Farmhouse Scattarelli, resort in Punta Secca

Barbecue Barbecue
Car recommended Car recommended
Free Free
Terrace Terrace
Near the sea Near the sea
Pool Pool
Air conditioning Air conditioning


The Resort "Farmhouse Scattarelli", an ancient farmhouse, is immersed in the countryside, only 2.5 kilometres from the sea and the golden beaches of Punta Secca. Built in the 18th century in "giurgiulinaru", the typical honey-coloured stone quarried here, it was recently renovated and a swimming pool added. The property features an archaeological site with the remains of early Christian tombs and an ancient Byzantine church.
The accommodation, once the lodgings, cowsheds and storerooms of the old farm, are now warm and comfortable apartments in a rustic style, all overlooking a large internal courtyard, called "u bagghiu" in Sicilian dialect, where there is a lovely pool (32 m2). The "bagghiu" features trees, flower-beds and a well-tended garden with over 180 species of plants and offers ample shared areas where guests can relax. Mangers and stone arches, tombs carved into the rock, among colourful prickly pears: travel back in time to experience the history of ancient civilisations and the traditions of country life.



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I Dammusi

Air conditioning
Car recommended
Free
Terrace
Near the sea
Pool
Punta Secca (Ragusa)

Il Palmento

Air conditioning
Car recommended
Free
Terrace
Near the sea
Pool
Punta Secca (Ragusa)

La casa del Forno

Air conditioning
Free
Car recommended
Terrace
Near the sea
Pool
Punta Secca (Ragusa)

La Casa Padronale

Barbecue
Car recommended
Free
Terrace
Near the sea
Pool
Punta Secca (Ragusa)





The citrus orchard
An old stone quarry (latomia) called "Pirrera" in Sicilian dialect, is today a luxuriant and scented citrus orchard of oranges and lemons, dominated by a century-old olive tree. Inside the orchard you can find ruins of great value, and early Christian tombs carved into the rock.




The Pirrera archaeological site
The archaeological site of Pirrera consists of ruins of settlements dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. They have similar characteristics to some settlements of the same origin on the island of Malta. The area of Pirrera is part of a series of acclaimed archaeological sites in the Province of Ragusa, including Kamarina, Kaukana, Mezzagnone and Mirio.

The archaeological ruins inside the citrus orchard consist of a series of early Christian burial chambers carved into the wall of the latomia that date back to the 2nd or 3rd Century A.D. These chambers are of two types. The first, more plain and simple, is called "sub divo arcosolium" and consists of one or two sarcophagi or tombs closed by a slab of marble or brickwork placed in a niche surmounted by a round arch. The second kind, more elaborate and picturesque, consists of a medium-sized chamber accessed through an opening in the wall leading to a small central area. Around this area the tombs (containing one or two sarcophagi) were carved directly into the rock. Further to the east of the farmhouse are some the remains of the perimeter, standing about one metre high, of a Byzantine church with a nave and two aisles, and some remains of the polychromatic mosaic floor portraying birds and fishes, now reconstructed in the Archaeological Museum of Ragusa.


Position
The Resort "Farmhouse Scattarelli" is located in Contrada Pirrera, 2.5 km from Punta Secca and 7 km from Marina di Ragusa. It is in a strategic position for visiting the tourist centres in the Val di Noto and for enjoying the sea and fine golden sandy beaches along the coast of Marina di Ragusa. It is 11 km from the golf courses of the Donnafugata Golf Resort Spa.

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