Villa Palmento - Sicily
Total tranquillity and relaxation in this historic and elegantly restored former winery on a hilltop with panoramic views and a breathtaking infinity pool. The villa is set in 24 acres of stunning private grounds which are completely enclosed. Ideally located for discovering the historical treasures of the UNESCO protected baroque towns in South-East Sicily:Caltagirone, Modica, Noto, Ibla, Piazza Armerina
Stunning enclosed grounds which are completely private and not overlooked. The south terrace is partially shaded with a bougainvillea covered pergola. Relax on the ample top grade outdoor furniture around the pool and the main terraces
Amazing South Facing Main Terrace
Outdoor Sitting Room
Enjoy a glass of wine, of good Sicilian wine, chat with friends, read a book or just sleep outside in this shaded area with cosy sofas
Bask on the comfortable sun-loungers, from early morning to late afternoon
Al fresco dining Area
Share wonderful food, good wine and great company while you dine al fresco at the shaded table which seats 10
Prepare meals with delicious local ingredients on the large wood and charcoal barbecue
Breathtaking infinity pool with shallow area (40cm) suitable for children with sunbathing/seating built in and steps leading into the main pool
The pool has a waterfall which cascades musically onto a lawned area joining the main terrace at the front of the house
Take a break from the heat of the sun and enjoy moments of relaxation in the shaded poolside area
In front of the pool waterfall you can sunbathe all day on the fresh green lawn or cool off under the centennial olive tree.
Forest and trees
Enclosed open countryside and an enchanting wood with over 100 different species of trees and plants
Hundreds of paths in the enclosed property for walking, jogging and mountain bike riding. Children will love to explore and discover the many secrets that are hidden here.
Olive and fruit trees lead to a terraced area covered with lavender and rosemary whose colours contrast with the agaves, yuccas, prickly pears eucalyptus and pines of the local vegetation
Dozens of enchanting corners provide a magical environment for meditation, yoga and complete relaxation amid the scents and sounds of nature
A fashionable and elegant design combines old pattern with modern style in a unique warm and soft ambience.
The heart of the house is a double height galleried sitting room with a huge linen sectional sofa, large TV and Bose music player overlooking the pool and the terrace
Dining room with table for 8 -10 people and cloakroom/WC.
Glass doors leading to the outside dining area
Kitchen with separate pantry and washing up/dishwasher area, small bar and access to the outside BBQ and food preparation area and dining area
Master bedroom with full-length balcony overlooking the valley, huge bathroom with wet room shower, twin basins, and extra large bath tub
Bedroom with double bed crafted from the old barrels from the winery. This room also has a single/day bed, ensuite shower room and private terrace
Guest house is a separate annex which is in a contrasting modern design located a short walk from the villa. It is connected by intercom to the main house
Guest house bedroom
Double bed with ensuite shower room and two large shaded terraces affording spectacular views over the main house and valley
A delicious variety of local products and pastries will be provided for breakfast on the first day. On request we will be happy to provide it during all your stay
Daily, cleaning of the villa, except Sunday,
Pool cleaning and sanitation check daily, except Sunday,
Free wifi is available in all the zones of the villa and the guest house
Sheet and towel change
Sheets and towels, including pool towels are changed regularly
We can provide a private chef. Ask for a menu and price quote
Laundry and ironing
Laundry and ironing service (extra-charge)
We can provide you with a shopping service (extra-charge)
Our trusted and experienced personnel can take care of your children (extra-charge)
At Villa Palmento we are aware of our fortune to be located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are always striving to preserve this heritage and minimise our impact on the environment
THINGS TO DO
For families looking for some culture with their sun, Sicily is the place to go. This island has long been a crucible of Mediterranean culture, and today it is a fascinating combination of Greek temples, Arab ceramics, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos. But it also has natural wonders, from the craters of Mount Etna to the still relatively undiscovered beaches of the southern coast.
The villa is situated at the heart of the Baroque cities in the South East which are all protected by UNESCO
From Greek temples to Roman theaters, Sicily has some of the most fantastic ancient remains in not only all of Italy, but all of Europe.
Sightseeing & Beaches
This part of Sicily is quite unspoilt, the countryside is enchanting, the beaches are uncrowded and night sky is spectacular
Tell us what your interests are - from visits to local wineries or mountain biking through to having a personal chef prepare a delicious meal at the villa- and we will organise a special itinerary
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