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LOVELY VILLA DIVIDED INTO 4 UNITS WITH A 25-METER POOL BETWEEN ETNA AND THE SEA

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

Speaks French, Swedish, German, Italian, Spanish, English
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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LOVELY VILLA DIVIDED INTO 4 UNITS WITH A 25-METER POOL BETWEEN ETNA AND THE SEA

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Villa EtnAmare is situated up on a hill overlooking the green East coast of Sicily, between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. It is surrounded by a land of five hectares with rich orchards, olive trees, flowers and silent footpaths.

The enormous swimming pool (25x8m) is set amongst orange trees on a natural terrace offering spectacular views of the Volcano and of the whole coastline as far as Catania, Giardini Naxos and Taormina.

Villa EtnAmare has recently been built and consists of ground floor, attic and basement with parking.

The villa is divided into four units with private accesses located on the ground floor which is connected to the swimming pool. Each apartment has a large, private terrace with a sweeping view on the green coast to the east and Mount Etna to the west.

All units are refined with excellent quality materials. They are provided with air-conditioning, heating, TV LCD with HDMI connector, free Wi-Fi, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Bath towels and bed linen are included. Beach towels are available for hire.

Two units can be combined in order to have large apartments with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Also, when available, the entire villa can be rented with exclusive use of all amenities.

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Pasticceria Russo' is well-known for the production of 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries. in the village, at 5 minutes walking distance, there are restaurants, supermarkets and shops.

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes with the car from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...

The charming baroque town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Graeco-Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna. Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and with the proximity of Africa maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer. It’s well worth making a trip just to experience the Easter processions, bringing together folklore and tradition in an incredibly mystic way.

The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches.

In autumn, throughout October and mid-November, the sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours. Many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets.

Our apartments are suitable for winter, Christmas and New Year. The weather between December and March can often be mild and sunny, but each of the apartments have a cosy quality allied to good heating systems and plenty of indoor space just in case!

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Details for holiday apartment 'Glicine' Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Glicine has frontal sea view, with a terrace and a balcony overlooking the whole coastline as far as the bay of Catania on one side and Taormina on the other. The terrace also offers an amazing view of Mount Etna. The apartment's ground floor consists of a living room with a fully equipped kitchen, a double sofa bed, a bathroom with shower and a double room. Two large sliding doors access the balcony and the terrace which is equipped with garden table, parasol and a barbecue. On the upper floor there is a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room with cooking corner and a sofa-bed, and a balcony with sea view.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

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Speaks French, Swedish, German, Italian, Spanish, English
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My name is Nadia and, together with my brother Fabio and my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, I am the owner of Villa EtnAmare and Villa Teresa. I graduated in Foreign Langueges and Literatures in 2011 and, although cultivating an unbridled passion for travel, I have always lived in Santa Venerina. I love to share my home, this gives me the great privilege to meet different people from all over the world.

My father bought our property in 1986. He was immediately enchanted by the beauty of that vast plot of land cultivated with vineyards and citrus groves that offered an unrivaled view and that, despite being in the countryside, it was so well connected to neighboring towns.

On the property was a small winery that, once restored, became our home for a few years.

Among my most cherished childhood memories are the summer times spent with my brother exploring, riding a bike, climbing the fruit trees and gorging ourselves with cherries, apricots and whatever else we could find when we got hungry... and then the harvest in autumn days, which became the occasion of parties and meetings with family and friends.

In 2001 began the construction of the present structure, which was completed in 2010.

We share our property and all that it offers with genuine passion, aware and proud of the uniqueness of this place. Papà Angelo often collects fresh fruit for our guests and shows them the many fruit trees so that they can pick the fruit by themselves. Mamma Maria Teresa is a more discreet presence, but 'behind the scenes' she coordinates all matters relating to the care of the garden and the villas.

Everything is family run, it is sometimes very difficult, but in the end there is no greater satisfaction than to see guests come back year after year, write a good review, or just say some nice words about our place.

Villa EtnAmare was inaugurated in July 2010. The villa, garden and semi-olympic pool were entirely designed and built by my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, being the first builder and the second a landscape architect. The furnishings and finishes in wood, marble and terracotta have been chosen with great care.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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'Glicine' Apartment
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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'Glicine' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
5

WONDERFUL PLACE FOR YOUNG FAMILY!

