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Typical Sicilian Country House Set In 22 Acres Of Beautiful Countryside



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
Country House in Noto Countryside Peaceful Location In 1.5 from the Noto town

Situated at 1.5 km from the city of Noto, in a property of lemons, almonds and olives trees. In the countryside you can enjoy our landscapes typical of our valleys and our products that you can taste there. The house is composed by a large bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, an entrance area, a big veranda with a barbecue place and a parking place. The place provides complete independence and relaxing environment. The habitation has a view on a small old rural complex (no habitation) named ‘bagghio’ and is surrounded on the other sides by lemon, olive and almond trees. Services include kitchen stove, towels, bedclothes, refrigerator, air-conditioning, washing machine, oven, little wood ceramics stove, satellite TV, DVD player, books, fast internet with wi-fi. More info and photos on my web-site.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, we are Fabio and Annarella, 33 and 31 years old, History and Filosophy student and Assistent at the Academy of fine arts. But we are also Bio Farmers. We enjoy cooking traditional local dishes and recepies (you can see in our web-site).

We work here in our 2 Farms of Bio-agricolture and Bio-cosmetic. We born and we are growing here. We like to develope touristic and agricolture projects in order to enjoy the best of our area.

We love stay with people, new experiences, contacts, good food and wine and handicraft.

We live in this area so we can suggest all unknow and real corner of this beautiful area of Sicily, belive us and hope see you,

Fabio & Annarella

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Speaks English, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

It has been a wanderful week and a good time in the middle of the lemon trees. You are a great host and we really enjoied the warm welcome. Michael and Herniette.

Dear Fabio, thanks for all the wonderful and peaceful place, your heartful welcome, lemonds and almonds, the fine dinner with your family, the tips to go to Cava Grande e Vendicari. Zisolhouse has a mistake: It's so lovely that we often had no interest in leaving and stayed here for the whole day. September 2009 Will and Petra.

We have driven from Cornwall England, these 7 days of relaxing in Zisolhouse have been the best. Thank you for making us so welcome. All the best to you and your family, Adrian and Helen.

If you want to know the real Sicile !! come and meet the fabulous Fabio and try the Pepino's pizzas. Marie and Sebastian.

Casa Zisola is geweldig. Fabio is een heel goede gastheer, die jouw graag vertelt over zijn werk en zijn plannen. Zijn biologische olijf- amandel en citroenbomen bieden een fijne rustig
Oct 2008
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


A taste of Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Fabio and Annarella were perfect hosts. Fabio's local knowledge is amazing and we strongly recommend that you listen to his suggestions when planning your day trip. We visited some fabulous places as a result and felt that we experienced a very special non touristy side of Sicily. The house has everything we needed, the area is beautiful and there's a great small supermarket nearby. We ate at home in the evening and made the most of fresh pasta, swordfish, sea food and Sicilian sausage. Buy a citrus candle - adds to the atmosphere. We loved our day trips - beach at Elora first thing then drives into the hills and to Syracusa. Don't plan to go too far, it takes longer than you think despite some good roads. Driving is interesting and you need to be brave and go for it, a good map is sufficient. The hair pin turns are not for the faint hearted. Take picnics and stop in beautiful places. Buy one of the giant beach blankets - they are gorgeous and relatively cheap. Explore the countryside and make sure you spend an evening in the plaza in Noto. Fabio and Annerella have dogs and cats who like to say hello and are great company too. Take a walk round the farm, the dogs will show you the way through the lemon and olive groves. Sit back and enjoy the evenings with a sundowner. This trip was a complete 'internet stick a pin in somewhere' and we came up trumps. Thank you Fabio and Annerella.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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You can`t beat the feeling....

  • 5 of 5

Zisolhouse is a fantastic place to spend completly relaxed holidays. Except of the occasional barking of dogs it is absolutely silent. We enjoyed our stay so much and look forward to come back. Fabio is a very nice and friendly host and we had much fun helping with the olive harvest, drinking and cooking with him, his family and his friends. A very nice way to learn to know the way of life in sicily. Zisolhouse is a very good place to start trips around the south-east of sicily. If you don`t like hotels and like an easy way of life Zisolhouse is the place to be. You can`t top sitting among olive-, almond-and lemon trees with some very nice people having traditional sicilian food and a glas of nero d'avola in your hand……highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sicilian Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Zisolhouse is a beautiful place and Fabio and Annarella are perfect hosts. The house is very well maintained, furnished with love and offers plenty of space inside and outside. We have seen all of Sicily, and Noto is one of our favorite places - a great mix of history, pure Italian life and just the right amount of 21st century elements - good infrastructure and some stylish places you´d rather expect in Rome, in addition to the many typical restaurants and bars which offer great quality. This combined with the tranquil and picturesque setting of the Countryhouse 5 min from the City center in a lemon, almond and olive grove with sea view made our stay just perfect. Grazie, Fabio and Annarella!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in this little house in the countryside just 5 minutes drive from the beautiful town of Noto. The sun shone for us every day so we hired a couple of mountain bikes, left the car at the villa and cycled into Noto. The market in Ortigia /Siracusa is a must see. You can eat your way around, sampling the organic sun dried tomatoes, capers, cheeses, fresh cooked meats and the selection of fresh fish is wonderful. We borrowed an ice box from Fabio so that we could keep the fish fresh in the car whilst sightseeing in Ortigia which is dripping in history. It is a beautiful place to see. Modica old town is fabulous and famous for its chocolate. So many wonderful sites to see and we'll worth a visit to the little fishing town of Marzamemi where the Spanish influence can be seen and enjoy lunch overlooking the harbour. There wasn't enough time to see everything we planned to see so we will be back to see more of this beautiful island. We will definitely return to Zisolhouse. We were fortunate enough to enjoy traditional Sicilian cooking from Fabios mother and home made pizza from the old traditional oven they have outside. The best pizza we have ever tasted. A truly unique experience that made our holiday in Sicily a very memorable one. Unfortunately the time went in too quickly. 7 nights definitely isn't long enough. We would recommend January because there are few tourists, less busy and the Spring sunshine is warm ie;- average temp was between 18° - 23°. Great for walking around to see the sights. Noto is an amazing place with Baroque and Liberty architecture. Can be cold in the evenings so take a warm jacket. Zisolhouse comes highly recommended by us for couples, young and old or a couple with 1 or 2 children. Anything you need to know or local info, Fabio is a very attentive host and is always available if needed. Thank you Fabio. We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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A rural retreat with character

