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This stunning residence, located on the Ibleo plateau between Ragusa and the Donnafugata Castle, far from the chaos and inhabited centers, is an elegant and austere place that has kept intact all the features of the ancient summer estate.
Always belonging to the same family and dating back to 1778, it was commissioned by the Sortino Trono Baron, recalling the neo-baroque style typical of the noble properties of the south-eastern part of Sicily.
The unique classically proportionate white stone villa is surrounded by magnificent gardens encased in ancient dry stone walls overlooking the entire estate.
All bedrooms feature the modern comforts while maintaining the character of the eighteenth-century style.
The library, with the reading area, located in the central and oldest part of the house, is a fascinating place to spend relaxing moments among art, botany and history books.
Other lounges, all with fireplaces, a magnificent conservatory and four kitchens, one of which is professional, make this house deeply welcoming.
A 48sqm swimming pool, a wellness center (with Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers, a relaxation area) and two annexes are immersed in the unspoiled nature.
Noteworthy are the Hortus Conclusus and the "wild gardens", which are part of the APGI - Association of Parks and Gardens of Italy.
Hortus Conclusus is a fragrant garden characterized by numerous varieties of jasmine, bearded iris, peonies, ancient roses, pelargonies, lotus flowers and bougainvillea.
The "wild gardens", characterized by the stable lawns (herbaceous formations that have never undergone tillage) host species such as the Hermodactylus tuberosus, the Erysimum bonannianum, the Neottia nidus-avis, Oprhys fusca and other species of wild orchids.
The farm produces oil obtained from the Tonda Iblea, Biancolilla and Moorish olive. In the olive groves, among the centuries-old trees there are some new plants with an average age of 10 years.
Part of the landscape are nearly a thousand centuries-old carob trees that produce carobs each year. The flour and honey obtained from these plants are precious for confectionery companies.
The rest of the land is kept on pasture and extensive crops rotating between wheat and hay.
Beaches, nature reserves, archaeological sites and UNESCO-protected sites surround the property, listed among the ADSI (Italian Historic Houses Association).
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