Tenuta di San Giorgio

Taormina and Eastern Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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This luxury villa in Sicily is a splendid, historic and hospitable house, promising elegance and indulgence, in the glorious setting of an orange grove.

In brief

  • Exquisitely furnished
  • Tennis court
  • Prices for smaller groups

About the villa

Developed by the current owners’ ancestors since the 15th century, the history of the San Giorgio estate goes back thousands of years, and is now a thriving organic citrus farm.  The stunning manor house is set amid lawned tropical gardens designed by a famous Italian landscape gardener with additional expert advice from a British gardener and is lush with precious palm trees collected from all over the world, carob, agaves, aromatic Mediterranean shrubs and surrounded by the citrus orchards. 

Poised between Etna and the sea, the villa is a supreme example of Sicilian elegance and charm, with a total of ten exquisite spacious suites, individually decorated with antique and vintage furnishings, complete with luxury en suite bath or shower rooms with Sicilian bathroom amenities, and each with doors to a private balcony or to the garden. Here a large pool is backed by the beautiful Orangerie, its elegant drawing and dining rooms forming the social heart of the house; its upper floor enjoying breathtaking views of the valley and Mount Etna. A sauna and floodlit tennis court nestle within the orange groves, and home-grown produce is used in local and Mediterranean cuisine, prepared by the cook for every meal. A superb venue for a special celebration.

Villa details



  • Large open plan sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen


  • External access to Belvedere sitting room


  • Private entrance off courtyard into entrance hall leading to:
  • Double bedroom (Rosmarino) with shower room en suite on right hand side
  • Twin bedroom (Olivo - can be double) with bathroom en suite on left handside
  • Twin bedroom (Bouganville - can be double) with bathroom en suite on right hand side
  • Twin bedroom (Tre Limoni - can be double) with shower room en suite on left hand side


  • Library/Sitting room
  • Kitchenette
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room
  • Twin bedroom (Zagara - can be double), with bathroom en suite and private balcony
  • Twin bedroom (Cinque Palme - can be double) with shower room en suite and private balcony
  • Double bedroom suite with shower room en suite (Gelsomino - suitable for wheelchair use) and entrance from garden
  • Master double bedroom (Lavanda) suite with sitting area with large single bed, bathroom en suite and private terrace
  • Shower room just outside the sitting room

The Old Bakery (included for up to 20 (or up to 12 up to 12 April and from 09 November)

  • Open plan sitting room with kitchenette and TV/WiFi with two sofa beds (suitable for children) opening to terrace and outdoor barbecue area with wood oven and large table
  • Bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite
  • Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair
  • Children's play area

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue
  • Wood oven


  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • DVD library

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Board games

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans

Private Pool

  • 15m x 7m
  • Built-in steps
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels

Private Tennis Court

  • Sand-filled grass tennis court
  • Floodlit

Something Special

  • Finnish Sauna
  • Bathroom amenities

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Service & Staffing


  • One airport 'meet and greet' service at Catania Airport on arrival
  • Chef service
  • Maid service 6 hours per day 7 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • Additional Housekeeping or Personal laundry service available on request at an additional charge of Euro 20 per hour.

Important Information

Note: A 30% deposit is required.

In all seasons, prices for up to 16 are for the Main House both Upper AND Lower Floor (8 bedrooms total). The Old Bakery will be closed.


There is a self contained apartment on top of the main house which the owners use from time to time with a completely separate entrance from the rear of the property. The owners will move out if required. Please enquire on booking.

Please indicate how beds should be made up on booking.

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 from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Hospital 20km Lentini


  • Catania 33km
  • Mount Etna 74km
  • Siracusa 68km
  • Piazza Amerina 72km
  • Taormina 84km
  • Noto 95km
  • Vendicari Natural Reserve 99km
  • Agrigento 157km


  • 30km


  • Catania 28km
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 in most villas there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. Euro 1 per person for a maximum of 10 nights, children under 12 are excluded. 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.