Villa Vulcano

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Nestled into the hillside at the foot of Mount Etna and surrounded by unspoilt countryside is Villa Vulcano. With sweeping views out towards the famous volcano as well as the Alcantara Valley and the Nebrodi Park, you’ll be lucky to find a better spot in north-east Sicily.

A long driveway leading up to the villa gives you ample opportunity to take in the beauty of this country estate, which has been lovingly restored to retain much of its original character. With its old stone walls, terracotta roof and bright red shutters, the house boasts a striking façade. 

Step inside and you will find a blend of authentic pieces and contemporary style, which creates a homey yet elegant feel throughout. Each bedroom has its own charming en-suite while built into the loft (available when renting for 8 guests) there is a spacious suite featuring a living area, double bedroom and bathroom, ideal for those seeking a little privacy from the rest of the house. 

Outside is a 2000m2 oasis of grassy lawns and greenery, with a dining table and chairs for everyone to gather and enjoy a delicious home-cooked or chef-prepared meal. From the sun loungers, comfy seating area and 15m infinity pool you can admire the stunning scenery around you. The sight of the sun beaming down on the often-snowy tip of Mount Etna never gets old! 

A quaint little village can be found just a 10-minute drive away, with a couple of bars and useful amenities such as a butcher’s, grocery store and petrol station. Castiglione di Sicilia is an archetypal hilltop village just 8km away. As well as ancient churches, here you will find an array of restaurants and supermarkets for stocking up on essentials.

Other towns nearby include Randazzo, Linguaglossa and Piedimonte, while dotting the landscape in between them are dozens of vineyards, many of which offer tours and tasting sessions. 

Around an hour’s drive takes you to the glistening coastline and the resort of Giardini Naxos and popular town of Taormina. Beautiful beaches, including Isola Bella, and azure waters await, as well as boat trips and snorkelling. 

The still-active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Etna can be explored on foot on a variety of expeditions. There are hikes for all abilities and those adventurous enough can climb all the way to the summit to experience some incredible views of the island.

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What you should know…

  • To make the most of the amazing views, the infinity pool is unfenced so please take note of the steep drop from the sides
  • Please note that the 6 guest rate (which does not include the second floor) is not available in June, July & August.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager
  • Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating

1) 6 guest rate: only the ground floor and first floor are available
2) 8 guest rate: entire property is available

Villa Interiors (300m2)

Ground Floor:
- Open-plan kitchen/dining room with oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, mixer, Nespresso machine, toaster, coffee percolator, dining table and chairs
- Living room with sofas and TV
- WC

First Floor:
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers and WCs
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC

Second Floor (loft):
- Suite with sofas, TV, bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Outside Grounds (2000m2)

- Saltwater swimming pool (5m x 15m, depth: 0.6m – 1.5m) with steps. Open approximately April to end-October
- Outdoor shower
- Terrace
- Outdoor lounge area
- Al-fresco dining table and chairs
- BBQ
- Sun loungers and umbrella
- Organic vegetable garden
- Garden with grassy lawns
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Underfloor heating and radiators (6 heating pumps)
- TV and DVD player
- Hi-Fi system and CD player
- Washing machine
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Vulcano
Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Vulcano is located on a hillside at the foot of the slopes of Mount Etna, a still-active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the striking terrain and experience incredible landscape of north-east Sicily as you hike or cycle around the foothills or take part in a guided tour up the volcano itself. With expeditions for varying levels, there’s something for everyone, including trips to the summit for the most adventurous walkers. From the top you can admire sweeping views across the countryside below and out towards the island’s Ionian coast.

Volcanic soil provides the perfect conditions for lush orchards and the immediate area encircling the villa is littered with vineyards. Many of them offer tours and wine-tasting and are part of the Etna wine routes.

As well as countless wineries, the surrounding countryside is dotted with charming hilltop villages and the nearest one is just 4km away. It has a few useful amenities including a butcher’s, pharmacy and a couple of cafés. 

Also nearby is Castiglione di Sicilia, an ancient village 8km away with a 17th-century church, baroque basilica and the impressive Lauria Castle, which was erected by the Normans. Along the winding alleys and sloping streets you will also find a handful of restaurants serving delicious local dishes.

Other towns nearby include Linguaglossa, Piedimonte and Randazzo, which is known as the ‘Black Town’ due to its gothic buildings constructed from dark lava blocks. The best example of Randazzo’s unique architecture is its cathedral which dates back to the 13th century. Just a 15-minute drive away, the town is also home to several museums and historic churches.

For a change of scene, drive to Sicily’s eastern shore in around an hour. Popular spots to visit include the resort of Giardini Naxos, with its sandy stretch of beach and crystal-clear water. At certain points along the beach sun loungers and umbrellas are available to rent while an assortment of restaurants and summer beach bars line the seafront promenade, making it a wonderful place to spend the day. A number of boat trips depart from the port, including snorkelling and scuba diving expeditions. 

