10 beautiful farmhouses with swimming pool in Sicily

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In the last few years the popularity of Sicily has grown dramatically, and is among the most popular Italian regions ever, especially for summer holidays. Its kilometers of coastline offer magnificent beaches, then there are the art City (Palermo first of all, which has entered by arrogance in my top 3 of the most beautiful cities in Italy), important archaeological sites such as Agrigento, Selinunte or Segesta, natural spectacles such as the Etna Park or the Madonie, the islands (Egadi, Aeolian, Pantelleria, etc.), the cuisine..we say that there are endless reasons why a holiday in Sicily can amaze and amaze you every minute. If you love peace and want to enjoy the wonders of Sicily without finding yourself in the crowd of vacationers .. why not opt ​​for a beautiful farmhouse with swimming pool? There are many, located all over the island, and they represent the perfect base for exploring the most beautiful places (Noto, Ragusa, Palermo, Cefalù, Agrigento, etc.) without sacrificing the tranquility of nature, relaxation and comfort. 



10 farmhouses with swimming pool in Sicily for a relaxing holiday 

1. Lands of Cavalusi Relais (Ragusa) 

Let's start this review on farmhouses with swimming pool in Sicily with this beautiful one Relais immersed in the tranquility and colors of the Ragusa countryside, near Donnafugata, just 15 minutes by car from the sea and from various cities of art. The Relais is housed in a masseria of 1785 where the owners lived on the upper floor while peasants and laborers stayed around the courtyard. After the renovation, today there are beautiful accommodations, divided between suites, superior, houses and dammusi. Magnificent terrace overlooking the whole countryside surrounding and the infinity pool, surrounded by greenery and the Ragusan “living stone”. 



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2. Terre e Torri Country Resort (Cefalù) 

Il Terre e Torri Country Resort it is an old country house at the foot of the Madonie park, with centuries-old olive groves and fragrant citrus groves, a few km from the sea and just 15 minutes from the beautiful Cefalù. It is not a large structure, but it is very nice and well cared for. The accommodations are 4, 2 apartments and 2 double rooms, all with independent access and veranda and can accommodate up to a maximum of 4 people. The swimming pool is wonderful, as are the common areas, perfect for those who want to relax surrounded by nature. They offer free bike rental, a barbecue area, and an outdoor breakfast with freshly picked black figs and mulberries.  

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3. Baglio Occhipinti (Vittoria) 

Are you looking for a fairytale location and are you curious to see the locations where Montalbano was filmed? The Baglio Occhipinti is just the thing for you! This wonderful farmhouse with swimming pool is housed in a charming farmhouse and is located near Vittoria, 20 minutes from the fishing village of Drypoint (where Montalbano was filmed) and 15 'from the colorful fish market of Scoglitti. The property has 12 tastefully decorated rooms and complete with every comfort, 5 lounges and a large kitchen (where they also organize courses for those interested). The outdoor swimming pool is inserted inside a magnificent arabic garden full of fruit trees from which you can freely pick oranges, mandarins and figs. A romantic location with a high-level restaurant and dishes that respect tradition. 


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4. Masseria Ciancio (Modica)

La Masseria Ciancio could not miss among the farmhouses with swimming pool in Sicily. Immersed in the Modica countryside among carob trees, olive trees, prickly pears and dry stone walls, this farm is located in Eastern Sicily, 12 km from Modica and 5 from Pozzallo and the sea. The structure is that of one typical Sicilian "masseria", consisting of the farmer's house, the stable and the warehouses, all overlooking the "baglio" (the central courtyard), which today have been transformed into 8 cozy guest rooms. Three are double, three are quadruple and two are real apartments for 4 or more people. Each room has been personalized and treated in detail, thanks to the owner who is an interior designer. Beautiful swimming pool and excellent breakfast with a variety of homemade cakes, accompanied by jams and honey produced on site.


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5. Masseria Testaferrata (Syracuse) 

This beautiful masseria it is located in the countryside around Syracuse, 8 km from Ortigia, the old quarter of the city (as well as one of my favorite places in Sicily). There Weather in Masseria Testaferrata  it has been beautifully restored and is inserted in the heart of one organic farm of 55 hectares inside the Plemmirio nature reserve. The farm is active and produces organically grown citrus fruits, olives, vegetables and grains, and guests are encouraged to choose their own selection of vegetables and herbs straight from the garden which are then cooked for them by the cook. There are 22 double rooms including 2 junior suites and one suite, an excellent restaurant that also functions as a bistro by day, the secluded swimming pool and a beautiful XNUMXth century Italian garden. What more could you want?


