Villa Agrodolce

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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Built in the late 19th century, Villa Agrodolce is a characterful holiday home that's ideally located for exploring world-famous Mount Etna. It sits within a typically laid-back Sicilian village, surrounded by greenery and rambling gardens. The villa's elevated position means you can enjoy idyllic views over the Simeto river valley from its lovely terrace.

Villa Agrodolce features high vaulted ceilings and pieces of period furniture throughout; creating a sense of history as you relax in its spacious rooms. Modern features such as a television, DVD player and a range of outdoor leisure facilities ensure every member of the family is kept entertained.

The living area is both elegant and comfortable. There are two areas to suit unwinding with a film in the evenings, as well as appreciating quiet moments at any time of the day. Open the doors to the large terrace and take a seat for panoramic views over the treetops.

Having two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom is another family-friendly aspect of Villa Agrodolce and each one is wonderfully light and airy. Beautiful features such as traditional tiled floors and decorative tiles in the bathrooms make every space feel authentic and reflective of the villa's age.

You can also soak up the feeling of history and heritage outside, as you stroll through the gardens that are filled with mature trees and plants. Make the most of the peaceful atmosphere with al fresco meals on the main terrace and dips in the swimming pool, with its terrace bordered by rugged ancient rock.

Villa Agrodolce sits close to the stunning area that surrounds Mount Etna and its dramatic landscapes. At Mount Etna itself you can follow trails to the summit or take a cable car ride for an especially exciting journey.

A great place for a family day out is the historic city of Catania, which is just 40 minutes away by car. It offers plenty of sightseeing, sandy beaches and swims in the sea. There's also the hilltop town of Taormina with its ancient Greco-Roman sites and buildings, such as the Teatro Antico di Taormina.

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What you should know…

  • The pool terrace is accessed via external steps
  • The swimming pool can be heated for an additional daily charge

Property Features

Private Pool BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Table Football Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, armchairs, TV, DVD player, doors to outside
- Dining room with table for six guests
- Kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee machine
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with shower

Lower Floor

- Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board

Outside Grounds

- Private, heated swimming pool (8m x 6m, depth: 1.2m – 2.4m) with diving board
- Outdoor dining terrace with table for six guests
- Garden with lawn, trees, plants
- Terrace with outdoor seating
- Terrace with table and chairs
- Barbecue
- Play area/swings
- Table football
- Trampoline
- Outdoor shower and toilet
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Off-road parking 


- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Mosquito nets in bedrooms
- Hairdryers


About the surrounding area of Villa Agrodolce
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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It's just a 10-minute walk into the heart of the village that Villa Agrodolce sits peacefully within. Here you'll find many amenities, such as restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. There's also a supermarket, bakery, post office and bank.

The green and naturally beautiful spaces around Mount Etna are just a short drive or around a 30-minute walk away. They include the atmospheric caves of Grotta Galifi Belpasso (2km) and Grotte della Catanese (3km).

The still-active volcano, Mount Etna (20km), is definitely a must-visit site. You can follow rugged hiking trails and explore craters that make you feel as if you're on another planet! There's also a cable car that takes you up to the summit as part of an unforgettable experience.

The city of Acireale (31km) sits at the foot of Mount Etna and offers wonderful views over the Ionian Sea. It's also known for hosting one of Sicily's most famous festivals. If you visit during the week's festivities in February, you'll be treated to the sight of flower-covered floats and masked parades down the streets. Acireale is a great place to visit at any time of the year, with many Baroque buildings to marvel at, including Piazza del Duomo, the church of San Pietro e Paolo and the Basilica of San Sebastiano.

Other fascinating places to visit include Catania and Taormina. And between them is a long stretch of coast dotted with beaches. Catania's most popular beach is La Playa with its golden sand and range of facilities. Also tour the city's impressive buildings, such as
Palazzo Biscari and the Cathedral of Sant’Agata.

The hilltop town of Taormina is probably most famous for its ancient Greco-Roman theatre called Teatro Antico di Taormina. Like Catania, it also boasts sandy stretches where you can swim in calm waters and hire sun loungers for ultimate relaxation. Drive 20 minutes south to visit the archaeological park and museum of Naxos with remains of what is said to be the first ancient Greek colony in Sicily.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania


Nearest Airport 2 Comiso


Nearest Train Station Paternò


Nearest Village


Nearest Town/City Catania


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Golf Il Picciolo Etna Golf & Resort


Nearest Tennis Paternò


Nearest Beach



Sicily is a picturesque and serene island, that somehow also seems to be full of drama. Choose your own adventure from your luxury villa in Sicily; whether you’re all about exploring history, food and drink or want to spend your time soaking up the sun. Mount Etna dominates the landscape, it’s active presence providing forests, mountainsides and cold lava streams to explore. The cities are bustling with activity in the form of markets, theatres and great shopping – all in the shelter of beautiful ancient streets. Learn more about the type of holiday in Sicily you’d like to experience with our handy travel guide – packed with tips, inspiration and things to add to your holiday to-do list.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Just a 20-minute drive away is Monti Rossi Adventure Park (11km). Set within a lush forest are numerous zip lines, nets, ropes and platforms for children to explore and play on.

Etnaland (18km) offers plenty of thrills, with the theme park boasting several exciting roller coasters, slides, water rides and a wave pool.

One of the nicest spots for a day out by the sea is Catania. It has a long stretch of sand and lidos with facilities such as playgrounds and children's activities. There are also bars and seating areas for adults.

Children will love the sight of majestic Mount Etna (20km), with a cable car being a fun way to reach the summit. You can also explore the moon-like landscape of the area on foot.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Table Football

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service 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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services 

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra linen/towels
- Extra cleaning
- Private chef

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €30 (paid locally).
Departure time 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Electricity, heating and air-conditioning is included up to 20kWh per day. Extra consumption fee of €0.20 per kWh (paid locally).
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Water included up to 1m³. Extra consumption fee of €10 per m³ (paid locally).
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Highchair and cot available on request. Extra €7 per cot, per night (payable locally).
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Extra €100 per day, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 5th 2020 - May 22nd 2021 £3,515
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 £2,417
Jun 30th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021 £2,951
Jul 31st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £3,515
Jan 1st 2022 - Feb 6th 2022 £3,515

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 5th 2020 - May 22nd 2021 €3,670
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 €2,524
Jun 30th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021 €3,081
Jul 31st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €3,670
Jan 1st 2022 - Feb 6th 2022 €3,670

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 5th 2020 - May 22nd 2021 $4,314
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 $2,966
Jun 30th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021 $3,621
Jul 31st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $4,314
Jan 1st 2022 - Feb 6th 2022 $4,314

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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