Don Mimi Guarnaschelli

Europe / Italy / Sicily

“Were a man to spend only one day in Sicily and ask, “What must one see?” I would answer him without hesitation, “Taormina.” It is only a landscape, but a landscape where you find everything on earth that seems made to seduce the eyes, the mind and the imagination.”

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With these words, Guy de Maupassant described this land, positioned between the sky and the sea, offering visitors unforgettable vistas of Mount Etna and endless views of the Mediterranean.

In this blessed place, a noble and historic residence, Villa Guarnaschelli, recently has re-opened its doors to welcome a discerning clientele. The luxury villa, located in the center of Taormina, had a very glorious past hosting the King of England Edward VIII, Hollywood stars, aristocrats, famous artists, intellectuals and politicians, and now, after a careful restoration, the villa is ready to be your less-than-predictable place where to enjoy an extraordinary vacation.

The sophisticated social spaces are perfectly appointed for entertaining and designed to be welcoming and harmonious. A cozy library with a working fireplace, a formal drawing room with an adjacent smaller sitting room, a comfortable living room, and a separated dining room: all are filled with exquisite antiques and custom furniture, rich fabrics, along with heirlooms, artifacts and wall art collected by the villas’ aristocrat owners. Every room opens onto the terrace through French doors. A fully equipped kitchen and a guest bathroom complete this floor. The spaces are meant for relaxing, so that guests can embrace the Sicilian traditional yet sophisticated way of life.

The Liberty-style villa is surrounded by a manicured private park and a panoramic terrace overlooking Isola Bella, also known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. A stunning infinity heated pool with whirlpool corner was added during the villa’s latest restoration. Besides the pool and the glorious sundeck, several areas in the garden are designed to be enjoyed while either lounging, dining or just indulging in the dolce far niente.

Perfect for the discerning traveler, this property boasts modern comforts and yet it transports its guests into a world of old charm and glamour.

The tucked-away position in the historical center of Taormina and the majestic view from its terraces, add infinite value to this beautiful villa, full of character, history and panache, designed to deliver exceptional experiences.


6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests

  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Near Ocean
  • Dishwasher
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Fully Equipped
  • Town
  • Private Parking
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Smart TV with Netflix


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom shower
Bedroom 4: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
Bedroom 5: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, shared bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
Bedroom 6: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, shared bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
All bedrooms have air conditioned, satellite TV and Wi-fi internet; all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers

Pool Details

Private heated infinity pool (salt water, depth 110 – 150 cm)
Pool heating €900/week (to be confirmed at the time of booking or 30 days before)

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
Daily housekeeping service 6 hrs/day, including Sunday
Mid-week change of bath and bed linen (Wed)
Full gardening and pool cleaning service

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Extra housekeeping
Personal laundry service
Cook services
Cost of food and beverage

Villa Notes

All utilities, including A/C are included
Events are permitted upon authorization – event fees apply
Staff lives on premises, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
Non-smoking villa
Small pets allowed
Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extras must be paid in cash locally, prior to departure

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Pool heating €900/week (to be confirmed at the time of booking or 30 days before)
Security Deposit Details
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Check-In Times
Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM

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