Villa Il Chiostro

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Sleeps: 12 - 15 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
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Wheelchair Access

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Escape to the stunning Sicilian countryside and take a break from it all at Villa Il Chiostro. With fantastic views of Mount Etna, this spacious farmhouse is sure to take your breath away. Whether it's lounging by the pool or chilling out watching a film in the movie theatre, you will never be short of things to do. What’s more, this villa offers an ideal location within walking distance of the local pizzeria and grocery store and just a 5-minute drive to the nearest beach.

The interiors of this traditional Sicilian property will leave you speechless. Whilst maintaining its old 17th-century charm with gorgeous touches such as arched ceilings and intricate frescoes dating back to the 1700s, it also offers a touch of modernity with its contemporary furniture. There is ample space to relax, with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a cinema room, library, dining area, living room and a fully equipped kitchen with a pizza oven.

The outdoor area of Villa Il Chiostro is just as spectacular, with a delightful garden area filled with orange trees, an inviting private pool and a glorious upper terrace with an array of tables for dining al-fresco. Surrounded by outstanding natural scenery, the garden and the pool area are the perfect spots to unwind in. Head up to the terrace for some excellent views of Mount Etna whilst you enjoy an aperitivo or delicious homemade pizzas.

When you wish to explore the surrounding areas, you will be delighted to find a handful of amenities within walking distance such as local pizzerias and small supermarkets. You can even walk just ten minutes (along the side of a road) or drive to a beautiful botanical garden from this villa.

Known for its wine making, the plains around the villa have harvested various crops over the years, including almonds and lemons, and walking amongst the vineyards here will leave you feeling truly immersed in the serene countryside.

Additionally, you only have to drive for 5 minutes to reach the nearest pebbly beach, Spiaggia di Praiola, and you could be striking out in the azure Mediterranean Sea in no time at all!

A 45-minute drive from Villa Il Chiostro takes you to the remarkable Parco Dell’Etna where you can marvel at the incredible active volcano, Mount Etna.

The ancient city of Catania, full of history and character, is only a 25-minute drive away and is a must-visit during your holiday in northeastern Sicily. The popular and impressive town of Taormina can be reached in just 30 minutes by car while the picturesque city of Syracuse is a little further afield and also not to be missed.

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What you should know…

  • Although local amenities can be reached on foot from Villa Il Chiostro (via a road), it is still recommended to hire a car if you would like to reach a wider range of amenities and to travel to other towns, cities and nature sites.
  • Please note that the wine cellar is only accessible to guests upon request. 

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Wine Cellar Indoor Games Outdoor Games Home Cinema Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with an oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, - blender, coffee machine and fridge-freezer
- Living room
- Dining area
- Movie theatre
- Library
- Bedroom 1 with queen-sized bed, single bed, en-suite bathroom and private terrace

First Floor
- Bedroom 2 with double bed, adjoining living room with queen-size sofa bed and en-suite bathroom plus balcony with views of Mount Etna
- Bedroom 3 with double bed, en-suite bathroom and balcony
- Bedroom 4 with double bed, adjoining living room with 2 x single sofa beds and en-suite bathroom with walk-in wardrobe and views of Mount Etna 
- Bedroom 5 with double bed, adjoining living room with 2 x single sofa beds, en-suite bathrooms with jet showers
- Bedroom 6 with double bed, 2 x single sofa beds, en-suite bathroom with jet showers

Outside Grounds
- Swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth: 1.2m – 1.5m). Open approximately April - October
- Terrace with al-fresco dining area
- Garden, grassy lawns, orange trees
- Barbecue
- Sun loungers
- Fenced property
- Parking

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TV
- Safe
- Washing Machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board


About the surrounding area of Villa Il Chiostro
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Situated in a lovely residential area amongst farmlands and vineyards and surrounded by the glorious Sicilian countryside, Villa Il Chiostro offers a fabulous location for your holiday in northeastern Sicily.

While the villa benefits from a serene countryside location, a handful of amenities are within close proximity, including a local pizzeria which is just a 5-minute walk away and a grocery shop which is only a 10-minute walk from the villa. Moreover, you are a short 5-minute drive away from the nearest beach, Spiaggia Di Praiola. Here you can set up camp on the pebbly shoreline and spend the day relaxing in the sun and swimming in the inviting Mediterranean Sea.

Furthermore, this property is within an hour’s drive from the unbelievable Parco Dell’Etna. This remarkable 58-hectare national park is home to caves, spectacular wildlife and of course, the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. There are many different hiking routes throughout the park, all of which offer tremendous views. In addition, some of the most amazing wine in Italy is grown in the fertile soil on Mount Etna. Take the opportunity to head for a wine tasting and vineyard tour when visiting this extraordinary nature spot.

For a wider variety of restaurants and cultural attractions, make sure to head to the fantastic city of Catania, which is under a 30-minute drive away. As well as an array of restaurants, bars and shops to visit there are many Baroque buildings and terrific sites to see here, including the Roman Theatre, Castello Ursino and Cattedrale di Sant’Agata. For fresh, local seafood pay a visit to Catania’s famous fish market and stock up on ingredients for cooking up a delicious meal back at the villas.

