Kaukana (or Caucana), with its two magnificent fine-sand beaches, is the seaside area of Santa Croce Camerina in the province of Ragusa, on Sicily’s southern coast. It occupies the area once covered by an ancient Greek colony, and, later, a Roman-Byzantine port. The archaeological site is a few hundred metres from the seaside village of Punta Secca, famous in Italy as the location of Commissario Montalbano’s beach house in the popular TV drama series, Montalbano, based on the books by Andrea Camilleri (which are translated into English, and make great holiday reading). Indeed locations throughout the area have starring roles in the TV series – including several fascinating towns which have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO for their Baroque architecture: Ragusa Ibla, Scicli, Modica, Noto. For more contemporary pleasures, there is the resort of Marina di Ragusa, with its splendid new yachting marina, and, a few kilometres from Caucana, the recently opened Donnafugata golf resort, with two 18-hole professional standard courses, one designed by Gary Player, the other by Franco Piras.
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Special launch offer 2013
Lows: The villa does not have a sea view, although the magnificent beach of Caucana is a short walk away.
Privacy will not be absolute until the trees in have matured
Highs: A highly refined villa in which attention has been paid to the smallest details; magnificent garden with lawn and swimming pool
Check - in : from 4 pm to 7pm
Check - out : within 10am