Villa Isolabella

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Wedding Venue Pool
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Beach Nearby Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space Romantic


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In a breathtaking position overlooking the bay of Isola Bella and surrounded by a centuries-old park in the hilltop town of Taormina is stunning Villa Isolabella. Built in the second half of the 19th century, quality and timeless elegance are in every example of superior craftsmanship throughout the villa’s expansive interior.

This air of nobility and excellence attracted acting and music royalty to enjoy lavish stays at Villa Isolabella – as well as actual English royalty itself. Feel the sense of history as you follow in the footsteps of the revered and the regal through the series of interconnected lounge rooms and sprawling outside grounds.

The villa is set over two floors and sleeps up to 12 guests in total comfort and luxury. On the ground floor is a choice of two living spaces to suit all occasions. Whatever your mood, you’ll find impeccable style and fine antiques the perfect backdrop for relaxing or entertaining. There’s also a library for times of quieter reflection and unwinding with a good book in front of the beautiful fireplace.

Gourmet delights can be cooked up in the kitchen for unforgettable mealtimes in the main dining room; a grand space in which to dine by soft candlelight. All of the ground floor rooms offer access to outside areas; bringing close the sea views and enchanting atmosphere of the gardens.

Villa Isolabella’s six exquisite double bedrooms are all upstairs and therefore offer clear views of either the sea or the lush surroundings. Each bedroom has been tastefully furnished with antique pieces, sumptuous fabrics and modern conveniences to make them impossibly comfortable retreats after long days. All of the bedrooms are ensuite, with two featuring a jacuzzi bath for particularly indulgent bathing. 

The outside grounds that encircle the villa are simply spectacular. Bordered with exotic plants and trees, a grand courtyard is home to a lounge area for pre-dinner drinks on typically balmy evenings. Several other seating areas can be found dotted around the extensive terraced gardens, meaning there’s always a spot to while away a few idyllic hours. The sea views from these areas are magnificent, with those from the infinity pool being the best of all. There’s also a covered dining table and barbecue for laidback al fresco meals.

The hill that Villa Isolabella nestles on sweeps down to the coast with its beaches and hidden coves. Swim in the azure sea or soak up the tranquility of the area by simply relaxing on the sand. Explore the island of Isola Bella with its picturesque nature reserve. Stroll into the heart of popular Taormina to discover ancient ruins and chic café culture.

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What you should know…

  • Please note this villa is suitable for adults only.
  • The staff quarters are located in a private area of the villa.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Heating Parking Space Seaview

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Two lounges with antique furnishings
- Library with fireplace
- Dining room with table for eight guests
- Smaller dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Staff quarters in private area

First Floor

- Four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, satellite TVs and panoramic views 
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi baths, satellite TVs and panoramic views

Two bedrooms can be made into twin bedrooms upon request

Outside Grounds

- Gardens
- Swimming pool with jacuzzi corner
- Sun loungers
- Covered outdoor dining table for four people
- Outdoor seating areas
- Outdoor lounge area in courtyard
- Barbecue
- Parking for two cars


- Air-conditioning
- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Alarm system
- Safe
- Washing machine 


About the surrounding area of Villa Isolabella
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips
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Villa Isolabella sits in an incredibly privileged position close to the centre of glorious Taormina.

The town’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs are within a 15-minute walk, as is the ancient Greek theatre, Teatro Antico di Taormina (950m). Other historical highlights in Taormina include Duomo di Taormina (1.5km), a cathedral that is typical of Sicilian churches in the area, and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca (2km). The latter can be reached by walking up the slopes above the town, with a stepped footpath leading to the church cut into the rocks. The views from here over the town and Greek theatre are simply breathtaking.

Corso Umberto (1km) is the main shopping street in the town and is lined with luxury boutiques and various other shops selling clothing, jewellery and souvenirs. Shops and restaurants that cater for international visitors sit alongside many traditional, family-run restaurants for soaking up the local ambience. After enjoying a delicious meal, end the evening in Piazza IX Aprile (1km) by taking in panoramic views over the bay from its huge terrace.

The villa is also close to the coast with its beautiful beaches. The stunning small island of Isola Bella (4km) is a definite must-visit. It’s a steep and winding 35-minute walk down from the villa, with a thin strip of sand connecting the coastline to the island. There’s a pebble beach on offer here, as well as clear waters for swimming and trying activities such as snorkelling and diving. It’s a truly idyllic spot, with lots of hidden coves to explore.

Beaches with a mix of sand and pebble can be found at the resort of Giardini Naxos (6km) - along with centuries of history. Giardini Naxos was said to be the first ancient Greek colony in Sicily, which you can still see some evidence of at the archaeological park and museum.

Also enjoy a day trip out to Mount Etna (55km) to marvel at this iconic and still-active volcano on a guided tour. Another great place to visit is the ancient port city of Catania (52km), which sits at the foot of Mount Etna itself. There’s also Messina (53km), a city that’s known for its ornate cathedral and elegant fountains.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania


Nearest Airport 2 Palermo


Nearest Town/City Taormina


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Beach



Eastern Sicily, a captivating region in Italy, boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty that leaves visitors spellbound. This part of Sicily, with its enchanting landscapes and charming towns, offers a myriad of attractions and activities that beckon travellers from around the world.


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Personal assistance/concierge Available
  • Excursions/ Tour guide/ personal shopper Available
  • Car and driver/yacht/helicopter rental Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Daily cleaning (8.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Personal assistance
- Chef service
- Breakfast service, ingredients and preparation
- Babysitter
- Transfers
- Excursions and reservations
- Car and driver rental
- Yacht and helicopter rental
- Tourist guide and personal shopper
- Masseur and hairdresser
- Concierge service
- Change of linen

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, plus 4 hours cleaning per day. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights (4 nights on request).
Linen & towels included? Yes, plus mid-week towel change.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pool heating charge? Extra €1650 per week. Pool heating must be requested at least 20 days before check-in. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Mar 3rd 2024 £23,395
Mar 3rd 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 £18,087
Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 21st 2024 £23,395
Apr 21st 2024 - May 19th 2024 £24,477
May 19th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 £26,836
Jun 16th 2024 - Jul 21st 2024 £35,879
Jul 21st 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 £37,845
Aug 18th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 £35,879
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 £29,293
Oct 20th 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 £23,395

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Mar 3rd 2024 €25,585
Mar 3rd 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 €19,780
Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 21st 2024 €25,585
Apr 21st 2024 - May 19th 2024 €26,768
May 19th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 €29,348
Jun 16th 2024 - Jul 21st 2024 €39,238
Jul 21st 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 €41,388
Aug 18th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 €39,238
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 €32,035
Oct 20th 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 €25,585

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Mar 3rd 2024 $27,561
Mar 3rd 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 $21,308
Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 21st 2024 $27,561
Apr 21st 2024 - May 19th 2024 $28,835
May 19th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 $31,614
Jun 16th 2024 - Jul 21st 2024 $42,268
Jul 21st 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 $44,584
Aug 18th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 $42,268
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 $34,509
Oct 20th 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 $27,561

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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