Five stylish villas in Sicily for 2023
Looking for inspiration for summer 2023? We’re thinking stylish gardens and sparkling infinity pools with captivating sea views. Plus enticing interiors filled with traditional ceramics, and original architectural features that merge seamlessly with high tech mod cons and stunning contemporary design.
Scroll through our 2023 collection but watch out for these villas in Sicily with a special wow factor that will leave you happy to spend entire days and evenings by the pool, just drinking in your surroundings.
Multi-family gathering in Scicli
New for 2023, Casale Donna Costanza in south east Sicily is tailormade for three families. Constructed around an ancient stone house, the property includes a main house and two separate dependences, providing space for up to 20 people. Inside, traditional style comes in the form of antique furniture, rug scattered polished floors, ancient archways and pretty linens, while bathrooms offer state-of-the-art luxury. Outside, with views of the pool and lawns, a ceramic tiled open kitchen is set alongside cobbled stone terraces furnished with dining tables for big group get-togethers.
Spend time exploring the nearby baroque UNESCO World Heritage towns, including Scicli, Modica and Ragusa, or venture down to the string of sandy beaches.
Hotel-style luxury in Ragusa
You’ll find all the charm of a traditional Sicilian masseria captured within the walls of Rocca di Pietra. With foundations dating back to the 18th century, the magnificent home features six bedrooms, each with their own contemporary bathroom and terrace, and a covered outdoor lounge.
Brightly painted blue shuttered bedroom windows look out across tiered terraces, an infinity pool and beyond, a landscape of patchwork fields crisscrossed by dry stone walls. The villa’s recent restoration has preserved many original features, including the blackened walls of the original ‘fire room’ where they smoked meats and made ricotta, and family heirlooms, rustic stone walls and ceramics from nearby Caltagirone.
Spend evenings exploring the extraordinary baroque architecture in Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli or relaxing under the covered outdoor lounge space.
Contemporary style in Tindari
Get ready for dazzling views and contemporary interiors at Villa Dionisio, a sea-facing villa overlooking the Sanctuary of Tindari. Top features at the villa include the large open plan living room, showcasing double height ceilings, vast picture windows and eye-catching art works, alongside hotel-style en suite bedrooms, a mini-gym and an equally stylish guest house.
Nearby, you’ll find fascinating ancient ruins at Tindari and a series of local sandy beaches.
Relaxing family holiday in Capo d’Orlando
Retreat to the restful environment of Nefele, where neutral tones, natural stone flooring and large picture windows allow the interiors to blend seamlessly with the villa’s serene surroundings. There’s space for everyone to spread out, and table tennis and board games laid on for chilled days in the garden.
Outside, you’ll find shady lawns and a striking infinity pool with dramatic sea views to the Aeolian Islands but the top spot is the elegant outdoor kitchen, with stylish stone worktops, a sink, hob, barbecue, and shaded dining area.
The 4-bedroom villa is set close to the beach at Capo d’Orlando on the north coast, and within easy reach of the hidden villages and peaks of the Nebrodi and Madonie mountains.
High spec style for all the family in Acireale
Casa dei Sogni is the picture of sophisticated luxury, with high spec interiors that include a super-accessorised kitchen and striking design features, including a unique lava stone wall, that reflect the surrounding area. The garden is bound to be a hit with everyone, thanks to an elegant terrace with dining and lounge-style seating, a stunning infinity pool, and a large children’s play area with climbing frame, trampoline, slide and swing. Inside, en suite bedrooms and, at the top of the house, a ‘den’, with a games area and TV corner for older children, provide ample living space for all.
Visit nearby Acireale or head north to glitzy Taormina for some upmarket window shopping and extraordinary coastal views.
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