Europe / Italy / Catania

A noble house belonging to one of the oldest aristocratic families of Sicily since 1200, Villa Altera was recently brought back to its ancient splendors by its owners.

up to 9
up to 18
Min. Nights


The property consists of a main patronal villa and two annexes, surrounded by a wonderful four-hectare park awarded as one of the best contemporary ornamental gardens in Italy. Few places in Sicily match the charm and allure of Villa Altera. This luxury getaway offers complete privacy, sophisticated lifestyle catered by its staff, traditional décor and modern amenities. It is located just 15 minutes by car from the beaches of Brucoli, half an hour from Siracusa and approx. one hour from Taormina. The estate produces its own prestigious wine, extra virgin olive oil and other products grown by traditional organic farming methods.

Discover the rich Sicilian culture while enjoying this luxury and full of attendance country villa where vacation living is at its finest. Once you stay at Villa Altera you really understand the uniqueness of this property and this special part of the island.


Ground Floor

Feel yourself drifted into the old aristocratic Sicilian life. The family coat of arms, sculpted in white marble, is positioned in a corner of the entrance to greet the guests entering the villa. Beautifully maintained dramatic and spacious interiors include formal dining and very generous living rooms. There is a separate comfortable TV room.

The elegant décor of all rooms is attained by using heirloom antique furniture combined with cheerful fabrics and high-end upholstery, achieving a very well balanced timeless style. The original tiled floors and the vaulted ceilings were left intact to preserve the historic home’s original architectural details. The villa is equipped for large groups and its chef offers a delightful typical Sicilian cuisine.

Outside Features

The gates of the villa open to a fantastic exotic park. The outdoor space is completely manicured offering plenty of areas for dining, lounging and sunbathing. Relax and entertain around the private pool that sits in a secluded oasis, or to be active, enjoy the tennis court and the several walking trails amidst citrus trees and olive orchards.


9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 18 Guests

Staffed Villa


Pizza oven

A/C in all bedrooms



Wi-Fi internet access

Private parking up to 4 cars

Private tennis court

Satellite flat screen TV with DVD player

Stereo system with CD player

Vegetable garden


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with four-poster bed, views of the volcano Etna, fireplace and en-suite bathroom with double sink, and separate shower and Jacuzzi tub
Bedroom 2 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with views of the volcano Etna, fireplace, and en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower
Bedroom 3 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub
Bedroom 4 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
Bedroom 5 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with garden views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and Turkish bath
Bedroom 6 (Annex – Facing the Courtyard): Queen/twin bedrooms, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub and separate shower
Bedroom 7 (Annex – Facing the Courtyard): Queen/twin bedroom, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 8 (Annex – Facing the Courtyard): Queen/twin bedroom, independent entrance, en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
Bedroom 9 (Guest House on Two Floors, Facing the Courtyard): Living room on the ground floor, queen bedroom on the upper floor, private bathroom with double sink and tub
All bedrooms have A/C

Bathroom Details

Bathrooms are all are provided with hairdryer and welcome courtesy set

Beach Details

Nearest beach: Brucoli 20 min

Pool Details

Salt water private pool (18 m x 8 m) with changing room and outdoor shower

Staff and Services

Daily housekeeping
Change of bed and bath linens on Mon and Wed
Daily chef service (breakfast/lunch and dinner)
Local concierge service
Welcome set of Ortigia toiletries
Welcome drink with home-made delicatessen
Daily cleaning of swimming pool and garden and tennis court

Location Details

Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa 42 min
Nearest serviced town: 8 min
Nearest major city: Siracusa 37 min

Villa Notes

Electricity, water, A/C, and heating are included
Crib and high chair available upon request
Sorry, no pets
Check-in 4 pm-7 pm, Check-out by 10 am
All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
October 16, 2021 - December 10, 2021
9 7 $ 4878 *
December 11, 2021 - January 07, 2022
9 7 $ 5946 *
January 08, 2022 - April 08, 2022
9 7 $ 5233 *
April 09, 2022 - May 27, 2022
9 7 $ 5572 *
May 28, 2022 - September 09, 2022
9 7 $ 6408 *
September 10, 2022 - October 14, 2022
9 7 $ 5572 *
October 15, 2022 - December 09, 2022
9 7 $ 5233 *
December 10, 2022 - January 06, 2023
9 7 $ 6408 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your vacation specialist at time of booking.

Check In Times

Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM

Tax Service Charge Details *

Heating is an additional charge based on consumption, as per meter reading
Food costs are additional

Security Deposit Details

€3,000 pre-collected

Minimum Stay Details

Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Exclusive Offers

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Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our vacation specialist.