The Villa is a 1700 beam made of worked lava stone.
The typical courtyard structure was equipped with a manor house with decorated frescoes and overhead doors, furniture and sofas inlaid with bois de rose, an oil mill, a millstone and warehouses.
Villa Lionti has an internal courtyard with lawn and seats in worked lava stone, which is overlooked by almost all the rooms and apartments.
At the center of the courtyard there is an ancient well, raised, made special by the colonnade that surrounds it.
From 1996 to 2001 the beam was subjected to complete restoration in compliance with both the original provision and the law for the removal of architectural barriers for the disabled. In the process of renewal, the manor house and warehouses have been transformed into guest suites, the millstone has been transformed into a library. In a zone of the garden, far from the bedrooms, the large swimming pool edged in lava stone and surrounded by lawn has been built.
the garden with native plants, bushes and essences, citrus fruits, olive trees, has been preserved or replanted respecting the original design.
Even the frescoes, the over-doors and the furniture have been restored and repositioned, making the atmosphere of the common areas and suites unique and special.
In 2017 two apartments have been renovated with a modern and comfortable style.
Today it is a historic home full of charm, it is the ideal place to spend a cultural holiday, in contact with nature, in the tranquility of the Sicilian countryside, in a place that offers every comfort. Today some apartments are rented for medium-long periods. Guests can choose between en-suite rooms and suites, all furnished with some well-preserved antique Sicilian furniture.
This apartment of about 130 square meters has two bedrooms, original frescoes on the over-doors, decorated walls, fine furniture.
A very large bedroom with cross vault and alcove with a double bed (which can also be made up as 2 single beds), the other small bedroom with a single bed or with the possibility of mounting a bunk bed on request and subject to availability. Consider that access to the small bedroom is through the large room with alcove. Large living room with sofa bed which can be prepared with 2 single beds or with a double bed. Large kitchen equipped with table and chairs, pantry, oven, fridge and freezer, washing machine with dryer. Bathroom with a dressing room with sink and a bathroom with shower.
You can use all the common areas, including the garden of about 2500 square meters (with well, olive trees, oranges, lemons, mandarins, pink pepper, aromatic spices garden and asparagus); the barbecue area, the bookcase made out of the millstone that was previously used for crushing wine grapes; the swimming pool with changing rooms, showers and teak loungers, which is open from Easter to 30 October; the outdoor parking inside the villa
I live in the villa only for short periods, but I am always traceable by phone or email. My mother Antonia lives in the villa and you can knock on her door for every request.
Praba takes care of the whole villa, he also speaks English and lives in the villa and can help you with any need or advice, if I am not there.
Pets are not allowed
Please do not smoke in the apartments and help us maintain the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of the villa
Those with children between 2 and 12 must consider that the pool is not supervised and that there are valuable furnishings in the apartments
Villa Lionti is located in San Pietro Clarenza, 500 meters above sea level.
The area in which the villa is located remained agricultural and forested until about 10 years ago. Now there are numerous terraced houses of new construction. The town of San Pietro Clarenza is not tourist and has no particular attractions but, for this reason, shows you the life of the countries within Sicily. In the center of the town there is an ancient atmosphere, which for centuries has been typical of the rural countries of Sicily.
In the square you will find small simple shops, a good "Privitera" pastry shop, some pizzerias. A decent restaurant "Casale Marretti" is about 1.5 km away. A good supermarket near the highway exit
Villa Lionti is 7 minutes from the highways and this is the ideal place to visit this part of Sicily.
If you go towards Enna as an alternative to the motorway you can take the national road 192 which has no traffic and crosses beautiful countryside.
The most interesting places you can search on the internet when planning your vacation are:
Castelmola in nice village on the hill near Taormina
Alcantara Gorges - canyon with cold water, near Taormina
Village of San Pietro Clarenza is not touristic and hasn´t any special attraction. Gives you to true evidence of life in Sicilian villages.
SEA COAST AND PLACES TO SWIM
Isola Bella, nice beach near Taormina
La Plaia - big beach in the gulf of Catania
Acitrezza, Acicastello, Capo Mulini - rocky coast north of Catania
ACTIVITIES ON ETNA
Discover and climbing Etna is very fascinating in all season.
Trekking and guided excursions to the crater by off-road car with authorized guides
Trekking and guided excursions to the crater with authorized guides, pick up at Villa Lionti
Skiing and downhill skiing also with guides in the winter season
Climbing with authorized instructor all year round
Biking - There are many white roads or single tracks for any biking level. For guides or renting your bike please contact alpine guides.
to organize your trip you can contact
Etna Regional Park - via Etnea 107 / a - Nicolosi
For Running and Gym ask us
- CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
• TAO ART. Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina: dance, opera, concerts
• "Reviews and festivals" in the Villages of the Etna
• Cooking Classes at Villa Lionti
PARKS, RESERVES AND NATURALISTIC OASIS
Regional naturalistic Parks: Alcantara River Park, Etna Park.
Regional Nature Reserves:
Oasis of the Simeto,
Bosco di Santo Pietro,
Immacolatelle and Micio-Conti Complex,
Lachea Island and the Faraglioni of the Cyclops,
MARINE PROTECTED AREAS:
Marine Reserve of the Cyclops Islands,
Nature reserve of VendicariGet the full listing »