Outdoors a Castiglione swimming-pool has had its walls plastered in the very same pale yellow tones as the house itself and the surrounding wheat fields in May and June in order to seanlessly blend into the landscape. The pool may be enjoyed for 6 months a year while gazing at the centuries-old olive grove, the bitter, vanilla, and red orange grove, the almond trees, 300 roses and a kitchen garden masterfully tended by the warden. Casa de Arena lies over two levels. The upper level may be accessed through a monumental masonry staircase leading into a large entrance hall, featuring all the quality details to be seen in the rest of the property: the original 18th century doors, Sicilian 19th century country furniture, and the vaults stuccoed with such light touch they look like whipped cream. On the right, we find a lounge/dining room displaying an exquisite fireplace tiled with local majolica, topped by a rare collection of S. Stefano di Camastra ceramic figurines. This room opens onto the all-round terrace offering breath-taking views. The entrance hall radiates into first bedroom, the anti-kitchen, the kitchen, the first bathroom pantry, the master bedroom, a single bedroom and the second bathroom. The lower level is home to the woodshed, the laundry, two storage rooms, and a dependance. All windows have double glazing installed and the bedrooms are conditioned.