The town of Taormina is also home to another lovely beach, from which you can reach the scenic island and nature reserve of Isola Bella. The town, which can be reached in just under an hour, also has a hilltop centre with sites including a Greek amphitheatre. Take the cable car from the beach to the old town and admire the fantastic views out to sea and inland towards Mount Etna as you go.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(74km)

Nearest Train Station Randazzo

(10km)

Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant

(4km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(4km)

Nearest Shop

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Castiglione di Sicilia

(8km)

Nearest City Catania

(74km)

Nearest Beach Giardini Naxos

(29km)

Nearest Tennis Randazzo

(10km)

Nearest Golf 8km

(Castiglione di Sicilia)

Region

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.

Kids

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

Kids are sure to find being so close to an active volcano very exciting! A guided tour up Mount Etna is a great way to learn more about the volcano’s history and explore the wildlife and terrain. There are expeditions suitable for all levels and it’s something the whole family will enjoy. 

And it’s not just Mount Etna that offers great hiking opportunities. There are a wide range of walking and cycling routes through the numerous vineyards and orchards that litter the countryside surrounding the villa. Cycle between hilltop villages, stopping to admire the incredible scenery and taste some delicious Italian cuisine along the way. 

Kids who love the seaside will delight in spending a day at Giardini Naxos. With a sandy beach, calm, clear water and an array of restaurants and summer beach bars lining the shore, it’s a fantastic family-friendly resort. 

Taormina also boasts a lovely beach and taking the cable car from the coast up to the historic old town is a fun activity for all. 

The Alcantara River Park is just 15km away and here you can take a nature tour, swim in the green pools and try some gorge walking.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook 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 
- Babysitting/childcare services 
- Bike hire 

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome basket: breakfast items

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra beds
- Transfers

Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

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!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

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. - 9.00 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be subject to a €30 fee, to be paid on arrival.
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs 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.
Changeover day Saturday in July. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July. 5 nights during all other periods.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-week change of towels.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to end-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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €200 per pet will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the 6 guest rate (which does not include the second floor) is not available in June, July & August.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £3,123 £4,372
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £3,643 £5,100
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £4,684 £6,557
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - £7,286
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,684 £6,557
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,643 £5,100
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,123 £4,372
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £3,643 £5,100
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £3,123 £4,372
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £3,643 £5,100
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 £4,684 £6,557
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - £7,286
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,684 £6,557
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £3,643 £5,100

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £3,643 £5,100
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £4,164 £5,829
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £4,684 £6,557
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - £7,286
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,684 £6,557
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £4,164 £5,829
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,643 £5,100
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £4,164 £5,829
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £3,643 £5,100
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £4,164 £5,829
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 £4,684 £6,557
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - £7,286
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,684 £6,557
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £4,164 £5,829

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €3,395 €4,753
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €3,961 €5,545
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €5,093 €7,129
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - €7,922
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,093 €7,129
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,961 €5,545
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,395 €4,753
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €3,961 €5,545
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €3,395 €4,753
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €3,961 €5,545
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 €5,093 €7,129
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - €7,922
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,093 €7,129
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €3,961 €5,545

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €3,961 €5,545
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €4,527 €6,337
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €5,093 €7,129
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - €7,922
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,093 €7,129
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €4,527 €6,337
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,961 €5,545
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €4,527 €6,337
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €3,961 €5,545
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €4,527 €6,337
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 €5,093 €7,129
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - €7,922
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,093 €7,129
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €4,527 €6,337

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $3,683 $5,156
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $4,297 $6,015
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $5,524 $7,734
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - $8,593
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,524 $7,734
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,297 $6,015
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,683 $5,156
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $4,297 $6,015
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $3,683 $5,156
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $4,297 $6,015
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 $5,524 $7,734
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - $8,593
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $5,524 $7,734
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $4,297 $6,015

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $4,297 $6,015
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $4,911 $6,874
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $5,524 $7,734
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - $8,593
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,524 $7,734
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,911 $6,874
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,297 $6,015
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $4,911 $6,874
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $4,297 $6,015
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $4,911 $6,874
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 $5,524 $7,734
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - $8,593
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $5,524 $7,734
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $4,911 $6,874

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.

Reviews

  • Luxurious and beautiful

    on 08/09/2022

    This was a luxurious and beautiful base to rest, relax, and explore Etna and north-eastern Sicily. The villa was well-appointed and tastefully designed and decorated. The pool was to die for, with stunning near 360° views. Etna and its food and vineyards were always only a short drive away, and Taormina and the east coast beaches were only about 45 minutes away. The onsite contact was also very helpful with questions and suggestions during our stay. We had an incredible week in Castiglione di Sicilia and annoy wait to return!

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