Immersed in the scent of roses and flowers, Villa Aguglie lies on a slope overlooking the country side. The Villa is about 4 km away from the baroque city of Modica, with views of the Mediterranea sea, interspersed with carob trees and dry stone walls.
Villa Aguglie is recognized by the Superintendency of Ragusa, as a: "Building of historical, artistic and architectural interest particularly important as it represents a splendid example of a noble villa of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The interiors of the Villa retain original stone floors, stencils and frescoes expertly restored and maintained. The Villa is spread over two levels, the ground floor is accessed directly from the Arabian garden full of seasonal flowers, citrus trees and ornamental plants, whilst the 1st floor, is accessed through a main entrance which also opens onto a garden with raised flower planters.
The entrance to the villa is easily identified due to the two monumental columns adorned with noble coat of arms, the characteristic garfish, ‘aguglie’, which not only give the name to the Villa, but also to the surrounding country side.
Ground floor and garden
The mini apartments, located at ground floor level, are rented for short periods, and are individually equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom, wifi and all the comforts required for our guests to spend a relaxing holiday in total autonomy, in the tranquility of the countryside, immersed in nature, where time seems to stand still.
The thick wall structure, typical of the buildings of the early century, maintain all rooms cool and fresh even in the hot summer months.
For the winter, radiators keep all rooms warm.
Guests are invited to wander through the characteristic garden paved with limestone paving stones and tall flower boxes built of Modica stone.
In addition to the centuries-old lemon, orange and mandarin trees, there are various other Mediterranean scents such as citronella, jasmine, bougainvillea, wisteria and flowers of all kinds.
The large out door areas available, allow guests to enjoy their breakfast, lunch or dinner outdoors, as the ample garden is furnished with tables, armchairs and countless stone benches scattered throughout the gardens.
Swimming pool and ancient barn
The swimming pool is set on the most sunny and panoramic point of the villa’s gardens.
Furnished with sun beds and umbrellas, showers with hot water and wi-fi, guests may relax in absolute privacy, as the pool area is surrounded by an evergreen and luxuriant hedge.
Adjacent to the pool, there is "the antique barnyard" which retains the typical Sicilian flooring with hard limestone paving stones, called "cuticci" in dialect. Located between the swimming pool and the barnyard, in a very shady spot, guests may find the barbecue area, which is perfectly integrated in the naturalistic context where we find fruit trees, colorful vines, jasmine and aromatic herbs that inebriate the senses.
The recently built photovoltaic system allows the production of clean energy. A few meters from the main entrance of the villa, there is a large reserved and shaded car park space. There is also a vegetable garden where seasonal vegetables are grown in a completely natural way.
Due to it’s central location, Villa Aguglie is ideal for guests who wish to visit the baroque cities of the Val di Noto, and also for those who love naturalistic and archaeological excursions, or simply want to relax and enjoy the golden beaches that the Iblean coast offers. Fans of the fiction “Il Commissario Montalbano” may also visit all the renowned locations of the series as these are all just a short drive away. Various wine cellars, agritourisms and restaurants, which offer our typical Sicilian wine and delicacies, are all within easy reach of the villa.