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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Good property for a larger group

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was well prepared for us on arrival and the two people that met us were very helpful. They left us a bottle of wine and even recommended somewhere to go out for New Years Eve. We were two families - 4 adults, 5 children - so the size of the villa was just about right. Everyone had a bed, and the smallest was on a fold out sofa bed. Major plus points were the pool and the basement level games room with a pool table and pinball machine. The kitchen was also large, but we struggled to get 9 people around the table. It was also a little under equipped if you wanted to cook at home, but a relatively minor point. Spectacular views of Etna every morning were certainly uplifting for the soul, and we were lucky with the weather for the time of year (28 Dec to 4 Jan) with highs of 17 deg and lots of dry weather and sun. The only downsides for the adults were that the beds were in need of an upgrade - new mattresses would sort this easily. Overall, loved the place and the location and can recommend it with a clear conscience.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nicely situated in the Alcantara Valley about 10-15 minutes from the coast. It's up a narrow 500m dirt road which might be useful to know when deciding what type of car to hire but it does means that it's quiet, peaceful and private. The closest restaurant is the Ristorante Paradise which is at the start of the track and so very close by. The food is great but the quantities are huge and defeated us so make sure you have a good appetite before you go. The villa was larger than we expected and very well equipped. Plenty of crockery, cups, and glasses and a dishwasher to take the chore out of cleaning up. The villa was very clean and well looked after. Emails from the owner were friendly and helpful and the keyholder, Giueseppe, was very helpful in recommending places to go and things to do when we arrived.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      A lovely apartment in a superb position

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This apartment is above the main part of Taormina and has superb views over part of the town, Etna and the coast. We really liked that we could walk down to the town easily and quickly using the steps and return the same way (not quite so easy but it only took about 10 minutes and we soon recovered!) The apartment is really well equipped, full of character, the garden is very attractive and the use of the upstairs terrace, with even better views, is a bonus. The owner, Gianfranco, is very helpful and friendly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016