  • 5 out of 5
With an energetic two year old and a 3 month old baby, EtnaMare ended up being a fantastic place to stay, both for apretns and kids. We spent 2 wonderful weeks here, and everyone had a fantastic time, bith parents and kids.

Connection from Catania is easy by hire car, and the location of the villa is superb, close to Taorimana, Etna, the beach etc. We alternated with every other day on the local beaches, and the other days out and about exploring.

October weather was fantastic too, lots of sunshine, sea warm enough to swim in, even for the baby. And all a bit quieter as holidaty seasib pretty much over by then.

Local village has everythign you need in terms of shopping etc, and there are larger hypermarkets not far away.

Owners are very kind and welcoming. We were very much left alone.

Sicily is a wonderful place for visiting with kids. We loved it and will definityl be coming back to this island again. EtnaMare played a big part in this!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Glicine' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
4

A GREAT APARTMENT, FOR EXPLORING ETNA.

  • 4 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at EtnaMare at the end of October 2012. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, with lovely views of the sea and Mount Etna and we were provided with a great welcome from the owners plus a wonderful bowl of fruit grown on site. Santa Venerina is a good base from which to explore Etna and the surrounding area (Etna, Taormina, Pantalica, Syracusa are all within an hour's drive) and is walking distance from the apartment making it convenient for food shopping and eating out without needing the car. Sicilian food and wine is fantastic! The pool is stunning (though a little cold in October) with fabulous views and comfy sun loungers. The family staying in the adjacent apartment had a baby that cried a lot but that couldn’t be helped and we can totally recommend EtnaMare for a comfortable and happy holiday.

Rob & Michelle Hudson
  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and for the information provided. The fruit is available to guests and we are extremely happy when it is appreciated.The property in all seasons offers fresh fruit grown organically by the family. In spring you can find cherries and medlars. Summer offers an endless variety of fruits: apricots, figs, peaches, plums, prickly pears etc. In autumn the grapes reign supreme, but there are also walnuts, chestnuts, persimmons and pomegranates.
Winter is the season of the citrus fruits that are longer lasting: they remain on the trees until May and the orchard laden with golden fruit is a feast for the eyes! Seeing is believing... We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Nadia
business
'Glicine' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
5

AMAZING STAY AT ETNAMARE!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family (2 adults and 2 children) rented at Etnamare in April 2011. There were no reviews available for the property yet as it was brand new. It turned out to be the best place we stayed in our trip to Italy.

The apartments and landscaping are exceptional. Everything is brand new, clean and the surroundings are beautiful. The owners were very welcoming and provided us with information on request. We were able to pick our own fruit from the citrus trees. It is a very private location, far from local traffic. There is ample parking space, the property is gated so completely safe. It is conveniently located to be able to travel through all of Sicily on day trips. We had a rental car which I think would be necessary as the property is not located in a busy downtown (an advantage for us...).

I highly recommend Etnamare. You will not be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geneviève,
thank you so much for trusting us being one of our first guests in our newly opened Villa EtnaMare! We devoted a huge amount of time, passion and love into creating not only our dream home, but also a place for others to enjoy as much as we do... and there is nothing much rewarding than reading a lovely review like yours. We look forward to welcoming you again anytime. Nadia
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'Glicine' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
5

EINEN SCHÖNEN AUFENTHALT!

