Sitting above a small town overlooking the sea, this Sicily villa in the mountains is just the place to get away from it all. It's just you, the villa, and gorgeous views. The kitchen of this villa for rent in Sicily, Italy, is large and roomy enough to have fun cooking your own meals, and the villa is surrounded by outdoor areas great for swimming, barbequing, or simply relaxing. We recommend abandoning your car at this holiday home in Sicily and walking to the village, where you can engage in Sicilian small town life and buy fresh local produce.
Located on a hillside, Milo is a summer resort founded in the 14th century. The villa is s...ituated five-hundred meters above the village. It is surrounded by extensive grounds and mature trees. There are shaded areas for al fresco dining and a circular furnished terrace that enjoys the sun and a magnificent view. The swimming pool is open from May 1 - October 1. The villa's rooms are very large and have high ceilings. Although the kitchen was modernized, the orginal facilities remain. The village of Milo offers a few small shops and restaurants, while more complete services can be found in nearby Zafferana. The sea is ten kilometres from the villa. Taormina (25 km) and Catania (35 km) are also within easy driving distance.
The entrance leads into a furnished hallway. The sitting/dining room has access to the front terrace. The kitchen is connected to a breakfast room that opens onto the rear terrace. There is a walk-through single bedroom that leads to a double bedroom with access to the front terrace. There is a bathroom with small tub and handheld showerhead; there is also a washing machine. There is one twin-bedded room and one single bedroom; both bedrooms share a bathroom with shower. There is a second double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and access to the rear terrace. The amenities include: barbecue.
It went very well. The villa is very nice except that in the heat of the day there is no air conditioning.
The view! It is a spectacular one.
The beds and the lack of air conditioning. Also, the washing machine is very difficult to use. I recommend that the owners print out directions on how to use the washer.
The quaintness and the lack of hustle bustle.
Roderick's review of Villa Pirandello
Left on 10/31/2007 for a stay in October 2007 | Roderick
Atmosphere-terrific setting and wonderful ambiance
Rain and cold in October. The old farm kitchen was wonderful but an upgrade of the "new kitchen", particularly the stove would be great!!
Views, vineyards, trees and of course Mt. Etna.
Stephen's review of Villa Pirandello
Left on 10/31/2007 for a stay in October 2007 | Stephen
Plenty of room. Big yard area, though pretty overgrown and weedy. Kitchen was nice. Shutters gave lots of quiet and kept the light out.
Beds and pillows, particularly in master bedroom, were not good. Lighting was a bit substandard.
View and rural area. People very friendly.
Bennett's review of Villa Pirandello
Left on 10/31/2006 for a stay in October 2006 | Bennett
The owners were charming and very helpful, and their chef was outstanding.
You felt like you were in old Italy; it was very special
It was a little isolated, but you get used to it, once you explore the nooks and crannies.
The small villages, the local market, the smiling people, willing to help you in any way and make you feel at home and welcome. Don't miss the the four arches restaurant in Milo - great home cooking - also, Villagrande winery. You can fill your own bottle with local wine for about a Euro.
Jean Marc's review of Villa Pirandello
Left on 09/30/2006 for a stay in September 2006 | Jean Marc
We were 3 couples and it worked well for us. For a family, the villa could accommodate two more persons, each in separate rooms. It did not bother us, but others could be spooked at the thought of living on the sides of an active volcano.
Quiet location - 10 acres property planted with hazelnut, chestnut, and walnut trees, grapes and apples. Wonderful terrace with beautiful views towards the sea. Large rooms offer privacy for three couples. Well equipped kitchen. Keyholders are charming and helpful.
Some of the beds are very hard and noisy. This is the reason that I rated the bedrooms as "Fair". Electric lighting levels ideal for conversation, but weak for reading. One bathroom has very small bathtub - difficult to take showers in.
Convenient location to explore the area around Mt. Etna and the Eastern and Southern coast of Sicily. Easy separate day trips to top of Mt Etna, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Syracusa, Noto and Ragusa. Doable separate day trips to Agrigento, Villa Imperiale del Casale and Caltagirone.
Dan's review of Villa Pirandello
Left on 06/30/2006 for a stay in June 2006 | Dan
The property was a lot larger and more idyllic than I imagined and the pictures do not do it justice!
Eating on the veranda with views of the Mediterranean sea swimming in the sunshine in the large pool and barbecuing in the evening.
The cleaning charge of 110 Euros seemed quite expensive.
The villa was situated perfectly between Mount Etna and the sea. It was accessible to some nice beaches such as Giardini-Naxos and picturesque towns at Taormina and Syracuse.
Charles's review of Villa Pirandello
Left on 06/30/2005 for a stay in June 2005 | Charles
we found it very relaxing - but we would have liked better weather during our stay!
Access to restaurants; the view; the town has a nice ambiance.
Due to the fact that our cell phone did not work it was difficult to get access to a phone - a lot of phone booths did not work. -
Views and restaurants.
My family and I...
Left on 09/20/2003 for a stay in September 2003 |
My family and I enjoyed the villa immensely. The view was great we were able to see moonrises every night over the sea from the veranda. We wanted to be away from it all and we were. We would definitely do it again.
The pool was refreshing.
The surrounding area was open and the views looked down over trees, flowers, and vineyards. A few houses were somewhat close but not in the immediate view. Milo was within walking distance with nice little shops for food, produce and gelato. During our stay there was a music and wine festival with tasty food, music, and a little playground for the kids.
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