Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
overhead view with dependence shown behind main house
Front terrace
Main living room
Dining room
Main living room
Media room/ 6th bedroom
WFH in Media room
Kitchen bar
Master bedroom
Master bedroom with valley views
Cask bedroom bed built from old wine casks
Sunrise bedroom in dependence
Master bedroom in dependence with whirlpool tub
Family bedroom in dependence
Shower in main master with valley views
Shower room in casks bedroom and 6th bed/media room
Shower room in sunrise bedroom ) same design for family bedroom ensuit
Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
Dining al fresco
Shaded seating by pool
Outdoor living on main terrace
Terrace for casks bedroom
Casks terrace
Wood burning BBQ grill
Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
Front terrace
Dependence
Dependence outside living area
Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
Dependence extra seating area
Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool - Caltagirone, Italy
Views form the main terrace
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Villa Palmento, Sicily. Restored winery with 24 acres and heated pool

4-12 Keys 6 Bedrooms 13 Guests 6 BathsView Amenities

Description

Enjoy the tranquillity and relaxation in this historic and elegantly restored former winery on a hilltop with panoramic views.

Italy's largest island, Sicily, offers exceptional beaches, charming villages and towns, and an abundance of ancient ruins and archaeological sites. Historically, Sicily has been at the crossroads of cultures, landscapes and cuisine. Wander through the old town and discover the local shops or restaurants to enjoy a nice lunch while discovering this spectacular region.

A must-visit destination perfect for families, friends or as a romantic escape.
This beautiful villa sits on 24 acres of natural private grounds, which are entirely enclosed—ideally located for discovering the historical treasures of the UNESCO-protected baroque towns in South-East Sicily.

This island has long been a gem of Mediterranean culture. Today, it is a fascinating combination of history, gastronomy and ancient Greek temples, Arab ceramics, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos. Nature lovers are in luck as it also offers natural wonders, from the craters of Mount Etna to the still relatively undiscovered southern coast's beaches.

A fashionable and elegant design combines old patterns with modern style in a warm and soft ambience. The perfect blend of champagne and earth colours and wooden decor creates a sense of character and luxury mixed with a rustic atmosphere.

The heart of the house is a double-height galleried sitting room with a vast linen sectional sofa, large TV and Bose music player overlooking the pool and the terrace. Each room features a unique design and style, delighting guests with comfort and a quiet place to relax.

The main bedroom, with a full-length balcony, overlooks the valley with a generously sized bathroom, a wet room shower, twin basins, and an extra large bathtub.

The Cask room has a double bed crafted from the old barrels from the winery. This room also has a single/day bed, ensuite shower, and private terrace.

"Salotto del vino" is a cosy room with a comfortable sofa bed and an ensuite shower and terrace. It doubles as a media room or office

In the separate guest annex, the Guest Master bedroom features a double bed, an ensuite shower room, a whirlpool tub, and large shaded terraces affording spectacular views over the main house and valley.

The Guest family bedroom is prepared with a double or twin bed and ensuite shower room. The room is stylish and faces over the pine forest offering fantastic views.

The Guest sunrise bedroom is furnished with a double bed with an ensuite shower room and large shaded terraces affording s stunning sunrise views.

The outdoor areas are stunning enclosed grounds which are completely private and not overlooked. Featuring a fantastic swimming pool and lounge areas, they are perfect for enjoying on sunny days with a nice glass of wine.
The south terrace is partially covered with a bougainvillaea-covered pergola, perfect for enjoying the views and dining al fresco protected from the sun. Relax on the ample top-grade outdoor furniture around the pool and the main decks.