  • 5 out of 5
Meine Frau und ich hatten die Freude eine Woche in einer Ferienwohnung von ETNAMARE zu verbringen. Wir haben diese Zeit ausserordentlich geschätzt. Der Pool ist schlicht atemberaubend, gross und sehr sauber. Die Zimmer sind ebenfalls sauber und modern und bestechen durch die konsquente Verwendung von qualitativ guten Materialien wie Stein, Holz oder Metall (nie Plastik). Die Klimaanlagen in allen Zimmern machen den Aufenthalt auch bei hohen Temperaturen erträglich und ermöglichen einen guten Schlaf in der Nacht. Vom Früchtegarten neben dem Pool durften wir uns grosszügig bedienen, was wir mit Bezug auf herrliche gelbe und rote Feigen gerne taten. Die Anlage liegt in günstiger Lage zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten Catania, Taormina, die Alcantara Schlucht und Aetna. Mit einem Mietauto konnten wir aber auch Tagestrips unternehmen bis nach Palermo, Piazza Armerina und zu den Liparischen Inseln. Am letzten Tag durften wir selbst nach dem Auschecken noch bis zu unserem Flug am Nachmittag am Pool verweilen und sogar auch in unserem Zimmer duschen. Die Gastgeber Nadia und ihr sehr freundlicher Vater waren ausgezeichnete Gastgeber. Für unser Empfinden waren dies wunderschöne Ferien in einer sehr angenehmen Unterkunft zu einem wirklich fairen Preis.

Nochmals Danke!

Michel W.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review and for the explanation of the area. Yes, our apartments have high quality materials only. We strove to realize a home to last through a lifetime of use, and we are very glad you noticed and appreciated it. We loved having you as guests and look forward to hosting you again! Nadia
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'Glicine' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
New York
5

THIS WAS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY.

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed in many places in Italy and in France, and we would have to say that this was the most beautiful, comfortable, and well-appointed place we have been in. The house itself is beautifully put together, and the wide outdoor terrace provides breathtaking views of Mt. Etna on one side and, overlooking many seaside villages, the Ionian Sea, on the other. The grounds have a gorgeous swimming pool from where we could see the sea; there are also orange, lemon, almond, and nespoli trees, from which we were invited to pick our daily fruit. The proprietors, Nadia, Dario, and Angelo, the family patriarch who built the house, were very friendly and always ready to help with advice about local attractions. We had wonderful conversations with Angelo. We were really made to feel at home. We also have to mention the friendly reception we received at Pasticceria Russo in the village, where we had gelato stuffed brioche for breakfast and almond granite before or after dinner. The location was within easy driving distance from local villages like Trecastagni and Zafferarna, where we bought local honey, as well as cities like Catania, Siracusa, and Taormina, where there are fabulous markets and magnificent ancient ruins. I would also not miss the fish market in nearby Riposto. We also drove further afield to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina to see Greek and Roman ruins. The main object of our trip was to see the ruins and to indulge in the local cuisine. This was a perfect place to so it from.
Martin & Harriet
New York City
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Glicine' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
5

AWESOME PLACE

  • 5 out of 5
Fantastic place surrounded by the green of the nature and positioned among a splendid sea and the stately and imposing Etna, thanks to this particular and magic location the residence is always characterized by an absolute silence and a fresh and relaxing air what it gives way to appreciate even more a marvelous panorama while you are being dipped in a splendid swimming pool giving the feeling to have of forehead the whole shine of Sicily

the residences are always rich of comfort and the present personnel and to the service for every demand, the ideal place to vacation in serenity and complete comfort, let's recommend it warmly to everybody

See you soon again

Tat0 & Mary
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Giarre
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Giarre
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Praiola
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Bar Russo
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza, Etna
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Santa Venerina
Car: recommended

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Russo' bar is well-known for the production of sweets: 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries.

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily. It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...

The charming town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias.Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Greek/Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna.Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (8 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Santa Venerina, Catania

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Tariffa 6
12 Jul 2014 - 22 Aug 2014
5 night minimum stay
€929
for 5 nights
€1,300
 
 
Tariffa 7
23 Aug 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
5 night minimum stay
€857
for 5 nights
€1,200
 
 
Tariffa 8
13 Sep 2014 - 10 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€750
for 5 nights
€1,050
 
 
Tariffa 9
11 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€543
for 4 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 10
20 Dec 2014 - 20 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€486
for 4 nights
€850
 
 
Tariffa 12
21 Mar 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
for 7 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 13
25 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
for 7 nights
€1,050
 
 
Tariffa 14
13 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
Tariffa 15
11 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
for 7 nights
€1,300
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit €150
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Venerina in Catania

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bottled Water
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Fax
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Disco club
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ski
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Guests can take a walk along the footpaths and reap fruits from the orchard trees: oranges, lemons, cherries, pears...
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