Eremo della Giubiliana is an historic country house situated south of Ragusa, surrounded by the lush countryside of the Ibleo plateau and its carob trees forest. Located in a strategic position at the centre of eastern Sicily, it’s the ideal base for those who want to discover the region, visiting Taormina, Siracusa, Agrigento and the UNESCO Val di Noto Baroque sites.
Historic residence with thick white stone walls, its large tower dominates the plateau and the beautiful opposite landscape: on a clear and nice day you can catch a glimpse of Malta island and of the African coast. Completely restored fully respecting the original materials (such as the ancient pitchstone and limestone floor) and furnishings, Eremo della Giubiliana still saves the old handmade furniture, the precious fabrics and rare maps, as well as the original painting of the seventeenth century representing the Virgin Mary.
L’Eremo della Giubiliana has 22 rooms and 4 Suites, obtained from the ancient monk’s cells, furnished with old furniture and embellished with original Sicilian family ornaments, soft sofas and valuable carpets. The rooms, which reveal the refined typical Sicilian hospitality style, are equipped with every comfort: telephone, TV, air conditioning and private bathrooms. Room types are: Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Suite; in addition there are some stone cottages situated at 400 meters from the main building.
Classic & Superior: these rooms overlook the “Orto degli aromi”, a fragrant garden with aromatic and Mediterranean herbs, age-old olive trees as well as an ancient Arab fountain; some of them are located on the ground floor and have disabled access. All rooms are unique and different from each other, with wrought-iron beds, private bathroom and original pitchstone floors. In some Classic rooms, it is poosible on request, add a third bed.
Deluxe: Located respectively in the east and the north wings of the upper floor, the 2 Deluxe rooms dispose of a private terrace and a large bathroom with Jacuzzi.
Suite: The four Suites have in common the typical elegance and charm that can be breathed in the whole structure; each of them has specific characteristics in terms of location, the structure of the room and its furnishings, which make them unique and different from the others.
Cottage: Stone cottage, designed as the old shepherd houses of the Highlands, are all fenced with typical stone walls, and have their own parking, private garden and veranda. Some of them are directly connected to the private airstrip, thus giving the opportunity to those who want to land with their plane and place it in the forecourt, in absolute privacy. Prices on request.
Asphodelus spa is located just opposite the archaeological site; here guests can take care of themselves with several treatments, sipping herbal tea and relaxing amongst the ancient olive trees in the park.
Don Eusebio Restaurant is housed in a large hall in the ancient refectory used by the Knights of the Order of Saint John. L’Eremo della Giubiliana offers its guests an extraordinary culinary experience at Don Eusebio Restaurant run by the young and talented chef Peppe Cannistrà. He skilfully blends age-old recipes of the Hyblean aristocracy, based on local and seasonal products.
The best Sicilian wines can be tasted directly in the cellar of the crypt, as the culmination of this wine and food tour in this flavour-rich land. The tea room is even more fascinating thanks to the antique and rare maps collection, representing Sicily from to the fifteenth to the eighteenth century; the bright windows overlooks the ancient olive trees of the park as well as Malta islands.
Services & Activities
Eremo della Giubiliana offers a private airstrip consisting of two runways without landing fees nor handling, and free parking for Eremo guests. A swimming pool and a private beach, just 12 km away, are at the disposal of those who want to relax and enjoy the hot Sicilian sun. Worthy of note is the archaeological site located inside the estate: a necropolis whose origins are estimated between the fifth and third century BC, located in the northern part of the park. The area, which has been arranged to be an archaeological park, will soon open for guests who wish to visit it. Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the hotel with pleasure welcomes their four-legged friends, letting them free to enjoy the garden and the park as well as the entire estate; the treatment will be half-board à la carte or according to different indications of the pet’s owner.
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