6 Sicilian villas to fall in love with

Unique, diverse and unforgettable, Sicily is a great holiday destination for many different reasons. Rich in history and culture, gifted with nature beauty, and always entertaining, the island is a land full of colors, sounds and scents. No matter what you are looking for: Sicily has a lot to offer to everyone, whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, gastronomy or culture.

Commenda di San Calogero

If stunning nature and a bucolic atmosphere is what you are looking for to choose your Sicilian destination, Commenda di San Calogero is the perfect place for you. Located north of Syracuse, not far from Catania airport, the estate sits in a very convenient location to visit the whole of the South-East of Sicily with its UNESCO heritage sites. The 12 guest rooms, each decorated in a beautiful and unique way, are ideal for large groups or family gatherings. If you are looking for some rest and relaxation, the on-site spa will definitely make you happy.

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Villa Cecilia Trabia

A true oasis, surrounded by lush gardens filled with Mediterranean and tropical plants, Villa Cecilia Trabia is a wonderful choice for those who want to immerse themselves in beauty. Located on the north coast of Sicily between Palermo and Cefalù, the villa is a mere 50 meters from the sea, and has direct access to the beach and to a small touristic port. If you are travelling with kids, they will fall in love with the villas pools, while the adults will appreciate the outdoors dining areas and the beautifully modern and antique furnishings inside the house.

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Villa Agave

Close to the beautiful temples of Selinunte, Villa Agave is a quiet retreat for guests who are looking for privacy and relaxation. Each of the three double rooms has its own en suite bathroom, and the kitchen is perfectly equipped to enjoy family style cooking sessions. Dining al fresco, surrounded by olive and citrus groves, is idyllic, as is spending the afternoon lounging by the villa’s private pool. The interior of the property is furnished with a beautiful mix of antique and modern furniture and all the amenities one could ask for.

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Marchesi di San Giuliano

A stunning estate, owned by the same family for more than 800 years, Marchesi is located in a very fertile valley between Syracuse and Catania, with Mount Etna in the background. The interiors are exquisitely furnished with careful attention to detail and beautiful antique pieces; the outside is perfect for relaxing: the swimming pool and the perfectly manicured gardens inviting guests to take in the views and disconnect from everyday life. A butler and chef are also available to make your stay even more stress free.

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Villa Tasca

Not far from Caltagirone, in the province of Catania, Villa Tasca is surrounded by beautiful nature and has amazing views of the countryside and the hills. Thanks to its strategic location, the estate is the perfect starting point to explore Val di Noto, the Valley of the Temples, the Etna region and Taormina – among the others. With its 10 rooms, the villa is ideal for large groups, as well as families looking for a quiet and beautiful retreat that is, at the same time, close to lots of action and interesting places.

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Villa Aranjaya

Beautifully located between Mount Etna and the sea, Villa Aranjaya, surrounded by the stunning San Giorgio estate, is a sight to behold: a traditional stately home, furnished with antique pieces and surrounded by nature. The Orangerie, home to the cozy greenhouse drawing-room and dining area, is the heart of the estate and features a beautiful lava stone fireplace that charms even the most jaded guest. The eight rooms are all equally beautiful and the pool is the perfect spot to enjoy some rest and relaxation in between adventures.

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Comments (1)

  1. Tina says:

    The architecture of villas in Sicily is nothing short of stunning. I would gladly fork over some serious cash in order to spend at least a week in any one of the estates listed in this post!

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