|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Located in Carranco Estate, this Manor house dates back from 1870 and was constructed by Barone Antonino Vagliasindi del Castello and soon became his favorite countryside residence . The Villa, which is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, features a unique view of stunning Mount Etna.
Private garden of about 3.000 m2. Tennis court. Splendid L-shaped pool (15x6m) set in a panoramic position. Several paths lead down through the vineyards and the olive trees to a two hectares park with ancient stone benches.
Recently refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, using antique and traditional techniques and local materials such as lava stonework from Etna, hand-made terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings are of impeccable taste and quality combining Ralph Lauren and Philip Stark modern designs with antique furniture and paintings.
Heating, Air Conditioning are throughout all bedrooms (extra cost)
FREE Wi-fi High Speed Interne
Siciliastyle villas are situated in the so-called Carranco Estate, owned by the Baroni del Castello, an active Olive Oil and Wine producing Estate ideally situated in the vicinity of Taormina, recently refurbished and transformed in a world class Resort.
The Villas are surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and feature private pools, overlooking stunning Mount Etna, and a Tennis court. Recently refurbished with luxury furnitures and world class amenities, to provide our Guests with a unique and unforgettable experience.
The villas is hard to fault for beauty and quality. Decorated up to exceptionally high standard, where special attention has been paid to the use of antique and traditional techniques and local materials such as lava stone from Etna, hand-made terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings are of impeccable taste and quality combining Ralph Lauren and Philip Stark modern designs with antique furniture and paintings.
Services (Included): Villa dei Baroni
- FREE WI-FI High Speed Internet throughout
- Daily maid
- Clean linen and towels
- Pool & garden maintenance
- Private garden maintenance
- Caretaker on grounds
- Ping pong
I inherited this property when I was 11 (my father passed away). I spent there all my holidays since I was a kid... Now I'm a world wide traveller, though, I always return to this beautiful place to relax and take advantage of its incredible energy.
Patricia purchased this villa in 1979
This property is a special place. It is unique. Why? Because of its history... Because its previous owners (all family ancestors) always loved it and considered it special...
It has a unique Karma... a special energy...
Though, I travel around the world, rarely have I seen such a special and unique location.
- Breathtaking panorama
- Beautiful night skies full of stars
- View on Mount Etna and its breathtaking eruptions
- Calmness and lack of stress
- Special karma and positive energy
- FREE Wi-fi High Speed Internet
8 of us stayed here in August (4 adults and 4 young children) we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa Baroni. When we say amazing location this is because it is literally facing Mt Etna surrounded by stunning views. If you want a central location with lots around you then this is not suitable but if you want to stay somewhere quiet in a beautiful setting then it doesn't get any better than this!! There are 3 or 4 local towns which we visited all within 15./20 minute drive and these were all lovely. The supermarket is around 20 minutes away. You must hire a car if you are staying here.
What really made our stay amazing was the Villa managers Luciano and Antoinella, they were fantastic! They dealt with any questions we had, they drove us around in the evenings and sometimes during the day, they bought us items that we asked for, they were absolutely amazing and made the trip very special for us. They are on call 24 hours a day. I would say if no one in your party speaks Italian fluently then make sure you bring a translating Italian book or something as everyone's English is very very limited. Luckily for us one of our party was Italian so she did all the talking. The villa managers organised babysitting for us on 4 evenings, the babysitter actually did speak English and was lovely. We had the Private Chef one night and all we could say was WOW, one the tastiest meals we have ever had, so much so we booked the chef again for our last night. We were very happy to experience Villa Baroni.
We loved our stay! Big rooms, Big pool, King size beds (not easy to find around vacation rentals), Wonderful Villa and above average service (the caretakers speak basic English but are always ready to help). Very well situated to visit Eastern Sicily! We love Tennis and were able to play almost every day. We definitely recommend it.
Luxury, beautiful, unbelievable location (in the middle of the countryside with a unique view on Mount Etna, though well connected), great service and help by the caretakers.
It was easy to organize excursions through the caretaker at reasonable prices.
Even if the price of the Rent, was higher than many other vacation rentals, it was totally worth it.
If you want a unique experience, it is the place to go.
Our stay was amasing. The surroundings of the house are very nice and quiet and the accomodation is excellent for family/friends vacations (lot of space, closed garden). Very good location to relax and rest (rather than for intensiv tourism).
Two points to improve: lower options price (e.g. 170 euros for personal cooker excluding groceries and wines is too expensive) and put a door on the swimming pool access (broken just before our stay though).
Villa Baroni is better than the photos make it out to be. The Villa was perfectly presented and each of the double bedrooms (with ensuites) were fantastic. We also had use of the additional rooms next to the villa which were fabulous as well. The pool and surrounding area is fabulous. We spent so much time at the villa rather than exploring around the area because we loved it so much.
Thank you also to Luciano for his great hospitality.
The property is stunning and has been superbly modernised whilst keeping its original Sicilian charm. We were a large group travelling with young children and the grounds and swimming pool provided everything for our needs. It would equally make a peaceful retreat for just adults. The owner and caretakers are on hand for all enquiries. The view of Etna is stunning. thanks for a wonderful stay
Carranco Resort is ideally situated in the surroundings of Taormina, discretely isolated and close to everything.
It has unique panoramic views (especially on Mount Etna, the village of Castiglione di Sicilia, the Mounts Nebrodi and, at night, the sky, featuring a complete map of the stars).
Its optimal location permits our guests to either move to make easy day visits of the beauties of Sicily, go for the day to the seaside in Taormina or to just stay at the Estate and relax.
Whatever your choice, we will be at your disposal to make you feel comfortable and at home.
Please visit our website where you will find all the best things to do around the Resort and all over Sicily (Mount Etna craters visit o eruption watch, Gole dell'Alcantara, Taormina excursion, Trekking,... and much more).