Our thanks to Marie Claire editor, Trish Halpin, who writes about her stay at Villa Atena in the magazine’s April issue:

‘Our base is the sleek Villa Atena, a modern three-bedroom house set on a hilltop, with views across villages to the coast. Light and airy with bright pink feature walls and sofas, the living space opens up via floor-to-ceiling windows to a stone terrace and sparkling pool.  It’s perfect for super-hot Sicilian days …’

During her one-week stay, Trish managed to squeeze in visits to Ragusa Ibla and the Castello di Donnafugata and beach trips to Marina di Ragusa and Punta Secca, one of the locations for the Montalbano TV series.  Unsurprisingly, there was also time for some very memorable meals!

Wish Sicily in Marie Claire magazine
Online article: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/travel/a-sicilian-adventure-497432


With space for up to 8 people and a private pool, Villa Atena is an excellent villa for a family holiday. There is a good choice of local beaches and all the towns of the Val di Noto are easily accessible.

Villa Atena in Ragusa
Villa Atena in Ragusa