Aristocratica

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In classic Sicilian tastes, this villa is refined, elegant, and rich in style.

Location

Villasmundo, Siracusa

Sleeps

18

Bedrooms

9

Bathrooms

9

Pool

18x9

An aristocratic dwelling, the villa is extremely well-kept in the Villasmundo area, once owned, in feudal times, by one of the oldest noble families in Sicily. It sits between Catania and Siracusa, at only 15 km from Brucoli’s coastline.

Surrounded by a magnificent, four hectar garden (designed in the style of the most beautiful Italian gardens), it’s built in the Quattrocento style of a fortified farm. Across the centuries, the villa has maintained its ancient splendour, whilst keeping up with the latest fashions and modern tastes. Creating a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere, the villa is well-equipped with both tradition and every modern convenience.

Designed with aristocratic day-to-day life in mind, this is the perfect holiday location: tables are laid impeccably with silver and precious ceramics, beautiful floral decorations, and monogrammed tableware in rare embroidered patterns. With so much beauty at your disposal, you’ll be caught by the simultaneous simplicity and calmness of the villa.

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The main building, like the surrounding structures, faces a large courtyard in the shadow of a stunning Ficus Magnolide. The house sleeps up to 18 people, with a total of 9 bedrooms.
Annexed to the main building, and in a similarly stunning location, you’ll find a large and splendid family chapel. The entire property is uniquely Sicilian.
In the main part of the house, you’ll find the living spaces – comfortable and welcoming, all rooms are paved in their original style and are finished with vaulted ceilings. These include a lunch room, a separate television room, and kitchen, and other practical facilities.

On the top floor, accessible via an indoor staircase, there’s a long corridor where you’ll find five bedrooms with five bathrooms, whilst another three bedrooms with three bathrooms are directly accessible from the courtyard.

Recently refurbished, ‘Il Palazzoto’ is a small apartment on two floors, with a living room on the ground floor and a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, which are also accessible from the courtyard.
Beyond the courtyard, an enormous park opens out into the Grandi Giardini Italiani, which guests are welcome to enjoy via guided tours. The garden is filled with quiet shady areas for conversation and private moments, and it’s also where you’ll find the swimming pool, changing rooms with showers, and tennis court.
For about two years, Villa San Giuliano’s owners have been using renewable energy to power the house and reduce the environmental impact. The electricity used in the house and in the surrounding agriculture is powered by three photovoltaic systems. The LED lights, meanwhile, are used throughout the house to prevent energy waste. There’s also a small kitchen garden which furnishes the kitchen with fresh fruit and vegetables. The laundry is all dried naturally, rather than wasting energy on tumble-drying.

Your villa at a glance

MAIN HOUSE
Ground floor
Large living room with chimney and French windows which open out on the garden
Living room with satellite television
Informal dining room for 10 people
Formal dining room for 18 people
• Fully-equipped modern kitchen

• Laundry-room

FIRST FLOOR
5 en suite master bedrooms

IN THE COURTYARD
3 convertible bedrooms
3 bathrooms
1 two-floor apartment with a double bedroom and a private bathroom

OUTSIDE
Park
Lunch area
Various zones to stroll, relax, and chat
A secret garden
An 18m swimming pool
A well-equipped gym for aerobic exercise
Changing rooms and showers
Tennis court
Vegetable garden
Woodfire

We like

The atmosphere which surrounds the villa: the impeccable service, which is both extremely well-curated and extremely natural and comfortable.
The delicious house dining.
Walking through the gardens and the park, taking in the scents of the herbaceous and generous surrounding flora.
Feasting your eyes on beauty and elegance all through the day and night.

We think

Aristocratica is the perfect villa for refined guests, who are appreciative of aristocratic beauty and the utmost comfort, privacy, and elegance

Nearby

  • Catania airport 37 km
  • Comiso airport  72 km
  • Siracusa 37 km
  • Sea 10 km
  • Noto 62 km
  • Taormina 94 km

Things to do

  • The nearest beach ( Agnone bagni) is about 2,4 miles driving from the villa.
  • The island of Ortigia (Siracusa) now linked to the mainland by a short bridge, was the first part of Siracusa to be settled, and is today a jewel of Sicilian Baroque, though also retaining fascinating traces of its ancient Greek and medieval past.
  • The most interesting area on the mainland is the archeological zone, which includes one of the largest Greek theatres in Italy, whose excellent acoustics you will experience if you manage to attend the annual season of ancient Greek drama.
  • The incredible Baroque towns of the Val di Noto (also with UNESCO world heritage status)
  • The captivating nature reserve, L’Oasi di Vendicari.
  • Wine tasting and visit at Buonivini of Planeta winery.
  • The fisherman village of Marzameni.
  • The Baroque Historic centre of Catania.
  • Etna Volcano and Taormina about  one hour driving