וילה יוקרתית עם נופים מרהיבים ובריכת "אינסוף" מדהימה. הוילה שוכנת במיקום פנורמי מדהים על גבעה משלה, על החוף המזרחי של סיציליה. נוף ללא הפרעה של 360 מעלות, מצד אחד הים היוני הנוצץ ומצד שני אגף פורה ופסגת הלבה של הר אטנה. הנוף של האחוזה האריסטוקרטית לשעבר המשופרת הזו, מחוזק עוד יותר על ידי הירוקים העזים של עצי הדרים בשטחי הווילה, אשר כוללים מטעי לימון, מטעי פירות וגני ירק. הפאר של אמא טבע מתחרה רק בבריכה אינסופית מרהיבה של 25 מטר, הפונה דרומה ופנים הוילה אשר שופץ בסטנדרטים גבוהים במיוחד.
המשך תאור הוילה:
Inside: accommodation is spread over three floors and comprises twelve spacious and supremely panoramic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a succession of light, airy reception rooms, a professionally-equipped kitchen and a large dining room. Furnishings throughout have been chosen with quality, comfort and aesthetic appeal in mind. An elegant blend of authentic antique pieces, reclaimed furniture and original features hint at the villa’s mid-19th century noble origins. Calming colours and tasteful original art throughout are easy on the eye, while generously cushioned armchairs and sofas and king and queen-size beds ensure ample possibilities for repose and relaxation. The sumptuous bathrooms are designed for those who love to luxuriate and feature top-spec modern fittings and local marble and lava stone basins, showers and splashbacks.
GROUND FLOOR: from the impressive entrance terrace one accesses a series of living areas (five in total), connected by wide arches and topped by high vaulted ceilings. These flow around an internal stairwell to the superbly equipped kitchen and voluminous dining area, which has won an architecture award for its subtle combination of industrial design (such as polished concrete floors and glass walls) and restored original features. Moving through to the ground floor wing, one comes to two bedrooms, a double and a double/twin both with en-suite shower rooms, private balconies and access to the gardens. An internal stairway leads down to the lower ground floor and another large double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with French windows opening onto the garden from where one can take in views of Etna. The lower ground floor is also home to a well-equipped wellness room with changing facilities, guest bathroom, shower, steam room and direct access to the gardens and pool area.
FIRST FLOOR: the first floor of the wing is home to two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and double/twin with en-suite bathroom with shower and tub. On the first floor of the main house are four bedrooms: two doubles with en-suite shower rooms and access to a panoramic shared wrap-around balcony and two master suites (double/twins), each with its own luxurious en-suite bathroom with stand-alone tub and shower and access to a large shared terrace with stunning sea views.
SECOND FLOOR: the second floor of the main house has two more exquisitely furnished double/twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, connected by an open-air patio.
OUTSIDE: the outside areas are abundant and offer many a panoramic terrace, a wide selection of al fresco dining areas, a large lawned garden and, via a magical set of steps that tunnel through an immense lava stone wall, the remarkable 25-metre long, L-shaped infinity pool. Suspended over the surrounding lemon groves, doing lengths in this pool is a unique experience: swim one way and you feel as if you're heading out to sea. Turn round and Mount Etna becomes your destination! Surrounding all this and a splendid tennis court are the luscious lemon groves, fruit orchards and vegetable gardens of the extensive grounds. The views, in case you needed reminding, are bewitching, no matter where you look!
SERVICE: the staff, including caretaker, housekeeper, maids and Sicilian cook, will ensure you never have to lift a finger during your stay. The maids will service your rooms on a daily basis (including Sundays and Bank Holidays) and change your linen and towels mid-week, the caretaker will ensure the correct functioning of the house and pool and the cook will be on hand to prepare delicious meals. Just let the owner or the Local Manager know a day in advance whether you will be dining at home and the staff will see to the rest. Please note that the cook's services are included in the rental price but the cost of ingredients is extra and should be paid locally on presentation of receipts.
*Air cooling system (In 11 of the 12 bedrooms there is a floor based water-to-air mechanism chosen for its low architectural and environmental impact. It pushes air from the room past heat exchangers inserted into channels in the floor, through which water flows at temperatures below 12°C. The cooled air is then released back into the room, eliminating excess humidity at the same time. The objective of the system is twofold: to remove humidity from the air, thus increasing the sense of wellbeing; to lower the temperature to a comfortable level (around 25°C) for sleep.)
One of the top villas in the Mediterranean!
The villa hill-top position affords it refreshing breezes in the hot summer months and excellent views of the sea and Mount Etna all year round. Depending on the direction of the wind, and by dint of the property's elevated position, traffic noise may occasionally be audible in certain areas of the grounds, though not from inside.
Toddlers and young children need constant supervision at the property due to the presence of drops around the property. Please ask us for more information about this if it is an important consideration for you.
- local support 24/7
- Sea views
- Bedrooms 12
- Double beds 5
- Flexible doubles/twins 7
- Bathrooms 12 en suite
- Daily cleaning (including Sundays. Mid-week change of bed linen and towels (normally on Wednesday).)
- Breakfast preparation (Food costs are extra)
- GATED Infinity pool (LxW in metres) 25x7
- Open fireplace
- Washing machine
- Microwave oven
- Satellite TV
- Home cinema
- DVD Player
- ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [?]
- iPod docking station
- Tennis court
- Private Parking
- Shopping service
- Laundry service
- Personal trainer
- Cookery classes