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Baglio degli Speziali

A magnificent villa with spectacular gardens in east Sicily

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Baglio degli Speziali

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Etnea

Exceptional Gardens
Tennis court
Jacuzzi and Sauna
Unique Style

Riviera dei Ciclopi
Mount Etna
Alcantara gorges

Culture Holidays
Relaxing Breaks



A beautiful villa with truly exceptional outdoor space, tennis court, swimming pool, spa area, meticulously chosen interiors and an unforgettable style. Baglio degli Speziali is uniquely designed, divided into two areas, offering every level of comfort for guests wanting a relaxing break in Sicily.


With wonderful outdoor space and exquisite pieces of historical furniture found throughout, Baglio degli Speziali is a unique property that could be the dream location for your holiday in Sicily.

Outside: Baglio degli Speziali has so much outdoor space that you will be able to explore to you heart's content. With lush gardens, soaring palm trees, shady spots and a delightful pool, you can really enjoy some outdoor living here in Sicily. A lovely outdoor dining area is surrounded by flowers and trees. Nearby you will find a remarkable barbecue, created in the form of a traditional Sicilian well, with an outdoor kitchen area next to it. The pool is surrounded with palms, abundant vegetation and has a shady gazebo and several sunloungers. Between the fabulous living area and the bedrooms is a shady spot with a hammock and seating area. Sport lovers will enjoy the villa's private tennis court, whilst table tennis and table football will keep your guests' competitive spirit strong for the whole week!

Inside: Baglio degli Speziali is made of two separate areas. An incredible converted conservatory is the main living area. With floor to ceiling windows, this open plan living area is truly magnificent; it is unlike anywhere you have visited before, with the incredible sensation of being completely immersed in nature. Furnished with the utmost attention to detail, the living area is a stylish statement that creates an unforgettable environment for you and your guests. There's a lovely dining table, comfy sofas with a TV, games consoles and DVD player, carom billiard and poker table and a traditional wood-burning stove, all set in an unforgettable stylish and bright atmosphere. The whole property's principal kitchen is beautiful and has all you need to cook delicious Sicilian feasts. A guest bathroom is also found in this area. Walk straight from the living area and you will reach the spa - complete with sauna and jacuzzi - which is perfect for relaxation.

The three bedrooms are in a separate building, close to the swimming pool. The building is split into two levels. The first, accessible from the outdoor seating area near the spa, contains the beautiful master bedroom, with a stunning freestanding bathtub in the room. Along the corridor is a second bedroom and a large shared bathroom with a shower. The lower level - reached either by a remarkable staircase, or from the pool area - has a reading room that is perfect for relaxing in the cool, a large bathroom with a shower and a delightful double bedroom with characteristic wooden ceilings and open stonework walls. There is also a small, charmingly decorated kitchen that is ideal for making tea and coffee.


Local Sights

With its excellent position on the slopes of Mount Etna, Baglio degli Speziali is perfectly placed to explore east Sicily. Zafferana Etnea is a charming town, closest to the villa, that has you could need for essentials during your holiday.

For a larger selection of shops and restaurants, as well as a lively atmosphere, authentic street markets and great architecture, head to Catania. As Sicily's second city, Catania is a wonderful place to sample a taste of Sicilian city life.

Chic Taormina is not too far from the villa. With beautiful beaches, such as Isola Bella, the wonderful Greek-Roman theatre and an atmospheric town centre, Taormina has been a hit with visitors for centuries. It is a truly great destination for a day trip.

The Riviera dei Ciclopi is another good place to visit, with its exceptional marine nature reserve and unusual islands just off the coast of the mainland. Stop off at Acireale and visit the cathedral too - it's beautiful!

If the wild is more your thing then visit Mount Etna and the Alcantara Gorge. Both offer fantastic opportunities to see Sicilian nature at its best. As Europe's highest and most active volcano, Etna should not be missed, whilst the Alcantara Gorge offers a beautiful scenery, clear water and fantastic views.

Local Experiences

You can make your holiday in Sicily even more memorable with some fun local experiences!

Discover Mount Etna with one of our many Etna experiences. Enjoy a jeep tour to the summit, take part in a vintage Fiat 500 tour or visit some of the many wineries found on the slopes.

For film-lovers, why not book a Godfather tour, where you can visit some of the locations that were made famous due to this iconic film trilogy. You'll stop off in pretty towns and villages and will get to take in the area's beautiful natural scenery.

If you want to get to know Sicily from the coast, then we also offer boat excursions and trips, during which you will be able to swim in crystal clear water in beautiful bays along thecoast. There is also the opportunity to organise some fun water sports for anyone who loves a bit of adrenaline!

You can also enjoy Sicily's delicious food in the comfort of your villa with the Book a Cook service. A skilled cook will come to the villa and prepare a delicious meal for you. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the food! Another option, to really get to know Sicily's gastronomic culture, is to take part in a market tour in Catania, where you can try the traditional street foods and see the vibrant markets.


The pool is open to guests from 2nd May to 24th October.

There are four wood-burning heaters in the living area which can be used at an extra cost. Please ask for more details.

The villa's caretaker lives on the property and is available to help you in case of any problems. He is very discreet and will not disturb you and your guests.

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General Info




Accommodates (max) 6
Bedrooms 3
Double 2
Twin 1
Bathrooms 2
Toilet 1
Pool (LxW in meters) 16x8
Outdoor shower present
Pool towels present
Hammock present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Covered gazebo present
Outdoor kitchen present
Barbecue area present
Tennis court present
Table tennis present
Table soccer present
Trampoline present
Carom billiard table * present
Heated jacuzzi present
Sauna present
Air conditioning present
Heating **
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Coffee machine present
Satellite TV / Dvd / Ps2 present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Piano present
Welcome pack present
On-Site Caretaker present
Pool cleaning *** present
Jacuzzi cleaning **** present
Mid-week cleaning **** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towel change ***** on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Breakfast delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Guided tours on request
Street food tour on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
Wedding reception on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* For adult use only

** Heat pumps in all bedrooms. Wood-burning heaters available for the living area. See extras for more details.

*** Daily

**** Once a week

***** A mid-week towels change is included; Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Catania airport 35 km - 22 miles - 35 mins
Comiso airport 111 km - 69 miles - 1 hr 35
Palermo airport 262 km - 163 miles - 2 hr 55
Trapani airport 343 km - 213 miles - 3 hr 40
Messina harbour 82 km - 51 miles - 1 hr 15
Nearest beach 20 mins driving
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 5 mins driving
Acireale centre 9 km - 5 miles - 20 mins
Riviera dei Ciclopi 16 km - 10 miles - 30 mins
Catania centre 22 km - 14 miles - 40 mins
Etna cable car 25 km - 15 miles - 40 mins
Alcantara gorges 43 km - 27 miles - 40 mins
Taormina centre 45 km - 28 miles - 40 mins
Siracusa & Ortigia centre 87 km - 55 miles - 1 hr 10

Prices & Availability

2021 Prices
2022 Prices
Period Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
02 Jan - 30 Apr 3800
01 May - 18 Jun 4400
19 Jun - 09 Jul 5000
10 Jul - 27 Aug 5900
28 Aug - 24 Sep 4900
25 Sep - 29 Oct 4400
30 Oct - 31 Dec 3800
Refundable Security Deposit 1000

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, mid-week cleaning, mid-week towels change, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2022. If you book now for 2022, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2022 Sicily holiday villa at 2021 price. Please contact us for availability.


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