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Lemon Goddess

  • 11 guests

  • 6 bedrooms

  • 5 bathrooms

  • sq/ft

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This beautiful rustic home is in the heart of the province of Ragusa, a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s surrounded by a park and rural landscape, making it a peaceful and pretty base for exploring nearby Noto, Modica and Syracuse. The home is split between the main house and a separate annex that’s ideal for a couple seeking a touch more privacy. Recently restored, the home retains its rustic style and charm while having everything you might need for a Sicilian escape – the annex even has an art studio. We love the outside space, with its oh-so-inviting swimming pool and lovely sun-soaked terrace.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Ragusa – you're at the heart of the province

Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Ragusa – you're at the heart of the province

Soak up the sun beside the private swimming pool

Soak up the sun beside the private swimming pool

Whip up arancini in the rustic, charm-filled kitchen

Whip up arancini in the rustic, charm-filled kitchen

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Home truths

    Well-behaved pets are welcome to accompany you during your stay, with prior approval from your host.

    Your host can provide a high chair for little ones on request.

    This home is comprised of the main house and a one-bedroom annex. The annex is also an art studio so there may be some art supplies dotted around.

    For those with reduced mobility, there are two ground-floor bedrooms in the main house.

    We think the small double bedroom in the loft is best suited to two children sharing, or one adult. The ceiling is very low so tall guests may need to take care. It’s also not the most private, as it’s at loft level above the twin bedroom.

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Swimming pool

Bedrooms & bathrooms

6 bedrooms, 7 beds

5 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Massage

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of services and experiences for an additional fee, including fridge fills, a private chef, wine tastings, cooking classes and spa treatments.

  • Your host can also arrange car hire and helicopter transfers.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Ragusa

Fans of the TV drama ‘Inspector Montalbano’ will be familiar with the province of Ragusa as it’s where the long-running series is filmed – playing the role of the fictional region of Montelusa. Even if you’re not a keen follower of Italian police procedural shows, the fact that this southernmost area of Sicily was chosen as the backdrop for the popular programme should give away that it’s rather easy on...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Indulge in Cantunera Ibla's Delectable Arancini

Indulge in Cantunera Ibla's Delectable Arancini

This charming restaurant offers a great selection of arancine at a great price. With friendly English-speaking staff, a lovely outdoor setting under orange trees, and amazing service, it's a must-visit for food lovers.

18 min
Explore Donnafugata Castle

Explore Donnafugata Castle

Step into a bygone world at this palatial baronial residence turned museum. Admire the period furnishings, costume gallery, and stunning gardens for an enchanting experience in Sicilian aristocracy.

19 min
Enjoy live music at the neighbourhood bar, Prima Classe

Enjoy live music at the neighbourhood bar, Prima Classe

A local hangout with a relaxed atmosphere, this bar offers live music and a break from tourist crowds. Perfect for a casual night out.

11 min
Enjoy a stroll around Giardino Ibleo

Enjoy a stroll around Giardino Ibleo

A serene public garden with sweeping views, ambling pathways, churches & fountains. Relax on benches, enjoy the beautiful flowers, and take in scenic views of the valley and Ragusa train station.

18 min
Dine alfresco at Giro Di Vite Osteria e Pizza

Dine alfresco at Giro Di Vite Osteria e Pizza

Experience excellent pizza, delicious pasta, and wonderful service at this friendly restaurant. The stylish tropical atmosphere adds a refreshing twist to the old Italian architecture.

15 min
Grab coffee and arancini at Caffè Sicilia

Grab coffee and arancini at Caffè Sicilia

Caffè Sicilia is a charming bakery and cafe that offers a wide variety of sweet and savoury options.

11 min
Sample Sicilian arancini at Aranci 'the King of Rice

Sample Sicilian arancini at Aranci 'the King of Rice

This arancini bar serves excellent arancini with gluten-free options.

9 min
Indulge in Sicilian cheeses and meats at Salumeria Barocco

Indulge in Sicilian cheeses and meats at Salumeria Barocco

Experience the authentic food at Salumeria Barocco, where you can enjoy a variety of local Sicilian cheeses and charcuterie. With knowledgeable staff, charming ambience, and excellent service, this is a must-visit restaurant.

19 min
Explore the Duomo di San Giorgio

Explore the Duomo di San Giorgio

This baroque Catholic church in Ragusa is a breathtaking structure with impressive side chapels, marble altars, and huge paintings.

19 min
Explore the magnificent Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista

Explore the magnificent Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista

Immerse yourself in the splendour of this baroque cathedral and admire the religious art and relics in this beautiful place of worship.

14 min
Enjoy delicious Sicilian treats at Caffè Italia

Enjoy delicious Sicilian treats at Caffè Italia

This charming café in the heart of Ragusa offers a wide range of delicious pastries, coffee, and Sicilian specialties. With friendly staff and a beautiful display of cakes, it's a must-visit for food lovers.

15 min
Take in the stunning views at Church of St Mary of the Stairs

Take in the stunning views at Church of St Mary of the Stairs

This impressive church, built in a Gothic style in the 13th century, offers beautiful panoramic views of Ragusa Ibla. Don't miss the opportunity to capture the sunset behind the town for amazing photos.

17 min

Get around

Airport

Comiso

30 min

Vincenzo Bellini Catania

1 hr 58 min

Reggio Calabria

3 hr 46 min

Train station

Ragusa

12 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

4 min

Cafe

7 min

Pharmacy

3 min

Points of interest

Beach

Blue lagune issted

34 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

Events possible (with prior approval)

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Maria

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Maria and her friendly team are experts when it comes to Italian escapes. They're here to make sure that every last thing is in place for your unforgettable stay.

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