Sicily, Catania

    • Sleeps 18 Guests
    • Bedrooms 9 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 9 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 800 m2
    • Villa concierge
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Tennis
    • Airport distance:
      Catania 43 km
      Palermo 268 km


    A magical aristocratic villa set within an exotic award-winning garden

    Enjoy glorious sunshine and luxurious style of Sicily in this exquisite historic villa, located 45 minutes south of Catania. The villa is located on the vast estate of one of Sicily's oldest noble families near the village of Villasmundo, named after one of the ancestors of the current owner. The property has been in the hands of the same Sicilian noble family since the 12th century. 

    Driving through the gates of Villamundis and capturing sight of the beautiful house through the exotic palm trees is only the first taste of the magic to come. This is truly one of the finest historic villas in Sicily and needs to be seen to be believed. The prestige is reflected in every aspect of the property, from its elegant decor to its exceptional staff and from its private chapel to its sublime gardens with a huge pool and tennis court.

    Its elegant and grand interiors will transport you back in time while modern luxury will keep you comfortably in the present. A large enclosed courtyard with a fabulous fig tree in the centre leads to the main part of the villa and other buildings.

    As you enter the main villa you will be surrounded by graceful furnishings, antiques, family paintings and period features such as vaulted ceilings and Sicilian tiled floors. Gather your guests in the double drawing room with large open fireplace and taste the divine Sicilian specialties of your private chef in the beautiful dining room with enchanted tiled panels and numerous gilded mirrors.

    Five of the villa's spacious bedrooms are located on the upper floor, all beautifully appointed with stylish furnishings and modern comforts. The recently refurbished bathrooms have elegant bath tubs and separate walk in showers. The four additional bedrooms are situated across the central courtyard and have lovely en suite bathrooms.

    The sunshine will certainly beckon you outside and the spectacular gardens offer plenty of opportunities for enjoying Sicily’s incredible weather. Awarded a prize by the foundation Grandi Giardini Italiani in 2013, the estate’s Andalusian-Arabesque garden features manicured lawns, vibrant flowers, palm trees, fragrant citrus trees, serene pools of water and gurgling fountains. The relaxing pool area is shaded by swaying palms, perfect for lying beneath the deep blue Sicilian sky with a glass of chilled white wine, and you can take in a few rounds of tennis on the gardens fenced court to the backdrop of Mount Etna.

    The property is part of a larger farm of 55 hectares of land, cultivated whit citrus groves, vineyards, olive groves, and other kinds of cultivation. It is an oasis of tranquillity, beauty and exceptional hospitality. The property prides itself on its highly professional and friendly staff. They are here to take care of your every need and desire at the villa. You can also explore some of the island’s culture treasures, like Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto as well as the fabulous beaches of the southern Sicily - all within easy reach of the villa.

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    Touring ideas
    • Located in a historical property of 55 hectares citrus grove growing lemons, grapefruits and oranges of different species
    • The villa lies within an award winning botanical garden with more than 500 species of plants 
    • A cook who prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping service
    • Pool 18 x 8m with outdoor shower and changing room
    • Air conditoning in bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI connection throughout
Hifi stereo, DVD, high def TV
    • Washing machine & tumble dryer
    • Safe
    • Welcome set of Ortigia toiletries and hairdryer in each bathroom

    • Outdoor dining area
    • Barbecue grill
    • Vegetable garden
    • Tennis court (hard court)
    • Private chapel
    • Parking
Please note that the park is part of the foundation Grandi Giardini Italiani so it’s subject to occasional visits where visitors are taken on strictly guided tours.
    Touring Ideas
    • Nearest village Villasmundo 2 km
    • Closest beach in Brucoli 10 km - 15 minutes
    • Other sandy beaches within 30/45 minutes
    • Owners winery 10 minutes
    • Siracusa 33 km
    • Catania 45 km
    • Noto 60 km
    • Acireale 60 km
    • Ispica 80 km
    • Ragusa 90 km
    • Modica 94 km
    • Taormina 95 km
    • Mount Etna 100 km
    • Piazza Armerina 125 km 



    The property is situated in the gently rolling hills just inland from the coast between Catania and Siracusa. The nearest village is Villasmundo at 2 km. The closest beach is in Brucoli 10 km - 15 minutes; other sandy beaches are within 30/45 minutes. Bathing is possible from April to October and sunbathing even at at Christmas. 

    Ancient and delightful Syracuse, the baroque town of Noto, Modica, Ragusa (Unesco World Heritage Sites) are all comfortably reachable for day trips. Excursions to Palermo and Cefalù, to the fabulous mosaics at the Piazza Armerina and the wonderful temple of Agrigento are only some of the many attractive destinations.

