Country villa with pool just
600 mt from the sea









A secluded stone-built olive mill (with swimming pool) dating back to the 17th cen-tury, with a lovely garden and views over the sea to the Aeolian Islands. At its heart is a historic watchtower — in the 17th century the seas were infested with pirates — and sensitive restoration has ensured that it retains its character as a traditional Si-cilian casale, or farmstead, while offering all modern comforts…

2 bedrooms, 4 sleeps 3 bedrooms, 6 sleeps
7 January - 8 April
8 April - 17 June
17 June - 8 July
8 July - 19 August
19 August - 9 September
9 September - 30 September
30 September - 16 December
16 December - 6 January 2018

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Refundable at the departure less any damages € 500

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The original building was split between the rather elegant area where the family lived (signalled by the survival of majolica tiles and a small flower garden), and the area where olives were processed and pressed. The current owners have transformed the casale into an elegant and comfortable villa that remains true to its original rustic character — with exposed stone vaults and walls, and the use of natural pigments, original tiles, heavy wooden beams. The spacious living room has a fireplace and a large window with lovely views over the lawn and swimming pool to the Tyrrhenian sea and the Aeolian Islands. There is also an extremely well-equipped kitchen, a furnished covered terrace for outdoor eating, reading and relaxing. Useful Information: This version of the villa is only for 2 of these 3 bedrooms. If you wish to have the 3 bedrooms (knowing that the twin bedroom is only accessible through another bedroom or from the outside)

Your villa at a glance

Spacious living area with fireplace
Comfortable, fully equipped kitchen
Two double bedrooms – one can be provided with either twin or double bed
Three bathrooms
Covered and furnished patio
Garden with lawn Swimming pool (5 x 12m) with steps for easy access and a shallow area for children

We like

Piccolo Casale’s lovely location, secluded and verdant, yet just 600 metres from the sea – perfect for anyone who likes to swim, yet wants peace and quiet at home. The pool — which has a shallow area for children That there is plenty of space, yet it is not TOO big. We loved taking a cooking class with the chef of the renowned Dell’Antica Filanda restaurant — it was the perfect way to find out more about (and sample) Sicilian and Nebrodi cuisine.

We think

We think the villa is perfect for two couples or a family with two children. It is ideal for anyone who wants to explore the little known but fascinating Nebrodi mountains — beautiful mountain landscapes, intriguing villages and a great gastro-nomic tradition.


  • Catania airport 122 miles
  • Palermo airport  103 miles
  • Capo D’Orlando 8 miles
  • Beach 1.2 miles
  • Cefalù 49 miles
  • Nebrodi park 9.9 miles

Things to do

It is a great base for exploring North-Eastern and North-Western Sicily, Taormina, the Alcantara Gorges and Cefalù, San Marco D’Alunzio (an ancient village set high upon a hill)

  • San Marco D’Alunzio (an ancient village set high upon a hill) .
  • Fragalà Abbey.
  • The magnificent Nebrodi Park, where Jeep tours can be organised
  • The Tindari Sanctuary. 
  • Santo Stefano di Camastra (the village of ceramics).
  • Sant’Angelo di Brolo and Floresta, which are famous for their culinary traditions.
  • The beautiful Catafurco waterfalls.
  • The lovely natural reserve of Lakes of Marinello.
  • Capo D’Orlando beach resort, with comfortable lidos where you can hire sunbeds and Sea Umbrellas and like a bar and restaurant service.
  • The Aeolian Islands can also be easily reached by a hydrofoil that leaves from Milazzo, a village just 30 minutes from the villa, or with a private boat


Our stay was very fine

August 9, 2017

Our stay was very fine. We had days of trips surround Sicily and days by the poolside. The villa was very comfortable and nice to spend our holiday.

- Geert

A wonderful holiday

August 30, 2015
My Family and I recently stayed in ‘Il Piccolo Casale’ for two weeks. We had a wonderful holiday, made all the more memorable by having such a beautiful and well equipped house to stay in. Upon arrival we were met by Gabriella who was very welcoming and showed us the house. She also prepared a welcome dinner – which is worth paying for when you have had a long journey to get to the villa. The Villa: it is beautifully situated on a hill with an incredible view over Acquedolci stretching out to the sea.
We had some memorable sunsets from the gardens. It is quite close to a motorway but it didn’t bother us at all as it is not a busy road, and there is lots of vegetation and a bank shielding us. Although close to the house it isn’t visible, and the house and gardens don’t face it either. The decoration inside the villa is beautifully done and we felt as if we were staying in someone’s home. It is cool, and relaxing as well as very clean. The kitchen was well equipped – even if you are keen chefs, and had lots of everything which made catering easy. The gardens are nicely planted and well looked after and the pool man visited frequently thereby ensuring the pool was sparkling clean all the time. it was nice to be able to pick our own lemons and oranges from the trees and put flowers on the table from the garden. As a travel company, Travel Sicilia couldn’t have been more helpful. Ottavia and Fabrizio sorted all our requests out – from bike and car hire (with both being delivered to the villa), to organising the chefs from a wonderful restaurant ‘Antiqua Filanda’ (Nunzio and Pinuccia) to come and do a cookery demonstration at the villa. They are so talented and we really enjoyed eating what they prepared. I was also able to send a shopping list to Ottavia so all our food was in the villa upon arrival – again, well worth paying for this service. I can honestly say that having Ottavia as a contact really helped to make our holiday run smoothly, especially as we hardly speak Italian. Acquedolci itself if a quiet little town, but pleasant. The beach is stony but the sea nice to swim in. Acquedolci has everything you need, and we loved the fact it was a ‘real’ town, unlike some towns that are so touristy one feels constantly ripped off. It is well located for visits to interesting places on the north coast, and Taormina was not too bad a drive. We went to Agrigento which was a long drive due to motorway diversions, but well worth it, as it is an incredible historical site. All in all, it was a great holiday and we will certainly be back to explore the other side of the island.

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- Viki A.

I choose the house...

October 16, 2014

I choose the house because of its localisation and its beauty and both points were perfect. It is very good to know, that Gabriella can be asked to come and help with the cleaning during the week. She is a very nice person.

- Mary

It is a beautiful house

September 30, 2014

We very very much enjoyed our vacation at the piccolo casale! It felt like being at home, to be welcome in an extremely well staffed and well kept , clean house . Gabriella prepared a very delicious meal and we really did not suffer from anything missing. Again: it’s like coming home. It is a beautiful house in a lovely garden and we especially liked to be on our own- without any neighburs. The pool is fantastic to swim, because it is big enough. We very much enjoyed to be a little bit above everything and loved the view to the sea.

- James M.

We had a great time!

September 22, 2014

We had a great time!……and I really had great difficulty leaving back home…! We will certainly get in contact with you again- maybe next year. May be next time we would look for a house a bit closer to a golf club.

- Jane