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Dimora delle Balze is an ancient masseria on a 27 hectare country estate near the exquisitely restored Sicilian Baroque town of Noto. After being totally abandoned for 50 years, the masseria has been completely renovated. Its original architecture, spare, grand and minimalist, has been preserved, with an inspirational selection of vintage and designer furniture, colours and materials creating a unique and evocative setting for a luxury holiday.

12 bedrooms, 24 sleeps

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Refundable at the departure less any damages 20% of rental price

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The original layout has been preserved – the Dimora is set around three courtyards, the first, paved with stone from nearby Modica, with seven individual bedrooms, ‘each with its own terrace, set around it. In the second courtyard, known as the “Giardino d’Inverno”, or winter garden, a zone for relaxation has been created, and the one-time chicken house has been transformed into a further bedroom. The third courtyard, the  “Giardino Padronale” or master’s garden, boasts classical-style columns and a splendid panoramic view of the Manghisi river valley – making it the ideal place to admire the countryside as you sip a cocktail. In all, there are 12 studio bedrooms, varying in size from 25 to 40 square metres, each with its own unique design and character.
There are also three salons, or reception rooms, “Salone Verde”, “Salone Azzurro”,  and “Salone Rosa”, while the ancient manger has been transformed into a dining room. There are also three ‘outdoor rooms’, stylishly furnished areas designed for lazing, chatting, sunbathing and relaxing – the open-air “Lounge”, the covered patio known as the “Limonaia” and the area around the swimming pool. All have lovely views, and are heady with the perfumes of the lemon trees and jasmine growing nearby.
This is a villa with maid service and cook, making it the ideal choice for anyone wanting their own private luxury ‘resort’, whether for a holiday with friends, or for a wedding or other event.

Useful information:
Staff are on duty 8 hours per day.
Dimora delle Balze is suitable for people with limited mobility or with wheelchairs. The property accepts short stays ( minimum 3 days)

Your villa at a glance

12 bedrooms of which:
7 open on to the main courtyard, each with its own terrace
1 in the tower
1 in a former manger
3 in the main house
3 large recption rooms
Dining room
Guest bathroom
Lounge area
Swimming pool (24m x 7m)
Fitness area
Covered patio “ La Limonaia”
Organic garden
Three courtyards
Master’s Garden

We like

The incredible atmosphere – perfect luxury and a fusion of ancient and modern set within beautiful countryside
The services of a five star resort – the level of hospitality and service here is impeccable
Sipping a drink in one of the many ‘outdoor rooms’ looking out over the beautiful valley
The attention to detail that makes Dimora delle Balze truly unique
Exploring the wonderful towns of the ‘Baroque Valley’, then coming home to this splendid retreat

We think

Dimora delle Balze is ideal for large groups seeking luxury, who want to spend a holiday in one of the most beautiful areas of Sicily being pampered by the villa’s staff


  • Catania airport 57 miles
  • Sircusa 24,2 miles
  • Ragusa  32 miles
  • Noto 12,4 miles
  • Beach 3,6 miles

Things to do

Some things not to miss in you are staying at the Dimora delle Balze.

  • Visit the Cathedral and the church of Santa Chiara in Noto.
  • Go to the beach in San Lorenzo, known for its golden sand and crystal clear water; great lido Agua.
  • Visit the village of Marzamemi, dine at Cialoma in square.
  • Spend a day in the natural oasis of Vendicari.
  • Bathing the beach of Cala Mosche, famous for its beauty
  • Visit Syracuse and if it matches the period attend the Greek tragedies that this year will be represented from 13 May to 26 June in the ancient greek theater and whose programming includes three different shows: Sophocles’ Electra – Alcestis by Euripides – Phaedra Seneca.

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