Sicily, between Scicli and the sea- I’m here to stroll through these streets with low stone walls in sight. Around me the earth has been made barren by the summer heat but luxuriant olive trees grow everywhere. I’m thinking of Verga, her description of the medlar house when I visit theproperty that I will show you today.
And as I sit in the amphitheater next to the barbecue, I almost expect to see owner n’Toni with his family gathered around here. But times have changed, now these houses are not those of the effort to make ends meet, but here in the shade of an ancient olive tree you can rest after a bath in the magnificent Sicilian sea and waiting to take a walk in the picturesque Scicli.
Here you come to spend wonderful holidays, in a small detached house surrounded by the garden and far from the hustle and noise of everyday life.
What I like about this property is the openness, we are so used to closing ourselves in our apartments or villas, with high walls and curtains drawn to protect a privacy that we really do not have, that see low walls between a house and another that give me the opportunity to meet, talk and share, it gives me the very idea that this is what I want on holiday, relaxation and positive relationships.
The cottage has a living room with a kitchen, but the weather allows you to spend most of your time outside, while you can prepare meals inside. I believe that the garden is the best place to have them and in the evening when the breeze rises all on the roof terrace, the aperitif with sea view is a must.
The two bedrooms make life suitable for a typical family with a couple of children, but a sofa bed in the living room will not prevent us from hosting friends or relatives. An irreplaceable storage room in which to store part of sauces, preserves, jams and all that we will bring back to the city as a reminder between one holiday and another.
The house is in fair condition, but immediately habitable, so you can choose whether to do some minor work to make it more suitable for your needs or bring a swimwear, a book and a hammock and immediately start life at the pace you have always wanted