At Villagrande Wine Resort, we are delighted to offer
hospitality to visitors in the context of our renowned Wine
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
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
4 ensuite bathrooms (3 with shower, 1 with bathtub).
Air conditioning / Heating.
Swimming pool (12 m x 6 m).
Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet.
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
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.
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'
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.
Wine Resort Villagrande
Swimming Pool: Yes
Wine Tours: Yes