La Torretta


Zafferana Etnea - East of Sicily



An exclusive, refined property set on the slopes of Mount Etna, near Zafferana Etna. La Torretta is an old rural farmhouse which has recently been restored and converted into a fabulous private residence. Framed by Mount Etna’s unique natural environment with its vineyards, orchards and low stone walls, the property boasts an amazing saltwater pool with panoramic views, large and well-equipped terraces, a lovely garden with aromatic plants and a beautiful spa area with Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, multi-sensory shower and salt grotto. Its cosy interiors, furnished with great care and attention to detail, occupy what were once the manor house, the winery, the stable and the storage room. Renovated using eco-friendly materials, they still retain their character and original architectural features. Combining modern features with traditional elements, these stylish interiors include, on the ground floor of the manor house, a living area with lounge, dining room, kitchen and guest bathroom. On the first floor are three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and on the lower floor, in the former wine press room, is the wellness area. The two annexes house respectively a suite with double bed in the loft (Casetta) and a double bedroom (Dependance), both with en-suite bathrooms. The outdoor area also includes a kitchen with dining area and a small football pitch. The villa is equipped with gym room, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, washing machine, dishwasher, heating and fireplace. From the villa can be easily reached the other villages and natural beauties of the Etna Park and the most popular towns on the Ionian coast, such as Taormina, Catania and Syracuse.

MANOR HOUSE Ground Floor: living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, laundry room. First Floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite tub and shower, 1 twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower, 1 single bedroom with en-suite shower. Lower Floor: wellness area with Jacuzzi, salt grotto, sauna, Turkish bath, multi-sensory shower, fireplace, relaxing area. CASETTA: 1 suite with double bed (in the loft) and single sofa bed, 1 bathroom with shower. DEPENDANCE: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower.

Terraces, loggia with external kitchen and dining area, garden, swimming pool, sun terrace, small football pitch, gym room.


Private swimming pool
Whirlpool tub
Turkish bath
Gym room
Air conditioning
Internet Wi-Fi
Private parking
Size 300 m2
Terrace 200 m2
Garden 3000 m2
View Seaside
Sea distance 9 km


  • Black coffee percolator
  • CD player
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric oven
  • Espresso machine
  • Fireplaces2
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • HiFi System
  • Highchair
  • Hob: gas burners8
  • Ice Maker
  • Iron
  • Kettles3
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Standing fan
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Armchairs
  • Barbecue
  • Beach umbrella
  • Chairs
  • External shower
  • Football pitch
  • Sun loungers
  • Table
Safety Devices
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fireproof blanket
  • Smoke detector

  • Private pool

    Size (in metres) 12.00 x 6.00, depth (in metres) min 0.50 - max 1.50 Open from 01/04 to 18/11 Depuration: salt

  • Private Jacuzzi

    Size (in metres) 5.00 x 3.00, depth (in metres) min 1.20 - max 1.20 Open from 01/01 to 31/12 Heated pool at 28°C (01/10 - 31/05)


  • Bath towels: 2 changes per week
  • Bed linen: 1 change per week
  • Cot
  • Electricity: included up to 400 kWh per week
  • Final cleaning
  • Fitness area
  • Gas cooker consumption
  • Internet: Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms cleaned: mid-week
  • Parking: private inside the property
  • Pool towels: 1 change per week
  • Salt Cave
  • Sauna
  • Sensory shower
  • Table linen
  • Turkish bath
  • Water consumption
  • Welcome basket: breakfast items
  • Air conditioning: 5 Units - see electricity consumption
  • Electricity: included up to 400 kWh per week - The extra consumption has to be paid on the spot
  • Firewood
  • Heating: 10 Radiators, 5 Heat pumps - on consumption
  • Babysitting
  • Cook
  • Horse ride
  • Local products tasting
  • Maid service
  • Transfer
  • Wine tastings
10 Sleeps
5 Bedrooms - 6 Bathrooms
10 Sleeps
5 Bedrooms - 6 Bathrooms
8 Sleeps
4 Bedrooms - 5 Bathrooms
Excluding the small detached annex
8 Sleeps
4 Bedrooms - 5 Bathrooms
Excluding the small detached annex
5 Sleeps
3 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms
Only villa
5 Sleeps
3 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms
Only villa
Min nights
2024 30/03-14/06 --- --- 5250 € 750 € 4725 € 675 € 4
2024 15/06-19/07 6300 € 900 € 5775 € 825 € 5250 € 750 € 4
2024 20/07-23/08 8400 € 1200 € 8400 € 1200 € 8400 € 1200 € 4
2024 24/08-06/09 6300 € 900 € 5775 € 825 € 5250 € 750 € 4
2024 07/09-25/10 --- --- 5250 € 750 € 4725 € 675 € 4
2024 26/10-20/12 --- --- --- --- 4200 € 600 € 4
2024 21/12-10/01 --- --- --- --- 5250 € 750 € 4
Special offers
Long stays
10% discount on bookings of at least 14 nights
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Arrival day: any
  • Security deposit: € 500, to pay cash on arrival
  • Pets: Not admitted
  • Check-in: 16:00-21:00
  • Check-out: 08:00-10:00
  • Late arrivals: 21:00-24:00 only if agreed. Charged at € 30 (to pay on site on arrival)
  • Tourist tax: If applicable by the municipality

