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Sicily, Italy · Villa · 8 Bedrooms · 16 - 18 people
This beautiful rental villa is situated in eastern Sicily, between Mount Etna and the sea. It is surrounded by lush gardens, hillsides, pastures and orange groves. The estate specializes in producing high quality organic varieties of citrus fruit. The villa’s gardens also produce much of horticultural interest, including a collection of palm species from around the world. Within one hour’s drive you can visit Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, the city of Catania with the "Pescheria" - the famous fish market, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Castello Ursino, the Greek-Roman theatre and numerous other archeological sites and museums. Also not to be missed are Piazza Armerina's famous Roman mosaics, Villa del Casale in Syracusa, famous for its Greek history, not to mention Militello Val di Catania and Noto, known for their exquisite Baroque architecture and just a couple of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sicily. A bit further and you can enjoy the Greek theater and good shopping in Taormina, or head south to the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, yet another World Heritage site.
The main house of the villa has 8 bedrooms (3 double bedrooms and 5 twin bedrooms, which can be made up as doubles on request). Four bedrooms are on the upper garden level and the rest at ground garden level. All have private balconies, or direct access to the gardens. They are equipped with Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning and colonial ceiling fans. En-suite bathrooms feature traditional Sicilian ceramic and are fully fitted with hand-made scented soaps and the finest toiletries. Also on the upper garden level is the library, an ideal place to relax. A short walk away through the garden is the Orangerie, where there is a cosy living room and dining area, with beautiful stone fireplace, for cooler autumn evenings. This spacious and comfortable seating area is perfect for enjoying the scenery from the large windows, or enjoying board games, satellite TV and stereo with i-Pod connection. There is also a large music and film library and a bar. Adjacent is the dining-room where guests can enjoy either intimate meals, or as many as 60 people for special occasions. On the upper floor of the Orangerie is the Belvedere, a multifunctional space with breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding valleys. This quiet space is perfect for meetings, meditation or yoga workshops. Other amenities at the property include a washing machine, extra kitchen in the main house, some baby beds and high chairs, and a barbecue.
Within the garden, close to the Orangerie, is a fabulous swimming pool. Shaded by palms and surrounded by lush gardens, guests can relax on comfortable sun beds, or on the generously sized, air-conditioned Orangerie terrace. There is also a tennis court at the property, beautifully nestled within an orange grove. A lighting system on the synthetic grass and sand court allows you to play day and night. There is also an elegant Finnish sauna surrounded by an orange grove, which can accommodate six people. There is also an outdoor shower to cool off and a dressing room. Professional massages can be arranged on request.
|Low||07/01/2017 - 14/04/2014||€16000|
|Mid||14/04/2017 - 24/06/2017||€17500|
|Peak||24/06/2017 - 09/09/2017||€20000|
|Mid||09/09/2017 - 04/11/2017||€17500|
|Low||04/11/2017 - 16/12/2017||€16000|
|Mid||16/12/2017 - 07/01/2017||€17500|
*Please Note: We accept payment in the original currency specified (Euro), before use of the conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The exchange rate is subject to fluctuations.
Optional package: Flat rate for all food and non alcoholic beverage included at 3500€.
In low season special prices can be offered for smaller groups.
Extra beds can be arranged at an extra cost.
The villa has 8 bedrooms of which 3 double bedrooms (including a suite with a large sofa bed) and 5 twin bedrooms (transformable in double bedrooms on request) and is suitable for 16-18 people plus some babies.
|Amenities||Maid service included, Balcony and/or terrace, Internet access, A/C, Swimming pool and/or jacuzzi, Tennis and Near golf|
The price includes all taxes, one airport welcome, car parking, housekeeping staff (1 cook, 1 butler, 2 maids) for 7 hours per day, cooking 3 times a day, daily cleaning, linen change once a week, bath and pool towels change twice a week, WiFi, Pool and Tennis court use, and sauna use.
Excluded: food and beverages, grocery shopping service (30€/hour), extra cooking service (20€/hour), extra and personal laundry (15€/ hour), extra housekeeping or waiter service (15€/hour),
Airport transfer, babysitting, massages, tennis lessons, Pilates/Yoga lessons, cooking lessons, bike rent can be organized upon early request and extra cost.
25 minutes from Catania International Airport
35 minutes from Catania city centre
45 minutes from Siracusa
15 minutes from Scordia
30 kms from the beaches of the Gulf of Catania with countless inlets and coves where you can arrange for fishing and diving.
For golf lovers, the best golf courses on the island are within an hour’s drive.
Within ½ an hour to 2 hours drive you can visit all important historical and naturalistic places of eastern Sicily: the volcano Mount Etna, Taormina, Catania, Greek Siracusa, the Roman villa at Piazza Armerina, ceramics of Caltagirone, Baroque town of Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Necropolis of Pantalica and Nature-reserve of Vendicari.
Note: Approximate location only