The holiday farm "Villa dei Papiri" is an old Sicilian house dating back to the 19th century. It dominates a 13 hectares area rich in plantations of lemons and oranges and surrounded by papyrus plants, palms, olive, almond and carob trees, cypress, bonsais as well as other wonderful Mediterranean plants.
It is located 5 kms away from Syracuse, inside the Natural Reserve of the River Ciane & Saline, a few meters from the famous source of the myth of Persephone as praised in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. It is surrounded by beautiful Egyptian Papyri, exactly the same papyrus used for the preparation of those extraordinary paper rolls on which most of human history has passed.
In this vast nature reserve Villa dei Papiri is elegantly refined and equipped with every comfort to offer to its visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauties of the place.
The holiday farm Villa dei Papiri dominates over 13 hectares' land and produces annually more than 100,000 kgs of quality certified organic oranges and lemons, as well as seasonal tasty vegetables.
The ancient farm dating back to the 19th century has completely been renovated in 2008 respecting the original architecture of the period and maintaining the charm and taste of our history.
It can accommodate up to 55 people and it is divided into a central villa with eight large and comfortable family suites and three annexes called "Dependances" a few steps away with 16 comfortable double rooms.
All suites and double rooms are independent and overlooking the garden equipped with tables and umbrellas where you can enjoy the extraordinary nature of the park and relax in an oasis of peace.
Villa dei Papiri is the ideal setting for a relaxing stay during which you can appreciate the various cultural, artistic, nature and sport choices. You can make arrangements as you like simply by asking at the reception.