Deposit amounting to 30% of the total price to pay within 3 days of confirmation from us. The remaining 70% must be paid 45 days before the beginning of your holiday.

Payment methods:
bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, postal order

Security deposit:
€ 500, to pay cash on arrival. It will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there are no damages. For more information please visit Terms and conditions

-from reservation to 61 days prior to arrival 10% -from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival 30% -from 30 days to 16 days prior to arrival 50% -from 15 days to 1 day prior to arrival 70% -NO SHOW 90%


Airport (Catania) 37 km
Airport (Comiso) 120 km
Airport (Palermo) 260 km
Airport (Trapani) 340 km
Railway station (Acireale) 12 km
Hospital (Acireale) 10 km
Seaside - rocky beach 9 km
Seaside - sandy beach 15 km
Delicatessen 2.5 km
Restaurant 4 km
Shops, banks, restaurants (Zafferana Etnea) 4 km
Fashion Outlet (Agira) 85 km
Golf (Castiglione di Sicilia) 38 km
Tennis court 4 km
Horse riding 1 km
Diving (Acireale) 13 km
Harbour (Riposto) 14 km
Catania 20 km
Taormina 40 km
Syracuse 87 km
Noto 110 km

Guest feedbacks

  • Mr. Patrick , Netherlands

    October 2023

    We had a lovely week in this amazing villa. We recommend having lunch at villa Grande Winery. Also a boat trip is very nice. Thank you Gianluca for all your help. Walters, Geurtsen

  • Mr. Dung , France

    September 2023

    Tout ètait parfait. Le seul regret, c'était de ne pas pouvoir passer plus de temps. Un grand merci à Gianluca pour tous les services qu'il nous attendu

  • Mr. Anthony , UK

    August 2023

    Oh my - what a beautiful stunning holiday whilst staying in your beautiful villa! Our family of 6 enjoyed the most wonderful stay being hosted and guided by the best Gianluca!! You gave us such memories which we will trasure. Such as a sunset walk up Mount Etna, a true feast in 4 Archi - the wine was fab! Cocktails and stunning meal in Monaci delle Terre Nere. The setting was tremendous, enjoying the villa in all its magnificence - our 2 boys LOVED and made every minute out of the football pitch but the most memorable day for us was a day out on a boat, diving into the ocean with Pontile Pizzichella, followed by the wonderful Fabio cooking for us on return. Thank you so so much for the memories.

  • Mr. Thomas , France

    August 2023

    C'était une merveilleuse semaine dans une très belle maison, très authentique! Nous reviendrons. Grazie mille Gianluca per tutto.

  • Ms. Karen , UK

    July 2023

    What a fabulous two weeks we have had staying in your beautiful home! We are 2 families visiting from England. We had many fun days out - highlights being 2x boating trips, 2x visits to the wonderf Monaci Delle Terre Nere (definitely worth it) 4 x 4 excursion up Mt Etna and oviously many days lazing by the pool enjoying the gorgeous gardens and football pitch. Our stay would not have been complete without the knowledge and help of Gianluca - He is FABULOUS! What a star!! Thank you Gianluca ♥ And thank you Sicily ♥

  • Mr. Yann , UK

    July 2023

    Lovely visit to Sicily, we loved staying in the Villa, which had beautiful sea views, an amazing food and a great view on Mount Etna! The Villa was perfect for relaxing and visiting nearby historic towns. We were a family of five and the villa was perfect for us. We really enjoyed the jeep tour up Mount Etna, visiting Syracuse and also enjoyed the square in Zafferana. Would recommend restaurant Oleum pizzeria where we had fantastic pizza on the last night. Had an amazing stay Gianluca was really helpful. xx

  • Ms. Magda , U.S.A.

    June 2023

    We are a family of 10 visiting from Mexico, Argentina and USA. We truly enjoyed our stay in this dream house/villa. The soccer match/field was very popular in our family, lunch with Chef Fabio outdoors was superb, the spa + turkish bath, pool, views + weather. We couldn't have asked for more. We want to be back hopefully soon! Gianluca was the best host, extremely helpful, attentive and always available. We will always cherish to the memories we created in this villa. ♥ Familia Alvarez + De Ruggiero Magda, Luciano, Bauti, Emi, Vietsia, Aldo, Bretz, Pamela, Gogpa + Magda A dopo!

