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II Giardino Segreto

Taormina and Eastern Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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Set in extensive gardens this beautiful villa is close to the atmospheric town of Acireale and is an ideal property for exploring the coast, Taormina and the villages in the foothills of Etna

In brief

  • Large private pool
  • Extensive gardens and terraces
  • Walk to a restaurant

About the villa

A short drive away from the bustling coastal town of Acireale, at the foot of Mount Etna, this two-storey villa is peacefully placed amid extensive lawned gardens of over an acre, focusing on a very large inviting pool with sun loungers for guests to relax. An ideal destination from which to visit different towns, the coast and Etna, Il Giardino Segreto is characterised by generous indoor and outdoor living areas. Outside, there is an al fresco dining area and terrace with steps up to a furnished front terrace overlooking the private pool and well-tended gardens. Steps down lead to a charming summer kitchen with a long table, with shaded dining area for al fresco meals. 

With tiled floors, crisp whites, bright tones, and antique pieces, this villa combines traditional elegance with a contemporary style and the comfort of modern facilities. Inside, the inviting living room connects to the well-equipped kitchen with direct access to the terrace; steps down lead to a further room at the rear on different levels, used for reading and further steps lead out to outdoor areas. Upstairs there is a master double bedroom with king size bed and bathroom en suite opening to a balcony. The rest of the level is completed by two double bedrooms with king size beds sharing a  a shower room. 

Villa details



  • External access from gardens to summer kitchen with barbecue and hob, sink and preparation area, fridge.
  • Utility room
  • Shower room


  • Steps up from garden to terrace
  • Kitchen opening to terrace
  • Sitting room opening onto terrace
  • Shower room
  • Steps down to further reading/study room at rear with steps and different levels opening out to rear terrace


  • Master double bedroom (king size bed) opening to balcony with bathroom en suite with separate shower
  • 2 Double bedrooms (king size beds)
  • Shower room


Children's Facilities

  • Cot on request
  • Highchair on request

Cooking Outdoors

  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Sink
  • Hob
  • Fridge
  • Preparation area


  • WiFi
  • TV

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning throughout

Kitchen Essentials

  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Filter coffee machine
  • Espresso coffee machine

Private Pool

  • 18m x 5m
  • 1.2m - 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Saline treatment
  • Open from 01 April - 15 November

Something Special

  • Selection of wine available for purchase

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome Pack
  • Maid service 4 hours, 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change 2 day(s) per week

* On changeover day

Important Information

Please note that there are different levels, steps and the terraces have low walls. Children need to be supervised at all times.

Please note car is recommended, roads are not suitable for walking.

CV Contact

An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival between 14:30 - 21:00. For arrivals between 21 - 24:00, a late arrival fee of €50 will be charged, payable in cash locally. Departure by 10:30.



CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.


Airport transfer available on request at an additional cost. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.



  • 10 minute walk to Santa Maria La Stella with bar and pizzeria
  • All amenities 2.5km Aci Sant’Antonio
  • Further amenities in Acireale (shops, banks, restaurants, station) 4km


  • Catania 18km
  • Zafferanea Etnea 23km
  • Taormina 42.5km
  • Bronte 52km
  • Siracusa 87.5km
  • Caltagirone 90km
  • Ragusa 122km
  • Modica 143km
  • Etna 15km


  • Acireale 7km
  • Riposto 18km


  • Catania 29km
  • Palermo 278km
About the area

Taormina and Eastern Sicily

Average weather

Perhaps Sicily’s main tourist destination, Taormina has something for everyone. A fabulous coastline, a land and history shaped by an active volcano and a choice of a low key evening or a livelier night a little further down the coast. The east coast’s history of being conquered has led to a rich cultural heritage with so many sites to see – most famously being the ancient theatres. With this in mind, it could be easy to miss out on a shopping experience – choose from the independent gift shops or the more well-known stores found in Catania. And of course, you can’t avoid the magnificent and varied Italian cuisine.

Find out more about Taormina and Eastern Sicily

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.