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.

No Pets

8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms

Amenities

Included with rent

  • Electricity, water, A/C, heating, and final cleaning
  • Morning housekeeping service 5 d/wk
  • Personal laundry and ironing service
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Crib and high chair available upon request

Not included with rent

  • Heating on consumption, as per meter readin
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 is equipped for large groups and its chef offers a delightful typical Sicilian cuisine. 

First Floor

1 queen bedroom with four-poster bed, portable a/c unit and ceiling fan, views of the volcano Etna, fireplace and en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower, 1 queen bedroom, with a/c, views of the volcano Etna, fireplace and en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and wall mounted shower, 1 queen bedroom with a/c, garden views, and en-suite bathroom with shower, separate wardrobe room, 2 queen bedrooms with a/c, garden views, and each with en-suite bathroom with tub and wall mounted shower, separate wardrobe room

Annex/Guest House

1 queen/twin bedroom with a/c, garden views, and en-suite bathroom with tub and wall mounted shower, 1 queen/twin bedroom with a/c, garden views, and en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, 1 queen/twin bedroom with a/c, garden views, and en-suite bathroom with shower

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 walking trails amidst citrus trees and olive orchards.  

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

Refundable security deposit: €2,000 held at our office. All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged. Heating on consumption, as per meter reading. Cost of food and beverages.

Distances

Catania Airport: 30 minutes, Syracuse: 30 minutes, Catania: 40 minutes, Taormina: 70 minutes, Baroque towns of S.E. Sicily: 45 minutes.

Deposit

55% of rental

Availability

Most of year

Rates

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

2017 up to 10 Guests

Jan 07 - Apr 21 $20,084 Weekly

Apr 22 - Jun 23 $22,169 Weekly

Jun 24 - Sep 08 $26,166 Weekly

Sep 09 - Oct 20 $22,169 Weekly

Oct 21 - Dec 15 $20,084 Weekly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $26,166 Weekly

2017 - from 11 to 16 Guests

Jan 07 - Apr 21 $28,772 Weekly

Apr 22 - Jun 23 $31,031 Weekly

Jun 24 - Sep 08 $36,592 Weekly

Sep 09 - Oct 20 $31,031 Weekly

Oct 21 - Dec 15 $28,772 Weekly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $36,592 Weekly

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