3 .Villa Trinacria (District Taormina - Catania - Etna)

Beds: 15 - Rooms: 5 - Bathrooms: 5

Villa Trinacria is an elegant property, equipped with every comfort, in a unique panoramic position, with Private Swimming-Pool and Private Garden. Sourrended by the Sicilian countryside, the Villa overlooks the coast and offers a glimpse of Mount Etna, just behind and overlooking the Ionian Valley and the Hiils where Taormina is located. The Villa is equipped with everything, furnished with elegance and in a functional manner.

The rooms at the ground floor are very comfortable; each one is provided with private bathroom with shower and is indipendent from each other. On the first floor you will find the Panoramic Attic, independent from the rest of the Villa. The Attic is equipped with a functional kitchen, a living room with two doublee sofa-bed, a double bedroom, a bathroom with bath, and a great terrace overlooking the garden, the pool and the countryside. The view is stunning from here, you can see Calabria in the distance, Taormina and Catania. Our guests have free access to the garden, the swimming pool and the surrounding countryside.

Here you can find some more details about the structure of the Property:

- 1 room with double bed
- 1 room with double bed+ bunk bed
- 1 room with double bed + single bed
- 1 room with two single bed (that can be made also as a double)
- 4 private bathrooms for each bedroom
- 1 big living room with panoramic view from Taormina to the port of Riposto. The living room is equipped with TV Sat led 50", sofas, tables and chairs.
- 1 fully equipped kitchen (dish washing included) with dishes and table towels
- many access for the outdoor spaces ( BBQ zone, Garden, Swimming Pool, 2 outside showers with hot water, "Al Fresco", panoramic equipped terrace at the first floor, sun beds, etc)

- 1 room with double bed
- 1 bathroom
- little equipped kitchen (fridge, dishes etc)
- 1 living room with two double sofa bed
- panoramic equipped terrace

  • Catania airport: 30 km-20miles-45mins
  • Palermo airport: 270km-168miles-3hr
  • Trapani airport: 352km-219miles-3hr45
  • Nearest shops/supermarkets: in Nunziata, 200 meters-5mins; Mascali, 2 km, 1mile
  • Nearest beaches: Sant'Anna: 2km-1mile-5min; Riposto: 3km-1.5miles-5mins; Marina di Cottone, 5km-3miles-10mins; Taormina/Isola Bella, 10km-5miles-15mins
  • Nearest restaurants: there is a good selection of restaurants within 5-15 minutes drive
  • Taormina: 7km-4miles-15mins
  • Mount Etna: around 25-30 min drive depending on which part of the mountain you are heading for
  • Siracusa: 98km-61miles-1hr15
  • Noto: 125km-77miles-1hr30

Prices include all sales taxes, linen, bath towels, pool and/or beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area, midweek cleaning and linen change for long stay (after one week), our award-winning service and specialist knowledge pre and post-booking and 24/7 local support while you’re on holiday.

Cleanings and cooking service during the stay, on request.

Standard Rate from 1.500 Euros* per week. The rate may vary according to season, number of guests and lenght of stay. 

Please Send an Enquiry from our form just below for more information.   




Swimming Pool

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Parking Area

Outdoor shower

Moka Pot - Coffee maker

Late Check-in


Internet WiFi

In-Villa Car Hire Delivery





DVD Player

Drinkable water


Daily cleaning - on request

Bed Sheets

Bath towels

Barbecue area

Airport transfers - on request

Air Conditioning

Washing Machine

Week Linen change - on request

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What our guests say about us:

Our holidays were great in Villa Trinacria. The house is very well equipped and very big (we were 12 persons).The views from the house were beautiful (Etna and the sea). The pool is very big and the water isn't cold. There are a lot of places around the house to spend a relax time. Giovanni and Carla are very very kind

We were group of 8 (3 adults and 5 children) and enjoyed our time (9 nights) in Sicily and in the Villa very much! The villa's main benefit and attraction is beyond doubt its large well maintained garden with amazing views on Etna as well as panoramic views of the coast and sea. We could even pick fallen citrus fruits from the many trees in the garden for fresh lemonade :) Kids and adults alike enjoyed the pool every day, something magical to splash in the water with direct view to Etna through the green garden! Our local host (Carla) took very good care of us, provided plenty of local information (definitely try the La Spiga local restaurant - it's the best - we returned 4x times :) and she was always available to answer any question or help (she booked for me a bike rental, they delivered and picked up the bike directly from the villa - very convenient). we can wholeheartedly recommend especially for bigger families or groups of friends - you surely will have fantastic time.


