Altera

Historic and aristocratic, fully staffed 8 bedroom house, owned by the same family since 1200 A.D.

Sicily Villa 16

A noble house belonging to one of the oldest aristocratic families of Sicily since 1200, Villa Altera was recently brought back to its ancient splendors by its owners. The property consists of a main patronal villa and two annexes, surrounded by a wonderful four-hectare park awarded as one of the best contemporary ornamental gardens in Italy.
Few places in Sicily match the charm and allure of Villa Altera. This luxury getaway offers complete privacy, sophisticated lifestyle catered by its staff, traditional décor and modern amenities. It is located just 15 minutes by car from the beaches of Brucoli, half an hour from Siracusa and approx. one hour from Taormina. The estate produces its own prestigious wine, extra virgin olive oil and other products grown by traditional organic farming methods.

Discover the rich Sicilian culture while enjoying this luxury and full of attendance country villa where vacation living is at its finest. Once you stay at Villa Altera you really understand the uniqueness of this property and this special part of the island.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Discover the rich Sicilian culture while enjoying this luxury and full of attendance country villa where vacation living is at its finest. The villa is ideal for large groups or special occasions. Once you stay at Villa Altera you really understand the uniqueness of this property and this special part of the island. This villa is ideal also for the environmentally conscious guests, in fact the property uses renewable sources to minimize environmental impact. A vegetable garden supplies produce to the home kitchen.

A/C in all bedrooms, central heating, satellite flat screen TV with DVD, Wi-Fi internet access, barbeque, dishwasher, stereo system with CD, fireplace, books, salt-water private pool (18m x 8m) with changing room and outdoor shower, pizza oven, private tennis court, vegetable garden, private parking up to 4 cars.

Check-in: between 4:00 pm –7:00 pm Check-out: before/by 10:00 am

INCLUDED
Electricity, water, air conditioning, heating
Daily house-keeping service
Change of bed and bath linens on Mon and Wed
Daily chef service (breakfast/lunch and dinner)
Local concierge service
Wi-Fi Internet access
Welcome set of Ortigia toiletries
Welcome drink with home-made delicatessen
Crib and high-chair available upon request
Daily cleaning of swimming pool and garden and tennis court.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Sicily
Capacity
16
Special Selection
  • Deluxe World Class Property
Features
  • Historic Property
  • Outdoor pool

Ground Floor

Feel yourself drifted into the old aristocratic Sicilian life. The family coat of arms, sculpted in white marble, is positioned in a corner of the entrance to greet the guests entering the villa. Beautifully maintained dramatic and spacious interiors include formal dining and very generous living rooms. Separate comfortable TV room. The elegant décor of all rooms is attained by using heirloom antique furniture combined with cheerful fabrics and high-end upholstery, achieving a very well-balanced timeless style. The original tiled floors and the vaulted ceilings were left intact to preserve the historic home’s original architectural details. The villa features a well-equipped kitchen and the chef to hire offers a delightful typical Sicilian cuisine.

First Floor

Main villa
Queen bedroom with four-poster bed, views of the volcano Etna, fireplace and en-suite bathroom with double sink, and separate shower and Jacuzzi tub
Queen bedroom with views of the volcano Etna, fireplace, and en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower
Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub
Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and Turkish bath

Annex/Guest House

Queen/twin bedrooms, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower
Queen/twin bedroom, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with shower
Queen/twin bedroom, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower

Guest house on two floors, facing the courtyard:
Living room on the ground floor, queen bedroom on the upper floor, private bathroom with double sink and tub

All bedrooms have A/C; bathrooms are all are provided with hairdryer and welcome courtesy set

Exterior

The gates of the villa open to a fantastic exotic park. The outdoor space is completely manicured offering plenty of areas for dining, lounging and sunbathing. Relax and entertain around the private pool that sits in a secluded oasis, or to be active, enjoy the tennis court and the several relaxing and quiet walking trails amidst exotic plants, fragrant citrus trees and timeless olive orchards, organically grown.

Staff

House Staff for 8 hours per day (one day off per wk): Manager, butler, four housekeepers, cook, (food and beverages extra). Garden and pool maintenance service. Personal laundry and ironing service

Exclusions

Heating in colder periods, as per meter reading
Cost of food and beverages
Security deposit: € 3,000

All the extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure

Distances

Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa 42 min
Nearest serviced town: 8 min
Nearest major city: Siracusa 37 min
Nearest beach: Brucoli 20 min

Deposit

55% of rental

Availability

Most of year

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Rates

Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

Rates 2020 up to 10 Guests

Sep 12 - Oct 16 $0 Weekly

Oct 17 - Dec 11 $0 Weekly

Dec 12 - Jan 08 $46,154 Weekly

Rates 2020 up to 16 guests

Sep 12 - Oct 16 $40,255 Weekly

Oct 17 - Dec 11 $37,864 Weekly

Dec 12 - Jan 08 $46,154 Weekly

Rates 2021 please call us

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