We spent over a week in this lovely, spacious apartment with gorgeous views over the mediterranean. Grazia and Raffaele share the site. This works really well as it means that when we needed help with something there was somebody around within minutes but other than that they are very unimposing and we hardly saw them at all, they let us get on with enjoying our holiday.
Unfortunately for us, our holiday started badly as we were delayed for seven hours at Gatwick. That meant we arrived at Catania at 1am. Grazia and Raffaele were really understanding and when I called them just before take off, they said that if we could find a way of getting to the apartment they would be happy to meet us and let us in even at 3am, not many hotels would be so accommodating.
When we arrived the next day Grazia showed us around the apartment, we were very pleased to find it to be spacious and to have all the things you would expect such as coffee maker, air conditioning in the bedrooms, basic toiletries. There were also plenty of books and postcards around showing the local area.
There are plenty of interesting towns within an hours drive (you most definitely need a car staying here) and the main beach is a short drive, very Italian which we loved.
The pool was big enough for the children to have lots of fun and Raffaele kept it beautifully clean.
Last but not least I should mention Raffaele is an amazing opera singer! If you are lucky you may overhear his practise.
The price is very reasonable for such a big place; I really would recommend it. Grazie Mille Grazia e Raffaele!
We had a truly wonderful holiday staying at Raffaele's house near Sampieri - thank you so much. There was plenty of room for our family of four to chill out and relax. A huge living area and terrace with the most amazing views to the sea. Cool, air-conditioned bedrooms and two showerrooms. The swimming pool was large enough to cool off in and they kept it spotlessly clean. It was extremely peaceful to be able to look out to the horizon every day. Raffaele lent us his BBQ and eating on the terrace in the sunset was amazing. The beach of Sampieri is only a 10 minute drive away and the sea was perfect - refreshing yet warm for swimming. One of the most beautiful beaches ever! There was plenty of interesting towns to visit nearby, in the evening It was fun to explore the beautiful towns of Scicli and Modica and Marina di Modica.
A lovely contemporary villa, surrounded by terraces and gardens with far reaching views to Pozzallo and Sampieri. Approx. 1 mile as the crow flies from sandy beaches. Many places of historic interest within driving distance. Situated in a quiet area in the low hills above Sampieri. A relaxing place to stay and only sorry we had to come home! Very pleasant family owners.