Tenuta di San Giorgio
Taormina and Eastern Sicily, Sicily, Italy
- 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.
MAIN HOUSE - LOWER GARDEN LEVEL
- 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
MAIN HOUSE - UPPER GARDEN LEVEL
- Library/Sitting room
- 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 in July and August)
- 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
- Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite
- Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite
- Wood oven
Games and Sports
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Board games
- 15m x 7m
- Built-in steps
- Outdoor shower
- Pool towels
Private Tennis Court
- Sand-filled grass tennis court
- Finnish Sauna
- Bathroom amenities
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Ironing Board
Service & Staffing
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST
- Additional Housekeeping, personal laundry or waiting staff available on request at an additional charge of Euro 20 per hour.
Note: A 30% deposit is required.
It is mandatory to take the Old Boathouse for up to 20 guests from 01 - 14 April 2023, 17 June to 08 September 2023 and 16 December 203 to 05 January 2024.
For all other dates there are prices for up to 16 available, excluding the use of the Old Boathouse.
From 07 January to 31 March and from 04 November, prices are available for up to 12, but the villa will not be on exclusive use. Please ask for a quotation.
Continental breakfast is laid out, lunch and dinner are served buffet style. Please note that this is a fully serviced catered villa and guests are looked by the cook and team of villa staff. The rents include cook and butler to prepare 3 meals daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner), 7 days per week. All food and beverages payable against cost of till/supplier receipts and shopping charge of Euro 30. Guests also have a full board or half board option: full board supplement Euro 90 for 3 meals or half day Euro 60 including house wine and beer, soft drinks, water included. All other beverages excluded and payable according to in house wine/drinks list. No charge is made for children of 5 and under. Children between 6 - 10 years pay 50%. To ensure the very best quality, food is sourced by the villa staff and guests cannot bring food and beverages in from outside. Menus and a wine list with a selection of wines and spirits available for purchase from the well-stocked wine cellar are available on request. The professional kitchen is fully equipped and for the use of the staff only, the villa is not available for self-catering. Fridges can be used to store medication and baby food if required. The day of arrival is considered a half board day as a three course dinner is prepared, together with breakfast on the day of departure.
Please indicate how beds should be made up on booking.
The preferred suppliers for the villa must be used for any additional services. Unknown extra staff are not permitted at the villa.
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
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Catania 33km
- Mount Etna 74km
- Siracusa 68km
- Piazza Amerina 72km
- Taormina 84km
- Noto 95km
- Vendicari Natural Reserve 99km
- Agrigento 157km
- Catania 28km
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
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.