What a magnificent place! Indulge yourself in this villa of absolutely the highest quality.
La Riserva reflects the light, the sea, the aromas and the silence of the Sicilian Island. These where the elements that inpired the owners, a Dutch-Italian Architect from Milan and his wife, for designing and building this stunning villa.
Although very modern this house fits perfectly into its natural environment. The infinite horizon and the view of the Vendicari Nature Reserve with the sea in the back is unique.
Furnishings throughout the villa are are of the highest quality. In a way contemporary but the design respects the rules and the landscape, Modern elements are continiously combined with local, traditional elements like the natura stone of Noto and the lava stone of the Etna Vulcano.
The Natural Vendiari Reserve became a protected area in 1984 by the Sicilian region. It is located precisely halfway between Noto and Pachino with a territory that extends for about 1512 hectares. Inside the reserve, an entire ecosystem lives undisturbed.
You will find yourself frequently in front of breath-taking landscapes, dense vegetation that suddenly opens to a clear sea, very long and golden beaches.
Vendicari is definitely among the Italian areas of major interest from the point of unspoiled nature. From the observation cabins, you can admire Flamingos, Herons, and Storks.
The Tonnara has become one of the symbols of Vendicari, a structure of great charm that dominates the central area of the Reserve. All the beaches of the Reserve (Tonnara, Eloro, Pizzuta, Calamosche, Marianelli) are accessible and are just a few minutes’ drive and walk from La Riserva, by parking the car and walking some way.
There are many other beaches that you can easily reach by car within 30 minutes’ drive or less without any walk. For most of them the access to the white sands is easy, with lidos and options of water sports: San Lorenzo, Portopalo di Capo Passero and Isola delle Correnti, Ferro di Cavallo - Avola, Calabernardo, Lido di Noto, Fontane Bianche and Riserva del Gelsomineto.
Noto, is an authentic masterpiece of Baroque art protected as a UNESCO Wordl Heritage Site, is only 10 minutes by car from La Riserva.
Marzamemi, one of the prettiest seaside fishing village of this area, is only 10 minutes’ drive from the villa. The village is still renowned for its tuna dishes, and is home to a film festival in late July. The restored Tonnara square shelters traditional bars and restaurants.
Also close to La Riserva are the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage baroque towns of Modica, Ragusa Ibla and Scicli and, of course, Syracuse, with its historic island centre, Ortigia.