The noble luxury villa Guarnaschelli is located in the center of Taormina, in the middle of a large old park. The villa, originally called "Villa la Guardiola", was inhabited by the most distinguished Italian and British families.
At the beginning of the 1900s, the mansion belonged to a young British noblewoman who was a friend of King Edward of England. The king had a few short stays in the villa. He stayed in the current master bedroom, where he especially enjoyed the sunrise over Isola Bella.
In the 1940s, the villa was bought by the family of the Count Cini of Venezia. Count Cini entrusted the renovation to the great Italian architect Tomasso Buzzi. In 1950, during the opening of the Casino of Taormina, it was bought by the owner of the casino, Don Mimi Guarnaschelli. During these times, the villa has the greatest divas and celebrities as guests - among others Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Domenic Modugno and Louis Amstrong.
For each guest Don Mimi always reserved the same room and they felt at home here. Today, the rooms are named after their former famous residents.
The historic villa is surrounded by a beautiful park. You will enjoy the large, kidney-shaped, heated pool (chlorine-free water) with Jacuzzi corner. The panoramic view from the pool reaches until Isola Bella and Messina. In the garden are several terraces with seating corners, outdoor dining area with barbecue, parking.
Villa Guarnaschelli is a perfect location for weddings, family or corporate events for up to 260 people. The event packages start at 10,000 EUR. Please send us your inquiry for an individual offer.
Included in the price
Bed linen, towels, pool towels (with weekly change)
4 hours of cleaning per day
Water and soft drinks in the fridge
Security guard on the property
Deposit 3000 EUR
Additional costs on request
Pool heating 730 EUR per week
Further cleaning hours, bed linen and towels change
The chef of the villa is available for the preparation of meals. You can order single meals or certain meals daily.