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Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
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Paradiso is a rustic country house 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. Archaeological remains can be visited in the area. 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 S...Paradiso is a rustic country house 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. Archaeological remains can be visited in the area. 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 discovered along with its honey seller, its torrone seller, the old churches and the ancient village at the very top of the hill with its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The location allows forest walks and rambling, scenic drives, visits to historic churches, archaeological sites.... 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 a short drive (approximately 30 minutes) away from the baroque town of Modica which is especially well known for its baroque character, its art, its coffee shops, its chocolate, its ice creams. It is one of the key towns in which the famous Montalbano TV series was filmed. 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. More
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Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed in this property for three days with a group of friends - there were 6 adults and 1 child in total. The location of the property is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the nature around you, very peaceful and quiet. We had cars...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2015

Many thanks for your review of our property. I am glad your experience at Paradiso rendered many happy memories & positive moments for you and your family.

Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Self catering and must have a car to drive around..ragusa modica and catania. Ideal for this time of the year enjoying the peace, the greenery and walks to the near by woods.

Date of stay: March 2015
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marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2015

Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed it here!

Reviewed December 1, 2014

This lovely cottage is situated just on a promontory area with left side overlooking the view of the mountains and the village of Giarratana, front side terraced fields full of olive trees and right side overlooking a river valley full of high forest trees. The...More

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank dezolate
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2014

So happy to hear this experience left good memories for you.

Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you want peace and quiet this is the place. The small town is a short drive away, so a car is necessary. The accommodation is well equipped, clean, spacious and comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome by an English speaking host.

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Glyn F
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2014

I am immensely happy to know this experience left you happy memories.

Reviewed September 25, 2014

This rustic country house is set with magnificent views of the Sicilian countryside and the Iblean Mountains, a breath of fresh air. A quiet rural and neat village is only walking distance, equipped with shops, supermarkets and petrol station and cheap restaurants. The location allows...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Danika M
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2014

Am so happy to know this proved to be an idyllic experience for you.

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Reviewed September 22, 2014

Paradise is a verily relaxing spot in the Iblean Mountains. It is great waking to the mountain views from the great terrace. And the water from the nearby natural spring is really refreshing on hot days after a walk in the neighbouring Calaforno wood or...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Joseph C
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2014

Glad you enjoyed it & that it left you with beautiful memories.

Reviewed July 5, 2014

The accommodation is close to the small village but secluded enough for total privacy. Very clean and everything is provided for everyday needs.. It is a haven for nature lovers and on the doorstep is the forest and nature park, with breathtaking scenery.. Ideal for...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank Anthony S
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2014

Thank you for your kind review = glad it was a lovely experience for you.

Reviewed May 8, 2014

An ideal little house in the hills near the woods, for a few days 'away from it all' break. The rental was picturesque, clean and comfortable with all the basic necessities one would expect in a self-catering establishment. Definitely will try to visit again.

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank Stuma50
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2014

Welcome any time - glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our holiday at Paradiso was literally a dream come true.... It's hard to imagine a more peaceful, relaxing place! Paradiso is surrounded by nature, breathtaking scenery and a forest just a few step away.... it's impossible not to let go of all your worries, find...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank margal266
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

so happy that this experience granted you happy memories to cherish - thanks.

Reviewed July 2, 2013

Paradiso is a excellent out of the way retreat for people who love nature and the good things in life. At the edge of a beautiful forest, but yet just within 2 minutes from the village of Giarratana. Accommodation is comfortable with all essential necessities...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank Lawrence P
marika a, VR Owner at Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

so glad this experience proved to be another happy memory for you. thanks again for stopping over.

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About the neighborhood
This is one of the last houses before the forest, and set on a long winding road with several country houses set along it. The road to the village is well lit at night and very safe. A quiet country neighbourhood surrounded by fields, forest and nature. The village has everything you would need to feel at home.
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