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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

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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.


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

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Gaelynn User Profile
June 2017
If you are looking for an ideally located home base with historic charm and elegance in Acireale, this is the perfect locale. Our hosts were very helpful with recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, tours, and local culture. The garden was a lovely setting to enjoy alfresco dining, afternoon spritz, or morning granita and brioche. The turtles in the garden were so friendly, we had to bring extra fruit from the local vendors (after quickly researching what was healthy eating for turtles!). The living space was terrific for our group of five. The kitchen was so well-equipped that a long-term stay would have been just fine! Carmela's son, Nino, was the perfect ambassador for Acireale. His enthusiasm was contagious, and his hospitality unparalleled!

Vanessa User Profile
June 2017
We loved our stay in the heart of an authentic Italian town, but also with the tranquil feeling of being tucked away in a garden oasis, with birds singing, tortious roaming free in the private secluded garden, with 2 seating areas we really did have the best of both worlds! Easy access to Etna, Catania, local harbour and some great beaches within half an hours drive. The whole family could not have been kinder, even giving tips on the local shops and specialities. We felt so looked after and would recommend to all - even your own secure parking space
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
I immediately loved your beautiful smile. A perfect family because it was very curious to know my Sicilian culture. beautiful!
June 2017

Berit User Profile
May 2017
If you happen to be two families with a 3-year-old, 4-year-old and a baby, Carmela's is definitely a place to be: quiet private garden to have long, languid breakfasts (mind the turtles strolling around :)), easy (in Italian terms :)) access to nearby beaches and places of interest, incl Etna, considerate hosts catering to any of your needs (with some help from (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translator, everything is possible!), and a noble, tastefully decorated house to offer protection from the Southern sun as well as enough privacy for two families. As an overanxious mother of a 3-months-old, I found special comfort in Nino's being available for 24hrs if need be, for which I am eternally thankful! And even if Acireale in itself is not the most picturesque place on earth (unfortunately, St Maria della Scala was under construction at the time of our visit), the home of one of its architects in a literal sense (special greetings to Vito!!) is a perfect place to start exploring this part of Sicily. Thanks again for everything, Nino, Carmela and Vito!!!
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
thank you!
May 2017

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.
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
thank you!
May 2017

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.
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
thank you!
May 2017

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

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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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