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Elegant villa with garden & spacious rooms with frescoed ceilings

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.

More Details

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Caltagirone in Caltagirone

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
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
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
Notes:
Villa Diana has a unique atmosphere and every comforts! The use of a washing machine is possible on request.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Elegant villa with garden & spacious rooms with frescoed ceilings
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
3

Spacious, well equipped house, location may not suit everyone

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Villa Diana for two weeks in August; our party comprised two adults, and four teenagers aged 13 - 21. On arrival we were met by Valentina and her daughter Viola, who were friendly and helpful. The main living area is enormous, but it was necessary to have the shutters closed in order to avoid the heat, so it was dark, and the furniture unwelcoming. If you have a large party it may be a more convivial space. The snug at the back of the house was more welcoming, however, the TV was not working.

The four bedrooms are spacious, and each has its own shower room. Please note that three of the bedrooms have air conditioning, the fourth has an electric ceiling fan. This room is significantly hotter than the others for obvious reasons, so worth thinking about who (if anyone) will have this room in advance. I may be stating the obvious but it is very hot in Sicily! During our first week the temperature hit 40 degrees. Be prepared to have a late (or very early!) start - at very hot times it really is not worth trying to walk around outside until late afternoon. The house is often very hot downstairs.

There is a large garden with several places to sit and two umbrellas. It would be good to have more than one sun lounger.

There are lovely places to visit; we would recommend: Scoglitti beach (55 mins drive), Villa Romana di Casale (45 mins drive), Siracusa (2 hrs 30 mins drive), Aidone (visit the museum café for fantastic arancini al forno, pizza, cakes and gelato) and Morgantina (both just under an hour's drive), the nature reserve and beach at Torre Salsa, and the steps and public park in Caltagirone (there is a café where you can sit and have drinks and snacks in the park). Be prepared for a driving style quite different to the UK, anything goes so expect the unexpected!

The villa is on a busy road and quite a way out of the main centre, so it is advisable to drive if you want to visit a restaurant. It is not a very nice area, so you wouldn't want to walk. We had good food at Mamadina (mainly pizzas but reasonable priced, most at 6/7 euros) and La Piazzetta (very friendly restaurant, lovely home style Italian food). Most people do not speak English so it's a good idea to have some Italian phrases prepared for the basics, eg. how to order food/drink.

In short, we feel that this villa is good for a large group who don't mind driving to visit places of interest and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
500 Kilometres
Caltagirone
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Catania - Ferry from Napels
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Scoglitti
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Caltagirone, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
OFFER 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£177
£974
 
 
Rate 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£790
for 5 nights
£1,107
 
 
Rate 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£854
for 5 nights
£1,195
 
 
Rate 2017
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£790
for 5 nights
£1,107
 

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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