In a breathtaking position overlooking the bay of Isola Bella and surrounded by a centuries-old park in the hilltop town of Taormina is stunning Villa Isolabella. Built in the second half of the 19th century, quality and timeless elegance are in every example of superior craftsmanship throughout the villa’s expansive interior.
This air of nobility and excellence attracted acting and music royalty to enjoy lavish stays at Villa Isolabella – as well as actual English royalty itself. Feel the sense of history as you follow in the footsteps of the revered and the regal through the series of interconnected lounge rooms and sprawling outside grounds.
The villa is set over two floors and sleeps up to 12 guests in total comfort and luxury. On the ground floor is a choice of two living spaces to suit all occasions. Whatever your mood, you’ll find impeccable style and fine antiques the perfect backdrop for relaxing or entertaining. There’s also a library for times of quieter reflection and unwinding with a good book in front of the beautiful fireplace.
Gourmet delights can be cooked up in the kitchen for unforgettable mealtimes in the main dining room; a grand space in which to dine by soft candlelight. All of the ground floor rooms offer access to outside areas; bringing close the sea views and enchanting atmosphere of the gardens.
Villa Isolabella’s six exquisite double bedrooms are all upstairs and therefore offer clear views of either the sea or the lush surroundings. Each bedroom has been tastefully furnished with antique pieces, sumptuous fabrics and modern conveniences to make them impossibly comfortable retreats after long days. All of the bedrooms are en-suite, with two featuring a jacuzzi bath for particularly indulgent bathing.
The outside grounds that encircle the villa are simply spectacular. Bordered with exotic plants and trees, a grand courtyard is home to a lounge area for pre-dinner drinks on typically balmy evenings. Several other seating areas can be found dotted around the extensive terraced gardens, meaning there’s always a spot to while away a few idyllic hours. The sea views from these areas are magnificent, with those from the infinity pool being the best of all. There’s also a covered dining table and barbecue for laidback al fresco meals.
The hill that Villa Isolabella nestles on sweeps down to the coast with its beaches and hidden coves. Swim in the azure sea or soak up the tranquility of the area by simply relaxing on the sand. Explore the island of Isola Bella with its picturesque nature reserve. Stroll into the heart of popular Taormina to discover ancient ruins and chic café culture.
– Two lounges with antique furnishings
– Library with fireplace
– Dining room with table for eight guests
– Smaller dining room
– Fully-equipped kitchen
– Staff quarters in private area
– Four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, satellite TVs and panoramic views
– Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi baths, satellite TVs and panoramic views Two bedrooms can be made into twin bedrooms upon request
– Swimming pool with jacuzzi corner
– Sun loungers
– Covered outdoor dining table for four people
– Outdoor seating areas
– Outdoor lounge area in courtyard
– Parking for two cars
– Air conditioning
– Satellite TV
– Alarm system
– Washing machine