About the property
- Villa1829 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, private garden area
A beautiful spacious villa in its own grounds with a view of Etna from the terrace. From the garden a few steps down to a small beach for swimming. After your swim, relax on the little beach below or in the privacy of the garden.
Ideal for those who want to explore eastern Sicily, including Siracusa, Noto, Etna, Catania and Taormina, and have a base at the sea.
Air conditioning in summer, heating and log fire in winter.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Franco Civello
I used to spend my summer holidays in this house. Now my family and I can only stay here a few weeks each year. The house is available otherwise.
Franco Civello purchased this Villa in 1975
Why Franco Civello chose Augusta
It's easier to manage a house that is open and used rather than closed for most of the year.
What makes this Villa unique
The special feature of the house is its close proximity to a very calm sea, in a sheltered bay, and therefore ideal for swimming. It also boasts a large patio and a large garden with olive and pine trees. The view from the house is spectacular and the house is part of a private compound , full of trees and vegetation, next to a nature reserve,
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We had a wonderful and comfortable stay. The house is completely outfitted, from the kitchen to the hi-speed internet, with plenty of storage space and detailed instructions for all appliances, etc. The garden is lovely and perfect for meals, napping, and children who need to run! And the location...what can I say? It couldn't be better. The view of Mt Etna in one direction, quaint Brucoli in the other, and uninterrupted sea between. It is beautiful. We swam almost daily, and within an hour's drive were able to visit ancient ruins, vineyards, Baroque churches, caves, excellent restaurants and beaches. Oh, and there is also a friendly and capable caretaker across the street. My family and I loved staying here and we hope to be back!
Ellen has captured perfectly what we love about our house. Thanks Ellen - come back soon.
Stunning location - with your own "private" beach and the best view of Mount Etna
The house is wonderful, keeps cool even on the warmest days, excellent equiped, clean, aircontiditoned - and the location ... stunning. Absolutely stunning. The feeling of having your own private beach only a few steps from your house makes you not want to leave this place. A big garden surrounds the house and makes you get the feeling of your own private area. The always helpful Carlos met us at the gate when we arrived, showed us the house and told us about the area. The charming town Brucoli looks during daytime as a sleepy place, but when the sun goes down people arrive from long distances and turns it to a lively cool place. With a rented car you can easily reach the best cultural sites as i.e Siracusa, Noto, Mt Etna, Villa Romana.
Our holiday was amazing!
The location could not be better.The villa is wonderfully equipped and secluded in it's own grounds.It catered for our every need and we wanted for nothing.Franco and Claudio were extremely helpful with our arrangements,enquiries etc.We will definitely consider going back in the future.
A lovely villa
We had a lovely stay at Villa Civello. From making the booking to the return of the deposit everything was extremely well organised. The villa is well appointed and clean and the location truly spectacular. The villa is also well placed for trips around the Eastern side of Sicily, including Etna, Siracusa, Noto, Cava Grande and more. Would recommend highly.
Fantastic villa in Brucoli
We arrived quite late and so didn't get the full impression of the villa or the view until the morning, and what a sight, it was such a beautiful view across the bay, and the sunsets were marvellous. Etna was often hidden from view because of the heat mist but it was a lovely sight when it came into view and we had a good trip around the whole of Etna one day.
The villa is perfection, we had a fantastic time here, all the facilities were as mentioned in the description and we wanted for nothing. This was one of the only villas we have stayed at with full mosquito nets at every window, and the first time we have never got bitten during our many trips to Italy, as we took the advice of Franco and closed the doors to the bedroom corridor.
We used the outside shower everyday and it was lovely in the July heat. We bought a cheap snorkel set from the local supermarket, and it was lovely to see the fish in the bay just below our balcony.
The owner Franco was always quick to reply to my questions and to give advice, and the caretaker lived just behind the villa in case of any problems (which we didn't have). I would definitely recommend the villa to friends and relations, we were sad to leave.
We visited all the major historical sites, if you have children/student age I would recommend taking your passport/ID so that you can get cheap rates for entry.
thanks again Franco for the use of your lovely villa, we hope to return very soon.
many thanks for your kind words. I am really happy you enjoyed our house and Sicily.
All the best
Beautiful Villa, Peaceful & Quiet, Amazing views.
This was a lovely villa, positioned right next to the sea with views of Brucoli across the bay and Etna in the distance. Even though we went at Easter, I swam in the sea on a couple of the hotter days, in the Summer it would be even better.
The Villa is very clean, well maintained and the garden and patio are wonderful, with plenty of garden furniture. Tables and chairs on the East side to have breakfast in the sun and the west side to watch the sunset and chill out.
The kids loved the table tennis and all the games left in the villa and to be able to play by the sea on their own as we could see them from the villa.
We arrived on a Sunday (so everything was closed) but the owner had kindly left some food (Pasta, etc) and a wonderful bottle of wine so we cooked tea before shopping the next day.
All the facilities (kitchen, showers, etc) worked perfectly and the instructions left were detailed and informative. Even instructions on how to make an Espresso which meant I could be Sicilian every morning. Having the caretaker, Claudio, just across the road was also a bonus if you needed anything.
As this was outside the main part of Brucoli is was very quiet in the evening and we felt very safe and secure.
We visited Etna, Syracuse and lots of other sites which are less than an hour away. Plenty to see in this region, but the villa was so nice you might not want to go out!
I can recommend a wonderful restaurent "La Cavalera", only a short drive, about 2km, from the villa. Have the signatory dish - Blissimo! The owner was really helpful and spoke good English. Look it up on TripAdvisor.
The owner was very helpful before we went, easily contactable by email or phone.
I would recommend this property, especially for a family that want a private piece of beach by the sea.
Many thanks for your kind words Declan. I will definitely visit that restaurant next time i go. Franco
Five meters from the sea in the bay of Brucoli in a private condominium. Large garden gate and the sea. Beach just below the house. Nature reserve behind. Brucoli, on the opposite side of the bay, and 'a small village bordered by a natural canal, along which several caves, typical houses Neolithic. The terrace offers a spectacular view of the bay of Catania, Etna in the background.
Additional pricing information
deposito contro danni di 250 euro, incluso nel pagamento finale. in estate o inverno, 50 euro per settimana per aria condizionata o riscaldamento, aggiuntivo del prezzo sulla tabella.