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The villas for sale near Taormina are located in a golf course residence and are all designed on a generous scale to provide comfort and security with all the living and entertaining space one may need, whether indoors or out. Set within vineyards, encompassed by groves of almond and lemon trees, the gentle slopes of Mount Etna etched on the horizon, is a truly exceptional development of traditional style villas. Like the island of Sicily itself, this is a place apart. Secluded but never isolated, here you can enjoy your own personal and private living space in the most natural of surroundings, with the opportunity to play some first rate golf, enjoy the spa and the facilities of one of Sicily’s finest luxury resorts on your doorstep. Secure in the knowledge that its 24 hour services are there whenever you need them, to make your life as carefree as you want it to be.
A SETTING LIKE NO OTHER Any Sicilian will tell you that their island has the most beautiful sky in the world. Sicily is blessed with a superb climate, mild for most of the year and with more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Europe. The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily is also its most beautiful. Catania, one of its most fertile regions, offers glorious beaches alongside the ever-present drama of Etna which, even in spring, can remain capped with snow while the orchards below are already heavy with blossom. Sicily is a land of endless fascination. Set at the crossroads between North Africa and Europe, its history is long and complex. The Greeks built their cities and temples here, Rome and Carthage fought over it and Arab, Norman, French and Spanish rulers have all left their mark, on its architecture, culture and cuisine.
A DIFFERENT TIME. A DIFFERENT PLACE The golf resort & spa is another world. In the midst of long established vineyards and orchards of fragrant almond and lemon trees, within the confines of a protected Natural Park, you could hardly come closer to nature. In the tranquillity and security of such idyllic surroundings, life can proceed at a more civilised, a more human, pace. Relaxation becomes virtually compulsory.
TRUE PEACE OF MIND This really is getting away from it all. On the one hand, you have your own privacy and security in perfect surroundings. On the other, the reassurance of knowing that you never have to bother yourself with such mundane details as maintenance or the usual irritations of owning your own property overseas. A 24 hour butler service is available should you need it and a team which includes chefs, maids, babysitters, chauffeurs and masseurs. And, of course, you have the use of one of Sicily’s finest and most picturesque golf courses, a truly impressive new spa and the resort’s excellent restaurants and bars.
SPACE TO BREATHE The Sicilian lifestyle is one which is lived as much in the open air as indoors and the villa designs make ample allowance for this. There is plenty of outside space in which to relax or to entertain, whether you choose to experiment with some of the local dishes for yourself or prefer to put one of the resort’s chefs through his paces. Villa A is the most spacious of the three villa styles, with three generous double bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms en-suite. Each villa has its own landscaped garden with outdoor dining area and swimming pool. Villa B is available in 2 styles with or without roof terrace, each has two double bedrooms, both en-suite. Villa C is arranged over one floor and offers two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms.
A TASTE OF THE FINER THINGS Each of the villas has been decorated in a style which blends natural colors and materials to create interiors of timeless and classic elegance. Alongside oak, granite and travertine marble, the designers have made sensitive use of the light gray tiles made from lava harvested from the slopes of Mount Etna, a versatile material traditionally found in much of the region’s architecture. Fabrics and furnishings have been chosen with equal care, to complement a lifestyle which is certainly sophisticated but always relaxed.
TRADITION MADE NEW The villas are all designed on a generous scale to provide comfort and security with all the living and entertaining space you need, whether indoors or out. Though traditional in style, they are all newly built, taking full advantage of the cutting edge technology, to offer every modern convenience. The specifications are demanding, from Hans Grohe bath and shower fittings to a choice of kitchen appliances by Miele, Siemens, Bosch or Neff. All villas have audio and video entry systems with intruder and smoke alarms directly connected to the resort’s security desk. To meet today’s demanding telecom, data and IT requirements, sophisticated CAT wiring has been integrated into the Type A design and WI-FI is provided in all the villas. The upgrade options even include touch screen control in each principal room for heating, cooling and lighting, electric curtains and the state of the art entertainment system.
GOLF IN AN UNEQUALLED SETTING The golf course is not only the oldest in Sicily but also the most beautiful. With Etna always in view, few courses in the world play against such an impressive backdrop. The current 18 holes, soon to be increased to 27, are played through oak and hazel trees and by vineyards and, although modest in length, are challenging enough to have attracted international tournaments. At 650 meters above sea level, the course is also appreciably cooler in the heat of the summer which means that golf can be played in comfort here for 12 months of the year.
A RESORT OF YOUR OWN As a resident within the grounds of the newly developed Golf Resort and Spa, you are at an enormous advantage. For a start, you have access to year-round golf and all the other resort facilities including the 24 hour butler and housekeeping services. In addition, the resort management has onsite responsibility for security, landscaping and maintenance. And, when you’re not in residence, they can even rent out your property on your behalf.
A TASTE OF INDULGENCE One of the highlights of the new resort is the stunning 900 sq meter spa. This includes a gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room, seven massage and treatment rooms and a relaxation zone. The food is also excellent. The resort’s Alcantara restaurant specializes in international and Italian meat and fish dishes while the restaurant in the gold clubhouse offers more traditional Sicilian fare.
A WIDER WORLD Apart from the resort itself, residents have access to a host of activities in the local area, from trekking and mountain biking to sailing and diving with skiing on Etna’s slopes in winter. There is also a private beach for residents’ use, with an excellent restaurant which is a good place to start exploring the local food and wine. Unsurprisingly, seafood features prominently on Sicilian menus but the area around Etna is also famed for mushrooms and sausage while celebrated local dishes include pasta alla Norma (with aubergine and basil), arancini or rice balls and granita, originally made with snow from Etna. For wine lovers, Sicily is a region that is very much on the up. Also well worth exploring are the baroque city of Catania, elegant Taormina with its Greek theatre and medieval street plan, and ancient Syracuse, a treasure house of almost every epoch of Sicilian history. And that is just one corner of this fascinating island.
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