Sicilian terrace of the old noble residences. At the center of the terrace he was used to organize lunch and dinner. In Sicily thanks to the sun, everything is possible!cucina.
Luxury villa of the 18th century
Luxury villa of the 18th century
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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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.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 2 cribs
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

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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Louise User Profile
July 2017
We loved staying at Camela, Vito and Nino's house. It was very clean and spacious for our family of 5. A beautiful garden which our youngest daughter especially loves as it was full of tortoises and kittens to discover. The highlight of our stay was definitly all the advice Nino gave us, the best towns and beaches to visit, local resturants etc. Nino also advised us on hiring a guide to take us up Mt Etna, Paulo was fantstic! (URL HIDDEN) Thankyou again xxx

Johan User Profile
July 2017
We have just come home to Denmark after 12 wonderful days in Acireale at Nino’s place. The first thing to say is that this has been an extraordinarily authentic experience. The unique house, the green relaxing garden, and the town unspoiled by tourist crowds is what made it stand out. On top of that – I agree with everyone who wrote about Nino’s hospitality. His passion for Sicily and for making his guests comfortable is immense. His father Vito is a very well known architect who created several landmarks in Acireale. We were fortunate to have been able to visit his workshop and see the prototypes that he used for his work – unbelievable! This unexpected and cordial treat was the cherry on the cake. A few words about the property itself: the property is well kept, as shown in the pictures. If you have children, they will love playing in the garden. It is safe and you can let them loose :0) Nino is superquick to respond on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) if there is any question or concern. In hindsight, if there was one thing to improve, is to have air conditioning in the living room/kitchen. If you do not plan to use the sofa in the living room as extra sleeping place, it wouldn’t be a problem. About Acireale and surrounds. If you wish to comfortably get around, you have to have a car, preferably a small one as parking is a challenge. You will have to adjust to the local style of driving: you never know which traffic rules are followed and which are not. It has of course nothing to do with the house :0) The closest beach is quite a hike away from the house, and we were not able to walk there with small children and elderly parents (it is a 2km steep climb). On the other hand, there are plenty of other wonderful beaches, pebbles or sand, and easy to get to by car. All in all, I warmly recommend this place – you will have a unique experience!
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
The months pass fast. I can remember the beautiful moments shared together. A hug from Sicily Carmela
July 2017

Anton User Profile
July 2017
Cozy villa, nice people, beautiful garden in city centre with private parking. Highly recommend!

Julien User Profile
July 2017
The flat is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The house is ideally located in the town, we could buy fresh fish and vegetable every day and enjoy the Sicilian cafés. There is a very nice restaurant just on the other side of the street and a bakery at 100 m distance. The garden of the house is a dream. Nino and his family are extremely nice and dedicated. It was just perfect!

Sheri User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful home and gardens. A great base to explore Sicily The family was friendly and welcoming and most helpful in helping arrange extracurricular activities

Nataliia User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful villa, incredibly hospitable hosts! Morning coffee before departure from Carmela was wonderful, strange thing, they almost do not speak English, but this did not affect the warm communication at all! (In the house there is an excellent wifi and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translator will always help in a difficult moment!) A beautiful cozy garden and a lot of turtles, children this has led to indescribable delight! In addition, this is the house of archiects and for me, as an architect, it was extremely interesting to get on a visit! Thank you for the excursion and the sea of delight! Villa Located in a nice and very picturesque place, close to the local market and the main square. Convenient location relative to neighboring attractions and beaches. In my next visit to Sicily, the stop will be only in this house!
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
Hosting fellow architects has been a pleasure. I will not forget your smile and the curiosity shown to my Sicilian culture.
June 2017

Gaelynn User ProfileGaelynn is a superhost.
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!
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
Response from Carmela:
You are a great family with a beautiful curiosity demonstrated against my Sicilian culture. It was an honor to host you in my house. thank you
June 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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