  • Mr. Michael , U.S.A.

    June 2023

    We had a fabulous week exploring the area! Gianluca arranged many wonderful excursions for us - Mt. Etna, boating, chef dinner, tours of many villages and connected us with n interpreter and her husband, who helped us find a cousin from Lipari! The pool and setting was beautiful. We loved our time in Sicily and will return again. Thank you for helping us memories to last a lifetime! Gwendolyn + Michael Marino Los Angeles CA

  • Mr. Andreas , Germany

    May 2023

    We had a beautiful two weeks in the marvelous hills of Etna - Mountains. Living in this very skilfully decorated Villa was a joy - as was the help of GianLuca with many good ideas like the visit of Sicilian Chef Fabio, who once deliciously cooked for us, and the other time made a little "cooking-class" for us to show us how to make Arancinos! Perfect. We saw Taormina, Zafferana, Milo, Siracusa and the Craters. Sicily is beautiful !!! Looking forward to come back one day

  • Ms. Marie Alix , France

    April 2023

    La villa était très bien, malheuresement il n' y avent pas beaucoup de soleil. Du coup, la piscine n' a pas été utilisée, mai pour contre c'est l'unverse pour le jacuzzi et le terrain de foot. Merci beaucoup à Gianluca

  • Mr. Florian , Germany

    April 2023

    We had a lovely trip to Sicily as a group of friends and stayed in the house for 5 days. It was a top location to relax and calm down. The surroundings are lovely to visit during day trips. The house is amazing. Florian and his friends from Berlin

  • Mr. Simone , Switzerland

    December 2022

    Thank you so much for the fantastic stay! We enjoyed every minute and had so much fun. Gianluca was an amazing host and helped us with everything. Such a kindly man. We loved him. The house, the garden, the pool and the weather was absolutly stunning. we come back for sure see you soon. Tim, Simone, Bruno

  • Mr. Peter , UK

    September 2022

    Thank you for a beautiful stay in La Torretta villa! We had a wonderful time here, making amazing memories as a family. Thank you to Gianluca for all of his help and tips during our time here and for making us feel so welcome!

  • Ms. Esther , UK

    August 2022

    Thank you for letting us use your wonderful villa, we had an amazing time. Thank you Gianluca for your advice and tips, you were very helpful. We will definitely be back.

  • Mr. Peter , UK

    August 2022

    Such a fantastic villa, in love with the beautiful tiles! Amazing to have Mount Etna on your doorstep. We all had such a great week.

  • Ms. Linda , UK

    August 2022

    Charming location with the sea to our right, and Etna to our left. Imaginative use of space, particularly the conversion of the wine press into a health spa. Two football fanatics particularly enjoyed the pitch which was an added bonus and the kids loved searching for the lost balls in the brambles behind. Highlights were definitely Taormina and Gianluca who gave us some splendid recommendations - all of them brilliant for either location or taste! He was also incredibly resourceful in finding us a driver, places to visit, and great helpfulness. We had a splendid week, time to recharge and rest in this wonderful villa. Thanks

  • Ms. Pauline , France

    July 2022

    La villa nous a été agréable pendant nos deux semaines de vacances. La vue et le calme de l'entroit nous invite à la relaxation et au lâcher-prise. Gianluca est toujours de trés trés trés bon conseil et d'une bonne humeur sans faille. Merci à vous Gianluca d'avoir rendu notre séjour plus qu'agréable.

  • Mr. Andy , Switzerland

    July 2022

    An unforgettable week with family and friends at the stunning La torretta. Thanks to Gianluca for the tips and recommendations.

  • Ms. Anna , Australia

    July 2022

    Gianluca was amazing, he made our visit in Sicily a memory of a lifetime. We travelled to Noto, Taormina, Linguaglossa and Castiglione and Giardini Naxos for a boat trip. However just relaxing by the pool was enough to remove the cold Melbourne weather from our bones.

  • Mr. Josh , U.S.A.

    June 2022

    We celebrated my 40th birthday with all our family on this beautiful island! Thank you Peppe for teaching our son Enzo, how to pick the cherries! They were delicious. Gianluca was the best host. We look forward to keeping in touch with our new Sicilian friends. Thank you for an amazing time.

  • Ms. Veronika , Austria

    May 2022

    We stayed in late October 2021 as a party of 10 - two families with adult children. The charming hospitality of the house, kitchen, living and dining, fireplace and Gianluca let us forget the terrible weather. We were back again! After the medicane bad weather the landlord invited us to come back again in May and see the real Sicily. Thank you for hosting us in this great villa with gorgeous views.