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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were two couples and wanted to rent Francescas two apartments. Unfortunately one of them was occupied but Francesca managed to get us a friends apartment nearby. The apartment was Beautiful and very Clean and is positioned in a very nice and quiet part of Scicli. Francesca was the perfect host and helped us with just Everything we needed. Scicli... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Back for the fourth time and again it seemed as if we never left. Francesca kindly met us at the railway station, and as I had a swollen knee it was a big help. As I was getting out of the car a neighbour noticed my problem and came round to Piedagrotta with some home made massage oil, which really... More 

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FrancescaLuigi, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Dear Cath and John, the real perception that comes out of your words is that you've become almost Sciclitani and definitely part of our family. It has been a real pleasure meeting you at the train station and driving you home as well as it has been sad knowing that you Cath had a problem with your knee. The "olio... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was our third stay in C'era Una Volta and a bit like 'coming home'. An authentic old stone Sicilian house that has been very tastefully restored, with the benefit of a lovely roof terrace to while away the hours. We decided not to hire a car for this recent trip and with a little planning, still managed to go... More 

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Francesca S, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Dear Janet, the simple fact that you decided to come back to C'era una Volta gives us the feeling that our houses are meant for and loved by nice, attentive and friendly guests as you've ever been. That fact that you and a few other guests/friends, decide to be back at C'era una Volta and in Scicli more than once,... More 

Frinton on sea
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

What a place! a real treasure. Our host Francesca was so helpful and kind. The house was wonderful, authentic and the roof top terrace was brilliant to watch the sun go down. Well appointed home from home. Well set up, very clean and very handy for the town which was a short walk away. Good selection of cafes and shops... More 

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Francesca S, Owner at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Dear Malcom and Jackeline, from the very beginning I understood I was in the presence of a special couple. You've been simply fantastic. The way you got in touch with the locals, the way you experienced the local culture is who I feel the real travellers to southeastern Sicily should do. We hope to welcome you back whenever you wish... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very charming accommodation with everything you need for a perfect stay for a family of four. Francesca is a perfect host, discrete but always helpful, she gave us many great suggestions for places to visit and she speaks fluent English too. We can highly recommend this house to anyone interested in experiencing the authentic Sicily in a wonderful location. Scicli... More 

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Francesca S, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Dear Angela, Søren, Simon and Mads, you've been wonderful guests and we feel every day luckier and luckier hosting nice, discrete and respectful travellers like you. We are happy you appreciated our simple but warm welcome. We love making our guests feel like being home and love sharing with them anecdotes and infos about local history. We believe that you... More 

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

My sister and I stayed in the Via Tivoli house for a week at the end of May and really felt that we had been blessed with finding the perfect little house for our needs. We like to stay in places which give a feel for the local life and we certainly achieved that. Francesca was exceedingly helpful both with... More 

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Francesca S, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Thanks a lot, Caroline. I'm happy you appreciated our simple but warm welcome and you liked "your house" in Scicli. What we did for you, and when possible for other guests, was to make you feel like visiting a Sicilian family in a Sicilian town and live like a local. As you mention, we love suggesting local seasonal produces and... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stayed at C'era Una Volta for the last five days of our holiday in Sicily. After seeing all the sights,we needed a rest! C'era Una Volta gave us that. It was in a great location, just on the outskirts of the town, but no more than 5/6 minutes to the centre, where there are lots of cafes and restaurants.... More 

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Francesca S, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words which make me feel that Scicli keeps a special place in the heart and among the memories of those, like you, who visit and enjoy its pleasant atmosphere and the fascinating locations. We wish you could come back one day to experience together some other hidden places and surprising jewels we keep in Scicli. Alla... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

For 5 weather perfect days in mid- April we stayed at C'era Una Votta Scicli and it was not long enough - definitely needed more time to savor more the beautiful town and the comfortable accommodations. As the name implies, it did feel like once upon a time - experiencing the past in the present while in Scicli. A pleasant... More 

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Francesca S, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

There are no words, Elaine, to add to your perfect review, plenty of useful details and tips. It seems like you've really lived like the locals. As you say, this area is full of things to see, to taste and to surprisingly discover. We loved being on your side. We liked making you feel home, while experiencing the sicilian lifestyle.... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We rented this restored old house for three nights and loved it. Conveniences such as modern bathroom, and laundry facilities - but in the old part of town within walking distance of places to eat - churches to see and watching the locals watch the filming of another Montalbano epic! I particularly loved the roof terrace - clothes dried there... More 

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Francesca S, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

You've been here while Palomar was filming another episode of Inspector Montalbano, that we will see on tv next year.... you are right. The historical centre was closed to traffic and anybody could quietly walk around (as it usually happens on the weekends) and admire churches and palaces while tasting a glass of local wine or a delicous and refreshing... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

We enjoyed our time here so much that we extended our stay. Francesca and the girls met us and showed us to our new home. It is a delightfully restored old cottage, in keeping with the historic ambience of this picturesque town. Francesca gave us a wonderful briefing to the town and the area which we drew on extensively for... More 

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FrancescaLuigi, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta Scicli, responded to this review

Dear Jill, we are first of all happy you keep good memories of your holiday in Scicli and you appreciated our cottage. It is for us very important to let our guests experience the most original and true Scicli suggesting what to visit and discover or what to taste and sip. We love this region, full of colours, old traditions... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
C'era una volta (once upon a time).....is the "motto" we chose for the two self-catering accommodations, Via Pedigrotta and Via Tivoli. Newly restored and tastefully furnished they are meant for couples or families who wish to enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay surrounded by nature and history while discovering Southeastern Sicily. The charming furniture reminding the past together with the most modern comforts are thought to grant a pleasant and quiet stay to families with children and couples. "Make yourself at home" is our motto. Dining-living area furnished with wooden table and chairs and a comfortable sofa, a fully-equipped kitchen corner, a comfortable double bedroom and one bathroom with shower ( Via Piedigrotta has got two bathrooms). Both have a suggestive roof-terrace from which you can enjoy the view of the surrounding nature and architectures and spend your time in total relax. Around the houses only narrow pedestrian safe alleys. Via Piedigrotta can host up to 4 adults while Via Tivoli is meant for 2/3. They are provided with air conditioning, heating, washing-machine, TV, satellite and decoder, hi-fi radio, fridge and electric cooker. ... more   less 

Additional Information about C'era Una Volta Scicli

Address: VIa Piedigrotta, 22, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Scicli
Price Range: £49 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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