WELCOME TO Torre Archirafi, Auntie Poldi's village! Mario Giordano's first novel to be translated into English, Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, is a charming-with-a-bite mystery starring Isolde Poldina Oberreiter, aka Auntie Poldi, a sensual woman of a certain age. Usually in mysteries, older women are clever, wise or crotchety, rarely lusty. Poldi is all that, and more. Although booze and depression have taken their toll, she is still glamorous and stylish, and never without her black wig.She finds a house in Torre Archirafi, a sleepy little town between Catania and Taormina, with the sea below and Etna behind. Come here!
The apartment(max 5 people) is near the sea( 50 m) in a central and residential aerea, in a quiet fishermen’s village called Torre Archirafi (Riposto). It’s a completely furnished and very comfortable two-storeyed apartment with a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom with a shower on the first floor, and a mansard on the second floor. Wide terraces with view on a tropical and Mediterranean garden, perfect for relaxing, getting tanned and reading. There’s also a barbecue for cooking the local fresh fish.
Torre Archirafi is situated in a very favourable place, at a short distance from all the most important turistic and cultural sites of Eastern Sicily: Acireale (12 km), Catania (25 km), Noto( km), where you can see the famous sicilian baroque, Taormina (15 km) Piazza Armerina and Siracusa (100 km), known all over the world because of their rich history, their wonderful panorama and for being used as important film location.
And of course there are the Alcantara Gorge and the Volcano - Etna, new UNESCO SITE, with the river, a lot of beautiful paths through the forest, near the lava flows. In winter you can also ski on its slopes.
Few meters far from the apartment you’ll find the beautiful promenade along the seafront, now enriched by a panoramic cycle track. Two bikes waits for you inside our car box!
Two kilometers away from Torre Archirafi there’s the turistic port of Riposto and a big and tipical mediterranean fish market, open all days in the morning!
Do you want to visit the house?
We're on TRIPADVISOR too, CASA DEI GERANI, look there!
PARCO DELL'ETNA, UNESCO SITE
Etna was at last added to the list of the world heritage sites by UNESCO.