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Luxury villa of the 18th century
Luxury villa of the 18th century

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Villa of architectural merit, historical, surrounded by greenery, the historic center, behind Piazza Duomo. luxurious rooms with a view of the Sicilian garden and the typical terraces. All you need here, including the sea, is within walking distance.

The space

Characteristic of Sicilian historic villa, independent, luxurious, the historical period dating back to 1700. Its use shall be exclusively for you.
The house despite being in the city center is immersed in the green with characteristic typical terraces of the old Sicilian houses. Guests will experience the feeling that you in it will be to live in a country house and not inside the city. You guest will find one step away from our beautiful and fragrant Mediterranean Sea within walking distance from my house through a natural path called "timpaviva".
My house is ideal for hosting inside two families in two totally separate nuclei and intimate for a total of 12 people.
Your guests will have access to an indoor surface at your exclusive use of 110 square meters, furnished with important pieces of furniture and furnishings that have made the history of Italian and international design, recognized for its elegance and comfort in the world (Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philippe Starck, Achille Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini, flou, Artemide Foscarini).
The villa has an outer surface brought to you of 900 square meters. It is formed by a large old garden with Mediterranean native vegetation, terraces and porches. On the large terrace there is an area equipped for children with plenty of tables, chairs, to have lunch and dine comfortably in the nature during your relaxing stay. The outdoor barbecue is also equipped with a kitchen and Sicilian oven. The car interiors and seats are kept in villa 3.
Acireale is ideal and strategic town to know the real Sicily, is a city far from the chaotic confusion of Catania. Catania is a 10-minute drive. Acireale is far from Taormina along a 20-minute fast track, Siracusa and Ragusa in 30 minutes away, Mount Etna in 10 minutes, Acitrezza and Acicastello in five minutes.
The house is located a few steps from the central Piazza Duomo and the ancient fish market you can cook to your return to the barbecue dedicated to you. Acireale city from important historical past is ideal for a holiday made of sea, Etna mountain, perfume and culture.
Acireale overlooking the sea and I personally walk every morning along a 1500 ancient pedestrian street called the "Chiazzette" in the period of summer I go for a swim in the beach of Santa Maria La Scala.

If requested I provide free bed for children 1 to 4 years to be included in the master bedroom, stroller for your children, high chair for specific lunch.
Internally the house has an area of 110 square meters and is totally independent. I will I give to your arrival at my house keys to access independently.
Whether you are a family with children in search of relaxation and tranquility or a group of friends looking for fun and culture to the beautiful city of Acireale, our home is definitely the perfect accommodation.

Guest access

I will I give the keys to my house when you arrive. My guests will have access to the entire independent villa dedicated to them, park, garden, parking inside the villa up to 3 machines. The outer surface dedicated to you is 900 square meters. The surface of the inner house dedicated to you is 110 square meters in order to comfortably accommodate 7 people.

Interaction with guests

I live in another place in the same villa. They are always ready to act instantly to any request not violating your intimacy ever being totally independent.

Other things to note

My house is ideal because is quiet. My home to large aggregates relaxing intimate spaces. I think my house is a unique place because it is located in the city center with the sea within walking distance and Mount Etna in minutes. When you visitor will enter inside my house you will feel the sensation of being in a rural Sicilian residence.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

They are not allowed.



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Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

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Jenny User Profile
May 2017
The best experience we have ever had at an airbnb ever. Carmela and Vito and Nino were wonderful hosts who were all very helpful and kind to us. There was more than enough room for our family of 6 people and a parking space for our car too which is a big plus. We loved our time in Sicily and especially Arcireale. When we return we hope to stay here again. Thank you very much! Jenny and family.

Hans User Profile
May 2017
We had a perfect stay at Carmela's house. The location is perfect in the old centre of Acireale. Private parking place is available. The house is clean, the kitchen is complete, the beds are good. A quite, private garden. And of course the hospitality of Carmela, and her son and husband are limitless.

Jeannie User Profile
April 2017
Amazing house and garden with everything you'd need for a relaxing holiday - even a teapot ! Nino and Carmela made sure we had all the information we needed for visiting this exceptional area of Sicily - the guided tour of Etna was wonderful.

Irina User Profile
April 2017
There are so many reviews already , I can only confirm them! Beautiful old villa in the very centre of Acireale, with a very nice shady garden - great for the breakfast in the morning, and very relaxing. Close drive to all the important sites in this part of Sicily . Hosts are extremely nice and helpful, they were always there to help us immediately with whatever questions we had. Nino took me on a short trip around the town and showed me all the places to buy local food and take coffees :-) thank you Nino! Overall, a great place to stay! Acireale is not a seaside place - if you are looking for the sea and nature, this is not a place to go

Sonia User Profile
March 2017
Carmela, Nino and Vito are an adorable family, they made us feel welcome and at home. Nino lent us a GPS, that was very useful... otherwise too hard to find the house. They gave us a tour of their amazing house and showed us Vito's work (he's an architect) and it was very interesting. We were at first a bit disappointed because we had understood that the house was close to the beach, which is impossible once you understand Acireale's topography. The city is hectic and it is hard to walk, with sidewalks about 30 cm wide (no kidding), but it has its charm. Just stick to the squares and bigger avenues! Acireale is a good starting poing to visit Taormina and the Etna. A very nice trip!

Ali User Profile
February 2017
I could wax lyrical about this holiday for ages but let's get to the facts. The whole trip was fantastic. The house was perfect for our group of six friends. Nino, the son of Carmela, was a great host and an absolute mind of information on places to visit and restaurants to eat at. There are not enough words actually, he even bought us a kettle . We visited Acireale during Carnevale which was a fantastic time to visit, of course the absolute highlight was Mount Etna erupting. Nino sent us to a great place not far away for some wine tasting on our last day. We would all highly recommend the house and by the time we left we pretty much felt like part of the family. Thank you from us all.

Mark User Profile
February 2017
Great place, wonderful location and really friendly. So welcoming, helpful and kind. It's worth going to acireale just to stay here
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
MARK è un insegnante solare. Uno sguardo buono. Ha amato lui insieme al suo gruppo di amici la mia casa come se fosse la loro casa. Punteggio pieno a 5 stelle. Persona altamente consigliata.
February 2017

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Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.

Parva Domus Magna quietas!
Hi, I'm Carmela and with our great pleasure to share the house with all those who love to travel and discover the sounds, colors and new flavors.
I love the morning to get out of my house and walk for a walk to the sea.
If you go to Sicily and want to visit our sea, Siracusa, Taormina and Mount Etna, our facilities, as determined by our guests, are the ideal base.
I love to receive people of different culture, I very gratifying to know that people have been good to me.
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