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CHARMING HOUSE WITH UNIQUE VIEW ON THE MAGNIFICENT VOLCANO ETNA

Giulia Lattanzio

Advertiser since: 2006
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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Giulia Lattanzio

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2014
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CHARMING HOUSE WITH UNIQUE VIEW ON THE MAGNIFICENT VOLCANO ETNA

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Castiglione di Sicilia - Casa Lavica

The house is totally renovated and has 3 bedrooms and 3 en-suite bathrooms

Found on the north side of Etna, this totally renovated rustic house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms offers a panoramic view that stretches from the inland Sicilian landscape to the heights of the volcano’s crater. A rural road brings you to this lava stone house, which is sharply contrasted by the bright green of the wild Sicilian vegetation. The landscape surrounding the accommodation is characterised by antique lava flows and olive trees. Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beach) distance only a 15 Min drive (20 km). The delightful gorge 'Gole d'Alcantara' and the medieval towns Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia are all in a range of 10 km.

Due to the presence of a fireplace and central heating, Casa Lavica lends itself also for use in winter. Many people are unaware that Etna is a popular skiing resort in the winter months. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), 7 km away.

Golf resort at only 3 km away: “Il Picciolo Golf Club”, at Rovittello, Castiglione di Sicilia, is situated only 4 km from the house. The Picciolo Golf Club is the first golf course constructed in Sicily. It was designed, in the 1989, by Luigi Rota Caremoli. The beautiful 18 holes are among oaks, hazels and vineyards. Volcano Etna is the great attraction of the course, it dominates almost every hole and also allows the fantastic emotion of discovering lava flows all around from time to time. At a height of 650 mt above the sea, the fresh air which cools in summer the hot sun allows to forget the renetic rhythm of the town. At approximately 4 km there is the town of Linguaglossa, point of departure of most excursions to Mt. Etna. On the other side, one of most extraordinary monuments of nature: Alcantara Gorges, a terrific natural phenomena with caves and falls. At 25 km there's Taormina, shining like precious jewel.

Skiing on the volcano!: Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi). Piano Provenzana distances only 7 km from the house. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!

Nearby: - Volcano Etna

- “Piano Provenza' cable cars and ski facilities

- Etnaean towns Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia (medieval Etna villages with Norman castles)

- Taormina & Giardini Naxos

- Gole d'Alcantara, a delightful gorge. The unique canyon was created by a splintering collision of volcanic magma and cooling water.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giulia Lattanzio (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2014

About Giulia Lattanzio

We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best.

Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental.

Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.

Why HomeAway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming house with unique view on the magnificent volcano Etna
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Charming house with unique view on the magnificent volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91239
+31 -681489077
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
5

A perfect Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
Had a fabulous 5 day stay. Giuseppe, the friendly owner showed us his house and gave advice where to go shopping. The location is calm and tranquil with Mount Etna providing the entertainment, visible lava plumes at night. A car is essential to reach the house. As keen cyclists the area provided ample hills and wonderful quiet country roads with Mount Etna the big challenge.As other guest we could not access the internet despite having a USB to mini USB converter.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming house with unique view on the magnificent volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91239
+31 -681489077
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
4

Enjoy Casa Lavica

  • 4 out of 5
We spend a very nice week in Casa lavica. Giuseppe was ready to show us the rooms when we arrived in Passopisciara. The house was really clean. You enjoy very beautyfol sight to Etna.It is a calm place.
During our stay, the internet-connection did not work.
Passopisciaro is a nice place; you can make hikes (you need a car), e.g. to Roca di Novara, to the "Parco Naturale dei Nebrodi" and to several hikes around the Etna.
We can really recommend this property!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming house with unique view on the magnificent volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91239
+31 -681489077
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
Matoury (guyane française)
5

une maison très agréable

  • 5 out of 5
L'accueil est très sympathique. La maison, construite en lave, sol en tomettes, est magnifique, bien entretenue et très propre. La vue et l'environnement sont splendides, et l'endroit est particulièrement adapté à ceux qui rêvent de calme et de paix! Nous sommes séduits par cette location, que nous recommanderions avec enthousiasme à des amis.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming house with unique view on the magnificent volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91239
+31 -681489077
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
Haarlem, the Netherlands
5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 out of 5
A very beautiful house, renovated by the owner, Guiseppe. Giuseppe is generous man who welcomed us with wine, bread and various fruits. He makes is own oliveoil.
There is plenty of everything in and around the house!
We used the bbq, the washing-machine and the fireplace.
No problem.
The view is unimaginable.
You definitely need a car. There are a lot of charming villages to visit.
We recommend this house!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos / Taormina
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Linguaglossa
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Passopisciaro
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Linguaglossa
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Piano Provenzano, Linguaglossa, Etna
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos / Taormina
Car: necessary

Casa Lavica is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of Sicily. The villages of Etna, such as Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di SiciliCaa are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and their Norman castles. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi). On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below! Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beach) distance only a 15 Min drive.

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, from Piano Provenzana

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Rates & Availability

From €590 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 4
16 Aug 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€590
for 7 nights
€590
 
 
Rate 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€600
for 7 nights
€600
 
 
Rate 2015
11 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€730
for 7 nights
€730
 
 
Rate 2015
22 Aug 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€600
for 7 nights
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices include use of Internet USB key, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, electricity. Heating is not included (necessary usually between October and April).
Security deposit = 150 Euro.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castiglione di Sicilia in Catania

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Dependance
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • The property consists of a spacious living room with open kitchen, fireplace and wooden table, and three bedrooms (of which one in the dependance). All bedrooms have their own bathroom (with toilet, bidet and shower).
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The rental includes a USB Internet key.
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