Prestigious US publication 'Worth Magazine' features Borgo Hedone, April-May 2014 "Much of Sicily remains relatively pristine and filled with vibrant, sun-bleached towns, breathtaking archaeological sites and vast natural beauty unfettered by sprawl. A great way to take in the sights, Survey the surprisingly disparate landscapes and savor the first-rate food and wine is by car. Likewise, the laid-back character of this Mediterranean region seems best suited for overnight stays in private villas instead of hotels."
Sophisticated Swiss lifestyle magazine BlackPaper features Borgo Hedone BlackPaper presents Borgo Hedone as a perfect amalgamation of contemporary French chic, baroque Sicilian flair and Moroccan exoticism, brought together in a setting that offers both comfort and sensuality.
Borgo Hedone in Brides Magazine July-August 2013 The Italian Job "The Brides fashion team check into a historic palazzo reborn as a private villa" The vibe "The Palazzo Hedone is a magical rustic villa nestled into Scicli's cliffs, overlooking the town's stunning Church of St. Bartholomew. It ca be only reached by a steep set of stairs ascending from a side street, and feels like a hideaway in the clouds. The landscaped terraced gardens and rooftop pool - complete with muslin-curtained rattan beds - all add to the sense that you've stumbled upon your very own slice of hen party heaven..."
Heaven Scent "Bazaar discovers the most beautiful secret gardens in the Italian countryside." Best for baroque charm: Borgo Hedone "All the riches of a Mediterranean coastline gather gloriously on the limestone hilltops, ridges and clefts of Sicily's rugged hinterland in spring. Borage casts its gauzy purple veil across the rocks and competes with yellow cape sorrel, wild iris and creamy snapdragons. These grow everywhere, pushing out of the stony rocks of the Baroque churches of Ortigia, Noto and Scicli."
The Baroque triangle of the southeast "The real Sicily is in the handsome towns of the Ragusa and Modica or in the grand palazzos of the aristocracy... Our pick of the villas is Borgo Hedone, a restored mansion in Scicli that features a heated pool in a partly covered courtyard and unrivaled service."
The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail
Journalist Andrew Pierce discovers Sicily in Borgo Hedone and Il Cappero
Sicily is a fiery dish!
"As smoke emanated from what should have been a classic Sicilian dish dominated by anchovies, raisins and wild fennel, my tutor, chef Salvatore Piccione, 26, clearly began to regret the offer of cookery lessons. It is a special feature of Borgo Hedone in southern Sicily...tucked away against a hill in the Noto Valley, a Unesco world heritage site on the South-eastern tip of the island."
The coolest villas in Europe have extra special touches, from your own spa and yoga room to a private golf course, says Caroline Hendrie...
Beach house Borgo Hedone, Sicily "This extremely chic villa has 11 bedrooms and comes with a private beach house that has two bedrooms, so some guests can stay overnight. The villa is in the old town of Scicli and has grass-covered terraces overlooking the Baroque church domes and fine architecture of the Unesco heritage town. There's a heated pool in a courtyard, a hot tub and a secluded outdoor dining area...."