Close to the wine-growing villages and estates of the Etna region, this spacious, light-filled, gated villa is laid out over three floors, enjoying impressive views, high ceilings and french doors to most rooms. The property sits in a split-level Mediterranean garden of 1,800 square meters and a small pool flanked by citrus trees. Living space consists of a spacious, arched living-dining room featuring double picture windows, wood burning fireplace and sea views, an eat-in kitchen with separate utility area, an expansive entrance hall with desk/work area, and a downstairs study-living room opening onto a separate garden. Sleeping quarters include 5 double bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 guest washroom. 3 of the bedrooms have direct outside access, either to the garden, the wraparound balcony or the extensive roof terrace with panoramic views of the sea, Taormina and Etna. The villa is equipped with gas central heating in all rooms and air-conditioning in the living-dining room and two bedrooms. Local handmade terracotta flooring throughout. The property is completed by a 2-car garage and ample outdoor parking, as well as two large storage rooms, while outbuildings near the pool could be easily converted into a self-contained unit of approximately 100 sqm. Located about 10 minutes from the beach, 20 minutes from Taormina and 20 minutes from an 18-hole golf course. The unspoilt town of Piedimonte Etneo is in walking distance and Catania airport only 45 minutes away. Several UNESCO world heritage sites are within an hour or two of the property: Etna, Catania's historic centre, Siracusa and the baroque towns of south eastern Sicily such as Noto, Modica and Ragusa.