La Tannura

Avola, Siracusa
+39 338 960 9821
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€100 - €180
per night
€700 - €1260
per week

Magical sunshine-filled grounds with olive trees, palms, cacti and carob surround the charmingly-coloured stone of these 1750 farm buildings


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€100 - €180 per night

€700 - €1260 per week

The Experience

Both spaces have been superbly designed inside while preserving exposed stone walls, arches, beams and bamboo ceilings – even an original Sicilian kitchen, purely decorative now. The thickest walls keep you cool in summer, warm in winter (although there is air con in every room) and each has their private slice of garden along with the run of all the pretty grounds and a swimming pool planned soon.

Kitchens are modern, industrial looking and generous, the walls have a mix of stunning art and old agricultural baskets, bathrooms have showers in plain, spotless stone. Kind Luigi leaves you fruit, coffee, a bottle of local wine and pistachio nuts – you’ll be drawn to enjoy them from a bench in the grounds with views to the sea and birds twittering overhead – spot bats at night.

You’re close to Noto and Avola for culture, restaurants and fish markets; taste wine at a Cantina down the road, find endless beaches for swimming and picnics.

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We think you'll love

  • Holidaying in the Garden of Eden - the surroundings are gloriously green
  • The clever renovation which melds ancient and modern without a single jarring angle
  • Exploring, swimming, trekking, eating fish, drinking local wines
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You should know

  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Minimum stay 7 days during June, July and August
  • Both bathrooms are downstairs and two of the bedrooms upstairs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €700
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €70-€280 per person per week in the larger apartment.
1 House for 2
From €1001 bed1 bedroom
1 House for 4
From €1002 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 5 nights, 7 nights in high season.
1st December to 28th February.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 2km.


This place is so peaceful, so magical and authentic ! We stayed in december 2023 for 11 days! it was a pleasure to me Luigi and how he helped us with local tips. The decoration is so typical mediterranean and sicilian. Very close to Beautiful NOTO and Siracusa. Close to amazing beaches and seafood restaurants. The garden is silent, green and full of nice local plants and trees. We would have stayed much longer!!

Itzi, Barcelona

This is a wonderful place to stay, especially in May with the wild flowers. Luigi was a very welcoming host and we loved our house and the garden. It was very peaceful but close enough to a lot of interesting places to visit. We would highly recommend it.

Ros, Bristol

Wonderful week spent at La Tannura Grande. Luigi, the owner, has created a beautiful spacious apartment, putting much love into the space – full of interesting objects and with a great kitchen area. A terrace links to a large shared garden with views across countryside and glimpses of the sea. An abundance of wild flowers the garden, land and all over Sicily. Luigi, is welcoming and very responsive. At night, the quiet was only broken by the haunting song of the Asiolo. Thanks Luigi for a great and magical stay.

David, Buckfastleigh

It was an amazing stay at “La Tannura”, quiet and relaxing in a nice garden area. The owner Luigi is a real friendly and helpful guy, who gave us a lot of good recommendations for hiking, beaches and restaurants… Luigi, thank so much for our wonderfull stay! Ursula / Hans

Ursula, Dachau

A beautiful, idyllic spot set amongst olive groves, ideally located for historical sites, mountains, sea and life! We enjoyed the silence, the green, the very tastefully furnished house every minute! The exceptionally personable and helpful host Luigi gives you a feeling of being at home! We hope to come back!!!!

Brigitte & Martin, Berlin

If you're in need of rest and recuperation then this is the place to come. The gardens are dreamy, the buildings beautiful, all is quiet except for birdsong but you're near to great beaches and two beautiful towns for adventures and shopping. Luigi is such a friendly chap, you can't fail to feel settled and comfortable

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

Situated at the end of a quiet road between Noto and Avola, La Tannura is a beautifully converted farmhouse with a traditional appearance but a very comfortable and contemporary interior. We have stayed in 2 of the apartments, which are both equally well-designed and very comfortable places to spend your holiday. The outside areas create a lovely space to sit and enjoy the open views from the house. The host Luigi is a delight - helpful, charming and kind.

Kate, Hebden Bridge

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The neighbourhood

Walks abound from the door, the garden is peaceful for yoga and you can trek to ravines and caves for wild swimming spots. Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful Baroque city, 4kms. Avola is 2kms, quiet in winter, busier in summer, with an old town, lots of food shops and fish to buy for the barbecue. Beaches are near, some sandy, some pebbled and with clear seas. Syracuse is 18kms.

Local points of interest from Luigi Pau

  • In the vicinity of the property it is possible to go trekking to Cava Grande del Cassibile (the lakes), ancient Noto and Pantalica
  • La Tannura is located a few km from the sea where it is possible to go on a walk on the coast or jog for those who love to keep fit.
  • There are many historical and cultural centres to visit such as the city of Noto (baroque), Syracuse, Scicli, Modica, Ragusa.
  • Lovers of water sports will find many clubs, where it is possible to practice Kayaking, Surfing, Kitesurfing, SUP etc
  • There are excellent restaurants on site, where it is possible to taste typical Sicilian cuisine.
  • Among the most evocative beaches are those of Vendicari, Gelsomineto, Calamosche, Eloro, Carratois. Just ask the owner Luigi about the places to visit, the best restaurants and the most fun activities.


Luigi Pau

Luigi, who lives on site, worked for the United Nations for many years. He bought the farm and the land in 2014 and two architects from Naples worked on the renovations for two years. They opened to guests in 2016. He loves having guests and sharing his beautiful home. His other passions are kite surfing, kayaking and mountain biking so he can lead you to all the best spots.