Il Paesino - Self Catering Agritourism, Canicattini Bagni, Sicily

Max Occupancy 6
No. of Rooms 2

In a rural, unspoilt part of Sicily, Il Paesino lovely agritourist apartments with delightful pool and restaurant are in a wonderful spot, near to the historical town of Palazzolo Acreide.

Il Paesino

Why We Love It

Unspoilt & tranquil
Adorable owners
Fantastic food
Such a happy place

Nearest Airports:

Catania 1 hr 30 mins
Comiso 1 hr 45 mins
Palermo 3 hrs 15 mins

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Agritourist apartments & pool, unspoilt countryside, great food. Laura loves Angela and the Il Paesino owners, who are "just the nicest people in the world ".

 
Il Paesino is close to so many hidden secrets of Sicily, as well as some more famous ones. Near the spectacular limestone Pantallica Gorge, with its prehistoric tombs and cave dwellings from the Byzantine period, it is a paradise for walkers. Also quite nearby is the Nature Reserve of Cava Grande. Sicily's version of America's Grand Canyon perhaps, it is an even deeper gorge and visitors have to sign in before they are allowed to descend it! They tell me it's worth the effort just to see the stunning clear water natural swimming pools at the bottom, but I will let others be the judge of that!
 
The historically significant town of Palazzolo Acreide is 18km from Il Paesino. The lively, Baroque town is very atmospheric, with its Greek theatre, old streets and squares, good restaurants and really friendly locals. Only about 30km from Siracusa and Noto, Il Paesino is well situated for exploring the whole of this Baroque south-east corner of Sicily.
 
Il Paesino is a great example of agriturismo and the 50 hectare farm cultivates 2,500 olive trees. In a truly lovely, rural and unspoilt part of Sicily, the delightful apartments are in the ancient farmhouse and its stables and outbuildings. Scattered around the well-kept gardens and painted in vibrant blues, reds and yellows, they create the perfect picture. Inside, they are simply furnished, but are tasteful and of good quality. The lawns lead down to the large swimming pool, which has lots of sunny terraces and is surrounded by conifers, lemon trees and olive trees.
 
Il Paesino's beautiful agritourist restaurant, in the grounds, is where guests may book breakfast or dinner. Well-known in the area for traditional Sicilian cuisine, most vegetables served are grown on the farm, and food is locally sourced, or home-made by the lovely Angela, who also manages the agriturismo. A delightful place to enjoy a good meal (and boy, is it good!), there is even a glimpse of the sea, in the distance, from the restaurant terrace.
 
The adorable Giuseppe, Antonio and Nuccio own the farm and are very kind and hospitable people. They live at Il Paesino for some of the year (with their friendly dogs), and when they are not on hand guests are cared for by the lovely Angela. Passionate about their grounds, they tend every little corner. Antonio is a dead ringer for Burt Lancaster and Giuseppe is Picasso's double - how surreal is that in the middle of the Sicilian countryside?
 
If you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday, in a rural setting, with easy to reach places of interest and fantastic food on your doorstep, Il Paesino is the place for you.
Nearest Town: 
Canicattini Bagni
Places of Interest: 

Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Siracusa

Distance to Coast: 
Approx. 30 minutes
Internet Access: 
Yes
Swimming Pool: 
Yes
Restaurant: 
Yes
Other Features: 
  • 15 apartments
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioning in some apartments €10 per day; other apartments have fans
  • All apartments with hairdryer
  • Restaurant open to public, dinner approx. €20 per adult, €10 per child (under 13 years)
  • Swimming pool mid-May to end of September, weather permitting
  • Wi-Fi, free of charge, only available around the restaurant
  • Communal laundry, approx €6 per wash 
  • Communal barbecue and a portable one, on request
  • Italian bowls (“bocce”)
  • Small play area for children
  • Mountain bikes for guests’ use (limited number)
  • Sometimes hosts weddings and functions
  • Stays of less than a week (min. 3 nights) and flexible changeover day possible
Il Paesino's delightful apartments are in the ancient farmhouse and its stables and outbuildings. Scattered around the well-kept gardens and painted in vibrant blues, reds and yellows, they create the perfect picture. Inside, they are simply furnished, but are tasteful and of good quality.
 
Studio apartments (sleep 2)
Spacious ground floor, studio apartments comprising living/dining area with simple kitchen corner; double bed; shower room.
 
One-bedroomed apartments (sleep 2/4)
Comprising living/dining room with double sofa-bed or two single beds and simple kitchen corner; twin/double bedroom; shower room. Some of these apartments are all on one level (ground floor); others are on two levels, with the double/twin sleeping area on a mezzanine floor and a double or single sofa-bed downstairs, in the living room.
 
Two-bedroomed apartment (sleeps 4/5)
Split-level apartment comprising living/dining room and simple kitchen corner; shower room; open-tread stairs lead to large double bedroom and twin mezzanine bedroom.
 
Open staircases and mezzanines not always suitable for small children but sleeping arrangements can often be rearranged to suit your requirements, please ask us for further details.
"We were mesmerised by the dragonflies, butterflies and swifts around the pool during the day and by the stars at night in the clear unlit skies. It was such a peaceful place - it was good for the soul! " Carlo & Janet, London
 
"The accommodation was excellent. Giuseppe was the perfect host and made us feel welcome from the first minute we arrived." Ian & Cheryl, Hereford

Richard Hammond, wrote for The Guardian, "The old farm buildings have been converted into plush apartments, there's a large olive grove, a swimming pool, and a restaurant that serves meat and veg from nearby farms and local Sicilian wine. "
IL PAESINO SICILY SELF-CATERING
PRICES IN £'S PER APARTMENT, PER WEEK, INCLUDING C-1 HIRE CAR WITH A/C
WE ARE CONFIDENT IN OUR PRICES. SHOULD YOU FIND THIS ACCOMMODATION CHEAPER ELSEWHERE, PLEASE COME BACK TO US. WE WILL ALWAYS DO OUR BEST TO BETTER ANY COMPARABLE QUOTE. 
Pricing Information (Footer): 
• Flexible arrival days & short stays possible - min. stay 3 nights • Final clean & weekly change of bed linen included. Towels (not pool) changed every 3 days • Arrivals between 1600 - 1900. For late arrivals please contact us so that we can confirm with the owners BEFORE booking any flights etc. • Air con. €10 per day (only available in certain apartments - please request an apartment with air con. if needed) • Dinner €20 per adult, €10 per child under 12 yrs (4 courses plus coffee, wine, and water)