We stayed at Artemisia for two weeks at the beginning of June. Our plan was to base ourselves in what promised to be an interesting area of Sicily, and to enjoy the benefits of culture, sea, sand, countryside and peace. All our expectations were met- and more. Artemisia was comfortable, calm and so welcoming, and the staff were totally professional and utterly pleasant and warm.
Breakfast was excellent- yes, we got very used to eating a range of delicious home-baked cakes and tarts for breakfast, with freshly made coffees, in addition to fruit, eggs, bacon etc, with a variety of breads and croissants. There was also a constant supply of home-made jams, local honeys, and local delicacies to enjoy. We rarely needed lunch! Freshly made coffee was always available on request.
We especially enjoyed exploring Ragusa Ibla, and returned on several evenings to eat at trattoria which were recommended by the well informed staff. Eating out every night can become a chore, however, and we decided to try the barbeque at Artemisia, which was most enjoyable. The staff prepared the charcoal etc, and provided condiments, oil and vinegar etc, so all we had to do was buy our food in the local supermarket- and this turned out to be a treat. Do have a go if you stay here. The food was delicious, and the prepared table under a spreading carob tree just perfect to relax and drink the local wine after the sun set.
The pool area is one of the best we have ever experienced, and was meticulously maintained. The setting is tranquil, surrounded by rose gardens and peace.
We slept well in our spacious, airy room, waking to the sound of birds and cattle- utter peace.