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Credits

Project Architect: Luigi Longhitano - Studio AU Architetti Associati L. Longhitano & G. Paparo - Bronte - Italy

Interior designer: Paola Favretto - Studio Paola Favretto Sagl Lugano - Switzerland - www.paolafavretto.com

Photo-shooting: Brando Cimarosti - Brando Cimarosti Photography - Milan -Italy - www.brandocimarosti.com

Villa Palmento - Sicily

 

VILLA

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

 

VILLA OUTSIDE

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

Solarium

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

Barbeque

Prepare meals with delicious local ingredients on the  large wood and charcoal barbecue

Stunning pool

Swimming pool

Breathtaking infinity pool with shallow area (40cm) suitable for children with sunbathing/seating built in and steps leading into the main pool

Pool waterfall

The pool has a waterfall which cascades musically onto a lawned area joining the main terrace at the front of the house

Pool pergola

Take a break from the heat of the sun and  enjoy moments of relaxation in the shaded poolside area

Lawn

In front of the pool waterfall you can sunbathe all day on the fresh green lawn or cool off under the centennial olive tree.

Unspoilt nature

Forest and trees

Enclosed open countryside and an enchanting wood with over 100 different species of trees and plants

Park

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.

Garden

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

Meditation

Dozens of enchanting corners provide a magical environment for meditation, yoga and complete relaxation amid the scents and sounds of nature

 

VILLA INSIDE

A fashionable and elegant design combines old pattern with modern style in a unique warm and soft ambience.

 

Living Area

Living room

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

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Dining room

Dining room with table for 8 -10 people and cloakroom/WC.

Glass doors leading to the outside dining area

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Kitchen

Kitchen with separate pantry and washing up/dishwasher area, small bar and access to the outside BBQ and food preparation area and dining area

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Bedrooms

Master suite

Master bedroom with full-length balcony overlooking the valley, huge bathroom with wet room shower, twin basins, and extra large bath tub

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Cask room

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

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"Salotto del vino"

“Salotto del vino” with a sofa-bed, ensuite shower and terrace

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Guest house

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

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OUR SERVICES

Breakfast

 

A delicious variety of local products and viennoiserie will be provided for breakfast on the first day. On request we will be happy to provide it during all your stay

Maid Service

 

Daily, cleaning of the villa, except Sunday,

Pool cleaning

 

Pool cleaning and sanitation check daily, except Sunday,

Free Wifi

 

Free wifi is available in all the zones of the villa and the guest house

Laundry and ironing

 

 Laundry and ironing service (extra-charge)

Sheet and towel change

 

Sheets and towels, including pool towels are changed regularly

Shopping

 

We can provide you with a shopping service (extra-charge)

Private chef

We can provide a private chef. Ask for a menu and price quote

Babysitting

 

Our trusted and experienced personnel can take care of your children (extra-charge)

 

ECO CREDENTIALS

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

Substainability

The villa was restored using substainable building principles

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Water

Water is sourced exclusively from our own well

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Energy

We produce natural energy to power every confort

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Recycling

We use our organic waste to grow next season's food

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GALLERY

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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.

San Giuliano Church - Caltagirone
Baroque culture
The villa is situated at the heart of the Baroque cities in the South East which are all protected by UNESCO
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Temple of Concordia
Archeology
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.
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San Giuliano Church - Caltagirone
Sightseeing & Beaches
This part of Sicily is quite unspoilt, the countryside is enchanting, the beaches are uncrowded and night sky is spectacular
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San Giuliano Church - Caltagirone
Experiences
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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