Luxury villa, located in a historic property, owned by one of the most important noble family in Catania. This Manor house dates back from 1870, when Baron Antonino, who was bored of living a flat town life, decided to find a unique spot to build his personal countryside residence. The villa is surrounded by olive groves and 6 hectares of vineyards, and it is part of an estate producing wine and olive oil. The property features a private pool overlooking the stunning Mount Etna on one side (the highest active Volcano in Europe) and the Nebrodi Mountains on the other. The villa was fully refurbished in 2008, with standard use of antique and traditional techniques and local materials such as lava stonework from Etna, handmade terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings are of impeccable taste and quality combining Ralph Lauren and Philip Stark modern designs with antique furniture and paintings. The villa is a perfect choice all year round as heating and air conditioning are throughout.
On the ground floor : historic wine making and oil storage facility, including a unique vaulted cellar. Two beautiful lava stone symmetric stairs take you up to the main entrance of the villa.
On the first floor : receptions, all with vaulted ceilings, include a living and a dining area featuring an open fireplace, sofas and armchairs, a beautiful oval 700’ dining table and a library with a reading corner. A very large, extremely stylish and professionally equipped kitchen with another large dining table. Three master bedrooms (convertible into twin beds), each with its own en-suite top design bathrooms and a unique view. A spiral lava stone staircase leads to the second floor.
On the second floor : double bedroom with bathroom and a 80 sqm top panoramic terrace lounge, which includes a large dining table.
Dependance (adjacent to the villa) : two double bedrooms (convertible into twin beds), each with its en-suite bathroom.
Outside : splendid L-shaped pool (15m x 6 m - salt water) surrounded by a palm tree private garden of about 3000 sqm, tennis court, several paths through the vineyards and olive trees lead to a two hectares historic park with lush autochthonous vegetation and flowers, passing lawns and panoramic spots for reading, private parking for 12 cars.
It is possible to rent this offer for 8 people only, please contact us for more information.
Bed linen and bath towels changed on Saturday. Utilities included (water, gas, electricity). Maid service (3 hours per day, 5 times a week) and final cleaning included. Daily breakfast included (foods and drinks included for one week : jam, coffee, tea, hot bread every day). Pool and garden maintenance included. Air conditioning and heating 300€ per week. Security deposit : 1500€ to be paid in cash on the spot. On request and on extra cost : cook service, cook lessons, bikes rental, massages.
Swimming pool (15m x 6m), tennis court, panoramic terrace, BBQ, air conditioning, heating, tennis table, sat TV, HI-FI, DVD player, WIFI Internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher.
Italy, Sicily : Castiglione 3 Km, Catania 65 Km, Messina 75 Km, Siracusa 126 Km, Palermo 238 Km. Nearest airport : Catania Fontanarossa 70 Km.