OVERVIEW Casa Sampieri
Along the south-eastern coast of Sicily, and near the famous baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Syracuse lies the charming seaside village of Sampieri. Until a decade ago Sampieri was a small fishing village. Today there are still few stubborn fishermen, but the main economic activities have become agriculture and tourism. It’s a charming village inhabited by less than a thousand people and has featured in numerous movies as well as a popular Italian television series called Montalbano.
The village is interesting with well-maintained buildings and an attractive historic center which consists of a maze of paved streets that develop along the main promenade. This is where all the necessary conveniences are found including nice cafés, a bakery, a small supermarket and a drug store. It’s on this promenade, tucked away in a niche between other seafront buildings, that you’ll find the charming freestanding home called Casa Sampieri.
Discovered in 2021 by a Milanese architect and his Sicilian wife, restoring the derelict house soon became a labor of love. The home was full of typical features such as floors in locally made cementine as well as a local lava stone. The interiors recuperate this charming historic character, paired with designer furniture and local antiques.
The ground floor living room has a large sofa and wicker armchairs. For centuries the open square in front of the house has been used by residents as a place to sit and say hello to passing neighbors. You too can take advantage of this tradition as the living room armchairs are perfect to position outside to sit and enjoy an aperitif. It’s a wonderful way to meet the locals, all while taking in the view of the sea, which is directly in front of the home and only 40 meters away.
The large fully-equipped kitchen, with a dining table, opens onto a private airy courtyard on the back of the house, where an additional dining table is found. Between plants of bougainvillea, jasmine and rosemary is a sofa, hammock, and outdoor private shower making the space a type of oasis. there is a large dining room, seating 8-12 people, inside if by a slim chance the weather would not permit you to dine outside.
The house has 3 double or twin bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 of which are ensuite and one in the corridor. A staircase in the kitchen leads you upstairs to a laundry area with washing machine, drying rack, iron, and ironing board.
Casa Sampieri is definitely off the beaten track and the village is still quaint and friendly. All in all, a stay in this location will allow you to feel part of the true Sicily, and most certainly leave you relaxed and delighted by its way of life.
The beach of Sampieri is one of the most beautiful in all of Sicily, with crystal clear waters and golden sand accompanied by a unique view of the Fornace Penna, a wonderful ruin of industrial archeology. The long beach extends two kilometers and is protected by a long series of dunes and a verdant pine forest. There are several beach establishments and a restaurant along the beach. Further past this beach is another more natural, secluded beach which is definitely worth the walk.
Amenities and services
Villa is equiped with:
- Internet access
- Air conditioning
- Hifi stereo
- Satellite TV
- Bed & bath linens
- Midweek change of towels
- Pool towels
- air conditioning
Service on request:
- First shopping
- Maid service
- Baby equipment
Floorplan of the villa
- Living room
- Dining room
- King or 2 twin beds with bathroom accross the hall (shower)
- 2 king with ensuite bathrooms (showers)
There is a private walled courtyard with an outdoor dining table, seating and a hammock.