After reading about this interesting island, we planned part of our trip to Italy for Sicily. Our stay at Villa Trinacria was very pleasant. The house and grounds are large, facing east to the Mediterranean with Mt. Etna hovering to the west in back. The rooms are pleasant and air conditioned. The large swimming pool is the centerpiece of a spacious back yard patio. One needs to learn the drive to Villa Trinacria, up a bit from the main road, and realize that all sight-seeing and restaurant eating will be a 15 to 30-minute drive. One feels safe in the villa and surroundings. We were pleased with our choice and truly enjoyed our stay at Villa Trinacria.

The villa was amazing. The pictures don't do the setting justice. It's really beautiful. There were six of us and we had plenty of space and sure it could take quite a few more. Giovanni and Carla was really helpful and made the whole experience easy. We would love to stay again!


This villa has a view all the way around we'll not easily forget; it's really gorgeous (sea, hills, Mt Etna, villages). Indoors we found ample space for our party of 7 adults and 3 children. Each bedroom having its own bathroom is a real luxury. The furniture might be a bit outdated, as is the kitchen, but we could prepare our cappuccinos and meals, mainly enjoying them outside. Outdoors really was great with the large pool, many sunbeds, chairs and tables. And a BBQ-space where we've grilled meat and fish while enjoying that beautiful view. WiFi available also outdoors for some Spotify music and sending photos/video straight back to family and friends back in chilly Holland.


From: airbnb.com

We had a wonderful time at the villa. Lots of space, as well inside as outside with several terraces and a huge garden. A special experience: swimming in the pool with a smoking Etna. Communication was very good, we would recommend the expedition on the Etna which Giovanni arranged for us.


We just want to thank Giovanni for a wonderful experience. The house was as it looked in the pictures, the outside areas too. Our children just loved the orange trees that they were able to pick from themselves and eat or squeeze juice. Giovanni was very attentive and gave great information about the surrounding areas as well as setting up transportation to and from the airport and rental cars. His assistant Emanuela must also be mentioned as she worked hard to set up an excusion to Mount Etna, a guide who spoke English and she set up a lunch that was nothing but spectacular. We were thrilled and would recommend the villa, and it's host to anyone. Can't wait to go back


A cosy spaceous Villa with a beautiful view and a lot of opportunities to sit outside. Car is necessary to go to The beach. Giovanni and History colleague were very friendly and helpful

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Villa Trinacria is in one word: Amazing. You have the most beautiful view! At one side you look towards the Etna, and the other side you see the valley and the sea. The pool is big and there are a lot of terraces to hang out around the villa. Every bedroom has a private bathroom. Giovanni was a real host. He told us how we should hike the Etna, he arranged a reservation for carting and he even bought a new fridge because one of the three wasn't working properly. He was really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Villa Trinacria!

Thijs Van Der Meulen


We stayed 8 adults and 7 children one week In Villa Trinachia. The villa was lovely. Perfect with spacious rooms and a spectacular view from all around the House. The view is really stunning and we especially enjoyed the flourishing and well kept garden and pool area where we spent almost all our time. The pool was Big and clean and the surroundings areas green. Every morning we went to the local bakery for fresh bread. Highly recommendable. Giovanni, our host, was exceptionally helpfull with answering all our questions about the area, and he even arranged a very interesting trip to Etna. We cooked all our meals In the House and used the outdoor grill quite alot. Every morning we picked oranges and lemons and made freshly squeezed juice. Fantastic. We feel very fortunate to have found this place, and hope that we Can find an occasion to come back. We Can highly recommend both the House and Giovanni as a host

The Villa was exactly as described. All the rooms were comfortable and had their own bedrooms. Checking in was simple and the location was perfect for sight seeing of Etna and Taormina. Giovanni provided some great advice on local restaurants, taxis and tours and helped us arrange a Mount Etna tour and a wine tasting tour.

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Trinacria. The photographs are very accurate and match perfectly with the real state of the villa. The villa was very nice, clean and quient with an amazing view of the coast, Taormina and Etna, both places are only some minutes away by car. The villa is very well set up with useful amenties like fully equipped kitchen, TV in each room and air condition and last but not least a big pool. Overall it is a lovely place where you should spend couple of days for relax or visiting the western site of sicily. Giovanni and his family were very friendly and helpfully and give us a lot of good recomandations. Highly recommended.

Area: District Taormina - Catania - Etna

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Idyllically perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination in Sicily for a couple of hundred of years, ever since it became an integral part of the Grand Tour. Beautifully restored mediaeval buildings, breathtaking views around every corner and a giddy network of winding streets strewn with shops, bars and restaurants make for a perfect holiday spot.

