Villa Piccolo Casale

from € 3.150
to € 3.950
for week
(related to 2024)

Country villa with pool just
600 mt from the sea


Acquedolci, Messina









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…


Find out more

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. t There are two spacious living rooms both with a fireplace and one with 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. there are 4 bedrooms, 2 double and 2 twin ( both convertible in double) – one twin bedroom is only accessible through another bedroom or from the outside and the other from the courtyard

Your villa at a glance

2 Spacious living areas with fireplace
Comfortable, fully equipped kitchen
Two double bedrooms
two twin bedrooms – both can be provided with either twin or double bed
Covered and furnished patio
Garden with lawn Swimming pool (5 x 12m) with steps for easy access and a shallow area for children
The villa can be rented with 3 or 4 bedrooms with a different price


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