(Description of the locality)
RAGUSA is placed in the south-eastern side of Sicily, nearly 100 km away from Catania. Land full of art and sun, the youngest of the Sicilian provinces boasts the largest number of sites acknowledged as heritage of mankind by UNESCO…baroque art, uncontaminated nature, archaeological areas, traditions and unique flavours represent an historical and cultural reference of the utmost interest. Situated along a spur in the rock between two deep gorges, Ragusa is a city with two souls: Ragusa Superiore characterized by its modern aspect and Ibla, the most ancient core where sculptors and artists inserted - with unexpected harmony - baroque masterpieces into the classical medieval plant originating a urban landscape unique all around the world. The imposing Duomo di San Giorgio (Saint George’s Cathedral) with its magnificent late-baroque façade predominates while all around it is an interlacement of alleys, courtyards and short flights of steps in which letting oneself get lost and go together with hosts, dragons and masks supporting astonishing balconies and decorating the prospects of elegant mansions and splendid churches. In the outskirts: il Castello di Donnafugata (the Castle of Donnafugata), exemplary aristocratic residence tracing back to the second half of the 19th century, la Cava d’Ispica (the Quarry of Ispica), archeological site testifying the evolution of human settlements from the pre-historical era up to almost the present days; Marina di Ragusa, seaside-locality with long beaches of very fine golden sand and very good night-clubs. Wine and gastronomic itineraries on the typical spots of the Cioccolato di Modica (chocolate of Modica), Nero d’Avola (red wine), Cerasuolo di Vittoria (red wine), Caciocavallo Ragusano (peculiar cheese of Ragusa) and of the Mediterennaean fish markets. Interesting trips to: Modica is 15 km away, Scicli is 25 km away, Pozzallo (links to Malta) is 30 km away, Noto is 45 km away, Vendicari is 45 away, Siracusa is 75 km away, Catania is 105 km away, Caltagirone is 60 km away, Piazza Armerina is 90 km away, Agrigento is 120 km away.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY
Charming resort ideal to experience either an elegant and as well authentic atmosphere peculiar to the Sicilian rural life…Parco Cavalonga Resort is immerged into a luxuriant and suggestive landscape - characterized by hundred-year-old olive and carob trees - right in the core of the province of Ibla, heritage of the UNESCO. In its outskirts there are marvellous baroque small towns such as Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Noto and important archaeological sites: Cava d’Ispica (Quarry of Ispica), Oasi di Vendicari (Natural Reserve of Vendicari), Kamarina. The resort - framed by the typical low dry-walls - is located inside of a 18 hectare large natural park whose original architectures have been wisely restored and matched with their setting by perfectly harmonizing with the spontaneous Mediterranean vegetation and the countryside around. Wide equipped zones together with a beautiful and irregularly shaped shared swimming pool - enclosed by a large solarium-terrace fitted with garden furniture - are available for the guests.
The Parco Cavalonga estate, dating from the last century, is situated in the middle of an 18-hectare nature park, surrounded by olive groves and ancient trees and framed by typical low stone walls lining the paths. Three country houses of the estate have been converted into seven elegant and comfortable apartments, all individually decorated with tasteful furnishings and fittings. Each apartment has its own separate terrace. All guests in the apartments can also use the original swimming pool surrounded by a large sun terrace in the beautiful garden (all taken care of by a discreet janitor and gardener who lives on site). Parco Cavalonga is at the heart of the province of Ragusa, listed as UNESCO cultural heritage. It is an excellent starting point for exploring the baroque towns of Scicli, Modica, Noto and Ragusa-Ibla or the rural jewels of Cava d’Ispica, Oasi di Vendicari and Kamarina.
- Surface 90 m²
- Chauffage Central
- Vue Campagne