"Si fortuna iuvat non tolli... Si fortuna tonat non mergi"
" If you are lucky do not grow excited about it, if you are not lucky do not lose heart "
( Baron Franza Bruno Statella )
Villa Spaccaforno was built between 1896 and 1897 by the engineer Count Cartier, and is the perfect synthesis of Art Nouveau and Neoclassical style, nearby the beautiful Baroque town of Modica.
The villa is surrounded by a beautiful one hectare garden, built by the current owners, the Barons Bruno Statella already Marquis of Spaccaforno. They have enhanced the few original essences by including the important building in a beautiful Mediterranean garden which has got also a wonderful pool at guests' disposal. The villa is officially listed to the Italian Historic Houses Association.
Pictures of the garden were taken by Mario Ciampi for the publication " Gardens of Sicily ", because it is considered one of the most beautiful open-air places in Sicily. The entire villa was also the set of major Italian TV series and films such as " THE BOSS OF THE BOSSES " and "INSPECTOR MONTALBANO".
Villa Spaccaforno is made up of three apartments: the Yellow House, the House of Venera and the Green Room.
Let yourself be pampered by the warm colors of the Yellow House, the elegant and well- refined apartment with a living room, a kitchen, one bathroom and a large bedroom loft.
If you want to relax with your family, the House of Venera is just right for you. This elegant property, soberly refined, consists of 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room.
In order to spend a romantic night, you should choose our Green Room, the double room with a private bathroom and a minibar.
Here is a complete list of features and services
- Sleeps: up to 10
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Ideal for: couples, and families
- Daily or midweek cleaning (on request)
- Outdoor patio with BBQ
- Heating and air conditioning
- Private parking lot
- Pool: 21x11
- Outdoor garden and gardener
- Sheets change (on request)
- Chef service (on request)
- Sicilian cooking lessons with the owner (on request)
Villa Spaccaforno is situated in Modica near the city of Ragusa, which was included in 2002, along with the Val di Noto, in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its old town center, full of Baroque architecture. Nearby there are many places of artistic, naturalistic and culinary interest: Ragusa with its Basilica of San Giorgio is an impressive example of Sicilian Baroque; the Villa Comunale or Giardino lbleo is the panoramic viewpoint over both the mountains in front and the Irminio valley below; the small town of Scicli; Pozzalo, the only seaside town in the province of Ragusa to rise above extraordinary sandy beaches.
- Palermo Airport: Km 350 (4 hrs.)
- Palermo harbour: km 318
- Catania Airport: Km 110 (1 h. e 54 min.)
- Catania harbour: km 112
- Trapani Airport: Km 430 (5 hrs)
- Distance to sea : 20 km
- Supermarkets / shops / restaurants : 500 meters
- Ragusa : 17 Km (25 minutes)
- Modica city center : 1.5 km (5 minutes)
- Marina di Ragusa: 35 km ( 40 minutes )
Rates for a week
PERIOD CASA GIALLA CASA VENERA STANZA VERDE MINIMUM STAY From November 1 to December 20 and from 7 January to 30 April € 875,00 € 1000,00 From 12th April to 24th May and from September 27th to November 8th: € 500 3 Nights From December 21 to January 6 € 1250,00 € 1500,00 From 24 May to 12 July and from August 30th to September 27th: € 625 3 Nights May € 1125,00 € 1375,00 From 12 July to 30 August: € 750 3 Nights June € 1250,00 € 1625,00 3 Nights From 1 July to 31 August € 1500,00 € 1875,00 3 Nights September € 1250,00 € 1625,00 3 Nights October € 1125,00 € 1375,00 3 Nights Deposit € 200 € 300