The spellbinding town of Taormina is just a 30-minute car journey away. The Piazza IX Aprile, Teatro Antico di Taormina and the Valley of the Temples are just some of the sites not to be missed here. Make sure to also visit the phenomenal nature reserve of Isola Bella, an island which is connected to the mainland by a short strip of sand and can also be reached by cable car. There’s a pebble beach on offer here, as well as crystal-clear waters for swimming and trying activities such as snorkelling and diving.Another astonishing attraction to see in Taormina is the Chiesa Madonna Della Rocca. It provides some of the best views in town and is worth the hike to get there!

Further afield, towards the Southern tip of Sicily, the historic city of Syracuse is only an hour’s drive away. Here you can admire the city’s rich Greek and Roman history, culture and architecture, as well as exploring the island of Ortigia.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania Airport


Nearest Ferry Port Riposto


Nearest Train Station Giarre


Nearest Shop


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Golf Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa


Nearest Tennis La Caverna Del Mastro Birraio


Nearest Town Giarre


Nearest City Catania


Nearest Beach Spiaggia di Praiola



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.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The location of Villa Il Chiostro is ideal for a fun-filled family trip. From stupendous nature to exhilarating watersports, the kids are sure to be impressed! Head for a day out to Parco Dell’Etna where you can hire bikes and cycle around this marvellous national park. Or spend an afternoon at the nearest pebbled beach, just a 5-minute drive away. The children are sure to love paddling in the calm, crystal-clear sea.

In addition, the outstanding Alcantara Gorges at the foot of Mount Etna can be reached in under an hour. These gorges are a great place to take the kids as not only are they incredibly beautiful but you can also do body rafting, river trekking or kayaking. Moreover, you can head for a swim in the gorgeous turquoise blue water at this stunning location.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Board games
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Pizza making Available
  • Well-being services (massage, yoga, manicures) Available
  • Welcome Pack Included

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

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack with two bottles of wine and local products

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Wine tasting
- Pizza making
- Well-being services (massage, yoga, manicures)

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

Where Sicilian nature is intertwined with rich history, Villa Il Chiostro is a very special place to host your beautiful Italian wedding.

In the heart of the countryside with magnificent views towards Mount Etna yet also close to the sea, embrace the authentic Sicilian surroundings as you say your vowels amongst the citrus trees, olive grove and vines.

Indulge in your wedding feast with family and friends making the most of the flavours of the island, perhaps accompanied by Nerello Mascalese wine that has been produced in this region for generations.

Dance the evening away by the idyllic swimming pool before retiring to your sophisticated abode with its 17th century frescoes that were discovered during its exquisite restoration.

Wedding Reception
There is space across the beautiful grounds for a wedding reception for 50-60 people.

Dancing can take place by the swimming pool. Marquee hire is usually mandatory and at the moment this is the only option in case of poor weather.

There are no specific time restraints to the event but music should be turned down to a low volume by midnight.

Wedding Ceremony

In all cases, a ceremony can be set up for 50-60 people whether on the lawn, on the main terrace or in the old winery.

The venue can help organise an English speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 18 guests can stay at Villa Il Chiostro whilst there is other accommodation nearby for a further 30-40 people, if organised and booked in advance.

The venue can give you details on transportation firms to get guests to and from the venue.  

Wedding Planning
The venue fee usually includes an event planner but if you would like a professional wedding planner as well, this would be at an extra cost (or you can use your own).

The venue can help organise external caterers or you can provide your own.

Other Information

Events can take place from April to September.

The venue has no exclusive suppliers but they can help put you in touch with various services such as beautician, hairdresser, transfers provider, florist, music provider, photographer, bar tender etc.

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 €2000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to October. 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.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 5 nights in low season. 7 nights during all other periods (short-breaks may be possible on request). In 2024, 3 nights in approximately January, February and November. 5 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax is included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional £99 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - £11,072 £15,498
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - - £14,643 £20,494
Sep 30th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 - - £11,073 £15,498
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £4,686 £6,247 £7,809 £10,928
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 - - £10,293 £14,405
* Christmas New Year - - £11,073 £15,498
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 14th 2025 £4,686 £6,247 £7,809 £10,928
Mar 14th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 - - £9,661 £13,524
Apr 12th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - £11,072 £15,498
May 31st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - - £14,643 £20,494
Sep 29th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 - - £11,073 £15,498

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional €108 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - €11,981 €16,770
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - - €15,845 €22,177
Sep 30th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 - - €11,982 €16,770
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €5,070 €6,760 €8,450 €11,825
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 - - €11,137 €15,588
* Christmas New Year - - €11,982 €16,770
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 14th 2025 €5,070 €6,760 €8,450 €11,825
Mar 14th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 - - €10,454 €14,634
Apr 12th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - €11,981 €16,770
May 31st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - - €15,845 €22,177
Sep 29th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 - - €11,982 €16,770

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional $115 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - $12,832 $17,961
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 - - $16,970 $23,751
Sep 30th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 - - $12,833 $17,961
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $5,430 $7,240 $9,050 $12,665
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 - - $11,928 $16,695
* Christmas New Year - - $12,833 $17,961
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 14th 2025 $5,430 $7,240 $9,050 $12,665
Mar 14th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 - - $11,196 $15,673
Apr 12th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - $12,832 $17,961
May 31st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 - - $16,970 $23,751
Sep 29th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 - - $12,833 $17,961

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.

