy beaches. From the house you can see the southern tip of Sicily, Isola delle Correnti, and in 30 min drive you can reach it. The owners are extremely hospital, and really dedicated to make you comfortable and satisfied in the house. They are always available for any question or need, and they gave us indications on how to get fresh fish,where to find good restaurants. One evening, after taking us to a fishermen area where we bought fantastic shrimps, Mr.Leone cooked them for us on the house' s barbecue! Although we were there in the hot season, the fresh wind kept the temperatures always in a perfect and pleasant range (just above 30deg). In the late afternoon you can enjoy short trips (within 30-40 km) to the fantastic sicilian barock cities of Modica, Noto, Ragusa-Ibla. Dinner in nice restaurants there or on the sea cities of Pozzallo or Marina di Modica is certainly recommendable. All in all a very good choice, a great vacation and certainly a strong recommendation for anyone wanting to enjoy the best and quietest part of Sicily.
Lisa and Philippe de Mondesir - United States
Apolline's owners spared no expense in creating their Southeastern Sicily upscale villa with a vast shaded patio, a raised sundeck with a dipping pool and both an indoor and several outdoor kitchens. Set in the middle of a large park like floral and cacti garden by the sea, one is hard pressed to leave this enclosed tranquil haven save to wander down the pathway to stroll along the beach and swim in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Spoiled by the unexpected gifts of local fruits and vegetables from the extraordinarily gracious owners, and if you are as lucky as we were, by a home cooked meal of local fare, you will revel in the good fortune that befell you. We arrived worn and weary strangers to this region and left very well rested and feeling like members of the owners' family. A rare and cherished experience we hope to repeat many times in future.
Elfi Eberle - Germany
It was love at first sight! The place is truly incredible. With not one but two kitchens outside, one inside and a BBQ area we never wanted to actually leave the house. Of course the fresh veggies and fruits delivered almost daily for free by Franco, the patron of the house didn't help! The property has everything and much more, starting from the interior,
the owners did not save time nor money to transform "Apolline" into a luxury yet true Sicilian home!
A small beach is only a few steps away and made the experience one to remember. There is literally no artificial sounds, you fall asleep with the sound of the sea and you wake up kissed by the sun. We also had the pleasure to taste some of the local cuisine, Franco knows the owner of some outstanding red wine and the best olive oil I have ever come across, make sure you ask for a bottle of "Le Case di Lavinia". After we stayed for a few days Angela who, to our surprise spoke
perfect German, cleaned the entire property, again free of charge and gave us the best recipies of the local food. I can only say the entire trip was worth every penny and we are difinetely will be back! Me and my family can highly recommend "Apolline" and its wonderful owners!
Ettore Brambilla - Italy
Casa superlativa e decisamente ben ammobigliata dove ci si sente subito a proprio agio e coccolati. Il BBQ e' stato un passatempo fantastico ed il Wi-Fi (per me importantissimo dato che dovevo lavorare) affidabile e veloce. Le immagini sul sito non rendono giustizia alla raffinatezza, alla dimensione e alla posizione della villa: posizionata a due passi dalla
spiaggia garantisce contemporaneamente tranquillita' e riservatezza. Menzione d'onore ai proprietari Mariella e Franco, piu' efficienti di una reception a 5 stelle e mai invadenti che con i loro suggerimenti hanno aggiunto un tocco unico al nostro soggiorno. Decisamente un'esperienza da ripetere.
Gjertrud & Martin - United Kingdom
We had such a great time staying at your villa and hope we'll be able to come back to your lovely house in the next future.
Andy Berner - United Kingdom
Villa nicer than the pictures. We were pleasantly surprised. Standard over all was very high. Sleeping was very comfortable with nice beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Much higher than typical standard experienced in previous trips to Italy. Setup of Villa was very well thought out. Everything for the beach, setup of kitchen, etc. Once again, high standard. Beach was also better than expectations. Not crowded, and perfect for young kids. Excellent size for 4 adults and 2 children. Garden was beautiful and kids enjoyed it a lot.