Europe / Italy / Sicily

Just 7 kilometers from the beach, surrounded by lush orchard gardens, is Cornelia, a restored 17th-century farmhouse.

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The property rests on a working farm estate of 247 acres with olive and orange groves, a rich variety of Mediterranean flowers, and even a horse riding facility. The spacious villa, offering views of Mt. Etna, provides tranquility and privacy with a central courtyard. Cornelia provides a truly elegant and relaxing retreat with its many archways, vibrant interiors, fireplaces and fountains.

Each sun-filled room in this villa has high ceilings, calming hues, and a distinct style. Surrounded by greenery, the swimming pool area is a haven complete with Turkish bath and sauna. The villa owners may reside in the right wing of the main villa accessible via private entry. With its prime location between Catania and Siracusa, this is a great starting point for trips to main tourist attractions in Sicily.


Main Villa

  • Living room
  • Library
  • Salon
  • Dining room
  • Large professional kitchen
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 5 Guest bathrooms throughout the villa

Ground Level

  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Spacious loggia facing a beautiful Italian garden featuring fountains and exotic trees
  • Swimming pool (18 x 9 m)
  • Turkish bath and sauna
  • Olive and orange groves
  • Horse-riding facility on estate


  • Located just steps from the main villa and adjacent to the swimming pool area
  • 2 Bedrooms


12 Bedrooms, 17 Bathrooms

Sleeps 24 Guests

  • Wi-Fi
  • Turkish Bath
  • Sauna
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Fully Equipped
  • Commercial Grade
  • Private Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Stereo
  • Television


Bedroom Details

Bedrooms 1-10 (Main Villa): 10 Queen bedrooms,each with en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom has its own private entrance accessible from the courtyard
Bedrooms 11-12 (Annex): 2 Queen bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom

Beach Details

Closest sandy beach is about 7-8 km from the villa in the village of Brucoli

Pool Details

Swimming pool (18 x 9 m)
Turkish bath and sauna

Staff and Services

Housekeeping /Cook service up to 8 hours per day, including Sunday
Change of linens twice a week included
Final cleaning

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Extra housekeeping service
Welcome dinner
Personal laundry service
Sauna and Turkish bath

Location Details

Brucoli - 15 minutes
Taormina - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Siracusa - 40 minutes
Noto - 1 hours

Villa Notes

Electricity, A/C, heating and water are included
Pets are welcome
Check in between 4-7 pm
Check out at 10 am
All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged

Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Telephone charges extra
Security Deposit Details

€3,000 - pre collected

Accidental Damage Waiver
A €149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details

1 Week - Saturday to Saturday rentals.  Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.



Villa Cornelia was absolutely perfect for our very large group that filled all 12 rooms of this stunning estate. Our time here couldn't have been better. The rooms and common areas of the villa were tasteful, spacious, and well looked-after; the grounds, extensive and colorful with local flora, were beautifully maintained, and the staff was both attentive and discreet. Our group consisted of six families, a mix of adults, teens, and young children, and everyone was happy: there was no end to the discoveries around the property - extensive lawns, lush orange groves, hidden caves, courtyards, verandas, and surprise retreats. Our meals were delicious and all of the staff were sweet and amenable to our many and varied dietary needs. A wonderful experience for everyone that I would highly recommend. We were so well looked after in the kitchen! We weren't sure what to expect regarding food preparation as we had only pre-arranged a few meals... but the staff was always willing and eager to prepare meals for us whenever it was needed. - Sara W.

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.