10% discount on all available weeks in October 2023

Price Starting from € 2500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Accessibility All rooms are on the ground floor.
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The bold, red-tiled pool, the local sandstone walls and the interplay of shapes and materials all build on the rich creative heritage of Sicily

Rossa is an incredible, in Spring 2023 completed, single-storey villa for four with breathtaking views of the delightful baroque town of Noto.

Built in natural materials by talented local craftspeople using traditional methods, the villa itself is thoroughly modern. Its amorphous form, interplay of soft shapes and the red pool which gives it its name, are matched by a spacious comfort found both inside and out.

The front of the villa faces west, giving spectacular sunset views of Noto, while the bedrooms face east. The careful design and organic forms found within the structure of the building as well as in the careful edit of interior pieces are worthy of an art gallery, except they are conceived with comfort and practicality in mind.

The main living space is full of natural light. A joyful play of shapes is found in the roundness of the ceiling-hung fire, the dining table and the floor rugs, the curve of the wall and of the Edra sofa, and in the clear glass bubble pendant lights. A well-equipped kitchen leads onto the terrace and to a plancha grill and the outside dining table. Bedrooms, meanwhile, are designed to be cool and dark in the heat of summer and cosy in the cooler months.

The pool is the star of the show with its illusion of red water from the scarlet tiles that line it and the splendid views beyond. A covered outdoor lounge area shares the same panorama and guests could happily hop between pillows and pool for their entire stay. But that would be to miss out on the Baroque towns of not just Noto, but Ragusa and Modica, too. And then there are the beaches – Lido di Noto or the wild unspoilt places within the Vendicari Nature Reserve.

Rossa is more than just a villa, it’s also a work of art with a location that is very hard to beat.

Rooms description


The two hotel-style bedrooms are contemporary in style and calm in feel, with sanded concrete floors, air conditioning and Boffi ceiling fans, and an east-facing terrace with bean bags. The first room can be set up as a twin or a double and has a bath at the end of the bed and a large walk-in shower. The toilet is separate. The second room is a double and has a small desk and an en-suite shower room. Both rooms have curtains that block the light.


The first room has a freestanding Boffi bath at the end of the bed where you can soak looking onto a small terrace. The large shower and basin are behind a partition wall. The second bedroom has an en-suite shower room divided from the room by a sliding glass door. In both, high quality fixtures and fittings mix with natural materials and contemporary design.


The main body of the villa houses the living and dining spaces and the kitchen. A sanded concrete floor runs throughout the property and in this space it is complemented by a curved sandstone back wall that faces a straight wall of doors and windows onto the terrace and pool. The Boffi kitchen is at one end and it is expertly equipped with everything guests need to make the most of the exceptional ingredients available locally. A Carrara marble worktop and pale wooden cupboards bring natural materials to the modern design. A beautiful dark wood round dining table sits beneath clear glass bubble pendant lights where guests can dine looking across the terrace, towards Noto. There is a teak dining table on the terrace itself with a large Umbrosa parasol for shade as well as an outdoor kitchen with an electric plancha.

Living rooms

The lounge area of the main room is focused round a curved wall bench and the ceiling-hung fire. The play of shapes, particularly circles, is continued with the white Edra sofa. There is underfloor heating for the cooler months and a Bluetooth soundbar. Outside, a herringbone brick terrace with built-in comfy sofas is shaded by a concrete portico that has a cut-out circle and beautiful rose gold pendant lights. The design is as spectacular as the views it overlooks.

Other rooms




private pool, air conditioning, dogs allowed, espresso machine, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, wifi, central heating, room fans, cot, high chair, barbeque


All rooms are on the ground floor.


The property is surrounded by almond and olive groves and has incredible views over the valley to the town of Noto. While the entrance gate is shared with another property, Rossa enjoys total privacy. The west-facing terrace stretches the length of the building and has a teak dining table and plancha grill at one end, in front of the doors to the kitchen. The 14m x 3m pool has a 5m infinity edge with first-class views of Noto and its cathedral. An outdoor lounge area next to the pool has a pavilion feel - with its big cushioned bench seat and sunset views, it is a glorious space. The bedrooms have small, private east-facing terraces for that morning cup of coffee and several chapters of your book.


Please be aware that there are steep banks in the garden of this property and children should not be left by themselves on any of the outside terraces, including by the pool.

Availability & Pricing

10% discount on all available weeks in October 2023

weekly prices
from 1 October 2023 to 30 April 2024 € 2500
from 1 May 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 3300
from 1 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 3900
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 3300
from 1 October 2024 to 30 April 2025 € 2500
Price on request.
Final cleaning: included
Baby cot: EUR 100 per week to be paid upon arrival
Extra cleaning for stays longer than a week: EUR 120
Interim replacement of linen for stays longer than a week: EUR 60

Security deposit: EUR 500,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
30% deposit upon booking; balance 30 working days prior to arrival.

Tourist tax: 1 to 3 Euro per day, per adult for the first 7 days. Children under 14 are not subject to this tax. To be paid in cash up on arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days upon request.

Leisure & Activities


The breathtaking beaches of Sicily’s south-eastern corner are just 15 minuters away. Lido di Noto is perfect for those who like the convenience of a beachside restaurant, while the beaches inside the Vendicari Nature Reserve are wild and unspoilt and include Eloro, Pizzuta, Calamosche, San Lorenzo and, if you’d rather throw caution to the wind, as well as your clothes, Marianelli. For a round of golf, the 18-hole I Monasteri course is less than 40km away.


We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Rossa in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, massage therapist, yoga instructor and tourist guide.


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Guests will be charmed by the beautiful town of Noto, with its baroque architecture, colourful interiors and fabulous array of restaurants that offer everything from pizzas to fine dining, using beautiful, slow-grown local ingredients. Syracusa is of similar archaeological interest and is matched in its baroque splendour by both Ragusa and Modica - the latter is known as the city of 100 churches and is famed for its chocolate production. The island of Ortigia is another gem of pretty medieval streets, heaving with history, while Marzamemi is a pretty fishing village with delightful restaurants.


Air The nearest airports are: Comiso[CIY] (85km); Catania[CTA] (86km); Palermo[PMO](330km). Train The nearest train station to the property is in Noto (3km). Road The property is just a few km from Noto which is accessed off the coast road (E45) along the SP59.


Noto (4km); Lido di Noto (10km); San Lorenzo beach (20km); Ispica (22km); Marzamemi (25km); Palazzolo Acreide (32km); Modica (37km); Syracusa (39km); Ortigia Island (40km); Scicli (43km); Ragusa (52km); Catania (93km); Taormina (149km); Agrigento (236km); and Palermo (287km).

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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