Taormina’s past is Sicily’s history in a microcosm: Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, the French and the Spanish all came, saw, conquered and left.

Tauromenium, built on Monte Tauro, was founded by Andromacus at the behest of Dionysius the Tyrant of Syracuse in 392BC. The first Punic War saw Taormina falling to the Romans in 212BC and the town became a favorite holiday spot for Patricians and Senators, thus starting Taormina’s long history as a tourist resort.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Byzantines came only to be ousted by the Arabs in 962. They changed the name to Almoezia and set about introducing new agricultural practices (irrigation and citrus fruit farming) and other more cerebral pursuits such as philosophy, medicine and mathematics. Taormina continued to prosper both culturally and economically with the arrival of the Normans in 1079, who, under King Roger de Hautville, threw the Arabs out of Sicily.


After a brief period of Swabian rule, under Frederick II, Charles of Anjou was pronounced King of Sicily by the Pope. The people of Taormina refused to recognize this interloper as their king and, along with a great many other Sicilian towns, joined in the revolt against French rule during the Sicilian Vespers of 1282.

A hundred years of uncertainty followed before the Spanish took over affairs. Evidently impressed with Taormina, they chose Palazzo Corvaja as the seat of the Sicilian Parliament.
The rest, as they say, is storia.

As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years.

Goethe wrote: “Without Sicily, Italy creates no image in the soul: here is the key to everything”.


In Taormina we suggest to visit the Greek Theatre the second-largest in Sicily after the one in Siracusa. Though originally built in the Hellenistic period, it was completely reconstructed by the Romans and used for gladiatorial shows. The theater is situated at the very top of a hill, leveled for the purpose, using the natural incline of the valley for the "cavea": the auditorium seating. The majestic panorama, combined with a spectacular view of Etna and the Calabrian mountains, renders this hollowed out hill a natural stage, as well as a stage for natural beauty. Then, the center of Taormina which radiates from the main thoroughfare, Corso Umberto I. Stroll along it beginning at Porta Messina as it gently climbs up to Porta Catania. Don’t forget the Fountain in Piazza Duomo, a Barocco style fountain, built in 1635, in Taormina marble; Palazzo Corvaja, which is one of Taormina’s historical landmarks. Its architecture is a mixture of styles (from Arabian to Norman to Gothic) due to the different eras during which it was built and extended. The Public Gardens, where there is a thick vegetation and a typically Mediterranean array of hedges and flower-beds with cobbled paths which lengthwise connect the almost three hectares of park. In the centre and on the north-east end of the gardens, there are some characteristic pagoda-style towers with arabesque designs, made of bricks and edged with lavic pumice-stone.

“If one has never seen oneself completely surrounded by the sea, one has no idea of the world and one’s own relationship with the world. As an artist drawing landscapes, that great simple line has given me completely new ideas.”  (Goethe)

So, let’s enjoy Sicily beautiful coastline! A cable car links Taormina with Mazzarò on the coast. The little bay of Mazzarò is enclosed on the south side by Capo Sant’Andrea which is riddled with caves and grottoes, including the Blue Grotto. Beyond the headland is the delightful bay that sweeps round to Isola Bella, linked to main shore by a narrow strip of land. Very closed to Taormina is Giardini Naxos, the beach on which the first Greek colonists probably landed 2700 years ago, and which now accommodates thousands of tourists due to its charming position, the particularly mild climate, the long beach and the splendid scenery. Concerning the Alcantara Gorge, it is a part of a vast nature area formed by canyons of ancient lava flows traversed by the Alcantara river and dotted with amazing waterfalls and ponds!


Mongibello, as the Etna is also known, is the highest summit in Sicily. Cloaked in snow during winter, it is one of Europe’s best known active volcanoes. Its height, continuously modified by eruptions, is around 3,350m. With its dramatic volcanic displays, Etna is one of the island’s most interesting sites and the area also has a fascinating, artistic, cultural and culinary heritage, which includes Etna wine, pistachio nuts, honey, fragrant granite and warm brioche. Etna can be explored from the southern or northern slopes of the volcano, the two routes offer contrasting views and landscapes: the route up the southern side to Rifugio Sapienza runs to an unnerving and alien landscape dominated by black lava and relieved occasionally by white patch of snow or pink or yellow bursts of flowers in spring, while the northern side via Piano Provenzana wends its way through a lush larch forest. Arriving from Zafferana Etnea, just before Rifugio Sapienza, a sign points to the Crateri Silvestri, craters formed in 1892 and reached by a short walk through a lunar landscape.

