Casa Farfaglia

Noto, Sicily, Italy
Stories and History of Rural Sicily

Described as the "Embroidered House" in the stories of the famed writer Pina Magro, who narrates her enchanting summers at the house as a girl, this historic vacation home rental in Sicily remains as idyllic as it has been for centuries.
Surrounded by ancient olive groves and pasture in the countryside outside of Noto, today it's still possible to see the farewell that the writer inscribed on a stone lintel in 1955.
Once an old olive mill dating back to the late 19th century, the newly restored cottage has been featured in AD, Elle Decoration, and Mediterranean Living, highlighting the rustic-luxe transformation by the owners.

Casa Farfaglia

A charming country house for two, the old stone walls and timber roofs now house a living room with a large window overlooking the hay, olive and walnut trees, and a snug double bedroom. The small kitchen is fully equipped and there is the perfect little alfresco dining spot in the garden. Repurposing original pieces from the property, a stone manger becomes a hanger in the bedroom, and a shower and washbasin in the bathroom, and tables are crafted from the original roof tiles. Colors are kept in calming, earthy neutrals to match the stones

Situated on a hill, the grounds allow guest to enjoy peaceful afternoons in the lounge area under the olive trees, or from the hammock, with cool breezes from the nearby Mediterranean and only the lull of the neighboring cows, and the serenade of the crickets recalling the joys of rural Sicily that Magro conjures in her memoirs.


VAL DI NOTO


The property is just twenty minutes from Noto and Palazzolo Acreide and a few kilometers from the small village of Testa dell'Acqua and the fascinating ruins of Noto Antica.

Noto is a historic UNESCO World Heritage site with some of the most spectacular and elegant Baroque sites in the world and is one of the gems in the greater Val di Noto region along with its sister cities of Modica, Ragusa, and Scicli, all reachable within a short drive. Wander through to view the famous cathedral, the ancient marketplace, the theater, and the city’s best restaurants and cafes.

The protected and stunningly beautiful Vendicari Nature Reserve is just a thirty-minute drive to some of the best beaches on the island, including Lido di Noto and Avola. The reserve is located halfway between Noto and Pachino extending into almost 4,000 acres of forests and undisturbed marine and bird eco-systems that open to a clear sea and long, golden beaches including Tonnara, Eloro, Pizzuta, Calamosche, and Marianelli.

Don't miss the port town of Siracusa and Ortigia, a significant archaeological area with an ancient Greek amphitheater, the Orecchio di Dionisio Cave, Apollo’s Temple, and the Teatro Romana ruins.

The pretty seaside fishing village of Marzamemi is 30 minutes drive and is well known for its seafood and the central Tonnara square, full of traditional restaurants and bars as well as its film festival in July.

Forty minutes south, The Marina di Modica, Marina di Ragusa, and the Andrea Doria promenade feature some of the area's most popular beaches on the island including Sampieri, Pozzallo and Donnalucata.

 
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Noto, Sicily, Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa (85km).


BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to End-October

 
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Casa Farfaglia
Noto, Sicily, Italy
A 19th Century Oil Mill's Storied Past

Described as the "Embroidered House" in the stories of the famed writer Pina Magro, who narrates her enchanting summers at the house as a girl, this historic vacation home rental in Sicily remains as idyllic as it has been for centuries.

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Overview Little kitchen, bluetooth sound system, smoke alarm, first aid kit, coffee maker Nespresso, barbecue, private garden, free parking on premises, security cameras on property.
Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Kitchen Yes
Internet Max 15 GB per day
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type King bed
Kitchen
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 4 nights
Check-In 3 PM
Check-Out 10 AM
Cleaning €65
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €200
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

Children under 12 are not allowed because the property is not suitable for them. Any kind of pet IS NOT ALLOWED, please don't insist. Casa Farfaglia is a private country house. Guests, at check-in, will be required to sign a contract for a short rental holiday pursuant to article 4 of D.L, 50/2017.

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