Dimora della Balze, auteur Sicily
Located between Noto and Syracuse, Dimora delle Balze is a wonderful aristocratic country estate dating back from the 19th century. Since 2009, it has been managed by Elena Lops, an entrepreneur in the field of design, specializing in auteur scenography.
The Dimora extends over 27 hectares of fields certified for organic farming, and includes fourteen residences named after famous Sicilian artists, from novelist Giovanni Verga to poet and Nobel prize in literature laureate Salvatore Quasimodo, from painter Renato Guttuso to cinema director Giuseppe Tornatore.
The structure was abandoned some fifty years before the current owners acquired it and renovated it, in collaboration with Elena Lops and a team of interior decorators.
Now everyone can enjoy the fruit of their labor: the materials and furniture selected for each space – to create a restaurant, breakfast hall, reading room, lounge… – fit perfectly within the splendid villa’s original mood.