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Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso

Paradiso in Sicily
2 reviews
Paradiso in Sicily
Paradiso - a small house with huge serenity
Afternoon siesta on the Hammock. Incomparable!
The vines in September
Handmade typically Sicilian Kitchen
Visiting horses eating the pomegranates and pears
Where do you want to go?
One of the old churches of Giarratana
Diga di Sta Rosalia is close by
The view from the house
Fantastic views from this property
Amazing scenery all round
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Giarratana, Province of Ragusa, Sicily
This small rustic country house is located in a conservation area next to a pine forest.

It is set on high grounds with magnificent views of the Sicilian countryside and the Iblean Mountains.

On the one side it is within walking distance from a typical quiet rural village which has all amenities.

On the other side it is seconds away from a huge forest with monumental pine trees.This is a protected park which enjoys safe walking/rambling/cycling paths; picnic area; bbq area; animal reserve.

A lovely park for children to play in is found at the edge of the village.

The village is quaint, neat, well equipped with shops that provide all requirements. Health centre, bank, pharmacy, bread shop, mini-markets, green grocer shops, gelateria, restaurants, pizzeria, newspaper shop.... the perfect little Sicilian village is waiting to be di...
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Listing #HL257492
About the Owner
Marika A
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

A lovely rustic place amidst the beautiful sicilian countryside. One can choose to spend the day in lovely nature walkabouts or get a car to the major hotspots in sicily. Good food practically everywhere and at very decent prices, even in the little village of...More

Thank Karen B
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

So glad this experience was enjoyable and worth the memory for you. Welcome back any time!

Reviewed 21 May 2016

The house is set in a beautiful location with a large outside sitting area and lovely views over the countryside in all directions. The interior of the simply furnished house is perfectly adequate in most respects, but there are a couple of basic problems. We're...More

Thank Paul D
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

This is a very disappointing review especially after having always received positive reviews from our guests. (Tripadvisor has yet to explain to us where our previous 14 positive reviews have suddenly disappeared on this listing). This guest has listed a number of complaints of which...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage includes a homely kitchen and dining area, a living area set in a conservatory which can double up as a spare sleeping area, a large main bedroom which can include a spare single bed and a cot, a second double bedroom, and a comfortable bathroom with shower.

Internet access is available, although it is rare in such open countryside.

Mobile telephone reception is excellent.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    2 Queens
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: £178 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A security deposit of Euro 200 must be paid 5 days prior to arrival at this house. This will be refunded within 5 days after departure from the house as long as there are no damages/breakages in which case, expenses will be deducted from this deposit.You are required to make a deposit of 30% of total fee upon booking.
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About the neighbourhood
Giarratana is set in the Iblean Hills in the south eastern tip of Sicily, 1710 feet above sea level. This is a beautiful small village which enjoys gorgeous Mediterranean weather that is warm in summer, with heat peaking in August and getting especially cold between December and February.

This village has a long history which dates back to Greek times and in fact the first name of the original village was Greek.

Giarratana has only 3000+ inhabitants The village is renown for the production of the Sicilian sweet Torrone and for the production of exceptionally large onions which are celebrated through the Sacra della Cipolla in mid August.

Mainly rural in character, the village is dedicated to St Bartholomew The Apostle and the religious feast is celebrated on 24 August.

The village is...
Car advised
How to get there
Giarratana is a small village in the south eastern tip of Sicily and part of the region of Ragusa. It is easily reached via the SS 194.

The closest airport is situated in Comiso which is just over 1 hours' drive away. Ryanair have just introduced direct flights from London, Rome and Brussels to this destination.

If you fly to the airport of Catania, you may reach Giarratana by driving in approximately 2 hours' drive.

If you fly to the airport of the island of Malta, you can book a Virtu Ferries ferry trip from Malta to the port of Pozzallo which is approximately 45 minutes' drive away from Giarratana.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby.
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