Villa Aranjaya is located in the heart of the splendid San Giorgio estate nestled within aromatic orange groves and lush gardens, overlooking a panorama of beautiful Mount Etna. Villa Aranjaya rises majestically over the plains of Catania.
This fantastic property consists of two main buildings; the Manor House with the bedrooms and the library, as well as one smaller kitchen and the second building for spacious living&dining, as well the main kitchen and the Bellvedere on the first floor with stunning 360 °C panorama for yoga, arts or even meetings and small conferences.
On arrival you will be met by one of the staff at Catania International Airport "Vincenzo Bellini", he will accompany you to the car-rental company and then guide you safely home. You will be accommodated in the eight exclusive rooms of the Manor House with extraordinary antiques and vintage crafts, private balconies or direct access to the gardens surrounding the villa. Your finest place for peace and quiet is the Library on the upper level with floor-to-ceiling selves stuffed with monographs in various languages, fine-art photography magazines or history books. The Orangery – the heart of Aranjaya – is the dinning and lounge area with its beautiful lava stone fireplace, comfortable seating area. Above the Orangery, in the Belvedere you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the Mount Etna and the surrounding valleys. Feel the fresh appeal in the privacy, independence and characterful experience when staying in a grand-family's well-appointed home!
Eight guest rooms divided between the lower garden level and the upper garden levels of the Manor House, are individually furnished and decorated, characterized by the attention to detail by the owners who wanted Aranjaya to be a place where Sicily meets the rest of the world. Each offers a wonderful atmosphere and total comfort. The rooms are equipped with heating, air conditioning and colonial ceiling fans. En-suite bathrooms feature Sicilian ceramic and are fully outfitted with scented soaps and toiletries from Ortigia. Guests rest serenely on well-appointed beds dressed with fine Egyptian cotton linens.
In the Old Boat House further 2 bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms and a living room with sofa bed for further 2 persons.
The two kitchens are laden with a lush welcome-basket filled with fresh produce from the farm-manager Sebastiano. Here the chef will prepare all meals, in exquisite Sicilian tradition but also on request, delicious International "classics". Traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, made with organic local products coming mostly from the Villa's garden are daily delivered. Enjoy orange blossom honey from the bee hives of San Giorgio, homemade jams, fresh breads from our stone oven, fruits, yogurt, ham, tomatoes and cheeses, including ricotta from our local shepherds. Fresh herbs grown in our gardens, own pasta sauces and local seafood, meats are offered and on the table. The wine list provides the best possible selection from the most acclaimed Italian and International vineyards and wineries. Special beverage requests are accommodated and food restrictions respected with advanced notice.
The essence of relaxation at Aranjaya is represented by the beautiful vanishing edge swimming pool. Shaded by palms and surrounded by lush gardens, guests relax on comfortable sun beds, beneath umbrellas when needed, in addition to the generously sized, air-conditioned Orangery terrace when the Sicilian sun, particularly on summer afternoons, is too intense. During your vacation in Sicily, balance the serenity and relaxation at Villa Aranjaya with a game of tennis any time of year. Own court is beautifully nestled within an orange grove. A lighting system on the synthetic grass and sand court allows you to play an impromptu game whenever the whim strikes.
SERVICES & CO
You will be spoiled by experienced stuff during your stay. A cook, butler and cleaning ladies will look after you and fulfil your wishes. The owner and his team will help you to learn about the region and enjoy the rich cultural and historical past of Sicily. You can have a farm walk with the owner, private tour to visit barocque palais through Catania or the Greek Siracusa.
The prices in the calendar are for the entire property for up to 22 persons. In the mid and low seasons is possible to rent only the main house with 8 bedrooms for up to 16 persons for lower prices. Please send us your request.
Security deposit 2000.00 €
Food flat-rate for 90 EUR per adult per day/ 50 EUR per child per day/ under 5 years for free. The flat-rate includes 3 meals per day and non-alkoholic drinks.
Services (included in price)
Linen and towels, pool towels with weekly 2x changes
Electricity, water, gas
Villa staff (chef, butler, 2 cleaning ladies, pool boy) for 7 hours per day
Airport Meet & Greet
Additional services (not included in price)
Grocery service for drinks or extras
Yoga teacher on request
Villa Aranjaya is located in the heart of the splendid San Giorgio estate nestled within aromatic orange groves and lush gardens, overlooking a panorama of beautiful Mount Etna. Villa Aranjaya rises majestically over the plains of Catania. The San Giorgio estate presents unmatched charm. Located between Mount Etna and the sea in one of the most inspiring areas of Sicily, it is a land of lush gardens, hillsides, pastures and orange groves. At the heart of the estate is ‘la Villa , a charming residence that combines comfort and elegance, and is ideal for rest and relaxation. The beating heart of the domain is 120 hectares of commercial horticultural, the majority being high quality organic varieties of citrus. And it could not be otherwise because it is geographically positioned in a triangle of land between Scordia, Lentini and Palagonia, which has always been the prime region for the production of the amazing blood oranges. The farm is also devoted to the cultivation of greenhouse and field grown tomatoes as well as other fruits and vegetables used regularly in the Villa, as are the cheeses, such as ricotta, and other products, from its vast pastures.