Villa Boscarino: a Boutique Hotel in the heart of the Hybleans?
Authentic Sicilian holidays ...Read more
The best beaches around Ragusa
Among the many wonders of Sicily there is without a doubt the sea, which has little to envy exotic and faraway destinations. ...Read more
Travels and and reveries
Like the better known Zingaro nature reserve, the Vendicari reserve was established in 1984, enriching Sicily with an uncontaminated territory, within a coastal zone surrounding Syracuse that is itself highly anthropised and industrialised. ...Read more
The 1693 earthquake in the Val di Noto
Often our guests ask us this question. It’s all the fault - or merit - as the inhabitants of upper Ragusa would say - of an earthquake, known to history as “u teremotu ranni”. ...Read more
On a discovery of the Hyblean region
A 3 day immersion in local charm and gourmet fare ...Read more
Holy Breakfast: well begun...
Each time we plan a trip, we define an itinerary; we choose the places we’d like to visit and at the same time - inevitably - we look for a place to restore ourselves, to rest, a kind of home away from home. A place where, for a few days, we will be looking for that much-needed sense of well-being. ...Read more
Easter in Ragusa and its surroundings
In Sicily, the festivities celebrating Easter have always been among those most deeply-rooted in tradition, perhaps because they so well represent the cycle of life and the magic of faith ...Read more
Villa Boscarino: hospitality, care, shelter
A pattern of recurring events can determine a place’s identity, and every time I look back over the villa’s history, I see a succession of very different people and situations, all united by a common trait. For each and every person that has lived here, Villa Boscarino has consistently been a place of welcome, care and refuge. And today it remains so for the guests who stay here in search of relaxation and culture. In the past, the villa was a refuge for my family during the hot summer month ...Read more
What is the meaning of Iblean?
The Hyblean landscape extends throughout south eastern Sicily, its mountain range defining this part of the territory in a unique way. The rock that makes up this mountainous mass, of which the uppermost peak is Mount Lauro (986 m) boasts ancient, volcanic origins. Sandstone and basalt flows developed to create singular landscapes, characterised by the Cave ...Read more
A quest for wellness and a sense of the sacred
The story of Villa Boscarino, and of the man behind it, begins in the contrada Palazzello, a neighbourhood in > upper Ragusa. Not only a man, but a physician, passionate and courageous, who on his return from his studies in Paris in the late 1800s was confronted with a serious cholera epidemic in his home town. ...Read more
Sicily’s ancient call: from literature to cinema
A land that inspires... This island, in the centre of the Mediterranean sea, has given birth to great authors and fabulous tales whose protagonists have entered the common narrative. Numerous men of letters have walked its city lanes, applying an infallible intuition to their explorations. ...Read more