|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
very well-equipped and cosy apartment in a gated community.Quiet , peaceful ,set on the eastern flank of Mount Etna, it enjoys spectacular views of the volcano. It is surrounded by the countryside with citrus groves , at 400 mt from the sea.The position is ideal for people who want to visit Sicily, enjoy the closeness of the sea ,and love mountains as well.Free Internet wif
The apartment is on the first floor, it has a double bedroom; a living with a sofa bed, a dining table and a perfectly equipped kitchen; a bathroom with shower. It sleeps four but we can add one more bed or a cot on request. There are two balconies opening in the living room and in the bedroom, and a terrace of 25 mq where you can have relaxing dinners enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the place and the view of Etna.There's a lot of space for kids to run around safely and a shared pool open from mid June to mid September -
Facilities: shower, electric oven, dish washer, fridge, washing machine, iron, toaster, tv set, weekly linen change included, bikes on request , stereo,reserved car park , outdoor furniture , sunshade parasol, barbecue.
The location is ideal in any period of the year for exploring the coast of Sicily and enjoying spectacular excursions on Mount Etna, since it`s only 1 km from the Sicilian eastern main road (ss 114) and 5 km from the exit of the motorway "Giarre". Taormina is a 15 min drive away (15 Km); the beautiful long peebbly beach has a good range of "lidi" in summer( beach clubs offering facilities). The apartment is close the newly built "Porto dell`Etna" ( Etna`s marina )
"We spent very good time in this appartment. No complains about cleanlines, noises and neighbours. The beach is close enough and many shops and market are available in Riposto village not far away from appartment. Cinzia and Nunzio showed the top of the hospitality and sympathy."
"All outstanding. Apartment was excellent and equipped with everything we could need. Minutes from a great beach and right at the foot of Mount Etna. The owner Cinzia could not have been more helpful and went beyond what was expected. Highly recommended."
"The apartment is well equipped, clean and very quiet. From the terrace, it has a lovely view of the surrounding countryside, Etna, and fields of citrus trees. It is located in a summertime beach resort that is mostly empty during the wintertime. The compound itself is gated and secure, but the 2 streets leading into the property are dark and trash-laden. Driving time to the autostrada is longer than the map would indicate.
The owners are kind, trustworthy, very helpful and generous and are always available and willing to help. Would definitely stay there during the spring, summer or fall seasons. We spent a considerable amount of time comparing properties and prices, and this property is an excellent value for the space and amenities provided."
"A clean,secure,[gated community]stratigally located,well furnished apartment.An excellent location from which we explored both the coast and interior of Sicily.One can walk to the beaches or enjoy Mt Etna with a glass of wine. Add to this, hostible owners Cinzia and Nunizio, who were most generous with directions/sights,provided basic housekeeping food items,plus wine and citus fruit we most enjoyed. We felt very comfortable knowing they were in the backround should we need them. We will reccomend this location to our fellow Canadian travellers. Louis & Maxine"
The eastern coast of Sicily, between Taormina and Catania is well-known for its charming villages and magnificent sea resorts, but most of all, perhaps, for MOUNT ETNA , Europe's highest active volcano that dominates the area. Further south of Taormina, a very popular destination with the international jet set, between Acireale and Catania, stretches the beautiful Cyclops Riviera with the characteristic sea villages of Aci Trezza and Aci Castello, described in Homer's Odyssey. CATANIA itself, a baroque town in the Val di Noto and a UNESCO heritage site, is lively and fascinating both by day and by night. Castello Ursino, the cathedral square with its elephant fountain, the fish market, Via Etnea, the baroque Via Crociferi and the Alessi stairways with its pubs, restaurants and evening bars are all well worth a visit. The NATURAL PARK around Mount Etna is a must for hikers, walkers and for winter sports. Skiing down a volcano while admiring the sea is a truly unique experience. The villages, scattered across Etna's slopes, such as Linguaglossa, Nicolosi, Ragalna, S.Pietro Clarenza and Trecastagni are rich in folklore, art and tradition. There are also guided tours to the top of the volcano and to the spectacular Gole dell'Alcantara (Gorges of the Alcantarta river)
From Messina to Catania, the east coast of Sicily offers a variety of charming villages and well-known sea resorts. Just a few kilometres from Messina, on the banks of two salt water lakes, Ganzirri, a characteristic sea village, lies at the point where the Tyrrhenian meets the Ionian sea. To the south of Messina the coast meanders through rugged cliffs and coves and long sandy beaches, like that of S. Teresa di Riva, which lies below the fascinating village of Savoca, where "The Godfather" was filmed, and of Letojanni, a lively seaside town just a few kilometres from TAORMINA . Known as "The Pearl of the Ionian" Taormina boasts a wonderful panorama across one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with the ancient Greek Theatre, the bay of Isola Bella and majestic Etna. An important stop on the Grand Tour, that from the 1700's attracted European travelers and aristocrats, Taormina offers both spectacular scenery and important historical buildings such as Palazzo Corvaja, Piazza Duomo and the Greek Theatre, which hosts a variety of cultural events including the prestigious Taormina FilmFest that takes place in June. Nearby are the splendid seaside towns of Mazzarò, Capo Sant'Andrea and Giardini Naxos, the fascinating Gole dell'Alcantara and the Etna park with its charming hillside villages. The baroque town of ACIREALE ( 15 km from our apartment), known for its carnival and for the luxurious Timpa nature reserve. The picturesque fishing villages of Aci Trezza and Aci Castello on the Cyclops Riviera are also certainly worth a visit.
The area of Syracuse, in the south-east of Sicily between Catania and Ragusa with its spectacular beaches and two UNESCO world heritage sites, represents the historical and cultural variety that Sicily has to offer. The ancient city of Syracuse itself, founded in 734 b.C., was the capital of Magna Grecia and, over the centuries, was subject to various dominations, from the Romans to the Byzantines and from the Arabs to the Normans. Defined by Cicero as "the most beautiful of all the Greek cities", the city contains an important archaeological park and the fascinating island of Ortigia, its oldest quarter, that after being destroyed by the earthquake in 1693, was rebuilt in baroque style, as were the 8 wonderful towns in the Val di Noto, including Noto and Palazzolo Acreide. Among the most important monuments are the cathedral, the Fonte Aretusa, the Maniace castle and the Greek theatre. The sea, too, is another jewel in the crown with its unspoiled beaches and bays. If the Plemmirio marine reserve is the most popular with scuba divers, the beaches of Fontane Bianche, Cala Mosche, Vendicari and Portopalo di Capo Passero to the south, are certainly the most delightful. For lovers of nature and hiking there are some wonderful excursions to be made in the Necropolis of Pantalica, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the Cavagrande del Cassibile reserve, a deep canyon with natural lakes. The town of Noto, the baroque capital of the area, is well worth a visit as are the vineyards where the prize-winning Nero d'Avola wine is produced. The amphitheatre in Syracuse also holds a cycle of Greek tragedies in May and June.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|