Tenuta Terre NormanneEtna, Sicily
Only a fifty-minute drive from Catania airport, Tenuta Terre Normanne is a fifteen-acre active vineyard offering stylish accommodation in the spectacular Unesco world heritage Etna DOC wine region. Right in the heart of the Etna DOC wines’ homeplace, in the midst of lush vineyards you can savour tastings of fine local wines and delicious food to accompany the nectar of the Gods. Close to various hilltop towns and the elegant and renowned town of Taormina is only a 30-minute drive away! You will no doubt feel at home in this beautiful country & wine house.
Tenuta Terre Normanne is a beautiful and comfortable retreat, where the new meets the old creating a modern look and a relaxed homely atmosphere. The owners have had an exceptional ability to create a space not only for rental but for their family, their friends and friends of friends from all over the world to meet up, relax, cook big dinners, drink good wine and generally, enjoy some quality time and Sicily. This is a place where you will make special memories and live some unforgettable moments.
Tenuta Terre Normanne is an original country house with a working farm that dates back to the 19th century. It has been fully restored during 2020/21 into a tasteful retreat where you will feel comfortable surrounded by sophisticated furnishings and details making this private villa into a stylish country inn with a laidback atmosphere. Privacy and personal attention being of primary importance.
The 15-acre property is surrounded by its vineyards and extensive land, it features an infinity pool overlooking mount Etna, beautiful guestrooms with sweeping views, stylish furnishings, open fireplaces, al fresco dining areas and outdoor cooking facilities. Here you will find everything you need for a large group of friends and family to spend some quality time together.
The heart of the house evolves around the spacious open space of 80 sq. m. Its living area is dominated by large comfortable sofas. The dining area can accommodate 16 persons around the large dining table and the kitchen is a dream come true for any aspiring chef!
A few steps below the living and dining area is the original millstone in the “palmento” where the grapes were once crushed and left to macerate. Here you can help yourself to the private wine cellar with DOC wines from the Etna Region, including Terre Normanne’s own wines. Just jot down what you have helped yourself to and you will be charged accordingly.
The area is in constant growth and development with many fine restaurants and vineyards with wineries that offer wine and food tastings. If you manage to tear yourself away from this magic place, not far from Tenuta Terre Normanne you can go horse-riding, Sicily’s finest 18-hole golf-course is only a few minutes drive away (or a 15 minute walk!) and the area is a favourite for trekking, walking, cycling and quad rides. Last but least of course, you should not miss a visit of Mount Etna accompanied by a professional guide.
Like all traditional farmhouses the Tenuta consists of several buildings. The main house is on two floors where the owners lived upstairs and on the lower floor, known as Palmento, the wine was made. Several smaller houses were used as shelters for the animals, tools and staff. All of which have now been converted into rooms as follows.
Main House 250 sq.m. dates back to 1860,
Large fully equipped kitchen with fireplace
2 wonderful stylish double bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom
A large open space (80 sqm) with living and dining areas
THE OLD PALMENTO
Wine cellar, sitting areas, a play and tv room, and a work space
2 open fireplaces
Al fresco dining for 8 people
the old farmer’s House 150 sq.m.
2 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, one with hydro-massage
Working station and reading area.
One bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Al fresco dining for 6 people
Two double bedrooms
Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Standard occupancy: 14
Max occupancy: 14
- Etna, Sicily