There are pretty towns and villages surrounding the mountain, for example Linguaglossa, in the northern flank, whose name derives from the ancient term for “a big tongue of lava”. Perhaps this is a reference to its vulnerable “red-hot” position on the slopes of Etna, down which incandescent lava has flowed on several occasion. Sant’Alfio, a tiny village with a monumental church whit an unusual lava façade incorporating a campanile. Sant’Alfio’s main attraction, however, is a famous chestnut tree, over 2000 years old, known as the Castagno dei 100 Cavalli. Milo , one of the most lively towns perched on Etna with panoramic view of the coast, it has been destroyed by lava flows on three occasions (1950, 1971, 1979). Bronte, famous for its pistachios; Randazzo, very close to the volcano, called the “black town” due to its lava paving, arches and principal monuments in the attractive historical centre.


Sicily’s second city, Catania packs a powerful cultural punch. It’s a town where music, food, art and ancient cult dedicated to St Agatha are strictly mixed. Destroyed time and time again by volcanic eruptions, war, earthquakes and other disaster, Catania always manages to get back on its feet!

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Catania’s history is a long chronicle of domination by a succession of people and dynasties that followed on from one another from the VIII century BC to the recent past: Greek, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabian, Angevins, Aragonese, Spanish, Austrians, Bourbons. Founded by Greek colonists around 724 BC, Katane flourished during the roman period, as revealed by its many surviving monuments. Tragedy struck in the 17 century when lava flowed into the streets, followed 20 years later by a terrible earthquake that destroyed most of its buildings. But the city rose from the rubble, complete with wide streets, piazzas and monuments. The brainchild behind the new design was the architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini, who gave the city a baroque aspect!

The town is centred around Piazza Duomo, which is lined with an elegant baroque ensemble. In the middle stands the Fontana dell’Elefante, also called “u Liutru”, the symbol of Catania, designed in 1735 by Vaccarini. The lava elephant sculpture dates from the roman period and bears an Egyptian obelisk. On the south side of the square sites the more delicate Fontana dell’Amenano, named after the river that supplies it on its way past some of the principal monuments of the Roman age (notably the Theatre and the Terme della Rotonda). Behind it is the Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, where a picturesque and bustling fish market takes place daily. The star of the square is the Duomo, the cathedral dedicated to St Agatha, patron saint of the city; it was erected in the late 11C by the Norman king Roger I and rebuilt after the earthquake of 1963. The façade is considered one of Vaccarini masterpieces. The remains of 3C Roman baths, the Terme Achilliane can be seen to the right of the entrance outside the church. Elegant palazzi surround Via Etnea, Catania’s best shops and boutiques, which runs through Piazza del Duomo, Piazza dell’Università and Piazza Stesicoro (where you can still see the ruins of an enormous Roman amphitheatre) before arriving at the front of Villa Bellini, Catania’s flowers-filled public gardens. When in Catania, don’t miss the Monastery, with its opulent decoration, and Via Crociferi, Catania’s baroque street par excellence. The area around via Crociferi is given over to a series of churches and the Museo Belliniano, dedicated to Catania’s most famous son, the composer Vincenzo Bellini. A short walk will take you to another building dedicated to his memory, the opera house Teatro Massimo Bellini. The opera season runs from around October to June and is well worth a visit if opera is your thing. The acoustic of this beautiful auditorium are among the fines in the world.




Not far from Catania is Acireale, a pretty baroque town set around the spectacular Piazza Duomo, enclosed by splendid buildings: the Cathedral, dedicated to the Annunciation and Santa Venera, the Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo and the Palazzo Comunale, all graced with elegant wrought-iron balcony. Don’t miss Villa Belvedere with its lovely peaceful garden, complete with a panoramic terrace which provide a magnificent view of Mount Etna and the sea. But the main attraction in Acireale is the Carnevale! It is one of Sicily's most spectacular cultural events and one of the largest and most frequented carnivals in Italy. With its dizzying array of allegorical floats, dancing schools, concerts and confetti parades not to mention lashings of food and wine, the Carnevale di Acireale offers fun for all the family and a fascinating insight into how Sicilians have a good time!


Around Acireale you will find some lovely fishing town, like Acitrezza, known for the rocks of the Cyclopes (Faraglioni dei Ciclopi), jagged black lava rising from crystal-clear water. The Odyssey relates these were hurled by Polyphemus against Ulysses. Next to the rocks sits the island Lachea, now a biology research station; Aci Castello is a seaside village on a stretch of coastline dotted with lemon trees. In the main square you can visit the Castle, a Norman fortress built of black lava, which today houses a small museum with a collection of archaeological artefacts.




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