    Catania is Sicily’s second largest city filled with Unesco listed heritage like the decadent Baroque Biscari Palace, the Monasteries of San Benedetto and San Nicolò l’Arena. Foodies should make a stop at its vibrant fish market and at one of the 19th century kiosks found around town selling sparkling water with anise.

    Acireale is an elegant baroque coastal town situated a few kilometers from Catania. It is home to a number of beautiful baroque churches as well as Sicily’s oldest art academy. For a taste of the area’s exquisite nature, spend some time in the Riserva Naturale Orientata La Timpa, with stunning cliff top views and a lovely rocky beach for those who can climb down to it.

    Taormina, the pearl of Sicily: This hilltop town is one of the most magical on the island and features magnificent views of the sea and Mount Etna. Views are dramatic and spectacular. You can enjoy enjoy this panorama and a lively ambiance in the Piazza IX Aprile. Taormina is wonderful blend of Greek, Roman, Arab and Baroque architecture. The town’s most famous site monument is its Greek theatre, dating back to the 3rd century BC and with a capacity of 5,000 spectators. The ancient amphitheater puts on plays every night during the summer months. For some shopping head to Corso Umberto and for some peace and quiet stroll around the bucolic Villa Comunale public garden. Picturesque alleys and half-flights of steps are lined with elegant boutiques and restaurants. With ancient monuments, flowered courtyards, tiny alleys, cafés, restaurants, shops, and tourists from all over the world, it's easy to see why Taormina is considered one of Sicily's most beautiful towns.

    Mount Etna National Park: Sicily’s legendary landmark and one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mount Etna has been since an object of awe and veneration since Antiquity and has been the subject of countless myths and observations by Greeks, Celts and Romans. The ​​60,000 hectare park is home to an immense variety of flora and fauna and is now a Unesco World Heritage site. A visit to the park will be a top highlight of your Sicilian holiday.


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    Ground floor:

    As soon as you enter the main villa you will be surprised by a truly magnificent and warm home. The entrance hall of this part of the house accesses a spacious double living room with vaulted ceilings and a large open fireplace to one side and the spacious dining room with its beautiful original Sicilian tiled floor to the other. This latter leads into a second double living area and a large fully equipped kitchen.

    • Entrance hall
    • Cloakroom
    • Double living
    • Dining room
    • Large kitchen
    • Breakfast sitting/TV room

    First floor (5 double bedrooms - sleeps 10):

    Upstairs the five double bedrooms are all spacious and beautifully appointed and all the en suite bathrooms have recently been restored to the highest of standards with superb baths and separate walk-in showers. All the bedrooms are provided with heating for winter rental.

    • Bedroom 1 - double bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. This bedroom has got a working fireplace and a ceiling fan. IMPORTANT: it is not air conditioned, even though, it is possible to add an AC portable unit.
    • Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink, bathtub and separate shower. This bedroom has got a working fireplace. Air conditioning.
    • Bedroom 3 - double bedroom with en suite green marble bathroom, with double sink, bathtub and separate shower. Air conditioning.
    • Bedroom 4 - double bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink, bathtub with shower head. Air conditioning.
    • Bedroom 5 - double bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink and large shower.

    Courtyard wing (3 double bedrooms - sleeps 6):

    Across the central courtyard, on the ground floor, there are further 3 double bedrooms, again with en suite bathrooms. All the bedrooms are provided with heating for winter rentals.

    • Bedroom 1 - double (or twin) bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink, bathtub and shower. Air conditioning.
    • Bedroom 2 - double (or twin) bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink, bathtub and shower. Air conditioning.
    • Bedroom 3 - double bedroom with en suite bathroom with one sink bathtub and shower head. Air conditioning.

    Palazzotto (separate building - sleeps 2):
     1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sink bathtub and shower head. Air conditioning.

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Welcome drink with homemade delicacies
    • Welcome set of Ortigia toiletries
    • A cook who prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping service
    • Change of bed and bath linens every three days
    • Electricity, water, air conditioning, heating
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Crib and high-chair available upon request
    • Daily cleaning of swimming pool, garden and tennis court
    • Final cleaning


    • Villa Staff Service Fee to be paid together with balance payment:
      Up to 14 people: EUR 8300 per week
      Up to 18 people: EUR 9400 per week
    • Cost of food and beverages
    • House laundry for personal clothing


    EUR 3000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Wine tasting
    • Transfer service and airport pickup


    • Pool opening dates: please enquire.
    • Pets might be allowed on request when booking.
    • Please note: special cancellation policy applies, please enquire.

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