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The Estate

The surroundings

The complex is immersed in the characteristic Iblea countryside. Lovely hills and plateaus, divided by narrow, shallow gorges cut throughout the centuries by small torrents in the white limestone which forms the ibleo land.

The infinite dry-stone walls which delimit fields and meadows, the old olive trees and the typical carob trees, the quiet atmosphere of the Sicilian countrisyde or the sea views at sunset, are only some of the many fascinanting elements that surely make of the place not only pleasurable by sought-after and fascinanting . The warm water of the Mediterranean or the Baroque tows of Ragusa, Ibla, Modica, Ispica o Scicli, Unesco heritage sites, are all a fifteen minute drive away.

The Grotta Di Ferro Estate

It is rural building typical of Iblea having approximately 52 hectars of olive and carob trees having once been a summer residence belonging to the nobility. It was built in the mid 19th Century on a pre-existent agricultural settlement by a Cav Federico Grimaldi, Baron of Calamenzana, grandfhater of the last ownwr Cav. Ferdinando Arezzi, Duke of San Filippo Delle Colonne. The Building has two storeys. The ground floor, measuring about 350 square metres, was in the past used for agricultural purposes with stables, barns, sheds, and the living quarters of the “massaru”.

The first floor, measuring approximately 290 square metres, was intended as the Baron’s residence. A Very comfortable staircase made of the typical local stone “pici” leads you to a very welcoming hall whit doors leading to the kitchen, washroom, bathroom and veri spacious living room. There also four bedrooms, and a terrace which overlooks the Grassullo valley, rich in luxuriant and evergreen centuries -old carob and olive trees and the Iblea coast washed by the Mediterranean sea spanning from Donnalucata to Punta Secca. On limpid days it is possible to see the Maltese island on the horizon.

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