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Client Reviews of Barresa

See what our clients had to say about their holiday to Sicily and time at Barresa

 Aristocratic estate 
Superb garden 
Lovely pool

Christine B. - United Kingdom | September 2019

" Just to say we had a most wonderful holiday at Villa Barresa. Thank you all at Solo Sicily for your part in this."

Ludovic De Walden - United Kingdom | September 2018

"Your company’s website and its service are excellent and I have no fault to find. The pictures of Villa Barresa on the website gave a perfect advance idea of how the house actually is and I have had efficient and courteous service from everyone I have dealt with at SiloSicily. Also for Villa BARRESA, we were all 9 of us very happy at the house - it was charming and above all a proper home, not just a rental house. All in all, we loved the house, we loved Sicily, we had a great holiday and your company was a pleasure to deal with many thanks for helping my family to have an excellent and enjoyable holiday."

Julie Hendrickse - United Kingdom | August 2018

"We had a wonderful time at Villa Baressa. A truly aristocratic villa with timeless charm. We felt very spoilt in such a grand setting. I can understand why weddings work well there. The pool was lovely and there was plenty of room for our two families.  We loved the welcome pack, it really helped to get us started. The assistance we received from Solo Sicily was great, both before we travelled and whilst we were there. The villa was also in a good location for visiting Etna, Catania and Syracuse. I would not hesitate to travel with Solo Sicily again. "

Tony Genua - United Kingdom | July 2018

"A fabulous villa with a fantastic group of people. We have had a great time celebrating Lorraine's 50th birthday and mine."

Lizzie C. - United Kingdom | July 2018

"A fantastic place that was just what we wanted. Sicily was better than expected and the food was so delicious. I don't think I've ever eaten so much pasta! We all had so much fun and were completely happy with everything."

Rosemary Fenton - United Kingdom | June 2018

"Firstly I would like to complement soloSicily on their caring and professional approach to villa hire in Sicily, in particular in relation to Villa Barresa. The website for Villa Barresa gave a good outline of the villa, surrounding places of interest and local amenities. From the outset, in September 2017, when I was first contemplating the villa for a large family Birthday gathering I was impressed by Edith's help and advice. My questions were answered quickly and with enthusiasm. As the time came closer to travelling to Sicily, more questions regarding the villa, its locality and tours were answered very quickly and were very informative, which was a great help. When thinking about Villa Barresa it is positioned in an enviable position, inland from the coast but with its own stunning views. The Villa nestles nicely in the citrus plantation and has a good sized swimming pool, large seating areas, in the shade and full sun and good bedrooms."

Jennifer Thatcher - United Kingdom | June 2018

"Villa Barresa is a wonderful place to stay and we had the most fantastic holiday. The pool and the grounds were wonderful and all of us enjoyed them as well as the vistas the villa affords. Thanks Sicily, we will be back!"

William A. - United Kingdom | May 2018

"Nothing will ever come close to our week here. We instantly fell in love with the place and would have happily stayed here forever more. The sunshine and the pool were great. The kids didn't go inside once! Thank you to the staff and everyone involved!"

Ben Smyth - United Kingdom | September 2017

"All the family wanted to stay at Barresa forever! Leaving after such a perfect week was so difficult. We would love to come back another time. The kids are already begging to book for next year! Grazie mille!"

Tara Buchanan - United Kingdom | August 2017

"Your website and customer service has been excellent throughout and we found it easy to contact you if we had any questions. Similarly we appreciated your advice re car hire. Barresa was stunning and we loved it.  It is beautifully maintained and the description and photos on your website were very accurate. Similarly the staff were so nice and helpful, even if we couldn't really talk to them as we don't speak Italian! We loved Sicily. Overall we love Italy for the views, the food & the people and will be back!"

Luca James - United Kingdom | August 2017

"We fell in love with Siracusa! We visited three times during our week and always had a great time. We loved Barresa as well. It was so classy! Thanks to everyone!"

Lucy Quinn - Ireland | July 2017

"Everything was really lovely – thank you to everyone involved. We felt really secure in our booking from the first time we got in touch and were so impressed by the villa when we arrived. An amazing holiday that we will never forget!"

