Altera
Sicily

Altera Sicily

Overview

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.

Accommodations

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. There is a 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.

Outside Features

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.

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Villa Information

Bedroom Details

  • Bedroom 1 (Main Villa - First Floor): 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
  • Bedroom 2 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with views of the volcano Etna, fireplace, and en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower
  • Bedroom 3 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub
  • Bedroom 4 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • Bedroom 5 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and Turkish bath
  • Bedroom 6 (Annex – Facing the Courtyard): Queen/twin bedrooms, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower
  • Bedroom 7 (Annex – Facing the Courtyard): Queen/twin bedroom, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom 8 (Annex – Facing the Courtyard): Queen/twin bedroom, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • Bedroom 9 (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

Bathroom Details

  • Bathrooms are all are provided with hairdryer and welcome courtesy set

Amenities

  • A/C in all bedrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating
  • Private parking up to 4 cars
  • Private tennis court
  • Satellite flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Stereo system with CD player
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Pizza oven
  • Vegetable garden

Beach Details

  • Nearest beach: Brucoli 20 min

Pool Details

  • Salt water private pool (18 m x 8 m) with changing room and outdoor shower

Staff and Services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Change of bed and bath linens on Mon and Wed
  • Daily chef service (breakfast/lunch and dinner)
  • Local concierge service
  • Welcome set of Ortigia toiletries
  • Welcome drink with home-made delicatessen
  • Daily cleaning of swimming pool and garden and tennis court

Location Details

  • Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa 42 min
  • Nearest serviced town: 8 min
  • Nearest major city: Siracusa 37 min

Villa Notes

  • Electricity, water, A/C, and heating are included
  • Crib and high chair available upon request
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Check-in 4 pm-7 pm, Check-out by 10 am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged

Sicily Villa Notes

  • Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge.  Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used.  This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
  • Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
  • Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
  • The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
  • Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash.  Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.  
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Rates

Rates Table Key:

  Travel Dates      Bedrooms

 Minimum Stay      Starting Price

Travel Dates BedroomsBDRMSMin. Night StayMin. Stay
Now to Sep 11, 2020
Main Villa + Annexes
97
$ 5,949  5170 $ 8563 $ 8061  5622 £ 4769
/per night
Sep 12, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Main Villa Only
57
$ 3,750  3259 $ 5398 $ 5081  3544 £ 3006
/per night
Sep 12, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Main Villa + Annexes
97
$ 5,188  4509 $ 7468 $ 7030  4903 £ 4159
/per night
Oct 17, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020
Main Villa Only
57
$ 3,462  3009 $ 4984 $ 4691  3272 £ 2775
/per night
Oct 17, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020
Main Villa + Annexes
97
$ 4,880  4241 $ 7024 $ 6612  4612 £ 3912
/per night
Dec 12, 2020 to Jan 8, 2021
Christmas/ New Year's - Main Villa Only
57
$ 4,304  3741 $ 6196 $ 5833  4068 £ 3451
/per night
Dec 12, 2020 to Jan 8, 2021
Christmas/ New Year's - Main Villa + Annexes
97
$ 5,949  5170 $ 8563 $ 8061  5622 £ 4769
/per night

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Heating is an additional charge based on consumption, as per meter reading
Food costs are additional

Security Deposit: €3,000 pre-collected

Minimum Stay: Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Important! Non-USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Please confirm rate and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

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