Europe / Italy / Sicily
With these words, Guy de Maupassant described this land, positioned between the sky and the sea, offering visitors unforgettable vistas of Mount Etna and endless views of the Mediterranean.
In this blessed place, a noble and historic residence, Villa Guarnaschelli, recently has re-opened its doors to welcome a discerning clientele. The luxury villa, located in the center of Taormina, had a very glorious past hosting the King of England Edward VIII, Hollywood stars, aristocrats, famous artists, intellectuals and politicians, and now, after a careful restoration, the villa is ready to be your less-than-predictable place where to enjoy an extraordinary vacation.
The sophisticated social spaces are perfectly appointed for entertaining and designed to be welcoming and harmonious. A cozy library with a working fireplace, a formal drawing room with an adjacent smaller sitting room, a comfortable living room, and a separated dining room: all are filled with exquisite antiques and custom furniture, rich fabrics, along with heirlooms, artifacts and wall art collected by the villas’ aristocrat owners. Every room opens onto the terrace through French doors. A fully equipped kitchen and a guest bathroom complete this floor. The spaces are meant for relaxing, so that guests can embrace the Sicilian traditional yet sophisticated way of life.
The Liberty-style villa is surrounded by a manicured private park and a panoramic terrace overlooking Isola Bella, also known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. A stunning infinity heated pool with whirlpool corner was added during the villa’s latest restoration. Besides the pool and the glorious sundeck, several areas in the garden are designed to be enjoyed while either lounging, dining or just indulging in the dolce far niente.
Perfect for the discerning traveler, this property boasts modern comforts and yet it transports its guests into a world of old charm and glamour.
The tucked-away position in the historical center of Taormina and the majestic view from its terraces, add infinite value to this beautiful villa, full of character, history and panache, designed to deliver exceptional experiences.
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12 Guests
- Hair Dryer
- Near Ocean
- Separate Kitchen
- Fully Equipped
- Private Parking
- Al Fresco Dining
- Smart TV with Netflix
Bedroom 1: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom shower
Bedroom 4: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
Bedroom 5: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, shared bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
Bedroom 6: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, shared bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
All bedrooms have air conditioned, satellite TV and Wi-fi internet; all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers
Nearest beach: 7 min to the cable car to reach Mazzarò Beach; 15 min
Private heated infinity pool (salt water, depth 110 – 150 cm)
Pool heating €1,650/week (to be confirmed at the time of booking or 30 days before)
Staff and Services
Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
Daily housekeeping service from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, including Sunday
Continental breakfast (milk ,coffee, tea, rusks, butter, jams, fruit juices)
Change of bath and bed linen, when needed
Full gardening and pool cleaning service
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)
Personal laundry service
Cook service – No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff
Cost of food and beverage
Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa 55 min
Taormina: within walking distance (10 min on foot)
Nearest major city: Siracusa 1 h 25 min
All utilities, including A/C are included
Events are permitted upon authorization – event fees apply
Staff lives on premises, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
Sorry, no pets
Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extras must be paid in cash locally, prior to departure
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.