At Villagrande Wine Resort, we are delighted to offer hospitality to visitors in the context of our renowned Wine Estate.
For those who appreciate good wine, Villagrande Wine Resort provides an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the flavours and culture of the famous Etna region, combined with a generous portion of our proverbial Sicilian hospitality.Situated on the east slope of the volcano within the Etna National Park, the Wine Resort is surrounded by woods and vineyards and overlooks the wonderful coastline of Taormina.
It is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday far from the usual tourist destinations.
The Resort stands at 700 metres above sea level, giving Wine Resort Villagrandevisitors the chance to enjoy an incredible view over the countryside and out to the blue Ionian Sea.
Our polite and professional staff will help ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.
A couple of years ago the Nicolosi family has completed the restoration of the ancient main house of 1700 centuries. The original architectural style has been maintained and the structure has been finished using local materials available on the Mount Etna, such as lava stone and wood of disused chestnut barrels.
From an ancient collecting rainwater tank, a swimming pool has been built to create a relax area for guests. The swimming pool is completely finished by lava stone and its location overlook the gorgeous amphitheater of Villagrande vineyards where the family grow the two native vines variety of Etna: Nerello Mascalese for the red and Carricante for the white wines.
• 4 rooms (2 standard, 2 superior can also accomodate e third bed).
• 4 ensuite bathrooms (3 with shower, 1 with bathtub).
• Air conditioning / Heating.
• Swimming pool (12 m x 6 m).
• Outdoor showers.
• Satellite TV.
• Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet.
• Dining room.
• Wine cellar with tasting and sales opportunity.
• Guided tour of the Azienda.
• Lunch – and / or dinner in the restaurant.
We offer two Standard and two Superior double bedrooms. The two Superior rooms can also accommodate a third bed (for adult or child). All rooms are provided with private bathroom (shower or bath), hairdryer, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, and free Wi-Fi.
Wine Interest & Activities
Barone di Villagrande Estate is located near the town of Milo on the eastern slope of Mount Etna at 700 meters above sea level. Villagrande winery is the oldest of the Etna volcano and has been cultivated by the Nicolosi Family since 1727.
The vineyards are among the family property of chestnut woods into the protected area of the Etna Park.
The production of the wines, Etna DOC certified since 1968, is made exclusively by their cultivations and Villagrande’s wines are present in the national market and exported to many countries all over the world.
The historical cellar with the huge chestnut barrel are still used in the production of wines and can be visited during the tours organized by the winery.
Visiting Etna for a wine lovers and traveler is a full immersion in a unique territory. The Etna wines production has its roots in the volcano territory, in its agricultural tradition, finding in the local culinary the expression of a fascinating eno-gastronomy culture. Villagrande commitment to production is to create wines that have its own characteristics of this territory and climate.
The Barone di Villagrande estate sets on Etna’s slopes at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level. The vineyards slope down towards the sea into a natural amphitheatre.
These lands, which have always belonged to the family, give birth to wines that, since 1727, have been perpetually placed on local and international markets.
For more than 10 years now, the company has taken up a project on the island of Salina – the production of the “passito” wine (made from sun-dried grapes) Malvasia delle Lipari.
• ETNA BIANCO.
• ETNA ROSSO.
• ETNA ROSATO.
• LEGNO DI CONZO.
• GRAPPA DI BIANCO.
• GRAPPA DI ROSSO.
Food and Wine Tours
Wine cellars, olive mills, the production of honey, pistachios, and citrus fruit jams; visits to the Palmento (Millstone) Museum and the fish and fruit markets, not to mention the wonderful pastry-shops and the very best restaurants along the coast and in the mountains: we can help arrange your very own personalized wine and food tour!
Guided by our expert staff, you can learn some of the secrets of the famous Sicilian cuisine.
Reaching Vinicola Barone di Villagrande is extremely simple and easy with any means of transportation.
Our cantina, vineyard and tasting area are at: Via del Bosco 25 Milo – Catania.
The coordinates for your GPS are: 37° 42′ 49.70″ N – 15° 66′ 59.41″ E.
Villagrande is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The village lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just 15 kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Giardini Naxos, a seaside resort with a sandy beach, is just 25 km from Villagrande (15 minutes with the highway). Next to Giardini Naxos we find Taormina ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’ and the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its extraordinary panoramic views. Pozzillo, Santa Maria la Scala are Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside villages near Milo. The nearest can be found in Praiola (9 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff. Travelling south, one hour’s drive away lies Syracuse. Villagrande is also an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings.
|Check In||12:00 pm|
|Check Out||12:00 pm|