Villa Domus

Noto, Siracusa

Float in the infinity pool above the canyon, dine under the stars, revel in the silence, head to the Cavagrande di Cassibile Nature Reserve


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome

The Experience

The feel is remote, the views are superb. From the infinity pool and through the glass walls of the living area you look over a canyon, typical of the area and archaeologically fascinating; the Ionian Sea is to your left, hills all around. You just want to stand, or float, and stare. To reach this dramatic spot – only 10 minutes’ drive from sandy beaches – you wind slowly up through the Monti Iblei – the Hyblaean Mountains.

The villa is on two levels, its crisp lines inspired by contemporary architecture, the bathrooms with Mount Etna lava stone sinks, and simple, comfortable bedrooms (two on the ground floor, one up a few stairs); bedheads are colourfully tiled Sicilian-style. Living spaces are uncluttered, open plan and full of light – and those stunning views.

There’s a playground under the shade of olive trees and a garden; you can shop in Cassibile (where the armistice between Italy and the Allies was signed in 1943). Nearby are UNESCO historic towns Syracuse and Noto to explore.

Villa Domus - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Cooling off in the plunge pool with its stunning views
  • Relaxing on the patio outside during hot summer days
  • Being inside and still having such glorious views through so many windows
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You should know

  • One room isn't accessible for those with limited mobility
  • The pool is unfenced so not ideal for little non-swimmers


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 9am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 7-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €212
Weekly price
from €1490
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 6
From €2123 beds3 bedrooms


We enjoyed the most fun family holiday at Villa Domus with our 4-year-old at the end of May/June 2022. Its private and peaceful location gave 100% VIP vibes! The villa is gorgeous and fully kitted out with everything you could need. We loved the (very) cool pool and lounge area - we could have spent the whole holiday here if the beautiful Spiaggia La Marchesa and restaurants of Siracusa weren't a short drive away. Andrew is a true gent and made us feel welcome even before we got there! We will be back!

Llinos, London

Villa Domus is the perfect location for your summer holidays with friends and family! Come and relax in this beautiful modern villa with plenty of natural light. Little ones can enjoy the garden and play area shaded by olive trees. Take a dip in the amazing plunge pool with stunning views over the countryside. Visit the towns of Avola and Noto that are a short drive away. The seaside is only 6km away.

Elisa, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The villa is surrounded by olive trees and deeply immersed in the countryside for lovely walks, perhaps in the cool of the evening. Beaches and restaurants are at Fontane, 6kms away. The town of Avola where the famous red wine Nero D'Avola is made is 10kms away. The beautiful town of Noto is a 25-minute drive - don't miss the cathedral which is listed among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Local points of interest from Andrew Muscat

  • The Cavagrande di Cassible Nature Reserve is only a 15 minutes' drive away. It is a majestic and evocative nature reserve with beautiful freshwater lakes.
  • For nature lovers, there are ample places to walk and trek in unspoilt and beautiful countryside.
  • The Villa is ideally located for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Syracuse (30 minutes' away) and Noto (20 minutes' away). About an hour's drive are other historic towns such as Scicli, Modica and Ragusa Ibla.
  • Most famous of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sicily is Mount Etna - a two hours' drive away. It is the largest volcano in Europe and often erupts! You can spend a day exploring various areas or hike with local guides.
  • If you enjoy cooking, you should visit the Ortigia food market in Syracuse for daily fresh fish and locally grown vegetables at very decent prices!
  • And if swimming is your things, head to the lovely sandy beaches with pristine water at Fontane Bianche and Spiaggia La Marchese - only 15 minutes' drive away.


Andrew Muscat

Andrew is a lawyer who has been coming to Sicily regularly and fell in love with the south-eastern part of the island for its rugged beauty. This is his own retreat whenever he visits and he's happy to let it out to guests when he's not there. Jolanda and Enzo, friendly locals, welcome you on arrival and Andrew can answer any questions you may have during your stay.