Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Mascali - HOMES to stay to see CATANIA
CONTE RUGGERO with TERRACES & CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD,near beach, Etna,
HOMES TO STAY TO SEE CATANIA are two self-catering apartments, namely: CONTE RUGGERO with TERRACES & CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD. Both are located within the same building. This historic Art Nouveau building was constructed way back in 1930 but is now completely renovated. It is a sturdy structure with thick walls. Both apartments are just as spacious and comfortable as the other, both complete with modern facilities. There is also a large private carpark. We live up on the top floor ready to offer any assistance, above all to assure you a pleasant Sicilian holiday. All these and many more at a good price and a 30% discount from the second week on.
The location is ideal for many reasons. These apartments are only about a kilometer to the nearest beach 'FONDACHELLO'. Bakeries (panifici), pastry shops (pasticcerie), ice cream parlors (gelaterie), snack bars (tavola calda), supermarkets (supermercati), banks (le banche), the post office (ufficio postale), the church (la chiesa), pharmacies (le farmacie), the playground (il parco da gioco) and the town square (la piazza) are all within walking distance.. Mascali is surrounded by many known tourist spots like Mt. Etna, Taormina, the castle of Calatabiano, il Castello degli Schiavi, the gorge of Alcantara, the baroque cities of Acireale, Catania and Siracusa, just to mention a few. This is the perfect base for families, couples or groups visiting Catania, the eastern side of the Sicily, known also as the greener side of the island. Thanks to Mt Etna, fruit trees and orchards are abundant in this fertile land. Lemon and orange plantations and vineyards cover the hillslide down the volcanic slopes.
Don't miss more nearby attractions like: GIARRE, a nearby town ideal for a shopping spree down Corso Italia and along via Callipoli; CONFORAMA, a commercial center on SS114; other malls of Catania are PORTE di CATANIA, ETNAPOLIS, and CENTRO SICILIA. A great way of visitng the surrounding towns around ETNA would be to take a ride on the FERROVIA CIRCUMETNEA (the 'Railway around the Etna'); RIPOSTO, known for its fresh fish market; go and see the PORTO dell'ETNA where one can go on a boat ride or simply watch the harbor from the panoramic restaurant while enjoying one's delicious Sicilian meal, this is also a great place to try the famous Sicilian sherbet 'granita' for breakfast; visit GURNA, an extraordinary Natural Reserve within the territory of MASCALI and FIUMEFREDDO; the vineyards of SANTA VENERINA, SANT'ALFIO, MILO, LINGUAGLOSSA, excellent wine producing towns; within less than 30 minutes of pleasant driving is IL PICCIOLO, a 18 hole golf course; farther up on ETNA's northern side; a must is PIANA PROVENZANA, from where one can join a S.T.A.R. excursion on a jeep up till the crater. Here you will also find a skiing resort. As for night life, TAORMINA, CASTELMOLA, GIARDINI-NAXOS, ACIREALE and CATANIA are all excellent for fine dining,pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques. You name it, we've got it.
Details for holiday apartment CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms
- children welcome
About Maria Mondello
I was born in New York, grew up in Manila, studied in Madrid and Perugia and finally settled down here in Mascali, my husband's hometown. Agostino (a retired middle school professor) and I have been living here since we were married in 1969. Our three adult kids live not too far away from us so we often get together along with our three grandkids. Ever since I can recall we have always hosted family and friends from abroad. These were all rewarding years which always bring back pleasant memories. Today, we get even more satisfaction offering our apartments to guests in search of a home away from home. Since we ourselves love traveling we know what it means to be guests in another land. I love Sicily and I know you too will just fall in love with 'our enchanting island in the sun' and even more, the warm-hearted Sicilians. 'A presto!' ( See you soon!)
Maria Mondello purchased this apartment in 1996
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time in Sicily and staying at your home and being in Mascali enriched our experience.
Thank you again for your hospitality and wish at this moment we were back in your calm and peaceful courtyard.