Poolside lunch and a view of the sea from Uliveto Terreforti, Sicilian villa for rent above Aci Castello.

Uliveto Terreforti
Sicilian Villa for Rent
in Aci Castello

Stay in a bucolic setting that is an easy drive to both Taormina and Catania. Walk among the 800 olive trees, pick fruit, and smell the fragrant jasmine that clings to the stone walls, interspersed with a profusion of intensely colored bougainvillea. Have a glass of local wine while staring at the blue sea and the rocks that legend says the Cyclops threw at Ulysses.

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About Uliveto Terreforti

This special country property sits on 10 beautiful acres of olive and fruit trees, looking towards the expansive sea. The landscape, dotted with ancient remains, is ablaze with vibrant bougainvillea and fragrant jasmine, majestic cacti, and glorious palm trees, while old vines cling to ancient lava stones covered in lichen. A morning walk under the Sicilian sun or sipping wine with lunch facing the blue waters is enough to restore your inner balance. Lounging around the pool, barbecuing, and dining al fresco, will further relax and charm you. This property has wild greens, herbs, and a garden for fresh vegetables. It keeps a flock of hens for fresh eggs. It is undergoing expansion to include additional rooms.

Uliveto Terreforti is 5 minutes up the hill from Aci Castello, a typical and charming fishing village with many restaurants, a museum in its Norman Castle that boasts exquisite panoramas, and access to stores, banks, pharmacies and restaurants. Below the castle, there is a popular rocky beach area. Well situated, it is only a 15 minute drive to Catania, Sicily's second largest city, and a fascinating conglomeration of history, architecture, culture and shopping. Just the fish market alone, dating back to Arab times, is a must see and a perfect spot to shop for dinner. Taormina, to the north, is a 30 minute drive and Siracusa to the south, is an hour by car. Bus service from Aci Castello to Catania or to the other picturesque seaside villages of Aci Trezza and Acireale, is available. The location is ideal for day trips of many varieties, including fascinating and fun tours to Mt. Etna and the Etna wineries.

The house is a large structure, beautifully imagined in pink, infused with dark lava ash. It is an old family home that has been enlarged and improved upon while retaining its simple, rustic charm. It has 5 rental rooms, 4 on the second floor, each with a double bed and private bath, and a large master on the first floor. There is a sunny living area on the first floor with doors that open to the grassy terrace and sea views. There is a large flat screen TV and WiFi throughout the house, books to read and music. The large cooks kitchen has an ample farmers table. The rooms can be rented separately or together for short or long stays. It is a true country home displaying its Sicilian heritage while offering modern conveniences and lovely breezes from the sea.

You will be welcomed with a typical Sicilian breakfast daily that includes local breads, honeys, preserves, sweets and fruits. The kitchen is at your disposal. There is private parking inside this gated compound and an outdoor laundry area. Caretakers are onsite. Transfer is available from the airport but a car is recommended.

For more information, availability and rates, please contact Karen La Rosa

Extra Services

Uliveto Terreforti offers an array of options to make your stay the most entertaining and interesting with reasonable additional cost paid directly to your host:

  • a cook to prepare typical Sicilian meals for you with local wines and olive oil from the property
  • guides and drivers for day trips
  • organized trips to wineries
  • organized activities to experience Sicilian traditions, such as cheese & olive oil making
  • cooking classes are available, at various places in the area or with a cook in the house itself
  • tours to Mount Etna
  • walking tour itineraries are available with or without a guide
  • participating in the olive harvest and a visit to the frantoio to make the oil (seasonal)

House Information

Security deposit due with reservation

  • The house has 5 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom including shower and bidet
  • Bed linens and towels are provided
  • Children’s beds and special equipment are available upon request.
  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Free wireless Internet in the house
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor lounging and dining areas
  • Double barbeque
  • Bocce Ball
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Washing machine and clothesline
  • Kitchen available for your use
  • Basket of fresh bread & fruits, local marmalades, honey, coffee, and tea are provided.
  • Seasonal vegetables available from our garden
  • Smoking is not permitted indoors
  • Room cleaning is performed for stays exceeding 7 days.
  • Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 11am
  • Early check-in and / or late check-out can be organized upon prior request, as well as baggage deposit.

For more information, suggested itineraries, and availability, please contact Karen La Rosa.

Cost & Booking

For further information, please contact:
Karen La Rosa at or call 917.225.8415

What Our Guests Are Saying

I loved the rustic, country feel of this place with olive trees everywhere. The whole place is lovely. The owner was super attentive, and I felt very well taken care of. I would definitely recommend this villa, in a great location, for a real authentic stay in Sicily.
- Palma C.

We had a really wonderful time at the villa. It is a lovely property and Dario could not have been more gracious and accomodating.

Dario had taken care of keeping us supplied with fruits, cheeses, salumeria and coffee. He brought us the freshly made ricotta which was out of this world! .

We loved our rooms. Overall it was really delightful. We would happily return and recommend it to our friends. .

Buona fortuna with this lovely villa! Grazie,
- Mary W.

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At A Glance


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Surrounded by olive trees, relaxing under the warm Sicilian sun

Surrounded by olive trees, relaxing under the warm Sicilian sun

Beautifully situated, expansive and welcoming .

Beautifully situated, expansive and welcoming.

Old walls and gorgeous views to the sea abound on the property.

Old walls and gorgeous views to the sea abound on the property.

A dramatic view of the Villa's silhouette.

A dramatic dusk.

Seabreezes keep this Sicilian villa cool.

Sea breezes keep Uliveto Terreforti cool.

Another of the tranquil areas at the Villa.

Opportunities for peaceful moments abound.

The villa's living room is large and airy.

The living room is flooded with sun and perfumed with jasmine from the grassy terrace outdoors.

Breakfast in VIlla Uliveto Terrefort's spacious and modern kitchen.

Breakfast in the kitchen.

One of the Villa’s five bedrooms.

The Green Room

One of the Villa’s five bedrooms.

The Red Room

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