Taormina, Mt. Etna, Siracusa and the coast of Sicily are easy day trips from this wonderful location. The rural setting of the villa and the large terraces provide for relaxed gatherings at the beginning and end of the day. In addition, the beautiful pool beckons on those warm days… It is hard to beat this destination!
(3 hectares) Originally constructed over 500 years ago, this 15th century villa was lovingly restored in 2001 and consists of three separate residences on different floors, of which this is one. Each residence is very private and has its own entrance. The villa sits on a hillside and views overlook the Graniti River valley, covered in orange, lemon, and almond groves. The apartments share gardens graced by 500-year old olive trees, flowers, fruit and nut trees, and multiple terraces for dining or sunbathing. The shared swimming pool (5m x 10m; 0.9m-2.7m deep, open May 1 - Oct 31) is newly built, surrounded by fountains, statuary, lounge chairs, tables, and outdoor showers. Palm trees and tropical plants complete the setting. The villa's original colonnade, characterized by grand arches, is lighted by a series of ceramic chandeliers designed expressly for the villa. The villa itself is accessed via a paved, two-lane road. There is a large, gated parking area adjacent to the villa with room for at least 10 cars.
Private Outside Area: Private off-street parking leads through a lovely garden area to a staircase of 30 steps. This apartment boasts multiple terraces, including one that wraps entirely around its lower floor, giving magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the river valley, and the sea beyond. There are also multiple exterior seating areas, nooks, and hideaways. An Italianate bridge from the terrace on the fourth floor leads to private garden areas with a fountain and 4 upholstered chaise lounges.
Third Floor: The apartment, the grandest residence in the villa, is accessed via a private entrance on the third floor. This apartment was the original residence of the French Baron who built the villa more than 500 years ago. There is a large living room complete with fireplace, two sofas (one converts into a bed for one adult or two children), two armchairs and a coffee table. The living room is equipped with satellite TV and a CD player. The eat-in kitchen has ample counter space as well as an oven, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, American-style coffee maker, juicer, food processor, and washing machine/dryer. A large foyer (with adjacent WC) leads into the dining room, filled with antique furnishings and a marble dining table which seats 12. The dining room, living room, and kitchen boast 12 foot ceilings and 11-foot double doors which open onto a grand terrace. A master bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed with Ungaro linens and down pillows. Furnishings include large armoires, dressers, and an antique chair. The master bathroom (not ensuite), done in rare Taormina marble, has a sink, toilet, shower, and separate tub with handheld shower head.
Fourth Floor: A staircase leads from the foyer to the upper floor of the apartment. On this floor there are two large double bedrooms with 160 cm queen-size beds outfitted with Versace-inspired linens and down pillows. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom decorated in Travertine Marble and Italian tile. Both bathrooms have a sink, toilet, and shower, but one also has an additional Jacuzzi tub. All bedrooms have independent climate control for heating and air conditioning.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cooking Classes: Upon request
Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
Babysitting: Upon request
Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week
Fireworks available upon request: Euro 950 including all permits
A large art and design gallery featuring works by international and local artists is located on the ground floor of the villa. The gallery has its own separate entrance and parking area, and it does not interfere with the privacy of the residents.
It is possible to rent the entire villa under the name Villa Due Angeli.
As there is no telephone, a cell phone is recommended.
A car is necessary at this property.
There is Private Parking for 4 cars.
Housekeeping is provided each Tuesday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.Get the full listing »