Don Ar­can­gelo all’olmo

Si­cily, Italy

World Travel Magazine - - Where To Stay -

Be­tween the smoul­der­ing black rocks of Mount Etna and the grace of the Io­nian Sea, this 12-bed, 12-bath villa is a five-star vi­sion cap­tur­ing the laid-back lore of Si­cily. Don Ar­can­gelo all’olmo is the an­ces­tral home of the Mar­quis and Mar­chioness Paterno Castello di San Gi­u­liano and has been for over a cen­tury. Onyx lava stone and bright tile work weave tra­di­tion to­gether with modern lux­ury. The an­cient vine­yards have been swapped for zesty citrus groves, a gen­er­ous swim­ming pool and wist­ful wis­te­ria – per­fect for a sum­mers day. In­side, the open fire in the lounge in­vites long wine-soaked con­ver­sa­tion, and the fully ser­viced kitchen means that guests can sam­ple the finest Si­cil­ian treats with­out lift­ing a fin­ger. Spread across two build­ings – the new villa and the old farm­house, 24 peo­ple can stretch out in style. Days are best spent tak­ing cook­ing classes, sip­ping and swirling at the vine­yards on Etna, and ex­plor­ing the jewel of Taormina close by. the­think­ing­trav­eller.com

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