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Make a holiday apartment in Zafferana Etnea, Italy your home away from home

When you’re looking for your ideal holiday rental in Zafferana Etnea HomeAway.co.uk can make it a little bit easier. There are villas, apartments and holiday homes at this destination, which couldn’t be better located if you want to experience the awesome majesty of Mount Etna as well as the charming east coast of Sicily. Apartments in Zafferana Etnea tend to be attics at the top of turn-of-the-century blocks, with lovely views of either the sea or volcano. You can make sure you have all of the conveniences that are important to you at your Zafferana Entea apartment or villa, by choosing from a range of guest facilities like air-conditioning, on-site parking and internet access.


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Things to do

-Mount Etna. Zafferana Etnea is practically in the shadow of the legendary Mount Etna, and the natural park protecting this famed landmark could hardly be closer. It’s an active volcano, standing at over 3,320 metres. You can get the best views by taking an off-road vehicle tour, enjoying sumptuous views and seeing former lava rivers from past eruptions.

-Beaches. This portion of Sicily’s east coast tends to have dark pebble beaches that are well tended and offer various activities and services - and of course feature the one-of-a-king backdrop that is Mount Etna. Praiola is one of the closest, and framed by steep wooded hills.

-Catania. Taking a holiday in Zafferana Etnea you could make the short trip south to see this attractive city. The historic part is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its profusion of baroque architecture. Catania’s cathedral dates to Norman times, and no visit is complete without seeing the unique Elephant Fountain in Piazza del Duomo.

-Aci Castello. Even closer is this local coastal town, which has an imposing Norman castle dating to 1076. The structure is mostly intact stands high on a rocky promontory created by ancient lava flows, and looks out over the sea. It now houses a museum detailing the natural and cultural history of the town.

-Food and drink. On the east coast of Sicily you’ll get great seafood and fish thanks to the many fishing villages dotted along seafront. Inland villages are known for their mushrooms, cheeses and cured sausages. The gelato is also fantastic – Sicilians often have served with brioche.

Weather in Zafferana Etnea

Sicily gets a climate that is exactly what you would expect from the Mediterranean region. Precipitation is rather scarce all-year-round, occurring only late in the summer and during the short winter months. If you visit a Zafferana Etnea holiday home in summer then you’ll very likely enjoy warm conditions, with highs in the 30s in July and August, but also mercifully low humidity. For the remainder of the year, from October to April, daily highs drop gradually to the low-teens in January, before rising sharply again in Spring.

Travel to Zafferana Etnea

If you’re planning on flying to get to your holiday home in Zafferana Etnea, then the town sits approximately 40 kilometres north of Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), and the trip by road shouldn’t take much more than half an hour. The airport is reachable from the UK with a few budget airlines, some of which offer only seasonal flights. There are half-hourly bus services from the airport to the centre of Catania, and from there you can catch an AST bus to Zafferana.

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                                                                                                      Flowers, hospitality & granita.

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                                                                                                      Memories of flowers & warmth. Flowers in abundance, a riot of colour, around the house, around the pool, everywhere. Not just the deep warmth of the Sicilian summer sun but most particularly the warmth of genuine Sicilian hospitality. Ireland is the 'land of a 1,000 welcomes' to strangers. As Gaeilge, céad míle fáilte. No-one would feel like a stranger arriving in Villa Vanisia. The welcome from hostess Daniela & her daughter Alessandra makes one feel immediately more like a guest in what was their home. In truth, the welcome has begun long before arrival with enquiries promptly answered & reassurances provided by rental manager Nando, family information shared and even additional requests delivered before we arrived. Table tennis for the children so they can play out of the midday sun; as you wish. Smart TV for Netflix so the teens can catch up on their favourite series after a long school year; of course. Improved air-con in the two annex bedrooms so the two teenage girls can each have their own, independent space from each other and from the family; not a problem; floaters & volley ball for play in the pool; there the next day. Some lovely surprising touches, thoughtful & generous; waking on our first morning to a gentle knock on the kitchen door and a breakfast of freshly baked brioche & granita in exotic flavours; mosquito wristbands for the children; fresh fruit from the gardens; suggestions for lunch & dinner locally and for nearby trips (the raspberry & lime granita topped with cream @ Bam Bar, Taormina was SO good); and a farewell gift of pastries personally delivered... truly this is a vacation home like none other previously experienced through many happy trips to Italy. The Villa is in the footslopes of Mt. Etna so the gardens are bounded and terraced with black volcanic rock. The brilliant blue Aegean sea shimmers far below and Catania hums away to the right. There are so many places to enjoy relaxing in the house or around the patios & pool, that it is frequently tempting not to leave for visits to nearby Taormina, Mt. Etna, Catania, Syracusa, Etnaland. Pool & gardens are impeccably maintained. The rustic kitchen is somewhat basic compared to the elegance of the living rooms & a patio umbrella would add some shading. A good coffee machine though was welcome & well used! Housekeeping issues were mostly addressed promptly, always with grace & kindness. However, the 5 stars go to Daniela & Alessandra for their hospitality & generosity.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely house with rustic charm. Great outside space and amazing views.

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                                                                                                      Comfortable little house which was well equipped for a holiday stay. Excellent store cupboard and lovely fresh local provisions provided by the owner, Ernesto. There is plenty of local information available and Ernesto is keen to ensure that you have what you need. There is a Tourist Office in Zafferano which also has a range of supermarkets, small shops, restaurants and bars. The house provides an excellent base for touring the major sites. Taormina is very accessible as are many small coastal towns. Etna, above the house, is ever changing and there are many interesting walks in the area as well as to the busier Refugios. We had a lovely stay here and would recommend the house and the owner's kind attention. Wifi works well.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017