A Sicilian odyssey of colours
The sights, sounds, colour and smells of multi-cultural Sicily will be at the heart of your stay at a modern luxury villa, with the legendary Mount Etna behind and fantastic front views overlooking Taormina out to the sea. Facing east, sunrise is one of the daily blessings bestowed by the location of this private, gated hillside family residence, just 30 minutes from Catania international airport. The villa is located at the foot of the famous volcano and the nearest large town is Acireale, which is noted for its picturesque baroque churches and palaces but also for the mouth-watering granite, the typical summer breakfast of the locals. Within range of the villa, is a rich vein of notable locations on the island. In addition to Taormina, these include the picturesque fisherman village of Santa Maria la Scala (15 minutes’ drive) and Gole di Alcantara, where the underground Aci river emerges from beneath Mount Etna, as well as the atmospheric outdoor clubbing hotspots of Giardini Naxos.
The villa itself is homage to all things Sicilian, by its native owner, who has thoroughly refurbished this property to the highest quality and contemporary detailing; incorporating the finest of local natural resources. There are lovely touches giving much flair throughout this calm villa. A lava rock feature wall backs the dining area fitted with a rare lava table, the entrance hall’s lava stone floor is inlaid with a standout glazed motif on the floor and there are other bursts of colour throughout, echoing those of the nearby orange and lemon groves on the fertile soil. The villa has a breezy lay-out that effortlessly opens to the exterior. The main living area has full glazing opening to a terrace overlooking the green lawn, beyond which is the villa’s lean infinity pool, blending into the sea beyond.
The luxury villa has three levels with 5 spacious modern bedrooms (one bunk) that can welcome up to 10 adults and 5 youngsters and a glass-fronted upper-level mezzanine living area under the roof’s vaulted eaves. The villa’s ample and covered terrace is to be enjoyed at any hour of the day, from sunrise breakfasts to restful afternoon naps, then leisurely moonlight evening dining. Toddlers will enjoy playing on the trim lawn or in the back garden dedicated area, as adults soak in the views and rays of the sun from the pool or wood-laid deck alongside.
A luxury villa that is a perfect choice for a family wanting to find and savour the full flavour of the ‘real’ Sicily. Trek up Mount Etna, see the famed Faraglioni of Acitrezza and create your own new adventures in the footsteps of Ulysses! The villa’s location makes it a particularly great base for a touring holiday to discover the almost daily summer village festivals in the area, as well as a diverse culture, rich in diversity Arabic, Spanish and ancient Greek heritage. Needless to say, a car is thus essential to enjoy your holiday at best.
|Lower ground floor:||Studio with Double bed en suite; Sofa with double bed|
|Ground floor:||Living and dining areas; Kitchen; Double bedroom en suite|
|First floor:||Bunk bedroom (3 beds – suitable for kids) sharing a bathroom with 1 Double bedroom; Double bedroom en suite|
|Top floor:||Studio and living area; Kids play area|
|Outdoor:||Parking (for several cars); Outdoor chill out area; Al fresco dining area; Swimming pool; Kids playground|
|• Near the town||• Outdoor pool||• Flatscreen TVs|
|• Seaview||• Children playground||• Satellite/Cable TV|
|• Fireplace||• Indoor Jacuzzi (Master Bedroom)||• Hi-Fi|
|• Garage||• Games room||• Wi-Fi|
|• Parking||• Business corner||• Board games (on request)|
|• Safe-deposit||• Al fresco dining area||• Centralised movie library|
|• Air conditioning in all rooms||• Outdoor chill out area||• Toys, sledges, games and books|
|• Central heating||• Garden||• Outdoor toys|
|• Child friendly||• Sound system|
|• Children accepted||• Outdoor integrated sound system|
|• No pets allowed||• Indoor integrated sound system|
|• Security alarm|
|• No smoking|
|• Fenced property|
» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen and utilities
» Daily cleaning
» Luxury bath products
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Concierge service
We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff. Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay. Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.
|– Nearest Airport:||Catania International Airport (CTA)|
|– Airport:||30 minutes by car (CTA)|
|– Town:||5 minutes’ walk (Guardia); 10 minutes by car (Acireale)|
|– Beach:||8 minutes by car (Stazzo); 20 minutes by car (Acicastello); 30 minutes by car (Taormina)|
|– Golf course:||40 minutes by car (Picciolo Golf)|