The “Guccione Mare” suite is in the main building of Hotel dell’Orologio, reached by steps made of ancient local stone, the same stones that lead you up another flight to the terrace with its stunning view over the Santa Domenica Valley. The suite can accommodate up to four people and has two separate bedrooms—one with a matrimonial* bed and the other with twin beds. The rooms communicate with each other, but are separated by a door to ensure privacy. The rooms have sloping beamed ceilings and pitch stone floors as well as handcrafted early 20th-century Sicilian furniture, including elegant wrought-iron headboards. The paintings of artist Piero Guccione add to the rooms’ elegance. Both rooms have private baths. This suite is perfect for families with children or a group of friends who want to live in the intimate heart of Ragusa Ibla.
*Note that an Italian matrimonial bed is slightly larger than a queen-size bed in the USA.