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Grand Sicilian estate with magnificent garden and sweeping countryside views


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Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Lentini (Siracusa)
Lentini (Siracusa)

Aristocratic estate
Superb garden
Lovely pool

Siracusa & Ortigia
Fontane Bianche

Large groups



Owned by an aristocratic Sicilian family, Barresa combines the timeless charm of a Sicily of bygone days with modern comfort and convenience. One of our finest villas and just 30 km from Catania, the villa is tailor made for a special celebration or big gathering.


Located in the heart of an extensive estate and citrus plantation in Lentini near Siracusa, Barresa overlooks a magnificent private garden and pool.

Outside: Framed by towering palm trees and tropical plants, a large pool is surrounded by extensive well-tended lawns, dotted here and there with secluded corners and stone benches. A huge covered patio, with several clusters of comfy chairs and coffee tables, extends along the complete width of the ground floor of the villa, providing a lovely shady spot to relax and gaze out over the pool and garden. There is a brick built open fireplace at one end of the patio.

At the opposite end of the pool, a gorgeous gazebo - furnished with comfy outdoor furniture and massive terracotta pots - adds a wonderful touch of decadence to the garden. To best appreciate the garden, gaze out from the magnificent first floor terrace which wraps round the whole villa and has sweeping views across the garden and, beyond that, over the citrus plantation.

Inside: The ground floor of the property has a large living room and a separate, very elegant dining room with antique furniture. A bathroom with a shower is also found on the ground floor. There is a second large living room, with an open fireplace, in the additional low-level building to the left of the main house.

The grand staircase leads to the first floor where you will find the bedrooms. On the left side of the corridor two double bedrooms share a bathroom (with bath and shower). On the right side there are a further three double bedrooms which all share one bathroom, equipped with a shower, which is accessible from the corridor. The large terrace, overlooking the pool, can be reached from all the bedrooms.


Local Sights

Lentini is Barresa's closest town. A five minute drive away, the small town has a good range of shops and restaurants, making it a super base for your holiday.

Barresa is located between Siracusa and Catania, both wonderful towns to visit. Siracusa is thought of by many as Sicily's most beautiful town and offers so much to all visitors: shops, restaurants, museums and beautiful architecture. It has it all. Catania, found in the shadow of Mount Etna, is Sicily's second city and is a bustling and energetic place to visit with some great markets, shops and restaurants.

For impressive natural scenery you can't beat Mount Etna. As Europe's largest active volcano the mountain really dominates the east Sicilian countryside. Carry on a little further and you will reach charming Taormina. Famous for its pretty centre, spectacular views and wonderful beaches, you should definitely visit for a day trip.

Barresa is only an hour away from the very popular beach at Fontane Bianche. This small town has a superb stretch of coast and its proximity to Siracusa makes it a locals' favourite. Although it does get busy in August, this is a great place to enjoy some truly Sicilian beach life. For a closer beach head to Lido Alkamar. It's only a half hour drive from the villa.

The Riviera dei Ciclopi, between Catania and Taormina, is a great place to visit for a real taste of east Sicily. These coastal villages - most notable Aci Trezza and Acicastello - are very picturesque and have wonderful views.

Guests at Barresa are also only an hour away from the unforgettable Val di Noto; a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of eight towns, including Noto, Modica and Scicli, which demonstrate an extraordinary array of Baroque architecture. Ragusa is also a beautiful Baroque town to visit, with lovely views. For a spot of colour, don't miss Caltagirone with its impressive decorated staircase!

Local Experiences

Make the most out of your trip to south-east Sicily and book a guided tour. Take a tour of the phenomenal buildings found in the Val di Noto, learn about ever-fascinating Siracusa or enjoy a tour incorporating some of the great food and wine on offer in this delightful corner of Sicily. All of the tours are led by expert guides and are a sure-fire way of learning more about Sicily's intriguing culture.

Boat rentals offer a great opportunity to get to know Sicily in a different way. We can offer a variety of boat trips - most of them based in Taormina - to guests at Barresa: fishing trips, snorkelling trips, full- or half-day excursions in a skippered boat. What better way to explore the Sicilian coast than by boat?

Etna is close by and a visit to this iconic volcano is a must. We offer a great range of guided tours, designed for you to maximise your enjoyment on the mountain. From gentle hikes to jeep safaris, family-friendly treks to quad bike tours, there is bound to be something for everyone in our selection of Etna experiences. Car-lovers would also enjoy the Vintage Fiat 500 Tour, driving around the foothills of Etna in the iconic Italian car!

You could also book a cookery class in a cookery school in Catania, to learn how to make some Sicilian specialities to take home. There's also the chance to take part in a Chocolate Experience in Modica, a town famous for its unique chocolate. A Street Food Tour in Catania is a great way to get to know the town and its specialities. Or perhaps, if you prefer eating Sicilian treats to making them, you could Book a Cook and enjoy a home-cooked Sicilian feast in the comfort of your own villa. Absolute luxury!


The pool is open to guests all year round.


General Info




Accommodates (max) 10
Bedrooms 5
Double 5
Bathrooms 3
... of which ensuite 1
Pool (LxW in meters) 10x5
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Covered gazebo present
Veranda present
Barbecue present
Table tennis present
Badminton present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Dishwasher present
Iron & ironing board present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Sky * present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
On-Site Caretaker present
Pool cleaning ** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change *** on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Guided tours on request
Transfer on request
Boat rental on request
Wedding reception on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* Includes Sky Movies

** Daily

*** A mid-stay towels change is included for bookings longer than one week.
Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings.


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Catania airport 37 km - 23 miles - 35 mins
Comiso airport 60 km - 37 miles - 1 hr
Palermo airport 265 km - 164 miles - 2 hr 50
Trapani airport 345 km - 214 miles - 3 hr 35
Nearest beach 25 mins driving
Supermarket 10 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 10 mins driving
Catania centre 40 km - 25 miles - 40 mins
Caltagirone centre 47 km - 29 miles - 55 mins
Etna cable car 53 km - 33 miles - 55 mins
Riviera dei Ciclopi 54 km - 34 miles - 1 hr 5
Siracusa & Ortigia centre 60 km - 37 miles - 55 mins
Fontane Bianche beach 70 km - 43 miles - 55 mins
Ragusa centre 75 km - 43 miles - 1 hr 20
Noto centre 85 km - 53 miles - 1 hr
Taormina centre 90 km - 56 miles - 1 hr 10
Modica centre 91 km - 56 miles - 1 hr 30
Scicli centre 99 km - 61 miles - 1 hr 35

Prices & Availability

2020 Prices
2021 Prices

Exclusive use of the villa is guaranteed on reduced occupancy villa bookings, regardless of the number of bedrooms or cottages you use.

Period Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
04 Jan - 24 Apr 3400
25 Apr - 19 Jun 4350
20 Jun - 10 Jul 4700
11 Jul - 21 Aug 5400
22 Aug - 18 Sep 4150
19 Sep - 08 Jan 3400
Refundable Security Deposit 1000

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity *, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

* Electricity & A/C: 500 kWh included - € 0,30 per extra kWh  

We are currently taking bookings for 2021. If you book now for 2021, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2021 Sicily holiday villa at 2020 price. Please contact us for availability.


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Our business hours

UK time
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday

IT & DE time
9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Saturday

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