The Sibarist

Villa located in the middle of a rich landscape in eastern Sicily


This ancient feudal estate is situated on the edge of the Ibleo plateau, facing Etna, north of Syracuse and in the centre of a white stone valley slowly carved out of the rock over the centuries by the San Calogero river.

The lush fields at the bottom of the valley, rich in spring water, were once the only place fertile enough to nurture and cultivate abundant citrus groves. The estate remained a hunting ground until the 1970s and still has one of the oldest and best-known livestock farms in Sicily.

The ancient property has ample space for those who wish to follow in the footsteps of St. Calogero, who lived there during Byzantine times, to enjoy a stay of beauty, well-being and relaxation. This ancient continent of the past has now been transformed into spacious rooms with dining room, library and lounge with fireplace, overlooking the cool, shady arches of the former stables.

The guesthouse consists of twelve comfortable double rooms furnished with antiques, all different in colour and drapery. In each room there are: satellite TV, minibar, air conditioning and safe.Of the twelve rooms, two also have a fireplace and two jacuzzi. The kitchen is available on request.Guests can enjoy tasting the best dishes of traditional Sicilian and Italian cuisine. Lunches and dinners are served in the dining room in a magical atmosphere.

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Activities in the area:

A forest of Mediterranean essences, fields rich in spring water, olive and citrus groves and green pastures make this villa a place where you can connect with nature, discover nature trails, enjoy archaeological walks to discover the caves and tombs of the X-IX century BC, taste extra virgin olive oil, citrus jams and honey from the main products of the farm. The estate covers an area of 100 hectares, an ideal place for team building activities and an exclusive site for organising special events.

Located in the heart of an area rich in renowned natural sites (Etna, Oasi di Vendicari…), archaeological ruins (Siracusa, Pantalica…), and architectural works of art (Ragusa Ibla, Noto, Modica…), this villa enjoys a strategic position that allows you to visit the whole of eastern Sicily in a single day. Between May and June, the classical performances at the Greek Theatre of Syracuse are not to be missed.

Also increasingly popular, along with the better known Taormina Film Festival in June, is the International Frontier Film Festival (July) in Marzamemi, a former fishing village that has become one of the newest with the largest and southernmost open-air cinema in Europe, located inside the tonnara, a labyrinth of tuna nets dating back to the time of the Arab domination of Sicily and still perfectly preserved.


– 12 rooms (standard, superior and junior suite* ) all with satellite TV, fridge, air conditioning, safe and jacuzzi*).

– Availability for special events, indoor seating for 250 people, unlimited outdoor seating.

– Restaurant (reservation required).

– Meeting rooms for 10 to 100 people.

– Wi-fi in conference rooms and common areas.

– Swimming pool.

– SPA with sauna, Turkish bath and massages (on request).

– Parking for 200 cars (plus extra space available).

– Nature and archaeological trails.

They also organise: Sailing and speedboat excursions, sea kayaking, food and wine excursions, cooking classes, helicopter excursions.

Specific activities for special events: orienteering, historical-archaeological treasure hunts, raid adventures, hiking, free climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, quad tours, ATV trips, river hiking, rafting, canyoning, skiing.

Included in the rates: Bed linen and household linen, change of sheets fortnightly, cook, domestic staff/8h per day, electricity, water, gas, cleaning on departure, WIFI internet.

For more detailed information, we invite you to visit our 5 stars section, which you will find further down on this page, after the pictures.


  • Reference THSEITSIC0001
  • Price Ask us
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Bathrooms 12
  • Location Sicilia, Italia


  • Air conditioning
  • Furnished
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Swimming pool
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

Types of event

  • Filming
  • Meeting
  • Photoshoot
  • Presentation

The natural landscapes, archaeological ruins and architectural wealth in the surrounding areas nourish this sense.

The variety of wellness services, sauna, Turkish bath and massages on request promise moments of relaxation.

Guests can enjoy the fragrant garden rich in aromatic plants.

Enjoying traditional Sicilian and Italian cuisine in the dining room can be a magical experience.

In the courtyard, the silence is broken only by the sound of the water in the fountains and the rustle of the wind in the leaves.

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