|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Carranco Estate, owned by the Baroni del Castello, is an active Olive Oil and Wine producing Estate ideally situated in the vicinity of Taormina, recently refurbished and transformed in a world class Resort & Spa.
The Villas are surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and feature private pools, overlooking stunning Mount Etna, and a Tennis court. Fully refurbished in 2009 with luxury furnitures and world class amenities, to provide our Guests with a unique and unforgettable experience.
Each of our villas have a private outside area (terrace, garden) opened on the rest of the Estate.
The villas are hard to fault for beauty and quality. Fully refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, where special attention has been paid to the use of antique and traditional techniques and local materials such as lava stone from Etna, hand-made terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings are of impeccable taste and quality combining Ralph Lauren and Philip Stark modern designs with antique furniture and paintings.
Services (Included): Villa dei Baroni
- Daily maid and clean linen and towels
- Pool & garden maintenance
- Private garden maintenance
- Multilingual caretaker on grounds
- Ping pong
- Snooker table
I inherited this property when I was 11 (my father passed away). I spent there all my holidays since I was a kid... Now I'm a world wide traveller, though, I always return to this beautiful place to relax and take advantage of its incredible energy.
Mike purchased this chateau / country house in 1979
This property is a special place. It is unique. Why? Because of its history... Because its previous owners (all family ancestors) always loved it and considered it special...
It has a unique Karma... a special energy...
Though, I travel around the world, rarely have I seen such a special and unique location.
- Breathtaking panorama
- Beautiful night skies full of stars
- View on Mount Etna and its breathtaking eruptions
- Calmness and lack of stress
- Special karma and positive energy
This was our second visit to the Villa Dei Baroni and it was I think even better than our first. There was something for everyone - and there were a lot us....12 in fact! Alexandro was as helpful as ever - arranging trips and visits - the festival at Castiglione di Sicilia was amazing and our sunset walk up Etna to see the eruptions, spectacular. And the food...... our chef Maria Antionella was incredible, giving us a truly sicilian dining experience.
A memorable holiday and a very special place - we hope to return again someday.
Very family-friendly villa with plenty of options for being entertained on the grounds (i.e., tennis, hiking, ping pong, cooking) and great access to Mt Etna and the surrounding towns. The property was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. Alessandro was a very gracious host, andprovided great suggestions for touring Sicily and hiking Mt Etna. He even took us on an amazing hike of Mt Etna - a highlight of the week! I would certainly recommend this location for a large group or two families looking for a place away from the usual tourist centers. The visits to Randazzo, Taormina and Mt Etna were the highlights of our trip. The food at Da' Antonio was excellent as well when we went out to eat. Cooking in the gourmet kitchen and eating on the terrace was also very enjoyable. Best to arrive with daylight as the roads were slightly tricky and bumpy at the end, but we acclimated quickly. We appreciated Alessandro's willingness to adjust the breakfast fare as well to add a bit of variety. It was certainly nice to have someone fix breakfast every morning and clean the villa daily.
Abbiamo passato un bel Capodanno a Villa Dei Baroni(eravamo 5 coppie) che è una villa molto bella e confortevole .Le camere sono ampie e luminose con letti grandi comodissimi e bagno (purtroppo la mansarda ha un bagno piccolo e molto scomodo).La villa è ben arredata e corredata e il panorama è magnifico.Ottimo il servizio di pulizia quotidiano e l'accoglienza di Alessandro che ci ha dato consigli preziosi sulla zona e i ristoranti anche se dobbiamo rimproverarlo per la poca chiarezza riguardo il pagamento del riscaldamento (extra).Il posto è agevole per fare passeggiate, rilassarsi e godere di questa bellissima zona che è l'Etna.Siamo andati via con il desiderio di tornare al più presto
I had a very nice stay at the Carranco, the location is extremely convenient since allow both visiting the Etna (what experience !!), enjoying charming Taormina as well as other typical Sicilian villages. The accommodation we were given was indeed comfortable, high quality furniture, enchanting bed and an hypnotizing view. Lying on the side of the swimming pool or walking around the gardens and vineyard provided wonderful relaxing moments; The owners are really lovely and with a kind and respectful attitude endeavoring to accommodate all our expectations and requests. Finally I have to mention how nice is waking up and enjoy such a tasteful and appealing breakfast. We will certainly come back to the Carranco and will advise our best friends to do so if intending to spend some time in this part of Sicily
Absolutely fantastic. The host was so helpful, beyond anything we have experienced before. The lunch venue on our day of departure was simply amazing. Everything about the villa was exceptional. The whole of our party thought it was one of the best villas we have stayed in. Shame Etna didn't put on a light show - that would have made it 'out of this world'. Thank you once again for letting us enjoy your home. Party from Rutland, Sheffield, Leeds and Swindon.
First of all we would like to underline that the Villas are exactly as the ones shown on the website and, moreover, the panorama and the atmosphere are really special.
We spent two wonderful weeks. Originally we had plans to visit the whole of Sicily and to go every day to the beach. We ended up spending much more time than expected at the house, in the garden and at the pool. We almost felt at home.
Though, it gave us time to visit most of Sicily (from the location it is very easy to access the major highways of Sicily) and to go o few times at the beach (only 30 min by car from the property).
We highly recommend it.
Carranco Estate is ideally situated in the surroundings of Taormina, discretely isolated and close to everything (Catania Airport, Taormina and its Beaches, the Picciolo 18 Holes Golf club, Mount Etna and many other world known locations of Sicily).
It has unique panoramic views (especially on Mount Etna, the village of Castiglione di Sicilia, the Mounts Nebrodi and, at night, the sky, featuring a complete map of the stars).
Its optimal location permits our guests to either move to make easy day visits of the beauties of Sicily, go for the day to the seaside in Taormina or to just stay at the Estate and relax.
Whatever your choice, we will be at your disposal to make you feel comfortable and at home.
A detailed routing ('Directions') will be sent to you at reservation, though, feel you are always welcome to call us, at any moment ,if you should need any kind of help to reach us.
Other Activities: Ping-Pong
Golf: Il Picciolo Golf Club
18 Holes Golf club just 10min away from the Estate.
Ski: Ski experience on the volcano
In the winter, when temperature and snow permits it is possible to have the best ski experience, descending on the slopes and craters of Mount Etna while watching the sea.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 24 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest|
Apr 25 2015 - Jul 10 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest|
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||€1,500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.