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Villa Teresa

Villa Teresa

Villa Teresa boasts elegant, spacious interiors that have been lovingly realized and furnished by its owners. Outside is a fabulous private pool, immersed in mature, beautifully designed private gardens of 3.500 square meters offering views of Mt. Etna and of the Ionian sea.

The main entrance takes you in a spacious glass porch from which you can enjoy a view over the pool and the Volcano. One side of the porch, which is closed and provided with hot/cold conditioner, acesses a kitchenette and a lighty dining area equipped with a 12-seat table. A lounge area equipped with LCD TV 42" accesses the main kitchen on one side and the sleeping quarters on the other: three spacious, comfortable double bedrooms (two of which with en-suite bathrooms), and a triple bedroom, a bathroom and an utility room. Two double bedrooms access a private terrace with views of the Ionian sea as far as Catania and Taormina. Two bedrooms access the open side of the porch, equipped with a large BBQ, a wrought-iron table, a wicker sofa and two armchairs, overlooking the swimming pool. Each room is equipped with independent hot\cold air conditioner and screen doors.

The villa is set in its own landscaped garden, dotted with fruit trees and fragrant flowers that make it perfect for a relaxing stroll. The private pool, measuring 15x12 m, is equipped with high quality deck chairs and parasols. Next to the pool there is a children's swing.

Outhouse

A charming, spacious Outhouse is located next to the pool. It consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room with kitchen, up to 5 sleeps.
The main villa has a maximum sleeping capacity of 9 adults. Two baby beds and highchairs are available at no additional charge.
The Outhouse is available upon request, at an additional cost which is calculated for each extra person from 10 guests.
The entire property can accommodate up to 14 adults and 2 babies.
The Property is ONLY EVER rented to one group or family at a time, so the Outhouse is vacant when Guests do not require it. 
The bathroom in the Outhouse is always available for Guests using the pool, even if they get the main villa only. 

Surroundings

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village is 5 minutes drive from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Alcantara Gorge, Catania, Acicastello, Acireale, Etna, Giardini Naxos...
The charming baroque town of Acireale is only 15 km away from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (Faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses. The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the town.


The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina). Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Graeco-Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna. Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The town is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where you can take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer. It’s well worth making a trip just to experience the Easter processions, bringing together folklore and tradition in an incredibly mystic way.
The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches.
 In autumn, throughout October and mid-November, the sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours. Many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets. 
The villa is suitable for winter, Christmas and New Year. The weather between December and March can often be mild and sunny, but the villa offers good heating systems, wi-fi and plenty of indoor space just in case!

The town

Villa Teresa lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a town of 8.000 inhabitants famed for the production of sweets, wine and liqueurs. In the town, just 5 minutes walking distance, there are good restaurants, supermarkets and shops. 
This quiet, landscaped town offers a number of relaxing activities which can be booked from the property: wine tours, massage, tennis and horse riding. 
You can also book guided tours to Mt Etna, Taormina and the marine reserve of Aci Trezza. The owners will be available for any tips on the area during your stay.

About us

Fabio, Nadia and Dario (Nadia's husband) live nearby while their parents live in a neighbouring property back of the villa. They access the garden for ordinary pool cleaning and grass watering which are carried out early in the morning or late evening.

The owners are very discreet but available for any requirement during your stay.

The luxury villa, garden and pool have been designed and built by Nadia's parents: Angelo and Maria Teresa, a builder and a landscape architect, respectively.

The furnishings, parquet and finishes in wood, lava stone and terracotta have been chosen with great care. The beautiful handcrafted wooden doors and parquet are made of Afrormosia, an exotic hardwood among the most valuable in the world.

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