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  • 6 bathrooms

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When we say this villa blends in with its leafy green surroundings, we mean it. A facade coated in ivy, it sits against a backdrop of towering ancient trees atop a hill on the Sicilian coast. The view from the infinity-edge swimming pool is simply stunning – looking out over the dramatic Sicilian coastline as the Mediterranean stretches before you. Wandering the terraced gardens is like the perambulations of yesteryear when glorious villas were flanked by cypress trees and the sea air was a cure-all. Wending your way beneath rose-covered archways, you’ll find the lounge terrace with plush furniture for tipples outdoors. Inside, you can feel the fact that this place was built in the 19th century. The hand-painted tiled floor and twisting vines on the walls of the vast dining room are a testament to that. There are a number of grand reception rooms and lounges to choose from, giving the group plenty of space to spread out. Each piece of dark wood furniture, gilded book and upholstered armchair feels like an antique carefully selected. An upright piano in the main lounge really sets the scene. Bedrooms are odes to the old world, with vintage gramophones and lacquered dressers and wardrobes. Some come with Jacuzzi tubs in their ensuites. The best bit is, this villa is just a fifteen-minute stroll from the courtyard restaurants, hidden cocktails bars and buzzing nightlife of Taormina, yet you can retreat to the peace and quiet of the coast once you’re done exploring.


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What to expect


Highlights

Reach the restaurants and bars of Taormina in just fifteen minutes by foot

Reach the restaurants and bars of Taormina in just fifteen minutes by foot

Soak in the cool of the infinity pool looking out over Sicily's coastline

Soak in the cool of the infinity pool looking out over Sicily's coastline

Meader through the rose-strewn walkways of the terraced gardens

Meader through the rose-strewn walkways of the terraced gardens

Enjoy big group meals in the charming dining room beneath the chandelier

Enjoy big group meals in the charming dining room beneath the chandelier

Take your evening tipple in the peaceful courtyard surrounded by greenery

Take your evening tipple in the peaceful courtyard surrounded by greenery

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Home truths

    All of the guest bedrooms are upstairs, so this place may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

    There are separate staff quarters on the ground floor

    All the bedrooms are doubles by default, but two can be set up as twins instead, just let your host know beforehand

    There is private parking for up to two cars at this villa

    Though there isn't a dedicated desk here, the dining table doubles up as a laptop-friendly workspace

    You'll have your own private entrance here

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private pool

Hot tub

Bedrooms & bathrooms

6 bedrooms, 6 beds

6 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of extra services during your stay, including massages and beauty treatments, wine tours, laundry and dry cleaning, fridge fills, restaurant reservations, private chefs, daily cleaning airport transfers, and car hire

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Taormina

Founded in the 4th century BC, Taormina is now one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations due to its breathtaking views, Roman ruins and status as a high-flying resort town (quite literally – as it perches on the side of a mountain), all while offering an authentic Italian experience with world-class food and wine. Visit Teatro Greco, Taormina’s ancient theatre and most famous landmark, renowned not only for its historic...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Indulge in Delights at Gelateria D'Amore

Indulge in Delights at Gelateria D'Amore

This amazing little bakery and store offers an excellent selection of cookies, pastries, gelato, and dairy-free desserts. Don't miss the mouthwatering cannoli and delicious granitas, including the must-try chocolate flavor.

7 min
Explore Palazzo Corvaja

Explore Palazzo Corvaja

Medieval palace with a Norman-style tower, Gothic-influenced arched windows, and an ornamental balcony. Once the seat of the Sicilian Parliament, now houses an exhibition center. A must-visit in Taormina, Sicily.

7 min
Step back in time at the Ancient Odeon

Step back in time at the Ancient Odeon

Explore this well-preserved ancient theatre, offering stunning views of the city and coastline. Free entrance and worth a visit.

8 min
Experience authentic Sicilian cuisine at Ai Paladini Lounge Bar

Experience authentic Sicilian cuisine at Ai Paladini Lounge Bar

A warm and welcoming cafe, offering delicious food and great value for money. Enjoy authentic Sicilian dishes, including carbonaras and pizza, along with a variety of sweet treats. The friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

13 min
Explore the Charming Town of Taormina

Explore the Charming Town of Taormina

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Taormina, a super touristic and incredibly beautiful town in Sicily. With its historic buildings, cute little churches, and stunning sea views, it's a must-visit for travelers looking to enrich their culture and experience the charm of this tourist capital.

12 min
Grab a beer and fries at Time Out Pub

Grab a beer and fries at Time Out Pub

This charming pub offers delicious burgers and fries, with a lovely garden surrounded by fruit trees. The friendly staff and reasonable prices make it a must-visit spot.

6 min
Climb the Stairs to Taormina

Climb the Stairs to Taormina

Ascend the long stairs for a breathtaking view of Taormina. A park-like setting, away from the road, makes it a stairway to heaven!

8 min
Indulge in Don Diego's delicious gelato and pastries

Indulge in Don Diego's delicious gelato and pastries

Don Diego Gelateria Caffetteria offers a wide range of mouthwatering gelato flavors and freshly baked pastries. Enjoy a typical Sicilian breakfast or treat yourself to the best coffee in Taormina. Friendly staff and affordable prices make it a must-visit cafe.

6 min
Take in the breathtaking views at Panorama Taormina

Take in the breathtaking views at Panorama Taormina

Panorama Taormina offers breathtaking views of the Ancient Greek Theatre and beautiful ceramics.

9 min
Sample the menu at Zagara

Sample the menu at Zagara

Relax outdoors and enjoy remarkable service at this Sicilian restaurant. Try the diverse menu featuring delicious antipasti, pasta, and seafood dishes.

6 min
Have a delightful experience at Caffè Forastiero

Have a delightful experience at Caffè Forastiero

This wonderful new cafe in Taormina offers amazing food and coffee. With friendly staff and a beautiful design, it's a must-visit for any coffee lover.

7 min

Get around

Airport

Vincenzo Bellini Catania

1 hr 20 min

Reggio Calabria

1 hr 50 min

Comiso

2 hr 1 min

Train station

Taormina-Giardini

13 min

Bus stop

Taormina Terminal Bus

2 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

5 min

Cafe

3 min

Pharmacy

10 min

Points of interest

Beach

Lido Re del Sole

8 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 14:00

Departure before 11:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Oliver

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver and his friend began curating the world's most unique and rustic getaways. Driven by their own unforgettable experience at a chateau, they have grown remarkably since then. Much like Plum, they believe in hand-picked luxury that doesn't break the bank.

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