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Don Arcangelo all'Olmo

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo - Villa in Giarre
Sleeps    24
Bedrooms  12
Bathrooms    12
50 Reviews
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Service Full time staff including cook
  • CN Traveller's "best villa in Sicily"
  • Fabulous heated pool
  • Splendid gardens and views
  • Service and cook included
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 The pool in all its glory...  The incredible pool at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo.  The colourful Mediterranean gardens with the sea beyond.  The impressive façade of Don Arcangelo all'Olmo.   The pool with the main house, Il Casale, behind.  The garden is full of perfumed Mediterranean flora.  The colourful terrace by the pool.  Enjoying the local produce.  Relaxing by the pool.  The path to the pool.  The various reception rooms seen through the arches.  The largest drawing room in Il Casale...  ...and seen from another angle.  Furnishings throughout are of the highest quality.  Another elegant drawing room...  ... which is great for catching up with the news or taking in a film.  One of the eight large bedrooms in Il Casale...  ...with stunning views over the estate and the sea.  Its private balcony with staircase to the garden.  All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and seven have both shower and tub.  A bedroom with views towards the sea and Mt Etna.  Another double bedroom with sea views.  Its en-suite bathroom.  Its private terrace....  ...which is perfect for breakfast!  The double bedroom next door.  A view of the pool, the garden and the sea..  One room with views of Mt Etna.  Its ensuite bathroom has a tub and a large shower.  The room on the ground floor of Il Casale... spacious and has a lovely alcove bed.  Its large and elegant bathroom.  One of the other rooms on the first floor.  Another shot of the largest drawing room.  A close-up of the largest drawing room with its access to the garden.  The second sitting room.  The large dining room.  Dining at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo is one of the highlights.  The gazebo by the main terrace is where you will dine most of the time during summer.  Sunset by the pool...  The lovely lawned garden in front of Casa all'Olmo.  Casa all'Olmo contains 4 luxuriously appointed rooms.  The corridor leading to the bedrooms.  The living room of Casa all'Olmo.  Its fireplace.  All the bedrooms have been beautifully restored...  ...and beautifully furnished.  The lovely terrace and lawn at Casa all'Olmo.  The shady main terrace is a great spot to take a pre-prandial aperitif in the evening.  The beautiful garden has an extraordinary variety of Mediterranean flowers and plants.  A snow covered Etna seen from the pool at the beginning of April.  Views of the lemon groves and the blue Ionian Sea.  Enjoying the stunning sight of Mount Etna from the Jacuzzi.  The professionally-equipped gym.  All you need for an unforgettable Christmas.  Breakfast with fresh fruit on the terrace.  Enjoying the incredible view!  Coming down from Taormina to Mazzarò.  The nearby beach of Marina di Cottone.  Lunch with a view on the beach at Mazzarò, Taormina.  Beautiful places such as Isola Bella at Taormina are within easy reach.  The fantastic view of Mount Etna seen from the Teatro Greco in Taormina.  Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina.

"The best villa in Sicily... There is an embarrassment of beauty at Don Arcangelo all’Olmo. It is exquisitely peaceful...It's like having your own five-star hotel...” Condé Nast Traveller, The Best of Sicily.

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo (or L'Olmo for short) is, quite simply, the finest property currently available for rent in Sicily. It is a superbly finished luxury villa in a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting between the sea and Mount Etna. The views, the gardens, the heated pool and Jacuzzi, the style of the house, the fittings and furnishings and the relaxed but professional nature of the welcome make it a hard act to beat indeed!

"It was so lovely to stay in such a beautiful villa, an unforgetable experience. We all enjoyed it. The staff are attentive but not intrusive and the food was excellent, a real highlight. I'd rate it as one of the best holiday experiences I've ever had.” Andrew Grech, Australia, September 2014

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo in the press:
Traveller's World, September 2014 >>
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 July 2014 >>
Tempus Magazine, Summer 2014 >>
Sainsbury's Magazine, June 2014 >>
Worth Magazine, April-May 2014 >>
Islands Magazine, January 2014 >>
Galavante Online, 6 November 2013 >>
Sotheby's International Realty Reside Magazine, Autumn 2013 >>
Bombardier Experience Magazine Autumn 2013 >>, 23rd July 2013>>
Zurich Deluxe, Summer 2013>>
Nuvo Magazine, 25th February 2013 >>
Departures, October 2012 >>
Easy Living, March 2012 >>
The Daily Telegraph >>
Conde' Nast Traveller >>
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About the Property

Inside: the accommodation is in two main buildings. The first is the original Casale and is structured as follows: the main entrance takes you left into the house and straight on to the garden. Inside the house, on the ground floor is the wonderfully fitted kitchen, dining room and a sequence of reception areas leading through arched doorways to a large living area with open fireplace and doors leading to the garden. Upstairs is accommodation for eight in four double bedrooms. Above the main living area is accommodation for a further 6 people in 3 beautifully appointed rooms with en-suite bathrooms and an 8th double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is situated on the ground floor. The second building (the "Casa all'Olmo") is a luxuriously restored farm house directly next to the Casale with a large sitting room, bright and spacious hallway, large and perfectly designed kitchen and accommodation for eight in four double rooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. 8 bathrooms have a shower and a tub while the other 4 have comodious showers.

