Torre Archirafi

  • 4 Sleeps
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sea Terrace , Torre Archirafi Eastern Sicily


  • Private access to the rocky bay and sea
  • Stunning Sea View
  • Lovely private garden with forniture


  • Just 200mt from the nice hamlet of Torre Archirafi
  • Market, restaurants and services at 200mt
  • 45Km to Catania Airport


  • Taormina/Catania 30km
  • Siracusa 95km/Noto 120km
  • Palermo Unesco 240km

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About property

A recently restored Nineteenth-Century villa is ready to welcome you with exclusive inside spaces, a wonderful English lawn, a stunning sea view and a private access to the sea. In the picturesque seafaring village of Torre Archirafi which lies right on the Ionic coast, not far from the pleasant city of Riposto, near the “small piece of heaven on earth in Sicily”: Taormina. This is one of the most beautiful villas in Sicily from our catalogue, as well as one of the newest: we invite you to discover it with us.

The accommodation lies on the ground floor of the villa, a 120sqm-wide apartment that just shares the entrance and the parking with the upper floor. Privacy is complete in this beautiful and refined historic villa that can accommodate up to 4 guests within a very comfortable and wide space. The recent renovation (completed during May 2013) has preserved the Sicilian traditional character of this mansion – majolica tiles, terracotta pavements, fresh and bright spaces, ancient and very refined furniture- without giving up on all the modern comforts required, from plasma SAT TV to top-quality kitchen supplies.

Outside, the sight is just stunning. A private outside pergola (just for guests), tastefully furnished with outdoor tables and chairs, will be perfect for starting your day at its best with a delicious breakfast with fresh-baked croissants, staring at the beautiful sea right in front of you. There is also a BBQ area that will let you enjoy plenty of open-air dinners with fresh products from the fish markets nearby, as well as a sun-bathing area within the impeccable English garden: the panorama here is really wonderful, especially with the thousands of shades of the colors during sunrise and sunset. And then, you just have to turn your head around to discover the majestic Mt. Etna, the active volcano that has recently been declared UNESCO world heritage, with the green forests of the Etna Park.

Inside, the living area still preserves the refined peculiar traits of the ancient house: vaults, precious pavements and exposed-stone walls. The organization of the inside spaces is really clever and practical. Spaces are wide and luminous: the living area with its beautiful vaults and refined furniture and details (including typical Sicilian ceramics) opens onto the pergola, and is located right in front of the dining area, tastefully furnished with prestigious ancient chairs, table and cupboard. The kitchen is fully equipped and embellished by Sicilian majolica, and bedrooms are cosy and spacious.

Direct access to the sea is granted by a very practical wooden platform that will take you to a rocky area and a transparent light blue sea: the best for a day swimming, or for discovering the underwater wonders if you are into scuba diving! And remember that everything you need – markets, restaurants and so on – is just 200 meters far in the lovely hamlet of Torre Archirafi.

As featured on Cosmopolitan:

A view from the Sea Terrace Cosmopolitan


Ground Floor

- 1 Double bedroom, A/C- 1 Twin bedroom, A/C- Living room - Kitchen
- 2 Bathrooms with shower

Floor plan



  • Double room
  • Twin room
  • Flexible doubles/twins
  • Travel cot/High chair
  • Linen/towels
  • Air conditioning : in the bedrooms
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Hair dryer
  • Sofa
  • Satellite tv
  • Dvd player
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Dining area
  • Plates, glasses, cutlery, pots
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Gas stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Moka
  • Tools and linen for kitchen
  • Dining Table
  • Daily cleaning


  • Garden
  • Covered veranda with furniture
  • BBQ
  • Dining table
  • Sunbeds
  • Private Parking
  • Sea views
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access
  • To enjoy the best of the wonders that the sea offers, we recommend that you bring with you rubber shoes / mask / fins. Have a nice swim!


Area info

The surroundings

Torre Archirafi is a pleasant quiet seafaring hamlet that enjoys a very fortunate position: first of all, the sight here is breath-taking. Your eyes will go from the great Mt. Etna and its verdant slopes to the exclusive wonderful town of Taormina, with the offshoots of the Peloritani mountains, and further on to the seashore of Calabria; during the night, you’ll spot more than a little light in the middle of the sea – the so-called “lampare” of fishing boats that will be back at dawn with their catch for sale. Here, you’ll find picturesque fish markets as well as high-quality fish restaurants serving the freshest ingredients around, as well as a post office and various shops.

If you continue for three kilometers along a very panoramic coastal street you’ll reach the city of Riposto, a much larger centre with all services you need, including a touristic port that will be perfect for daily boat trips within the Ionic sea. The enchanting Taormina lies just 20 kilometers far, and the access to the Park of Etna is just 17 kilometers away.


  • Mt.Etna - Rifugio Sapienza 30km-18 miles
  • Catania 30km-18 miles
  • Taormina 30km-18 miles
  • Castelmola 35km-21 miles
  • Messina 75km-46 miles
  • Siracusa 95km-59 miles
  • Noto 120km-74 miles
  • Ragusa 130km-80 miles
  • Enna 120km-74 miles
  • Cefalù 200km-124 miles
  • Palermo 240km-149 miles

Transport info

  • Airport Catania 45km-27miles
  • Airport Comiso 120km-74miles
  • Airport Palermo 269km-167miles
  • Airport Trapani Birgi 350km-217miles


Pricing information

Standard booking conditions include a minimum of 4-5 nights for villas and 2-3 nights for apartments. Different booking conditions may apply for specific properties or seasons. Always check booking availability and rates for your stay. If you have specific requests don't hesitate to make an enquiry. The bedrooms made available, where the number of guests is below the maximum occupancy, and in case of a reduced rate due to the lower occupancy, will be adequate for the number of guests to stay there. The accommodation is for exclusive use.

Weekly price includes:

  • Welcome pack
  • Supply of bed linen and towels
  • Final cleaning
  • Fast cleaning and linen change every 7days – for booking more than 14 days
  • Energy consumption up to 150 kWh per week – € 0.40 per extra kWh
  • Internet WiFi no limits
  • Water/Gas
  • 4 Bicycles for adults

Extra (to be paid locally in cash):

  • Extra linen/towels 
  • Extra cleaning
  • For stays shorter than 1week final cleaning € 70 (min. 4 days, excluding summer period)
  • Central heating at € 15,00 per day (based on usage of 8 hours per day).
  • tourist tax

Safety deposit: € 300

All villas provide for the retention of the security deposit, before check-in, by pre-authorisation on the credit card or by bank transfer.

The deposit will be refunded upon departure, less any damage or consumption (in excess of that agreed in the booking). Greater compensation for further damage is always legally valid.

Terms & conditions

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