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Elegant villa with garden & spacious rooms with frescoed ceilings

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

villa with garden, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

A 18th century aristocratic villa with huge suites, frescoed ceilings, antiques and a very nice garden with beautiful old trees all combine to make a stay at Villa Diana an unforgettable experience.

The villa distances 2 km from the center of Caltagirone and is located in a lawn with historical villas and close to one of the few big Hotels in Caltagirone.

Ground floor: a living room, a dining room, a new kitchen

First floor: 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

There are two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, one triple room with three single beds and ensuite bathroom and a fourth room with a double bed. The fourth bathroom is next to this double room passing the communal hallway.

Caltagirone is in the middle of many places of interest: Piazza Armerina, Catania, Etna, Syracuse and the baroque towns of Ragusa can all be reached within a short drive.

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About the Manager

Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

4

Beautiful and spacious

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of five co workers staying at this beautiful villa. We were there for a project that lasted six weeks and didn't want to be crammed into a hotel for the entire trip. So we all stayed here and had the whole place to ourselves. It was great!

The villa definitely lived up to the pictures. Everything was absolutely beautiful. The layout was perfect for each of us to have our own space and not feel like we were in each other's hair. The rooms and showers were very nice and clean. It was a little chilly in the house and we were forewarned before we booked that it would be cold. (We stayed Feb. 2 through March 14). Each room is equipped with an AC/ heating unit which helped on the colder evenings. There is a fire place in the main family room and a lot of fire wood available in the wood shed outside to keep the fire going.

Since we were there for business WiFi was definitely needed for our stay and the WiFi worked great! Even upstairs the signal was very strong. It never went out or slowed things down.

The kitchen is great. We did a lot of cooking there. There weren't a lot of pots or pans but we made do with what was available.

The caretakers of the property were fantastic. If we needed anything they would immediately respond. Very friendly and sweet ladies.

Restaurants and grocery stores were a little difficult to find at first but once we got the hang of the town it was easy to navigate. Keep in mind that most of these places close from about 1-6/7. We were not aware of this and were starving when we first arrived because everything was closed until dinner time.

We had very minor complaints about the villa during our stay. The furniture in the main family room was not very comfortable at all. Very old and worn down. The furniture in the office area was decent but not enough seating to gather around the only TV in the house. Getting in and out of the gate to the main road was a big pain. The stone walls connecting to the gate makes it very difficult to see traffic approaching. There are mirrors on the opposite side of the road to help assist but sometimes those didn't really make a difference.

Bottom line, stay here!! You will not be disappointed. I hope to return here again one day. Hopefully during the summer so I can experience the beautiful gardens.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Una experiencia inolvidable¡¡¡

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado un grupo de amigos unos dias en esta casa situada en una magnifica zona para visitar Sicilia, el ambiente es de los que se recuerda toda la vida.Las imagenes reflejan fielmente el encanto de la casa, situada en una finca que nos permitia pasear al atardecer despues de una visita a una zona próxima.

La casa dispone de todos los utensilios para cocinar, todo muy limpio, con una parte trasera que permite descansar y relajarte en un ambiente unico.

La propietaria, Valentina, encantadora , nos recibio con un vino siciliano y nos ofrecio su apoyo para lo que necesitasemos.

En definitiva, una estancia en sicilia y en una casa, que siempre permanecera en nuestro recuerdo.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa & garden

  • 5 of 5

The pictures convinced us to book the villa. And the pictures were right! What a really amazing villa. It is indeed aristocratic, huge and very special.

We stayed in the villa for 6 nights with 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 1 teenager (yes, the wifi worked just fine). We enjoyed the frescoed living room (or ball room if you please), the very good equipped kitchen and the grand garden. Very good to have a bathroom in every sleeping room. And there was a washing machine as well (although not mentioned).

The owners of the villa welcomed us with wine, oil and basil. We received a rundown of the house and were good to temporarily take over the villa. Additional questions were quickly answered via phone or whatsapp. There is a supermarket and bakery nearby (Deco, Vialle de Europa) and an restaurant a few doors down.

Best of all, from Caltagirone you are centrally based to do, if you like, excursions to Agrigento, Villa de Casalle, Syracuse/Ortiga, Noto, Ragusa and Catania or the Etna. You are in the middle of the circle.

So, if you like something special, not mainstream, not in the middle of tourist packed villages we advice this villa.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aristocratic, warm welcome, centrally based, not mainstream, your feedback will provide future guests with a truly accurate description of Villa Diana. Thank you and I hope to hear from you another time! Giulia
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5

A great place

  • 5 of 5

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  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Villa Diana

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. Lives up to the description and photos, with lots of interesting details. Friendly, helpful owners. Not overlooked, plenty of secure parking. The historic town is walkable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Abbiamo trascorso una settimana meravigliosa soggiornando a Villa Diana...

  • 5 of 5

La villa d' come descritta.accogliente pulita fornita di tutto....affascinante con un bellissimo giardino fiorito e un parco pieno di alberi.Vorresti che la vacanza non finisse maI. NOI eravamo in 12 e.' siamo stati benissimo c era spazio e privacy per tutti. I proprietari sono persone gentilissimi.....che dire....grazie Homeaway...grazie villa Diana......arrivederci a presto!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Caltagirone at 500 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania - Ferry from Napels at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Scoglitti at 45 Kilometres Car: recommended

The highlight of Caltagirone is the 142 steps of the Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte that connect the lower town with the older upper town. The last two weeks of May the steps are home to the 'Infiorita', a flower festival.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
OFFER 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£511
for 3 nights
From
£170
£852
 
 
OFFER 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£614
for 3 nights
From
£205
£938
 
 
OFFER 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£511
for 3 nights
From
£170
£852
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include air conditioning, Internet, a set of linen and towels, final cleaning. Security deposit: 250 euro.

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Updated: 25-Apr-2017
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountaineering

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • Every room has its own bathroom except for one double bedroom.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Villa Diana has a unique atmosphere and every comforts! The use of a washing machine is possible on request.

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