Sicily Resort “Petrantica” in Marina di Ragusa

The Sicilian resort Petrantica, an ancient warehouse built in 1642, is an elegant complex with swimming pool, situated in a typical rural context overlooking the Irminio Natural Reserve.
2 km from the sandy beaches of Marina di Ragusa, the resort Petrantica is immersed in the typical countryside of Ragusa and boasts a panoramic scenery and a relaxing location.

Set in 4 acres of land, it enjoys wide open spaces, a garden full of flowering plants and a large movie theatre with bar and dining area, ideal for enjoying your leisure time and for cultural exchange.
Built entirely of white natural limestone and timber, the complex was renovated fully in line with the original ancient architecture and using locally produced sustainable materials.

  • Disabled access Disabled access
  • Car recommended Car recommended
  • Near the sea Near the sea
  • Scenic view Scenic view
  • Pool Pool
  • Garden Garden
  • Air conditioning Air conditioning
  • Internet Wifi Free
  • Playground Playground
  • Barbecue Barbecue
  • Bowling greenBowling green
  • Padel CourtPadel Court
  • Animali ammessi  Pet allowed

The pool and the garden


Outside there is a large infinity pool (200 m2) offering a stunning panoramic view over the surrounding countryside and the sea. The salt-water swimming pool has a Jacuzzi corner and is shared with the other guests. It is surrounded by an elegant wood-panelled solarium, equipped with garden furniture, and has a changing room with showers and toilets.
A well-tended garden (1,300 m2), with fruit trees, plants and flowers, surrounds the building.

The padel court, the bowling green and the playground area


Inside the resort there is a padel court available to guests, which overlooks the facing countryside and allows you to train while enjoying a splendid panoramic view. Next door there is also a bowling green, which also overlooks a beautiful panorama. In the garden, a lovely play area for children has been created which includes a swing, slide and trampoline. Next to it, a lovely relaxation area where parents of the little ones can relax outdoors.

The movie theatre


The Resort Petrantica combines a comfortable and relaxing seaside holiday with a passion for culture and cinema.
A large room (80 m2), with a large-screen projector offers a bar, tables, chairs and a reading room, ideal for enjoying your leisure time.
A selection of movies, available for all the guests, is provided in each apartment and in the movie theatre too.

Position


The complex is located about 4 km from Marina di Ragusa and 6 km from Donnalucata, in Contrada Eredità.
Just 2 Km from the sandy beaches of Irminio Natural Reserve it enjoys a strategic position to visit the tourist centres of Val di Noto and to enjoy the sea and the golden sandy beaches of the cost in Marina di Ragusa.
Moreover it is located 16 km from the golf courses of Donnafugata Golf Resort Spa.

History


Petrantica, built in 1642, began life as a staging post, a place of refreshment for couriers on horseback from Syracuse, carrying the mail into the Ragusa area, along the ancient “Elosine” way built by the Greeks to connect Syracuse to Camarina.
These old staging posts were typically located 10–15 km apart, more or less the distance horsemen could travel in a day, to carry military orders from one part of the territory to another.
Later, these staging posts became inns or storehouses, stopovers where coachmen and passengers could spend the night, change or rest the horses or repair any damage to the carriages.
The structure consisted of stables, workshops for the farrier, kitchens and lodgings where the horsemen rested overnight.
It was later used as a farm for breeding cattle and growing crops in the surrounding fields.
In 2007, it was restored by the Lo Presti family, faithfully to its origins, to give new life to this ancient building of high historical and cultural value and to preserve its original function of conviviality and hospitality.