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Il Cucco

(x 15 people)

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 7 | Near Catania, Sicily

Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Air conditioned bedrooms | Maid included | Cook included |


Although just twenty minutes’ drive from Catania and the Sicilian coast, Il Cucco is a peaceful, shaded oasis at the centre of an historic nine-hundred acre citrus plantation. Guests are accommodated in beautifully restored farm buildings set in a grove of monumental palms, umbrella pines and cypresses, surrounded by lush gardens dotted with papyrus-fringed ponds. Every amenity is provided in the three large and very comfortable antique-filled suites with air-conditioned bedrooms and a full complement of staff is at hand to prepare meals or provide touring advice. One could, however, cover two of Sicily's main attractions without even leaving the property: a short walk beyond the gardens reveals a view of Mount Etna from a small ruin dating back to Magna Graecia. Tucked among the trees are a lovely pool a volleyball/basketball court and a private tennis court. Fitness room looking out onto the garden, Finnish Sauna. The estate boasts a private 5 hole driving and putting green.

Clients reviews

The Villa exceeded our expectations, perfect for a family holiday and in our case a special wedding anniversary. Sergio and Guiseppina provided excellent friendly service and wonderful food and really made our stay very special. Our grandchildren and most adults made use of the pool and tennis courts.

James Quye
(United Kingdom)

We have just returned from a fabulous week at Il Cucco. We had 18 people and with out reservation we had the best of times and would return. Sergio and his wife created some of the best food we had in Sicily each night and the "restaurant room" sat 18 easily. The pool and grounds were exceptional with the large palm trees and all was very well maintained by the on site gardener Salvadore and as the property is so large it gave everyone room to have their space. The main house sleeps 12/13 and rooms are well laid out and had attached or well located (5 or 6) bathrooms plus there are 2 separate kitchens in the main house for use at lunch that and very pleasant and indoor and outdoor seating areas. The additional guest house also has 3 large bedrooms plus 3 baths and another separate kitchen that led to an outside terrace for lunch. Breakfast and dinner was served at the "restaurant building" and gave us the party atmosphere. Il Cucco is really well located as it is an easy drive to Catania, Syracuse and even a drive to Taormina was quite easily done. Great Rotisserie chicken in Scordia. (not on the track for tourists but great for Il Cucco users. 5 out of 5 to Tuscany Now staff.

Stephen Fowler

The energy and ambiance of Il Cucco was wonderful. Little of its beauty is captured in the photographs. It is super charming. The best part of all is the heart of the house: The kitchen and everything that comes out of it. Sergio and Josephina prepared us magical food that better than any restaurant we tried on the island. Absolutely divine! The pool is glorious and we enjoyed it day and night!

Maria Cina

It was indeed an oasis, very peaceful, plenty of space for the children to run round and wonderful staff. Salvatore and Guiseppina are a great asset!

Emma Chileshe
(United Kingdom)

We had a fantastic time. The owner and his wife were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were settled in. The villa itself is very comfortable and set in beautiful surroundings. If you want a quiet week away from it all we would suggest this villa is the perfect location. We cannot recommend it highly enough and every member of our party will be looking to return next year.

Tim Morgan-Wynne
(United Kingdom)

The appartments were decorated beautifully, the gardens were amazing, the pool and the pool-side sofas were luxurious.

Charlotte Naufach

Lovely houses and grounds, outstanding and friendly services - especially Letizia.

Jaime Urrutia

Gorgeous plantings and layout. Fantastic pool. Great food. Good location for the eastern part of Sicily. Couldn't get enough ot the oranges and lemons...still going through withdrawal now. Nice walking through the hills and orange groves.

Edward Bevan

Everything good - food fab - pool awesome - great for a few families as there were actually separate apartments. Fab service - we even forgot a bag and they drove it to the airport and found us!

Sara Parsons

Prices & Availability for 2014   |  

Rental Price (prices per week*)

The weekly price is in Sterling and is Guaranteed against currency fluctuations.

Why don't we have online booking?

We believe that your time in Italy should be special, very special, but this means something different to each and every person. We like to maintain a personal contact with all of our clients so we can ensure that the holiday you want, is the holiday you get.

We have visited all our villas so when you are talking to an advisor they can use their first hand experience of the villas to assist with your selection.

Price in US dollars are just an indication based on today exchange rate of £1=$ 1.64
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