Nino Petruccio - United Kingdom | June 2017

"We had a lovely time at Villa Barresa. It was so peaceful and quiet. The Villa met all our needs and was well maintained. I would say that we would recommend this Villa to anyone who requires space for a large family."

Arabella Lands - France | September 2016

"As soon as we arrived we loved everything about Barresa. It was so charming and comfortable. We had so much space, much more than we thought and swimming in the pool every day was wonderful. Thank you to soloSicily for organising everything, and to the villa staff for being so helpful."

Jo McEwan - United Kingdom | August 2016

"Staying so close to Siracusa was great for us as we wanted to get to know the town. But then the countryside vibe of the villa was super. There was everything we could need. Fantastic!"

The Granit Family - Israel | August 2016

"It has been a pleasure to be guests here. The villa is amazing, the pool is so much fun and the view is perfect. We hope to come soon again sometime in the future."

Steve Driscott - United Kingdom | July 2016

"We felt like VIPS when staying at beautiful Barresa. It really was an amazing holiday. Hanging out out by the pool in the lovely Sicilian countryside was a dream come true. Thank you so much!"

Johanna Vatiainen - Finland | October 2015

"Thank you for your assistance and help. Our holiday was lovely, Barresa was charming! We are back in Finland now."

Jan Wood - Scotland | September 2015

"We really enjoyed our week in sunny Sicily. The villa was well equipped and and comfortable and the pool was terrific. It was a convenient base for day trips to the beach and nearby towns."

Florence Gail - Australia | September 2015

"We needed a bigger property for a family get together and villa Barresa met all our expectations and more. The kids loved the pool and gardens and it was great to see them enjoy the freedom and privacy of the villa. We took some unforgettable trips to Syracuse, Noto and enjoyed the best fish at Marzamemi. An amazing holiday!"

Robin Williams - United Kingdom | August 2015

"We did indeed have a wonderful holiday in Sicily. The dinners and kitchen help were excellent. The overall service from Solo Sicily from booking through to arrival was very good"

Joachim Pissarro - United States | August 2015

"Barresa was heaven! The owners were charming, elegant, discrete, generous, helpful.  Antonio and Filippo on the property always ready to help.  Cetina always nice and helpful."

Bojana Bellamy - United Kingdom | August 2015

"We found our interactions with SoloSicily smooth, simple and well run. The team was professional, reliable and knowledgable, which to us is the most important. All the instructions and information was well organized and it was most helpful to have the packaged information about the villa, practical information, environs etc all in one place and sent in advance. Villa Barresa was perfect for our stay and big group of people, with plenty of character, lovely and well looked after garden and a good pool/ poolside area. The villa felt most welcoming and the fact that it is family owned, full of personal moments and decoration and not purposefully made out for rentals, made it more special. I also found that having a special welcome pack upon arrival, but also all the basic provisions at our disposal (oil, salt/pepper, coffee, cleaning products, rubbish bin liners etc) was a great touch. It meant we did not have to worry about the basics and run to the supermarket the moment we run out of something like loo paper, for example. All the staff at the villa - Manuela, the cook who we used once, Antonio the caretaker/gardenerwere most helpful and all did a good job. All in all, this was a wonderful and easy holiday and I would be delighted to recommend the company and the villa to any of my friends. We would definitely come back to the villa if we travelled to that region of Sicily again."

Andrew Jones - United Kingdom | July 2015

"We had a very enjoyable vacation. The peace and quiet has been amazing and of course the lovely warm sunshine. Villa Barresa was both charming and comfortable. I must say the Etna trip and wine tasting was particularly good."

Caroline Finch - United States | July 2015

"We couldn't have asked for a better location or villa for our group holiday to Sicily! The villa has a real air of nobility and we loved how spacious it was inside and out. Also a great base to discover the gems of south-east Sicily."

Julian Blundell - United Kingdom | June 2015

"We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in Villa Barresa. The villa was full of unique antique features, cosy corners and an amazing Mediterranean garden and pool area. We were close to a great sandy beach and some great restaurants when we didn't feel like cooking in. I would highly recommend this villa to large groups."

Gaby Howl - United States | May 2015

"Thank you soloSicily for a wonderful stay at villa Barresa. We loved the gardens, the huge palm trees and pool – even though it was April we had plenty of sunny days to enjoy sitting outside and having a swim. There was so much to see and do nearby we really were spoilt for choice."