Villa Anita is inspired by the infinite views of the horizon across the Vendicari nature reserve and the sea. Built in 2015, furnishings throughout are contemporary, enhancing an architectural design conceived as a dialogue between nature and architecture – for example in its use of both the sedimentary limestone of nearby Noto and the volcanic lava stone of Mount Etna.
Inside, the panoramic living area is equipped with large sofas and a central lava stone fireplace. A beautiful made-to-measure island kitchen dominates the space while large custom-made doors hide the appliances, the pantry, and the sink. The bedroom area of the house is designed to offer privacy as well as views, with oblong-glassed doors framing the sea. Each of the windows offers direct access to the garden with stunning views over the surrounding almond groves, salt lagoons and out to sea. Two of the bedrooms are double while the third is a flexible double/twin room, and all bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower.
The pool, lined with lava stone, was inspired by an Arab bath, with spots to laze in the water while chatting with friends who are lying on the poolside terraces. Close to the pool, surrounded by very ancient prickly pears and olives trees, there is a covered panoramic terrace with a lava stone dining table and a well-equipped outdoor kitchen and barbecue. The decking continues with a largely motorized sun-blind for shade during the day. At night, this area is a magical spot for long ‘aperitivo’ under the moon and stars.
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. It is 32 kilometres southwest of the city of Syracuse at the foot of the Iblean Mountains. It lends its name to the surrounding area Val di Noto