Fully-staffed, supremely elegant Sicilian stately home
with panoramic sea views and a pool

Sleeps

10

Bedrooms

5

Bathrooms

6

Pool

Large pool

La Dimora del Mito just outside the little seaside town of Acicastello, on a lovely stretch of coastline – famous for some dramatic rock formations — that stretches between Catania and Taormina. La Dimora is an historic villa with breathtakingly beautiful proportions restored to retain all the beauties of its original structure, enhanced by fine furniture, fitting and textiles and every modern comfort. The villa is surrounded by an enormous, exquisitely landscaped private park full of scented roses, rare plants and lovely lush lawns and peppered with gazebos and shady places where you can sit and chat, read or daydream as you gaze over the magnficent bay. There is also a beautiful large pool with solarium.

5 bedrooms, 10 sleeps
05 January - 31 December
On request

Security deposit

Refundable at the departure less any damages € 3000.00

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A grand portico flooded with light leads to the villa’s reception area, where an entrance hall lies between the more private part of the house, comprising a study and sitting room, and the formal part, with a huge salone or reception room, a large dining room and a another more intimate salotto or parlour. The dining room opens straight onto the garden and a wonderfully elegant furnished terrace – absolute joy on summer evenings! There is also a large and extremely well-equipped kitchen.
Two staircases lead down to what Italians call the ‘night zone’. The first arrives at a suite with TV room, double room and private bathroom. The second staircase leads to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom; to twin and double rooms which each have their own bathroom; and to another large suite with a billiards room, double bedroom and private bathroom. Three rooms have direct access to the garden.

Useful information:
Large parties may be interested to know that a dependance or annexe is also available, which can accommodate 6 people in 3 double bedrooms. It also has two bathrooms, a kitchen and a large living/dining room. Although perfectly comfortable, furnishing and decor is far simpler than in the main villa.

Your villa at a glance

Inside

Covered portico
Entrance hall
Study with TV room
Large reception room
Salon with a private collection of historic arms
Dining room
Large kitchen with scullery and larder

Lower floor

1 double suite with bedroom, adjoining salon and private bathroom
1 twin/double suite with adjoining salon and private
1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
1 twin bedroom with private bathroom (outside the room)
1 double bedroom with private bathroom (outside the room)
1 guest bathroom

Outside

Extensive landscaped grounds with lawns, rose gardens and terraces
Main terrace, leading to dining room, furnished with divans and a large dining table
Swimming pool
Large gazebo

We like

The extreme elegance of the beautiofully proportioned interior.
The intoxicating perfume of the rose gardens.
The matchless service of the staff.
The magnificent views over the bay of Catania.

We think

This elegant villa provides the perfect setting for a very special holiday for groups of family or friends, who want to make the most of having slow-time together, but also perhaps to make the occasional day trip to Siracusa, Taormina or Mount Etna.

Nearby

  • Catania airport 8 miles
  • Catania centre 4 miles
  • Taormina 24 miles
  • Siracusa 44 miles

Things to do


  • Explore Mount Etna with a private guide. Whether you want to explore in a jeep or on foot, we can’t emphasise how much more you will get out of a trip to Etna in the company of someone who understands its volcanology, geology and history.
  • Explore the Alcantara valley, formed by the Alcantara river carving its way through lava deposited by the eruption of Monte Moia around 2400BC.  There are lots of ways to explore, ranging from the gentle riverside walks from Francavilla di Sicilia, to river-trekking and canyoning.
  • Visit the the little hilltown of Castiglione di Sicilia, for its weathered houses, pantiled roofs and stunning views across the valley to Etna. Don’t miss the local cheesemakers, Alcantara Formaggi, on Via Federico II.
  • Spend a morning in Catania. See the Duomo and the nearby. fishmarket, the Pescheria, and visit the Museo Belliniano, dedicated to the city’s most famous son, opera composer Gioacchino Bellini.
  • The impressive Ciclopi’s Riviera between Aci Castello and Acireale.

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