Outside: you will be absolutely charmed by the colourful, fragrant grounds whose design harks back to the Arabic belief that gardens should be a place of delight and wonder. Extensive outside living areas, with terraces for dining and relaxing, lead down, via manicured lawns and lush, perfumed Mediterranean flora, past the panoramic Jacuzzi, to the beautiful heated pool and yet more flourishing, luxuriant greenery. The views from the gardens to the sea are interrupted only by large expanses of citrus groves,while in the opposite direction, you will become transfixed by the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Etna... All in all this is one of the most spectacular locations in Sicily.

Service: L'Olmo is a fully-serviced villa whose excellent staff, including cook, waiters and maids, will ensure that you fully enjoy your stay without having to worry about anything domestic. For meals, just let the staff know day by day whether you require lunch and/or dinner, tell them of any preferences you may have and they will organise everything else. Meals are paid for locally, please see the details on the right hand side of this page.


Accommodates (max) 24 Dishwasher 
Bedrooms 12 Microwave oven 
Doubles 2 Satellite TV **
Twins 0 DVD Player 
Double/Twins 10 Stereo 
Bathrooms 12 ADSL Wi-Fi Internet ***
... of which en suite 12 iPod docking station 
Daily cleaning  Barbecue 
Cook  Table tennis 
Concierge service  Private Parking 
Breakfast preparation  Think Sicily local support 24/7 
Caretaker in the grounds  Laundry service 
Heated pool *18x8 Masseur 
Hot-tub  Personal trainer 
Gym  Beautician 
Air Conditioning  Babysitter 
Heating  Cookery classes 
Open fireplace  Wine-tasting 
Washing machine 

=yes/present     = optional/on request    

*salt water pool, open all year round. There is an extra charge of €630 per week for the energy needed to heat the pool.
** includes Sky Movies
***in the main house

Dining at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo.
Delicious meals will be prepared and served by the villa’s superb staff. Guests have complete flexibility to take as many or as few meals as they like at the villa, giving the opportunity to sample both the in-house cooking and the excellent local restaurants.

Just tell the staff the day before how many people will be in for each meal, and pay for what you’ve consumed when you check out at the end of your stay.

Individual meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast: €10 per person
Lunch: €15 per person
Dinner (including aperitif): €30 per person

Some reductions are available when you take 2 or more meals a day:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner: €45 per person per day
Breakfast and dinner: €38 per person per day
Breakfast and lunch: €25 per person per day

Children under 6 pay ½ price for all meals.

Water and soft drinks are included. Guests may order wine to be delivered to Don Arcangelo all'Olmo using our in-villa wine service and a selection of alcoholic drinks is available from the villa's cellar.

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Central heating, A/C, fireplaces and a heated pool makes L'Olmo perfect for both summer and winter. We will be pleased to organise fully catered weeks for your private group based at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo, including cooking classes, visits to places of interest and dining in some fine local restaurants. Although Don Arcangelo all'Olmo consists of two adjacent houses, they are never let separately ensuring that guests have exclusive use of the pool and grounds. There is an 18-hole golf course nearby.

Exploring the local Area

Situated near the town of Giarre on the east coast of Sicily about half way between Catania and Taormina, Don Arcangelo all'Olmo is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks. There are also several charming fishing villages and some nice beaches nearby. An eighteen hole golf course is about 45 minutes drive away.

Further afield, Syracuse, the baroque towns of the Noto valley, the quiet beaches of Vendicari and Capo Passero to the south and Messina to the north are all comfortably reachable for day trips.

We can also arrange for you to over fly Mount Etna and many other sites, or to make excursions to the Aeolian Islands, by helicopter.

The nearby beaches of Fiumefreddo and Marina di Cottone have received several consecutive "Bandiere Blu", attesting to the cleanliness of the water and their general ecological excellence.


Catania airport: 43km-27miles-40mins
Palermo airport: 269km-168miles-2hr50
Trapani airport: 348km-216miles-3hr30
Comiso airport: 120km-74miles-1hr35
Nearest shops: 5mins-10mins
Nearest beaches: Fondachello - 8km-5miles-20mins, Marina di Cottone - 11km-7miles-25mins, Isola Bella, Taormina - 30km-19miles-30mins
Taormina: 30km-19miles-30mins
18-hole golf course: 30km-19miles-40mins
Catania: 30km-19miles-35mins
Mount Etna: 34km-21miles-45mins
Siracusa: 95km-60miles-1hr10

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo - Villa in Giarre

Andrew Grech, Australia, 27 September 2014
"It was so lovely to stay in such a beautiful villa, an unforgetable experience. We all enjoyed it. The staff are attentive but not intrusive and the food was excellent, a real highlight. I'd rate it as one of the best holiday experiences I've ever had."

Joy Zhao, China, 4 February 2014
"Delicious food, beautiful house, and very nice helpful professional staff... we had a great experience... very impressive!"

Michael Allen, Canada, 28 September 2013
"The House scores 5 on all accounts. Of particular note were the staff. Marina and her staff worked very hard to please us and were tactful. They are very very good at what they do. The food was truly delicious... All of our group of 16 (8 couples) had a lovely time."

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Il Casale
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 16
+ Casa all'Olmo
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 20
Full occupancy
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 24
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