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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The setting and architecture of the Villa Zottopera are beautiful, a step back to the 18th century rural and baronial Sicily. Loved our stay there, the accommodation was charming and comfortable and the service was so friendly. Anna is a great cook and hostess, as...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely charming. Its a farm in the middle of nowhere so its not luxurious but its cosy and tidy and the apartments are well stocked for self catering. The pool and garden area is lovely with shady fig trees to sit under. The pool is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this farm for two nights and had a pleasant experience. The accomodation was nice and was adequate for our needs, if your looking for modern this is not the place but for something different and tranquil it is. There was a lovely...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We split our vacation into two parts: the first part was a luxury hotel in Taormina for two nights.The second was the remaining 6 nights at Villa Zottopera. They cost about the same amount, so it was definitely cost efficient to stay in the villa....More

Date of stay: April 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed here for a week in early October. Our apartment was small and basic but charming, part of the converted stables around the farmhouse in the central courtyard. Don't expect all mod cons, no kettle, tv or products, but there is good wifi and...More

Date of stay: October 2016
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VILLA Zottopera is an old 17th-18th century villa surrounded by century old olive trees from which a renowned oil is obtained. The villa has an elegant area with garden and swimming pool and it is located More in the countryside of Chiaramonte Gulfi (RG) in a place that is interesting for its art and culture: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Agrigento, Siracusa, Noto, Caltagirone, etc. Only a half hour's drive from some lovely beaches, Villa Zottopera is a wonderful agriturismo, a very well preserved example of a grand, farm estate. It's a really good base for easy days out to discovery "real" Sicily. The lovely historical towns of Comiso, Ragusa Ibla, Modica , incredible Baoque towns of Sicily's south-east corner, and yet more fantastic beaches, are within striking distance. One of our favourite towns in Sicily, Caltagirone, is only about 24 Km and, famous for ceramics, it is exactly as one might imagine a Sicilian town be, almost as if leapt out of a film Guests can taste the simple and tasty dishes of the local farmer and stay in suggestive comfortable suite-flats. The Villa with the old buildings adjoining it and the Sicilian courtyard (baglio), the little church, the garden, the swimming pool, give an unforgettable moment of suggestive and poetic atmosphere, as well as a simple and friendly climate, thanks to the small number of guests and to our discrete company and careful service .Courses: Preparation of typical products of the traditional Sicilian cuisine - tasting of olive oil. To those who book directly on this portal will be offered a welcome basket Number of apartment : 7 Beds: 30 Characteristics: Two-three room apartment with bathroom, kitchen and veranda, TV and air-conditioning Free services and facilities: welcome breakfast, wooded garden, mountain bikes and table-tennis, organic vegetal, fruit and eggs of Farm Animals allowed Services on request: traditional tasting only for our guests to guarantee the maximum calm ,breakfast, daily change of bed linen and towels. Other facilities: credit card - Internet (free) Other spaces available: swimming pool- old kitchen with oven - big dining room - terrace facing garden and swimming pool - small church. We also have an old oil press, oil and wine cellars Nearest sea resorts: Scoglitti, Kamarina, Marina di Ragusa (at about 25 minutes) Nearest airport: Comiso Airport (5 Km) - Catania (Km90) Products on sale: Olive oil Villa Zottopera DOP (PDO Protected Denomination of Origin) (organic), conserves-produce of the countryside. Courses: Preparation of typical products of the traditional Sicilian cuisine - tasting of olive oil. Friendly, apartments, pool & superb food. Fab! Ray loves Villa Zottopera atmosphere, its location in "the heart of Baroque " and the wonderful owners. Close to picturesque Ragusa Ibla, Comiso , and half an hour from some of Sicily's most beautiful sandy beaches, Villa Alfredo is a grand farm estate. It's a really good base for easy days out to discover "real " Sicily. The lovely historical town of Ragusa Ibla and Modica is only 8km away, and the incredible Baroque towns of Sicily's south-east corner, and yet more fantastic beaches, are within striking distance. One of our favourite towns in Sicily, Caltagirone, is only about 24km and, famous for ceramics, it is exactly as one might imagine a Sicilian town should be, almost as if it has leapt out of a film. Run by the lovely owners, Villa Zottopera is a wonderful place, which exudes character. There is an old olive press, a fine example of a traditionally decorated cart and a little church. This whole masseria is steeped in history. Villa Zottopera agritourist apartments are in converted farm-workers' houses, off the courtyard. They are Sicilian and rustic, tasteful, and with fairly simple kitchen areas. Most have a terrace, some leading on to the garden, near the pool, which is in a lovely walled garden, with seats dotted about, under trees. There is a cultivated area, where guests are welcome to pick vegetables or fruit in season. You can also collect fresh eggs for breakfast on occasions! Just watch the wide beam on your children's faces as you do. Also very much family-run, Villa Alfredo restaurant feels special and intimate, as they cater only for guests of the apartments. In summer, diners eat on the charming terrace, al fresco. The family is passionate about Sicilian cuisine and the excellent, home-cooked, traditional food is delicious. Past clients have also really enjoyed the cookery courses, which are great fun. Villa Zottopera is a fantastic agriturismo, in every sense of the word. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Minibar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$62 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Chiaramonte Gulfi
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$62 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Chiaramonte Gulfi
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04 Nov 2014
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