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Property Amenities

Pets Welcome Upon Approval | Not Handicap Accessible

Entertainment
40"+ TV
DVD Player
Multiple TVs
Ping Pong Table
Satellite/Cable TV
Smart Speaker
Streaming Service(s)
Facilities
Chef’s Kitchen
Dedicated Work Space
Office
Home security
Gated Community
Location features
Concierge Service
Laundry Service
Other
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Covered Parking
Crib
Espresso Machine
High Speed Internet
Washer & Dryer
Wireless Internet
Outdoor
Outdoor Grill
Outdoor Lounge
Outdoor Pool



Property Details

Size

Villa with 2 levels
6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 1 half bath, 4305 square feet, 400 square meters

Bedrooms

King, King, Queen, 2x Twin, Other, and King + Twin
13 guests maximum

Additional sleeping options:

The two singles can be converted into a king.
The 6th bedroom doubles as a media room or office and has a double sofa bed and ensuite bathroom.
Heated pool, full aircon and heating throughout house and dependence.
NB three rooms are in dependence (annex) about 100m apart from the main house which has its own expansive covered outdoor seating area and a small coffee making =bar with fridge.

Nearest airport

Catania Airport
60 minutes drive

Property View

Sweeping views down a valley to the sea. Complete privacy in extensive enclosed grounds.

House Rules

No smoking inside, please pay particular attention outside when smoking to avoid any fire risk.

Additional Fees

There is an additional fee of Eu 250 per week to be paid locally to cover daily housekeeping ( every day except Sunday).
There is a fee for pool heating if required by guests (recommended October to April) of €250 per week.

Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Equestrian
  • Fish
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • Wine Country
  • WINERIES TOUR. The “Strada of Etna’ is a wonderful way to discover wines grown on the volcanic soil of Mount Etna.
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING. Mountain bikes can be hired for use in the extensive grounds. In addition biking trips can be organised on Mount Etna.
  • HORSE RIDING. Beautiful landscapes while enjoying the day out riding horses!

Places of Interest

  • Palermo (2h 50 mins drive) Famous for its history and street food, it’s a stunning city to walk around and perfect for a escape..
  • Mount Etna. (1h 52 mins drive) Mount Etna National Park spans over 220 square miles and 20 towns, meaning you’ll see a variety of barren areas of lava, volcanic craters, woods and vineyards on your travels there.
  • Caltagirone (19 mins drive) An aristocratic town and overflows with splendid palaces and churches.
  • The Villa Romana del Casale. Is home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Roman mosaics, dating to the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.
  • Valle dei Templi, is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of ancient Greek art and architecture.




Reviews

Kathryn and Jeremy L.

May 2024

Jeremy and Kathryn

Lynda and Gipi have taken a derelict Sicilian winery and turned it into the most beautiful home. Kathryn and I stayed there for 10 days in May. We loved: The location. The view. The facilities: from beautifully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and living areas inside, to the swimming pool, loggia and grounds outside. Above all, we loved the building itself, the restoration carried out with great imagination and attention to detail. An added bonus: Aldo, who looks after the property and its guests with humour, charm and efficiency. Grazie mille, Lynda e Gipi! ”

Barbara S.

January 2024

Exclusive retreat in magical and wild Sicily

The journey started with the first e-mail exchange with Linda that made me feel in good hands. Upon arrival Aldo and Maria prepared delicious local dishes for us and we went to bed a little tipsy from wine and Sicilian hospitality. In the morning we where spoilt with local bread and almond pastries. Then we started to feel the magic, the wildness, the exotisme that is particular to Sicily. We visited Taormina, Siracuse/ Ortigia, Ragusa, Modica, Agrigento and of course beautiful Caltagirone. We tasted so many local dishes, Canolli the best we ever had, and Caponata was new to us. In the evenings we reflected the day and relaxed in the property with a glas of local wine. The property was awesome! Congratulations to Linda and Gipi you did such a great job on renovating / decorating this palmento. We were so sad we had to leave this perfect stay. Thanks for sharing your Sicily with us!”

Carole P.

May 2023

wonderful VILLA!

Both the design and the grounds of the Villa were wonderful. The hosts kind and helpful. This is the first time we have a thirdhome that has more than basic ingredients and equipment available for cooking, we could tell that they are foodies. All was really useful. I wish we could have spent more time. A real 5 stars stay. thank you Lynda and Gipi for making this possible for us. ”