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6. Monks of the Black Lands (Zafferana Etnea) 

In this case, talking about an agritourism is very simplistic. The Monaci Delle Terre Nere is an exclusive and beautiful country boutique hotel and it is part of the Relais & Chateau "chain" and is located at the foot of Etna, 500 meters above the sea level. The noble house, dating back to 1800, is listed among the buildings of historical importance and the widespread suites are independent buildings within the organic estate. Here traditional Sicilian architecture blends beautifully with contemporary art; for the restoration of the structure the principles of bio-architecture have been applied and part of the energy is recovered from renewable sources. The estate cultivates its vineyards to produce a wine such as Nerello Mascalese (hence the name of the Locanda Nerello restaurant) and Carricante, which you can of course taste on site. A place truly full of charm and energy, where you can totally relax, without having to think about anything. 


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7. Momentum Wellness Bioresort (Selinunte) 

Now we move to Western Sicily, to talk about a luxury bio resort surrounded by nature, a 2 km from the archaeological park of Selinunte and the beach. The Momentum Wellness Bioresort it is housed in a completely renovated traditional Sicilian farmhouse where modern design and local natural materials combine to create welcoming environments with attention to the smallest details. The resort is all about physical and spiritual wellbeing of guests, and offers a spa, fitness area, organic restaurant with 0 km products, the infinity pool and sun terraces overlooking the magnificent olive grove. It is the ideal location to detoxify and regenerate both body and mind. 

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8. Torre Don Vigilio Country Hotel (Modica) 

Il Don Vigilio Tower is a farmhouse with swimming pool among the most beautiful in Sicily. After Selinunte, here instead we are in the Val di Noto, one of the most beautiful areas of Sicily, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the presence of the wonderful Sicilian Baroque. The location of the structure is nothing short of excellent because it is near Modica and with 30 minutes by car you can reach Capo Passero, Noto, Syracuse and Caltagirone. The Torre Don Virgilio occupies a old fortified farmhouse and the rooms (classic, deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite and Domus) are dominated by the white color of the beautiful Modica stone and are all equipped with every comfort and with a beautiful view of the farmhouse or the surrounding nature. Of course there is no shortage of swimming pool and solarium. 

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9. Wine Relais Feudi del Pisciotto (Niscemi) 

Il Wine Relais Feudi del Pisciotto occupies a very old residence dating back to 1700 and is located on the top of a hill, surrounded by vineyards and a natural reserve of cork trees (la Natural Reserve of Niscemi). The coast and beaches are 20 km away. The Relais has been renovated in an exceptional way, with great attention to detail, to ensure a rural atmosphere of great charm. The rooms are divided into four types: 6 Classic Rooms, 2 Superior Rooms, a Junior Suite and a Prestige Suite. Excellent breakfast (a triumph of strictly homemade sweet and savory delights), before plunging into the oasis of peace ofwellness area where there is a turkish bath, sauna and swimming pool. But the highlight of the Relais is certainly the Il Palmento di Feudi Restaurant which also boasts a Cooking school developed in collaboration with Le Cirque of New York, the cult restaurant of American stars and Presidents. Not dicks!

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10. Oikos in Terre di Zaccanello (Agrigento) 

I close this review on farmhouses with swimming pool in Sicily with theOikos in Terre di Zaccanello, an old farmhouse located in half an hour drive from Agrigento and the Scala dei Turchi. The farmhouse dates back to the 1700s and has been brought to light by a skilful renovation, which has managed to preserve its origins without sacrificing comfort. Immersed in a timeless landscape, surrounded by olive trees, carob trees and prickly pears, the Oikos (which means "home") offers six refined rooms in a familiar environment, reserved and welcoming. Let yourself be pampered by an entirely homemade breakfast before relaxing in the  beautiful swimming pool with a jacuzzi overlooking the landscape (which is also a great place to watch the sunset!) or explore the surroundings by participating in one of the many activities that the property organizes. Oikos is also farm and produces an excellent extra-virgin olive oil

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Photos taken from the website www.booking.com

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