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Sicilia Style Villas (Taormina/ Etna/ Alcantara Park) - Villa Baroni

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa



Villa Baroni

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 Internet

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About the property

Unique luxury manor house

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

- Breakfast

- Tennis

- Ping pong

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Patricia

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

Why Patricia chose Castiglione di Sicilia

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.

What makes this villa unique

- 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

Available Rentals

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Security Deposit due in cash upon arrival € 500.
Air Condition and Heating are not included in the price.
3 hours housekeeping and Italian breakfast included in the prices every day EXCEPT Sundays and Public Holidays


Castiglione di Sicilia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Vaulted Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En suite
    Pink Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En suite
    Green Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En suite
    Hermes Bedroom - toilet , shower , En suite
    Guest - outdoor shower
    Dependance 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , En suite
    Dependance 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , En suite
  • Our bathrooms are designed for your best comfort including all the accessories you might need. - All main rooms are 'En suite' with their bathrooms. - Main bathrooms feature Philippe Starck design accessories and bathtubs, glassed rain showers. - Outside shower with hot water at the swimming pool. Hair dryer and towels are provided.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Vaulted Suite - 1 king , En suite bathroom
    Pink Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , En suite bathroom
    Green Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , En suite bathroom
    Hermes Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , En suite shower room
    Dependance-guest house 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , En suite shower room.Bedroom located in adjacent guest house
    Dependance- guest house 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , En suite shower room.Bedroom located in adjacent guest house
  • All Bedrooms are with en-suite bath/shower room. Guests may choose between 1 kingsize beds or 2 single beds. Extra beds are available at no extra cost.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Services Note - Both the three hours maid-housekeeping and the breakfast, are services offered everyday EXCEPT Sundays and public holidays.You decide which level of service you want: Contact us to arrange Cut-to-Fit services and activities up to your needs. BIGGER GROUPS We have other villas in the same property, so please enquiry for this All areas around the house including the pool are fenced to allow children to play securely. FOR DISCOUNTS EMAIL NOW.


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Villa Baroni
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Lovely well equipped villa. Super setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely well equipped villa. Super setting. Air conditioning was extra but not required when we were there in September. Showers need attention and the relative lack of hot water was inconvenient as one of the boilers was broken. Would go back.


  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you very much this review and your time to write it. It is very important for us to have your views on your stay and help us maintain consistency and improve our guests's experiences. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and you liked both the villas and the location. We are sorry that one of the boilers broke down precisely when you were there,no lucky here! But luckily we could fixed it and it is now normally functioning again! Thanks and of course, we would be delighted to have you back again with us.
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Amazing Location, Spacious Villa, Lovely grounds,

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely wort it!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We are happy you had a great stay in Carranco. Hope to have you back soon.
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Top of the Line: Expensive but worth it!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are very happy you liked your stay. Our prices are indeed slightly higher than competition, though, as you mentioned in your review, our Villas are top of the line, with amazing amenities.
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Amasing stay, very nice and relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. 1/ It was unfortunate that the swimming pool gate broke just before your arrival and that it was in the middle of August: in Sicily impossible to find someone to repair it during your stay. We are really sorry for the hassle. Now it is repaired and functional! 2/ Following your remark we are going to revise all the prices for our services for 2016 and especially the ones for the private cook. We plan on proposing a full week including private cook for an unbeatable price. Hope to have you again as our preferred guests!
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Incredible, secluded, chilled week at the Villa

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We love it when our Guest are happy...
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our villas are 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 while in our villas and all over Sicily (Mount Etna craters visit o eruption watch, Gole dell'Alcantara, Taormina excursion, Trekking,... and much more).


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