Villa Scilla

Messina area - Taormina - Italy

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Villa Scilla is a wonderful mansion situated in Itala, a small town close to Messina, less than 20 miles from the enchanting Taormina, one of the most internationally well known touristic centers. It offers 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and can host up to 16 people.

EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Villa Scilla, built in the early 1900s as the country seat of the Marchese Calamarà and then bought by the Arcovito family in the mid of 50s, it has been recently renovated, leaving intact the charm and elegance of the past but providing it with the most modern plant engineering technologies.
It is located on a clifftop looking over the Strait of Messina to the coast of Calabria, surrounded by 10 hectares of citrus groves. In the wide garden there is a beautiful infinity pool with sunbathing area, where guests can relax, celebrating special occasions and events in a magical atmosphere in which sky and sea seem to merge in a blue that gives an immediate sense of serenity.
The Villa boasts panoramic terraces furnished with comfy chairs and tables and, at guest's disposal, there is also a barbecue, ideal for outdoor lunches and romantic dinners, enjoying a wonderful view over the Strait of Messina. It also has a private parking and an internal lift that connects with the upper floors of the property.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The Villa's interior is Sicilian in style with fine Classic and elegant furnitures.
It spreads across 3 floors and offers 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and can host up to 16 people.

Ground floor: there is a kitchen fully equipped with coffee machine, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and a spacious breakfast room with a stunning terrace, where guests can sip a cup of coffee or tea overlooking the sea. Once this area, completely restored and furnished with a modern decor, was occupied by the original palmento or grape-crushing room. On this floor there are also two guest bathrooms.

First floor: accessible through an internal lift or external and internal staircases, this level boasts with ample living rooms equipped with satellite tv and comfy couches, where guests can relax and make a conversation and a spacious dining room with beautiful frescoed ceilings and a big dining table ideal for lunches and dinners with panoramic views. This floor has direct access to the garden and the enchanting infinity pool with spectacular views over the Strait of Messina.
Follows the night area which is made up of 5 bedrooms, in particular 4 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower and offers direct access to the panoramic terrace. On this floor there is also a guest bathroom.

Second floor: this level is reachable by the internal lift or external and internal staircases. There is a living area made up of comfy armchairs, where it's possible to relax, reading a book, a journal or simply making a conversation. Follows the night area which is composed of a wonderful suite furnished with elegant finishing touches and warm tones, a junior suite and a double bedroom and a guest bathroom. The magnificent suite has a comfy sofa and an ample en-suite bathroom with shower and bath and offers a private terrace overlooking the pool and the sea. The Junior suite and the double bedroom have en-suite bathrooms with shower and sea view and share with the suite the beautiful terrace.

The Villa has infinity pool, wi-fi connection , air conditioning and satellite tv.
Smoking is forbidden in all indoor spaces. Pets are not allowed.

OUR OPINION
Villa Scilla is the ideal mansion for group of friends who love privacy, nature and comfort few miles from the metropolitan city of Messina and Taormina, the wonderful and internationally well known touristic center.
This enchanting villa with the infinity pool and the wide garden is an ideal place for celebrating special occasions and events surrounded by a breathtaking view.

PRICES AND CONDITIONS
The property can be reserved for a minimum stay of 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday).

Included in the price: Utilities, final cleaning.
Excluded from the price: City tax if applies.

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 2000.00€ as security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

APE Certification: G 132,5 kWh/m² year

This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay etc. are strictly prohibited.

DESTINATIONS
Villa Scilla is situated in Itala, a small town close to Messina and less than an hour's drive from Taormina, the internationally well known touristic centre.
Messina, reachable within 30 minutes drive, is full of ancient buildings and cultural attractions in particular Duomo with its Norman origin worth a visit. It is the most representative building of the city and its bell tower rises for about 60 meters with its mechanical clock which boasts the distinction of being the first astronomical clock in the world. It also worth to visit the two well-known fountains of Orione and Nettuno: the first one was built in 1553 to celebrate the first city aqueduct in honor of the hunter Orione, mythological founder of Messina; instead the second fountain was built in 1557 and portrays the God of the sea in a dominant position.
The enchanting town of Taormina is reachable in less than an hour's drive from the villa and it is one of the most elegant and internationally well known touristic center.
Its charme with beautiful streets, ancient buildings and the archaeological area attract millions of tourists every year. The city center is marked off by the two ancient entrances of the city: Porta Catania to the west and Porta Messina to the east. The city walls delimit the area of the Greco-Roman Age, where there is the beautiful Greek Theater.
Nearby for sports lovers it is possible to make an excursion on the Etna volcano and make canyoning and other adventurous sports to the splendid Alcantara Gorges.

PARKING
private parking at guest's disposal.

MAIN DISTANCES
Messina( 22km), Taormina(32km), Etna(82km), Aeroporto di Catania( 88km).

MORE FACILITIES
- private parking
- infinity pool
- dining area overlooking the Strait of Messina and Calabria Coast.

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Internet
    Final cleaning
    Utilities (electricity, water, gas)
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy For cancellations 45 days or more prior to the arrival date, 100% of the paid amount will be retained; for cancellations with less notice, the full rental amount will be retained.

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