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Make A Holiday Rental House in Mascalucia, Italy Your Home Away From Home

Tucked neatly close to the eastern side of the Italian island of Sicily is the peaceful town of Mascalucia. A Mascalucia holiday is attractive to all sorts of travellers because it is one of the best ways to enjoy the peaceful, serene way of Sicilian living, with easy access to many of the island’s top attractions. A Mascalucia holiday rental house provides all of the mod-cons you would expect to find in a first-class hotel with the added bonus of some spectacular mountain and sea views.

Things to Do on Holiday in Mascalucia, Italy

A Mascalucia holiday is designed to be as lazy or as energetic as you want it to be. The town itself is quiet but does have a variety of activities available for those who crave some outdoor pursuits. Amongst the activities available in the town are cycling, walking, mountain biking, swimming and tennis. As Mascalucia is within close proximity to Mount Etna; adrenaline seekers will also find other activities available in the surrounding area such as paragliding, mountaineering, skiing, golf and horse riding. Those who love drawing, nature watching or photography will be able to sit at a Mascalucia holiday rental house window and take in some wonderful subjects and landscapes.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Mascalucia, Italy

If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Mascalucia holiday rental house then there are plenty of great towns and villages worth seeing in the area. This includes the town of Taormina which is approximately 45 minutes north of Mascalucia. Taormina was once a small fishing village that has grown and contains many great attractions worth seeing. This includes several old churches and the Saracen Castle that overlooks the village. Also of note in Taormina are the well preserved remains of the Roman theatre.

Weather in Mascalucia, Italy

Should you be considering reserving a wonderful Mascalucia holiday rental house then you will be delighted to hear that they will be able to experience a Mediterranean climate, which means that there are warm summers and mild winters. The months of June, July and August are generally the warmest time to have a Mascalucia holiday with the daytime temperature reaching as much as 32°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be January and February when the daytime temperature drops to around 16°C. The average annual rainfall for the town is 12 inches.

Travel to Mascalucia, Italy

Travellers on a Mascalucia holiday can land at either Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) which is under an hour away from the town, or Palermo Airport (PMO) which is just over two and a half hours away. Airlines offering regular, affordable direct and indirect flights to the area include easyJet, British Airways, KLM and Thomson Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL) and Leeds (LBA).

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                                                                                                      My husband and I, along with our 13-months old daughter and my parents, arrived at Casa Cycas on Sunday 10th December 2016. When you look at pictures of your vacation destination you can't allways be sure if it really looks as shown. But this time it was even better then on the pictures - the villa is elegant, spacious, comfortable, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting. There are two double bedrooms, and a big salon with a seaview. The kitchen is small but fully equiped - there was even a bottle of wine waiting for us! The outside space is fantastic, with lovely views. Due to the weather (it was rather cold) we did not use the terrace in front of the villa but it must be a great experience during the warmer months. Aci Trezza was quite quiet at this time of year, but there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. And it is a good base for longer trips (Catania, Etna, Taormina etc.). All in all we enjoyed a very relaxing stay and will certainly be returning.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A house made special by its host... Ciao Antonio

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                                                                                                      Firstly I would like to thank Antonio, Marco and Santa who were welcoming, generous, helpful and fun.They live next door and were a shout away if we wanted them, but they never intruded unless we arranged it. If Antonio offers to cook for you, take him up on it.He is an excellent cook sourcing fresh food from Catania market and bringing local snacks and pastries.At the end of the week he added up the cost and I definitely feel he undercharged us. The house conforms to its description. It has a wonderful large bedroom leading out into a courtyard, the rest is spacious except a small. single bedroom, our children slept in the lounge. The house is tucked away in a quiet corner of Acireale, very few cars go by . There is a train line nearby ; the trains are almost all small (2 carriages) and infrequent. None of us were disturbed by them. We were able to park on the street near the house. Our car was in car hire terms a 'compact' This was too big for the fiendishly narrow streets and tight corners of Sicilian towns .Northern European rules do not apply to Sicilian driving but somehow everybody seems to get from A to B without incident. Acireale maintains some of its former elegance but mostly its crumbling like most of southern Italy. There are few tourists and the locals, to us were all friendly and helpful. Visiting Taormina it was a shock to be surrounded by thousands of tourists. The amphitheatre is breathtaking but the town was unbearable. The beach below Taormina is beautiful but you have to keep saying no to people wanting to sell you something. Acireale's local beach, Santa Maria La Scala is a stunning walk but it is more of a slipway for fishermen than something you would lie on. The best beaches we found were south of Catania. I liked Catania, my partner didn't; she was driving. Get the train. Etna calls but it is only worth going up if it is clear You get charged alot of money just to see 10 yards. We (including a 9 and 10 year old walked from the top of the cable car to the highest accessible point, its not challenging. We liked Sicily ; the locals are friendly, quieter than other Italians, there are lots to see and do near to a passable beach and there is chaos.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely property in rural setting

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                                                                                                      Two lovely weeks spent in Dietroserra. The delightful owners live close-by and could not have been more attentive and helpful. Daughter-in-law, Maria, was ever on hand to provide English translation when needed. We felt very welcome. The website photos accurately depict the property and its rural setting. Tall trees overhang the property’s terrace, providing welcome respite in summer, but in late autumn when the sun is lower, the terrace is mostly in shade, making the interior of the property a little dark. Some extra, directional lighting would be useful in the kitchen/sitting area at times. For sun-lovers, a separate terrace provides beautiful views across the hillsides to Mount Etna; it’s shared with the other property, but comfortably large. For shade-lovers a lush, grassy area runs between Dietroserra and the shared terrace. Chairs, tables, sunbeds & cushions are plentiful. The swimming pool is of the tank variety which you climb up into, so not at ground level. It’s perfectly serviceable, but bear in mind with younger children. Furnished traditionally, the property is spotlessly clean, well maintained and well equipped, with lots of little extras thoughtfully provided (dish cloth; pan-scourer; washing-up liquid; initial roll of paper towel; liquid soap; shampoo; shower gel; loo paper; washing machine liquid). On arrival, we were treated to a bottle of wine from the vineyard and next day a delicious homemade cake arrived (thank you again, Signora Gae!). We also found fruit juice & water in the fridge, plus various condiments, olive oil, vinegar. When buying food, be aware there’s no microwave. We ate in often and found the hob and oven perfectly efficient. Toaster, kettle and filter coffee machine are also provided. Barking dogs didn’t worry us, but mosquitoes abound in October. Indoors was kept mozzie-free by using buzz plugs 24/7 (we took our own, but several were provided - bring tablets). Sufferers will want to apply lots of repellent or cover up when outside in the evenings. The location is good for exploring the east coast and volcano area. Viagrande is just 15 mins’ walk away, but note the route is not pedestrian-friendly. With no pavements until you reach town, you’re confined to the hard shoulder, which disappears in places. If you’re visible with light clothing/torch, most drivers will accommodate you, but it’s not for the faint-hearted. In all, those seeking peace and relaxation in a rural setting will love it!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016