An important Liberty villa on the outskirts of Modica towards the sea at Pozzallo. The property sits in 5 hectares of farmland and gardens, which surrounds the property on all sides, and offers two entrances; one from the Modica – Ispica road with an imposing gate, and the other from the rear of the property.
The villa itself was built at the beginning of the 20th century in Liberty style but uniquely with Arabic influence. Many of the painted vaulted ceilings remain, as do the original floors, stained glass and other features. The main house covers some 700mq, the wings about 1000mq, and there is a separate stone house to restore of 300mq.
Currently used as a retirement home, the property already has many bathrooms, common spaces, dining areas and professional kitchen, and a project has been produced which forsees the creation of a small hotel with 25 rooms, a conference suite and restaurant.
The formal gardens lie to the south of the house and include an impressive ice house cut into a grotta below ground level. There are 2 trivelle/wells and 3 large cisterns, although the property is now served by mains water.