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Atmospheric villa with incredible location, close to Taormina's town centre

A holiday at Capinera will be your biggest wish after watching this evocative video of this charming villa in east Sicily

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Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Taormina

Stunning sea views
Direct beach access
Beach 2-minute walk
Shops & Restaurants

Alcantara gorges
Mount Etna

Small groups and families
Sea and sun holidays



Be transported back in time to a classic Sicily of years gone by via a staircase that leads down into a hidden courtyard and secret shady garden which, together with the property, formed part of a monastery that dates back to the 1800’s. Step into the villa's fresh, elegant interior, wander down to the beach or hop on the cable car up to the town centre to experience contemporary Sicily at its best.


Outside: The main entrance to Capinera is conveniently located on one of Taormina’s main streets, so everything is close by. Enter the property via an inconspicuous door, down a lengthy flight of steps and into a wonderful old Sicilian garden and courtyard with mature trees and plants and a small pond with water lilies. A further staircase provides direct access, via a locked gate, to a public path that leads on to the beach. The villa’s porch provides a lovely outdoor space, with a large table for outdoor meals, a smaller round table and a comfortable sitting area, all with magnificent views, through clusters of bougainvillea and palm trees, to the sea. 

Inside: Classically-refurbished, the interior of this one-level villa is characterised by traditional ceramic floors and beautiful original windows, light-fittings and door frames that have been preserved from the villa’s days as a monastery. You enter the house from the porch into a modern and spacious living/dining room with elegant white couches and a stylish glass dining table. A corridor leads from the living room, past a modern fully-fitted kitchen, and a laundry room, to the four bedrooms, simply furnished, bright and comfortable. There are two double rooms, one single with a balcony and a bunk bed room. The two bathrooms (one with bath and one with a shower) are designed and decorated in a contemporary style.


Local Sights

Capinera has the dream location: right near the coast of gorgeous Taormina. This beautiful town is the perfect base for your holiday in Sicily. With stunning scenery, an atmospheric centro storico, ancient architecture, superb beaches and good restaurants and shops, you could happily spend all your time in Taormina. However, there are many other fabulous places to see nearby.

If it is beaches you are after then Capinera is the ideal villa for you with its own direct access to the beach. Taormina has several lovely beaches such as Mazzarò - visit Lido Delfino for sunloungers and umbrellas - and Isola Bella, whilst nearby Giardini-Naxos is a lovely seaside town with a super beach. Slightly further afield is the Riviera dei Ciclopi, found near the town of Acireale, with a fantastic stretch of coast and water perfect for snorkelling due to its interesting marine wildlife.

One of the most impressive sights near Capinera is Mount Etna. This imposing mountain towers above the countryside and is visible from far and wide. Etna is a wonderful place to visit, with a whole host of activities on offer.

For some authentic Sicilian town atmosphere, don't miss the towns of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò. Castelmola should also be on your to do list: the views from this lovely hill-top town are spectacular.

Catania is well worth a visit as it is a fun and vibrant city. With marvellous examples of Baroque architecture, traditional street markets, wonderful restaurants and some great shops, Catania is a super destination for a day trip if you want a break from the beach.

Local Experiences

Capinera comes with the option of an gourmet cook service. Chefs will prepare traditional, Sicilian meals for you using fresh and local ingredients. So treat yourselves and Book a Cook for the evening.

Nature-lovers have many options if they want to enjoy the natural beauty of Sicily's outdoors. There are lots of exciting ways to explore Mount Etna, be it in on foot, on a jeep safari or on a bicycle. The Nebrodi Mountains also offer some fantastic scenery and tours can be arranged for a variety of activities such as horse riding or trekking. The Alcantara Gorges are also a magnificent place to enjoy a hike or swim surrounded by stunning natural scenery.

If you love wine and food then you should experience a tour of a local vineyard. Book one of our Wine Tours to some of the Mount Etna wineries: it will give you a great insight into the world of Sicilian viticulture.

For a unique insight into Sicily's countryside, book a Vintage Fiat 500 Tour. You'll drive around east Sicily' beautiful towns and villages in style, for an unforgettable day out! Another unique experience is a tour of some of the filming locations of The Godfather films. You'll visit towns that are easily recognisable for anyone who love these iconic films, including Savoca and Forza d'Agrò.

Sicily's coast is fabulous, and is well worth exploring. Guests at Capinera can rent a boat for a day or take part in a variety of boat excursions leaving from Taormina. Discover beautiful beaches and enjoy a day at sea for a truly memorable experience.


Please note: The railway that runs along Taormina’s coast runs very close to Capinera, at the edge of the property between the villa and the sea, so when a train passes it can be both seen and heard. Trains run from around 5:30 am to 10:00 pm.

This villa is not suitable for guests with mobility issues due to the amount of stairs in the property.

During peak season, we recommend that you reserve beach chairs at the beach clubs well before you arrive. Please contact us for relevant details.

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General Info




Accommodates 7
Bedrooms 4
Double 2
Single 1
Bunk bedroom 1
Bathrooms 2
Direct beach access present
Beach towels present
Paid parking present
Private garden present
Veranda present
Barbecue present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Safebox present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change * on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair 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
Beach chair / Umbrella rental on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* A mid-stay towels change is included for bookings longer than one week.
Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings.


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Catania airport 64 km - 39 miles - 40 mins
Comiso airport 139 km - 87 miles - 1 hr 45
Palermo airport 290 km - 180 miles - 2hr 45
Trapani airport 370 km - 230 miles - 3 hr 20
Messina harbour 50 km - 31 miles - 35 mins
Nearest beach on your door step
Supermarket 2 mins walking
Shops & restaurants 2 mins walking
Taormina cable car 2 mins walking
Taormina centre 5 mins in the cable car
Giardini-Naxos centre 4 km - 3 miles - 10 mins
Forza d'Agrò centre 13 km - 8 miles - 20 mins
Alcantara gorges 19 km - 12 miles - 20 mins
Savoca centre 25 km - 16 miles - 35 mins
Acireale centre 40 km - 25 miles - 30 mins
Riviera dei Ciclopi 43 km - 27 miles - 50 mins
Catania centre 50 km - 31 miles - 40 mins
Messina centre 50 km - 31 miles - 40 mins
Etna cable car 50 km - 31 miles - 40 mins
Nebrodi mountains 80 km - 50 miles - 1 hr 30

Prices & Availability

2019 Prices
2020 Prices
Period Sleeps: 7
Bedrooms: 4
05 Jan - 12 Apr 2160
13 Apr - 24 May 2445
25 May - 21 Jun 2625
22 Jun - 12 Jul 3080
13 Jul - 23 Aug 3485
24 Aug - 20 Sep 2625
21 Sep - 25 Oct 2445
26 Oct - 03 Jan 2160
Refundable Security Deposit 500

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.


Book online using a credit card or get in touch with our Client Managers
and make your booking payment via bank transfer

Period Sleeps: 7
Bedrooms: 4
04 Jan - 10 Apr 2160
11 Apr - 22 May 2445
23 May - 19 Jun 2625
20 Jun - 10 Jul 3080
11 Jul - 28 Aug 3485
29 Aug - 25 Sep 2625
26 Sep - 30 Oct 2445
31 Oct - 01 Jan 2160
Refundable Security Deposit 500

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.


Book online using a credit card or get in touch with our Client Managers
and make your booking payment via bank transfer


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Our business hours

UK time
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday

IT & DE time
9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Saturday

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