Tenuta di San Giorgio

Taormina and Eastern Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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From £14,680 per week

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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 eight 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


Accommodation

ORANGERIE

  • Large open plan sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen

FIRST FLOOR

  • External access to Belvedere sitting room

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
  • 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

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair
  • Children's play area

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Barbecue
  • Wood oven

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • DVD library

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Board games

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans

PRIVATE POOL

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

TENNIS COURT

  • Sand-filled grass tennis court
  • Floodlit

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Finnish Sauna
  • Bathroom amenities

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board

Service & Staffing


Included

  • 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
  • Towel change 2 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • 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.

In all seasons, price for up to 20 include 2 bedrooms in the Old Bakery (10 bedrooms total).

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.

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

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

Location


AMENITIES

  • Shops and restaurants Scordia
  • 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

BEACHES

  • 30km

AIRPORT

  • 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 there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. 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.

FLIGHTS

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

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