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19th century residence with exotic garden

19th century residence with exotic garden

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Giarre, Via delle Acacie
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un ettaro e mezzo più 740 di giardino

"It is a historic residence that belonged to a historic family." Located just two kilometers from the center of Giarre, between Catania and Taormina, it consists of a complex of buildings surrounded by lush land with vineyards and various fruit trees. Facing the Ionian Sea and protected by the majesty of Etna, the villa tells anecdotes from the life of the noble and influential family of shipowners who lived there since the early nineteenth century. between halls and bedrooms, distributed between the first and second level. Renovated about ten years ago, it is elegant but informal with the peculiar elements of the ancient Sicilian noble residences: soft pastel colors, decorated cementine floors, vaulted ceilings embellished with colorful frescoes and ornamental rose windows. Among the various frescoes, the coat of arms of the noble family stands out.The rooms on the upper floor tell the story of the Sicilian house of the past, welcoming and spacious, winding one after the other along the garden and the sea. Influences of the past also in the living area on the lower floor, with the traditional masonry kitchen of the time together with the oven and the fireplace; even the small wooden freight elevator, used to transport dishes and food upstairs, infuses the atmosphere of the past. The two-room dependence and the garage with two entrances are part of the same building.The protagonist of this ancient residence, the flagship for every season, is the garden: a romantic and persuasive place, which shows off numerous exotic plants introduced by an ancestor of the noble family from his numerous travels to the Caribbean, Don Gaetano Fiamingo: when he became consul of all the Russias, his wife an English noblewoman, donated some cuttings to the Tsarina, on the occasion of the visit to Palermo of Tsar Nicholas the first. Among these plants, some specimens of Pomelie, which were imported by him for the first time in Sicily in 1810, adorn the garden together with different types of palms such as the Phoenix reclinata, the Phoenix dactifera and the Washintonia; refined species of camellias such as Japonica and Marie Antoinette illuminate and cheer up the fairytale place with their large and lively flowering. Attached to the noble residence, the lovely renovated house emerges and covered with ceramics decorated in shades of blue: it consists of a ground floor with kitchen, bathroom and living room adorned with a picturesque brick fireplace, and an upper floor that houses the bedroom. and a panoramic terrace. Several buildings such as millstone, warehouses and stables complete the structure making it suitable for residential or hospitality use as a charming resort.

Amenities and Features
alarm · wine cellar · garage · vineyard
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