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You came in search of history and discovered your dreams lying on the golden sand outside your door. Clear blue skies, an emerald sea and the scent of jasmine softly mingle with salt-tinged air. Relax, recharge and don't feel guilty because within easy driving distances are all the cultural attractions you were set on seeing.
Sabbia is a non-smoking cottage on a sandy Sicilian beach with idyllic sea views. Gallina Beach is used only by locals and mostly from July through August. A huge, furnished rooftop deck with a barbecue and an outdoor shower gives one the sensation of being on a boat. A stairway leading from the deck down to the beach may also be used by neighbors.
Sabbia's stone walls and minimal decor play second fiddle to the views, seen from everywhere except the bedroom with two single beds. An air conditioning unit in the hall keeps both bedrooms and the living room cool. The living room and the bedroom with two single beds have window screens. A small kitchen corner with a US-style coffee maker and a toaster is smartly hidden in an armoire. Maid service may be arranged when booking.
Within a mile is a tiny village with a restaurant. Avola, just over a mile away, offers a supermarket, restaurants and local trains to Siracusa. Nero d'Avola, the local red wine is noted in both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
Baroque Noto is within a 10 minute drive. The Vendicari Reserve with its walking paths through semi-tropical flora, bird sanctuaries and unspoiled beaches lies 30 minutes away; Siracusa and Ortigia: 20; Palazzolo Acreide: 45; Ragusa: 80; Catania; 60; Taormina: 90; Agrigento or Palermo: three hours.