Owner Profile

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The family tradition is to live the villa during the wine harvest (vendemmia) in the end of summer between August and September. In this time of the year the owner spent few weeks in the countryside and be all together. We spent in the villa most Sundays as kids, exploring freely the nature with our cousins. We used to play freely in expanses of wild yellow daisies where we got lost some times. Adults used to follow traditional rituals such as preparing tomato sauce, doing pizza in the traditional oven, in summer time the tv was placed outside and some friends were coming over to spent time together. We celebrated in the villa family weddings and friend’s weddings.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Have a long walk and explore how the real nature and cultivations here. Inside the fenced property you will see lemon cultivation, avocados and vineyard. Guests can ask to visit the wine cellar in the ground floor of the villa and taste the local wine produced with our grapes. This area is closed in the regular days except if guests ask for a visit.



  • Je reviendrai

    on 31/03/2023

    Je reviendrai. Mentions spéciales : à la vue sur l’Etna, les nombreux oiseaux du domaine et surtout, l’accueil chaleureux et discret.

  • A great stay in a beautiful setting

    on 26/03/2023

    The setting of the property was beautiful, Etna on one side and the sea on the other. The property has been renovated with care and attention to detail. Well done. The hosts always welcoming and warm. What else would one ask for. A great stay in a beautiful setting with family.

  • A great stay in a beautiful setting

    on 26/03/2023

    The setting of the property was beautiful, Etna on one side and the sea on the other. The property has been renovated with care and attention to detail. Well done. The hosts always welcoming and warm. What else would one ask for. A great stay in a beautiful setting with family.

  • Enjoyed every minute

    on 23/03/2023

    A amazing place full of history. The rooms are renovated with a lot of passion. There is a big and beautiful garden. The service and the hospitality of the whole family is extraordinary. It's hard to find something comparable for such a fair price. We enjoyed every minute and hope to come back soon.

  • A Sicilian dream experience

    on 16/03/2023

    Our stay was the exact definition of a Sicilian dream experience ❤️ The rooms were amazing, beautiful, and well furnished. The localization and the villa were breath-taking (view on the sea and Etna from the terrace was just magnificent).
    We are grateful for our hosts that made us feel at home for the whole trip ❤️

  • Wir kommen wieder - das ist sicher!

    on 12/03/2023

    Wo Meer und Ätna sich auf halbem Weg begegnen, entspringt ein kleines Paradies. Es ist ein Ort mit alter Seele und langer Tradition. In den Gemäuern stecken Geschichten über Geschichten, die von der Familie gewahrt und mit viel Liebe weitergetragen werden. Die sizilianische Wärme ist hier nicht nur durch die Sonne spürbar, sondern vor allem durch die Herzlichkeit der Gastgeber, die das geschichtsträchtige Familienanwesen mit viel Hingabe restauriert haben und nun für Gäste aus der ganzen Welt öffnen.
    Mein Mann und ich fühlten uns unheimlich wohl an diesem besonderen Ort. Paola und ihre Eltern sind wunderbare Menschen, die alles dafür tun, dass man sich als Gast rundum wohlfühlt. Das Hotel ist ideal für Ausflüge in der Umgebung und entspannte Stunden auf dem Anwesen. Wir kommen wieder - das ist sicher!

  • An Amazing Time

    on 02/03/2023

    We had an amazing time in early March 2023 at this beautiful old winery/villa turned boutique hotel perched between Mount Etna and the sea. The hospitality of the owner and her family is outstanding and they made us feel welcome, looked after every moment of our one-week stay, and helped us organise activities. The mornings started with a delicious breakfast including homemade food and unique Sicilian treats such as granita and fresh pastries. When the weather was nice (which luckily was almost every day), we had breakfast on their stunning terrace with views on Etna and the sea. My partner celebrated her birthday here and the staff organised a birthday cake for the day. We also made our own pasta and had a delicious home cooked 3-course meal during our stay. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden with citrus trees and vines. Our room was next to the reception area. It was quiet, spacious and had all necessary amenities. The beautifully restored ceiling fresco made the room extra special. There’s lots of nice places to sit and relax outside. We hired a car and explored the surrounding area. There is lots to see, as the hotel is conveniently located between Catania and Taormina with many small seaside towns in between. The town the hotel is located in has several good bakeries and an amazing hammam/spa which we would definitely recommend.

  • Merveilleux séjour

    on 01/03/2023

    Merveilleux séjour. Vue imprenable sur l’Etna et sur la mer, chambre très confortable, sans même parler de l’accueil de nos hôtes. A recommander!

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