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to experience both an authentic piece of old Sicily and the benefits of modern green technology. The surroundings are beautiful and the house provided us with a very good base for exploring this corner of Sicily. But what really made our stay so memorable was the charm and hospitality of the owners, Fabio and Annarella. I would recommend Zisolhome to anyone looking for an alternative to a standard beach holiday - though, having said that, the beaches are not far away!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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A Taste of the Real Sicily!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic welcome from Fabio. We loved your mum's delicious home cooking which was such a treat for us to enjoy real authentic traditional Sicilian food. Both you and Annarella were so kind and helpful with directions and suggestions where to eat and places to see. Nothing was too much trouble. The vino we bought was to die for that your father produces and the home made limoncello was the best ever. The little house is detached with everything you need for a holiday let. We loved sitting outside under the stars at night and walking on your beautiful land, picking fresh lemons from the trees was incredible. Thank you for the olive oil from your harvest, we are still enjoying it, bringing back memories of our stay in zisolhouse. The location was perfect for us to go sightseeing and within driving distance of all famous towns, cities and places of interest. We are so pleased we chose to stay in zisolhouse and look forward to returning. Miss the fresh ricotta from your friends farm and all the amazing food and dolce. We would recommend Zisolhouse to families with children and/or couples of any age. You must leave room in your case to take home some of Fabio''s organically grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is the real deal. Thank you Fabio and Annarella for making our holiday a very special one.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania or Comiso at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Corrados Bar at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Augusta at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Noto Station at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Motorway Catania-Gela at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Eloro at 9 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Visit the Baroc Sites the beautiful cities of Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Modica, the old Greek sites, the Museum 'Paolo Orsi'. Bike rental, biking, fishing, horse-back riding, jogging, scuba diving, surfing, swimming, tennis and wind-surfing.


Natural Reserve of Vendicari. Eloro Beach (a beatiful beach near the archeologicol sites) 8km from the house (5 min by car). Lido di Noto 7.5km. Calamosche Beach (a beatiful beach on the reserve of Vendicari) 15km.


Airport 85km. Situated at 1.5km from the city of Noto.Restaurant 2km. Shopping approx 2km.


1.5km from Noto (Unesco Site). 7km (5 min by car) from the nearest beach Lido di Noto, Eloro.

28km from Siracuse.

5km from "Villa del Tellaro" an old roman Villa with mosaic.

12km from Natural Reserve of Vendicari.

35km from Modica (Unesco site).

Further Details:

To enjoy your holiday to the fullest, I recommend renting a car to visit the near places. Noto (UNESCO site), at a kilometre - capital of the Baroque culture, simply splendid.

30 mins from Syracuse (UNESCO site), where you can see the Greek theatre and the archaeological site area, the Museum ‘Paolo Orsi’ (very interesting and internationally renowned).

The island of Ortigia - a good place also for evening excursions and where you can also try out local food specialties in a large amount of typical restaurants to choose from; simply walking for the streets of Ortigia can be a gorgeous experience, adventuring through its little narrow street filled or baroque sculptures and building facades. There are also little mountain-side towns that can be reached in about a hour, places of the likes of Buccheri, Buscemi, and Palazzolo, where you will find museums, good typical eatery and the ‘Val Di Anapo’ valley.

There also are various natural resorts, the Natural Reserves, the little ponds of sweet water in ‘Cava Grande’ (Avola Antica 14km), the splendid beaches in the reserve Calamosca and Eloro resorts(Calamosca 10km, Eloro 8km), the slushes, reachable in less than half hour from Casa Zisola. Very interesting also the other Baroque cities: Scicli, Ragusa, Modica (UNESCO sites).

You can visit the volcano Etna (86), its observatory and park, and its magnificent scenarios. If you prefer the relax, Zisolhome offers wide spaces, green, garden, porch, barbeque, maximum privacy because the Zisolhouse is not a village but a stand-alone property, where you can also enjoy the pleasure of tastingopur various cultivated biological products, bread and pizza that the owner prepare for his family and for you.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The payment have to be made in 2 stages: 25% initial deposit, the rest on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferable from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bidet, clothes-horse, double wash basin, electric iron, hairdryer, hot water, ironing board, separate WC, shower, towels and washing machine.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom with Air Con, 2 bedside cabinets with lamp, wardrobe with hangers, desktop for study/PC area. Sitting room with sofa bed sleeps 1/5.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Dogs permitted and family friendly. Smoking permitted. Wood, electricity and gas included. Preferable from Saturday to Saturday. Outside: Barbecue and garden. Parking lot. Playground and sun loungers. Utility Room: Air conditioning, central heating, fireplace, stove and tanning bed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Internet with usb-wifi-key supplied by the landlord Other: Baby crib, baby's chair additional bed on request.

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