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About Dimora delle Balze

The sprawling Dimora delle Balze isn’t your average holiday villa in Sicily. In fact, this aristocratically lavish 18th-century estate is almost other-worldly in its excess of graceful charms and luxurious atmosphere. The walls, pavements and ceilings are soaked with centuries of fascinating stories and Mediterranean traditions, with its restoration magnificently combining the various international influences that forged Sicily over the eras. The result is a spectacular rambling Italian residence fit for the noblest conte, signore or cavaliere.

High defensive walls, once designed to keep out gangs of brigands, now provide ample privacy. These shield terraces lined with rows of ancient trees. Inviting sun loungers surround a pristine salt water pool. The 27 hectare estate, still used for organic farming, has a main courtyard which leads to seven of the en suite bedrooms. Each has its own small terrace where guests can effortlessly mingle.

An antique gate leads to the winter garden, dotted with antique farm equipment in a nod to the estate’s farming past. The Dimora delle Balze is full of evocative stories. It has 11 bedrooms in total, each with its own colour scheme. Some are decorated with lovingly restored frescoes and all are named after a Sicilian piece of art, film, poetry or opera. Every room and inch of space on this immense estate has a story for you to discover.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycles
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Internet Access (Broadband)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
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Check rates and availability for Dimora delle Balze

Availability information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however this can vary.

Please enquire with us to find out more about rental periods for specific properties. If you're interested in shorter stays or alternative arrival days outside the high season, let us know and we'll try to match your requirements. Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4pm and 7pm, and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates information

Our villa-only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence while travelling.
Other than renting the villa on an exclusive basis and the services provided by the individual property owners, the villa-only option also includes:  
  • A local representative, on call 24/7
  • Clean towels and bed linen
  • One cot and a highchair

Gold Package 

Our Gold Package is recommended for all clients looking for that extra special level of service. In addition to the services included in our villa-only option, it includes:

  • An introductory tour of the local area with your A&K guide the weekend you arrive (own transport will be required if not within walking distance)
  • Pre-arrival groceries delivered to your villa (cost of groceries excluded)
  • The ability to book a selected range of extra services through our A&K local offices at favourable rates including; private chefs, boats, pre-and-post-hotel stays, selected activities and excursions at the time of booking or up until 70 days prior to departure.

Platinum Package

Our Platinum Package is the ultimate A&K experience and is recommended for those clients looking to completely customise their trip. In addition to the services included in our Gold Package, it includes:

  • A private-chef experience for one lunch or dinner during your stay (pre-booking is necessary, cost of groceries excluded)
  • A fridge pre-stocked with drinks
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening
  • A continental-style buffet on your first morning
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries for each bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple-week bookings)
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • Mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • The ability to book a selected range of extra tailor-made services through A&K’s trusted partners, at favourable rates including; private chefs, boats, pre-and-post-hotel stays, selected activities and excursions at the time of booking or up until your departure.

In the area

  • Beaches: Fontane Bianche 29km, Marina di Noto 30km, Vendicari 33km, Marzamemi 43km
  • Cities: Noto 21km, Syracuse 32km, Modica 55km 
  • Airports: Comiso 70km, Catania 83km

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.