This beautiful Villa and garden have been in the San Guiliano family for over 800 years.
The estate includes the chapel, below, a South American inspired garden from a stay in Brazil, and groves of citrus and olives.
I liked this section of blue, great shape and texture.
Head gardener Rachel Lamb was kind to give us a full tour of the property. She has worked closely with Marchese San Guiliano since 2002.
Poolside has a great view of Mt. Etna.
This walled garden s behind the pool and contains a pink grapefruit grove that the estate uses to make marmalade s that sell internationally.
Several pretty planters dot the back garden such as this one with the San Guiliano coat of arms. Look for the lizard, there were lots of them and frogs about.
This massive ficus was planted in 1959 in honour of the family’s return to the estate. One of several resident dogs.
Detail of chapel chairs with family coat of arms.
All photos sue.womersley.