This beautiful Villa and garden have been in the San Guiliano family for over 800 years.

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The estate includes the chapel, below, a South American inspired garden from a stay in Brazil, and groves of citrus and olives.

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I liked this section of blue, great shape and texture.

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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.

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Poolside has a great view of Mt. Etna.

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This walled garden s behind the pool and contains a pink grapefruit grove that the estate uses to make marmalade s that sell internationally.

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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.

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This massive ficus was planted in 1959 in honour of the family’s return to the estate. One of several resident dogs.

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Detail of chapel chairs with family coat of arms.
All photos sue.womersley.