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A house that would have pleased a restlessness' theoric like Bruce Chatwin, one of the last true travel writers and flaneur, for his literature pace almost hatched by fate, his valence of mosaic and sensations, fragrances of distant lands and atmospheres of yesteryear that embodies on iself.

The outline of Villa Elia is both serene and geometric, strong and castle-like: the main door set in ashlar masonry, beating the date 1795, the airy succession of internal spaces – nearly 1,000 sqm in total – is set out on two floors.

Villa Elia has recently been restored and refurbished, respecting the original structure and leaving the volumes unchanged.

The furniture and fittings reveal a pattern of aesthetic nuances and brings together family heirlooms and objects collected around the world with objects from the old Brown's Hotel in London, before its renovation.

The majority of the objects that have come together here in a common theme come from distant lands, from traditions and geographical areas diametrically opposed: polychrome African sculptures, Dogon masks, carpets from the Queen Rania Foundation, Afghan pieces next to 20th Century display cabinets in painted wood.


Sleeps (max) 17
Bedrooms 8
Double beds 5
Bathrooms 9 (6 dei quali nella suite)
Daily cleaning* YES
Breakfast service on request
Sevizio colazione on request
Swimming pool** YES (18x5m)
Turkish bath YES
Air conditioned*** YES
Washing machine YES
Dishwasher YES
Microwave YES
  • * From Monday to Saturday
    Staff of two people for two hours a day for up to 10 guests, 3 hours a day for up to 17 guests.
    Weekly change of linen and towels.
    Other services available on request.
  • ** open from March 31 to November 2. The pool is fenced.
  • *** only in the bedrooms (except for the single bed ones)


TV satellite* YES
DVD player YES
Stereo YES
Home cinema YES
Wine cellar YES
ADSL Wi-Fi Internet YES
iPad docking station YES
Barbecue YES
Wood oven YES
Billiards YES
Table football YES
Bycicles YES
Private parking YES
  • * includes Sky Sport.