Review: Villa Dei Papiri, Sicily


A luxurious oasis amongst olive and citrus trees, a short drive to a couple of the most beautiful towns in Sicily, incredible beaches, pizzerias and gelaterias so you wont be short of activities to fill up your days - that’s if you're willing to leave the calm tranquility of Villa Dei Papiri

THREE HIGHLIGHTS

1. Just 5 minutes drive to the best Gelateria in Sicily

2. Waking up to the chirping birds outside your window 3. The huge mediterranean feast served for breakfast


Villa Dei Papiri rooms in Sicilian countryside

THE CONCEPT

As soon as you drive down the well manicured driveway with palm trees on either side, you know you've arrived somewhere special.

When you walk past donkeys and a couple of cute dogs on the way to reception you'll feel even more excited because the way that they've blended luxury with home comforts is exceptional.


Villa Dei Papiri Donkeys

THE SETTING

Beautiful flowers bloom everywhere and even a couple of friendly Donkeys live on the premises.

The decor is exquisite and fascinating for those interested in art, history, culture and antiques. The owner of the Villa collects items from all over the world and you could wonder around the giant dining room all day marveling at his beautiful collection.


Villa Dei Papiri Garden

THE ROOMS

The rooms all offer complete tranquility and privacy with some featuring four poster beds. All rooms have antique furniture and are tastefully decorated to an extremely high level.


Villa Dei Papiri bedroom

THE ACTIVITIES

Other than enjoying the calming atmosphere and wandering around the dining area in amazement at all the antiques, Sicily is literally at your door step. The Grand villa - dating back to the 19th century is located in a national park reserve along the river ciane where you can take a relaxing boat trip.


Villa Dei Papiri Dining room

THE FOOD

Breakfast is served in the huge, antique decorated dining room where you'll feel like a King or Queen and outside in the beautiful garden, soaking up the morning sunshine to your coffee and the sound of birds chirping all around. The breakfast spread is a true Sicilian feast including freshly baked croissants, local treats such as almonds from Avola, limes from the estates trees, organic spreads made by a farm down the road and traditional Sicilian biscuits.


Tuscan Breakfast at Villa Dei Papiri

THE SERVICE

The service is exceptional - Franco, the waiter, has been living in house for more than 5 years, tending to almost everything. Most importantly he creates the beautiful breakfast spread each morning and runs around getting everything you need to make your breakfast experience perfect.

The staff are all individuals working together, but it feels as though they are family and you’ve been sent an invite to enjoy their estate with them.


Villa Dei Papiri rustic antique style

GETTING THERE

Located just 6km outside of Siracusa's historical city centre (a beautiful small town in the south eastern part of Sicily).


Villa Dei Papiri mornings

THE PRICE

Prices start from $50USD including breakfast