Enriching Sicilian Manor Curated Working

Sicily, Italy

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Remote Working Spaces with Impressive Views of Mount Etna, Authentic 16th Century Sicilian Country Estate, Authentic Sense of Freedom and Space Surrounded by 110 Acres of Citrus Orchards and Natural Landscapes, Visit of Syracuse and Island of Ortigia

Overview

Available all year round

 

Every detail of this experience can be personalised to your interests and needs

 

Carrying a promise of tranquility, sunshine and warm Mediteranean Sea breezes that caresses this countryside corner. Feel in the zone in an environment considerate towards the demands of remote working, with equal attention to your wellbeing on the Enriching Sicilian Manor Curated Working.

With a spectacular selection of indoor and outdoor work spaces, privately reserved for Balance Holidays’ guests for the full duration of the experience. Unite and bathe in the natural beauty of the environment, attending to work delegations out in the open, steeped in greenery and water. Or stir creative acuity from the attractively charismatic study lounges. Replete of comfortable chairs, multi-purpose tables, office amenities and double-panelled glass doors and windows. Infecting the rooms with bursts of sunlight and a simple energy content to take things as they come. Roam, relax and seek respite after accomplishing a productivity-filled day in an assortment of nature-based and cultural activities. Empty the mind, stretching your arms and legs in your choice of physical activity: Yoga, Fitness or Pilates. Trail across 100 hectares of private land in daily nature excursions before unveiling the secrets of the region in an archaeological tour of Syracuse and Island of Ortigia and a traditional Sicilian cooking class. A personalised in-room massage is also included, promoting further rest and reflection. Guests will have complimentary access to the outdoor pool and Hammam Spa throughout their stay. The estate’s eco-sustainability principles are highlighted in the kitchens. Using ingredients provided by the organic gardens, hand-picked daily and merged with local recipes, delighting guests each meal. 

Boasting spectacular upfront views of Mount Etna, the highest peak in Italy. Commenda di San Calogero is a 16th Century former Sicilian feudal estate and Sicily’s best kept secret. Set in a valley by the San Calogero river, on the outskirts of the Iblean Plateau. The estate harmoniously forges balance between past and present, weaving textures, colours and materials together to pay homage to its heritage. Without forgetting the ideal of contemporary comforts. Landscaped gardens host organic citrus groves and olive trees, the leading characters of marmalades, orange blossom honey and the finest extra virgin olive oils. Cultural jewels of art and history in the likes of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, monasteries, medieval castle ruins and more call for attention nearby. Encouraging guests to experience a world away from the ordinary, where time stands still and an inescapable adoration for history prevails.

Effortlessly form a stronger connection with the exquisite beauty of this untouched land. Where nature thrives under the mild temperatures and unexpected discoveries and adventures ignite thrills that are still felt in days spent reminiscing.

For an all-inclusive 7-day 6-night stay, the price for double occupancy in the Standard room is £1,986pp or for single occupancy, the price is £2,364pp.

Items listed in What’s Included are for 1 guest

What's included

  • Dedicated Work Spaces
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi
  • Daily Refreshments
  • X1 Physical Activity
  • Daily Nature Excursions Along 100 Hectares of Private Grounds
  • X1 Visit of Syracuse and Island of Ortigia Followed with Lunch
  • X1 Traditional Sicilian Cooking Class and Lunch
  • X1 Personalised In-Room Massage
  • Outdoor Pool and Hammam Spa Access
  • Field-to-Fork Gourmet Meals
  • Accomodation and Toiletries

Venue

Located in a beautiful region of Italy, stay at a former feudal estate circled in lush greenery, blooming meadows and peaceful lakes and rivers. As one of the best-preserved traditional Sicilian country estate homes with a history dating back to the 16th Century. The property looks out towards Mount Etna, providing an authentic insight into its past-time.

Room Types

Standard

A celebration of Sicilian tradition is reflected in the design of the estate rooms following recent renovations. Inherited vintage antiques, intricate patterned ceramic tiles and daring use of colour brings flavour and unique character to each room. All while preserving its heritage as a 16th Century former feudal estate, offering an unmistakable sense of intimacy and privacy. Each equipped with a personal-use bathroom, contemporary amenities and glass pane windows and patio doors. Leading out to the estate gardens for continuous contact with nature. Essential bathroom toiletries included.

Food and Cuisine

Fresh, seasonal ingredients grown in the estate gardens and distinctive flavours of Southern Italy deliver dishes that honour culinary traditions. As well as inventive but wholesome, nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Experience private dining in the comfort of the open-roof pavilion or gardens. For special dining requests, please enquire to learn more.

Health, Safety and Hygiene

Your health and safety have and will continue to take central priority in everything we do. For this retreat, Balance Holidays and Commenda di San Calogero have worked together to introduce and adopt heightened levels of health and safety vigilance and measures guided by local health authorities, WHO (World Health Organisation) and CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) above their existing stringent standards. The objective is to provide a safe, comfortable and high-quality experience as expected from us. If you wish to learn more, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Otherwise, please refer to our Terms and Conditions or Covid-19 Update.

Location

Situated north of Siracusa, Sicily, with little to disrupt the views of vivid green expanse and perfect turquoise waters standing in awe of Mount Etna. Warm and mellow climates remain consistent in this hidden corner of Italy. Discover the magnificence of Baroque architecture at Val di Noto, a short distance from the estate. Listed UNESCO Heritage Site in 2002, Val di Noto is made up of eight towns, Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli. Representing artistic achievement and innovative urban planning that dates back to the 17th Century. Rooted in historic significance and culture, wander to Villa Romana del Casale. Positioned at the foot of Mont Mangone, built between III and IV Century B.C. It is a Roman Villa, embodying remarkable importance  and greatness seen through intricate detailed mosaic tiles and grand fresco paintings. Approximately 30 minutes away from the estate, find the Ursino Castle and final few remnants of a Roman theatre in the heart of Catania.

Practical Info

You will be allowed to check into your room from 1:00pm onwards on the day of your arrival. 

The closest airport is Catania. You may book a rental car or call a taxi from outside the airport, quoting the below address to bring you directly to the estate. Alternatively, the estate will be happy to organise a transfer for you. This transfer service will entail a separate fee, not included as part of the cost of this experience. Please email info@commendadisancalogero.com quoting “Transfer” in the subject line. Total journey time if local traffic conditions permit will be approximately 25 minutes.

Address:

Commenda di San Calogero

Contrada S. Calogero,

96011

Augusta

SR, Italy