Casa Serena

by Anthony Lopez-Vito
Sicily Italy

Follow a small country road, lined with dry-stone walls, and continue up a hill, and find the beautiful, warm yellow stone villa, Casa Serena. Sitting above a small valley, not far from the villages of Donnalucata and Marina di Monica, the view is dotted with Carob trees, beautifully renovated farmhouses, and honey-colored dry-stone walls lining the roads.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 6 guests

Best for: Families and group of friends.

From: €2200/week


  • Pool
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Baby equipment


The owner’s son, an architect, has seamlessly blended the original features of the villa with modern architecture. The thick walls keeps the villa naturally cool, and is fully air conditioned for those extra warm Sicilian summer days.

The ground floor is composed of the living rooms, dining room, and kitchen, all flowing from one space to another, all with French doors opening onto the terrace. Dine under the shade of the carob trees in out the exterior dining area, equipped with table and chairs. The master bedroom, also on the ground floor, features two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and one with a shower.

An open staircase (without a railing) leads to the upper floor where there are two bedrooms, twins or doubles, each with ensuite bathrooms.

On the terrace below the house, there is a long, narrow lap pool (12x4). Beautiful carob trees provide shade throughout the property, as well as over the poolside sun beds. Find extra sun beds in a small stone shed, near the pool.

The villa is fully air-conditioned.

Property size: 130 m²

Bedrooms Configuration

- one double bedroom with two full bathrooms (one with shower and one with tub) on the ground floor)
- one double/twin with en-suite bathroom (shower) on the first floor
- one double/twin with en-suite bathroom (shower) on the first floor

Facilities and Services

Dishwasher, Washing machine, Central heating, Sun beds, A/C, Satellite TV, Fireplace, Stereo, DVD player
Pre-stocking of fridge, Arrival dinner, Private Chef, Baby equipment, Central heating.

Pool and Spa

Private, long, narrow, lap pool, 12x4m.

Special Touches

Natural shade is provided by the carob trees which cast their shade over a dining terrace and the sunbeds.

Good to Know

Baby equipment is available for an extra fee. The staircase which leads to the upper floor has no railing.



BY AIR Nearest airport: Comiso (1 hour drive) or Catania (1 hour and 45 min drive)

There are numerous Baroque towns nearby that were once an architectural mix of medieval, Middle Eastern and Punic in their styles. After the earthquake in 1693, new stones were cut, streets redesigned, avenues lengthened, and staircases and churches were remade in the Baroque style.

Scicli is only 15 minutes from Casa Serena, and will enchant any new visitor with its central pedestrian avenue, via Mormino Penna. The city has received new interest due to the fictional dramas, ‘Montalbano’ and ‘Vigata’.

Playa Granda beach is 6km from Casa Serena and is part of a protected nature reserve.

Other distances: Donnalucata: 9Km Ragusa: 30Km Agrigento: 136Km Piazza Armerina: 100Km Noto: 61Km Modica: 24Km

Booking Enquiry

    Additional Information

    Rates Table

    2022 PeriodRate per week
    8 January to 26 March, 7 May to 25 June, 1 October to 19 November€2200
    26 March to 7 May, 3 September to 1 October, 15 October to 19 November€2550
    14 March to 2 May and 5 to 26 September€2340
    25 June to 3 September€3305

    Booking Conditions

    Rates include: - Maid service, 3 hours on Tuesday and Thursday
    - Bed and bath linen
    - Final cleaning
    - Pool towels
    Min 7 nights stay. Saturday to Saturday.

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

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