Country Home - Restored for sale in Taormina - Sicilian Hobby Farm / Country Villa / B&B

Property Class
Country Home - Restored
Property Year
Less than 30min from Train Station
Less than 1h from Ski
Less than 1h from the Sea
Less than 1h from Airport

Distances From

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport "Vincenzo Bellini"
42 km - 26 miles
Stretto Airport "Tito Minniti"
42 km - 26 miles
Comiso Airport "Vincenzo Magliocco"
118 km - 73 miles
Villa Romana del Casale
99 km - 61 miles
Aeolian Islands
77 km - 48 miles
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
119 km - 74 miles
Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
82 km - 51 miles

*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate


A lovely little hobby farm near Taormina, Sicily located in the peaceful countryside, but only 10 minutes from the beach! The villa and entire property have been completely restored in the last three years, move-in ready. Special features include a state-of-the-art solar energy system with 30 solar panels, 2 inverters, a voltage stabilizer and a Tesla battery. There are roof-top and ground-level terraces with fire pit, fruit trees and vegetable gardens, irrigation and fire suppression systems, outdoor pizza oven and BBQ, bocce ball court, garage, and utility room. The most amazing feature is the beautiful aqueduct with a water source that runs through the property. Adjacent to the farm, is a majestic old railway bridge that is now used only for hiking with beautiful views of the Alcantara Valley and Mount Etna.

I’m only selling my little piece of Sicilian paradise due to a sudden death in the family. My husband and I (Americans with Italian citizenship) retired near Taormina in 2020 and spent the next couple of years renovating it. Our dream home now consists of a lovely villa (270 square meters) with three bedrooms and three large bathrooms (two ensuite), a living room with a wood fireplace, a large modern kitchen with marble backsplash and granite counters and a reverse osmosis water filtration system. There are electric insulated shutters, heating and air conditioning in every room, excellent wi-fi, IMHOF septic system under the garage; and domestic reserve water tank, as well as two additional water tanks at each end of the property. There is 8,000 square meters of land with terraces carved into the hillside. Trees include orange, lemon, tangerine, nectarine, peach, pear, apple, pomegranate, cherry, kiwi, banana, mango, avocado, apricot, chestnut, pistachio, plum, mulberry, olive, and fig.

There is also a completely furnished studio apartment with a separate entrance and full kitchen of its own beneath the main villa. The fenced and gated property is already set up as a small Farmstay B&B that we enjoyed sharing with travelers through Airbnb and other platforms. The listed price includes all appliances, indoor and outdoor furniture, decorations, tools, farm equipment, hay, firewood, sheds, barns, chicken coop, and my beloved pets (two miniature Sardinian donkeys, two goats, two well-behaved dogs, two outdoor cats, and four laying hens).

Only serious buyers will have a unique opportunity to stay on site and learn first-hand about the property from the current English-speaking owner.

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The Catania airport is 45 minutes away. Train and bus stations are 3 km away. The Taormina hospital is 15 minutes away. There are direct trains to Messina and Catania daily. The cable car up to Taormina is close by. There are taxi services in Giardini Naxos and Taormina. The farm is located halfway between the small towns of Trappitello and Gaggi, both of which have groceries, post offices, schools, pharmacies, shops and restaurants, etc..


In 2012 the original old farmhouse was removed and construction of a new, modern villa was started. In 2018, we purchased the unfinished house and added the kitchen and finishing touches. In 2020 we moved in full-time and renovated the rest of the property, adding barns, sheds, chicken coop, solar energy system, irrigation, terraces, gardens, gates, etc.


On the east side of the island of Sicily, within the commune of Taormina. This is the perfect country house with easy access to Taormina, the beaches of Giardini Naxos, the Alcantara Gorge National Park, Mount Etna, wineries, shops and many quaint villages, not to mention all of the fabulous restaurants, including one within walking distance to our farm!

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