Altera

Overview

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A noble house belonging to one of the oldest aristocratic families of Sicily since 1200, Villa Altera was recently brought back to its ancient splendours by its owners. The property consists of the main patron 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, a sophisticated lifestyle catered by its staff, traditional decor 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.

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Rates & Fees

Rates

Category Date Range Rate Min stay
Apr 9 - May 27, 2022 Apr 9 2022 to May 27 2022 €33,915 per Week 7 Nights
May 28 - Sep 9, 2022 May 28 2022 to Sep 9 2022 €39,000 per Week 7 Nights
Sep 10 - Oct 14, 2022 Sep 10 2022 to Oct 14 2022 €33,915 per Week 7 Nights
Oct 15 - Dec 9, 2022 Oct 15 2022 to Dec 9 2022 €31,850 per Week 7 Nights
Dec 10 - Jan 6, 2023 Dec 10 2022 to Jan 6 2023 €39,000 per Week 7 Nights

Other Fees

Security Deposit €3,000 Flat Refundable

Check-in/Check-out

Check-in time: 16:00 Check-out time: 10:00
• Check-in: between 4:00 pm –7:00 pm Check-out: before/by 10:00 am

Additional Info

• All the extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged

Amenities & Activities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Staff
  • Wifi
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Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Attractions

  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Winery Tours

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite or cable
  • Television

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Staff
  • Wifi

Indoor Features

  • Baby Equipment
  • Bed Linens
  • Heating
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Pool/Beach Towels
  • Toiletries

Kitchen

  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Freezer
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pizza Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove Top Burners

Nearby Facilities

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Outdoor Features

  • Dining Table
  • Garden
  • Garden Chairs
  • Lounging Area
  • Outdoor grill
  • Parking
  • Pool (saltwater)
  • Poolside Lounge Chairs
  • Private Pool
  • Tennis Court

Staff

  • Butler(s)
  • Cook
  • Gardener
  • House Manager
  • Housekeeper(s)

Additional Information

Altera is equipped with an array of included amenities and services:
• Personal service by the villa staff including a housekeeper, chef, garden and pool maintenance
• Electricity, water, air conditioning, heating and final cleaning
• House staff for eight hours per day with one day off (manager, butler, four housekeepers and cook)
• Welcome set of Ortigia toiletries
• Welcome drink with home-made delicatessen
Daily cleaning of swimming pool and garden and tennis court

Amenities and services available upon request (extra cost):
• Heating (based on consumption, as per metre reading)
• Food and beverages

Special Health and Safety Measures

  • Disinfectant used for cleaning
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed at high-temp
  • Masks and Distancing protocols during Check-in/Checkout

Regional Sanitization Practices: Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Industry Association Recommended Cleaning Practice: SafeHome

Rooms

Bedrooms (9)

Bedroom 1 1 Queen 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 2 1 Queen 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 3 1 Queen 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 4 1 Queen 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 5 1 Queen 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 6 2 Single 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 7 2 Single 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 8 2 Single 2 Guests Additional Info
Bedroom 9 1 Queen 2 Guests Additional Info

Bathrooms (9)

Bathroom 1Toilet, Tub, ShowerMain Villa
Bathroom 2Toilet, Tub, ShowerMain Villa
Bathroom 3Toilet, Tub, ShowerMain Villa
Bathroom 4Toilet, Tub, ShowerMain Villa
Bathroom 5Toilet, Tub, ShowerMain Villa
Bathroom 6Toilet, Tub, ShowerAnnex
Bathroom 7Toilet, ShowerAnnex
Bathroom 8Toilet, ShowerAnnex
Bathroom 9Toilet, Tub, ShowerGuest House

Location

Catania, Italy

Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa 42 min
Nearest serviced town: 8 min
Nearest major city: Siracusa 37 min
Nearest beach: Brucoli 20 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

The island of Sicily offers a number of wonderful places to visit on day-trips or excursions, including Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Noto, Ragusa and the utterly unforgettable volcanic peak of Mt. Etna. As the highest active volcano in Europe and Sicily's tallest mountain. Mt. Etna is a true natural wonder: don't miss the chance to explore it by booking a guided excursion with our concierge.
Taormina, one of the most famous towns in Sicily, is located high atop Mount Tauro. The magnificent Mediterranean blue bay and the nearby smoldering Mt. Etna merge into a spectacular view that can be seen from almost any point in the city. A renowned archaeological destination backed by incredible history, Taormina is home to one of the most famous Greek Theaters in the world. This remarkable theater hosts "Taormina Arte," the town's annual summer international arts festival of film, music, dance and theatre. Taormina is a haven for tourists, offering a great number of restaurants, bars, clubs, entertainment and sport venues. Take a stroll along the Corso and be sure to stop at one of the local cafés for a taste of granite (the original version of Italian ice!) and a piece of frutta martorana (marzipan sweets).
The distinctive beauty of Syracuse, rich with history and artistic presence, was featured in Giuseppe Tornatore's movie "Malena", starring Monica Bellucci. Since 1914, from early May to the end of June, the city has staged ancient comedies and tragedies in its Greek theatre. A stroll through the streets of Ortigia leads to the fascinating baroque cathedral that incorporates an ancient temple to Athena. Make sure you check the Fountain of Arethusa, site of the Greek legend.
Noto is the undisputed capital of Sicilian Baroque. Generally listed as one of the 'must-see' tourist attractions on the East coast of Sicily. The town was declared humanity heritage by UNESCO in 2002. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful non equipped beaches of the island, Eloro, Cittadella or Calamosche inside the natural reserve of Vendicari, which is also home to thousands of migrating flamingos and sea turtle nests. If you prefer the comfort of equipped beaches, check the ones in Noto Marina or San Lorenzo. If you are in this area on the third week of May, take note of the famous and suggestive "Infiorata", a picturesque festival to welcome the spring, where local artists work overnight to prepare colorful real flower carpets all over the streets. Other sites worth visiting in the surroundings of Noto (by car) include Noto Antica - the older town - Modica, Palazzo Acreide, Ragusa - a similarly-appealing Baroque town - the necropolis at Pantalica and Ispica Caves.

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