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The "fig-house"

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A welcoming house with all comforts, away from the traffic and yet in the village downtown, that will allow you to enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable view of the sea and of Etna, the highest vulcano in Europe, from the terrace in absolute privacy.

In the fully equipped terrace (barbecue, stone-worked table and seats, armchairs, deckchairs, rocking chair)with an enchanting scenario you will be able to relax under the warm sicilian sunrays, to dine out in the open and also to spend the evenings immersed into the peaceful atmosphere of the fishermen's village.

Pozzillo is situated in a strategic position, which will make easy and fast to reach several renowned tourist places: Acireale, a baroque town (15 minutes), Taormina, one of the authentic jewels of Sicily (30 minutes), Mount Etna (45 minutes), Catania (30 minutes) and just a bit farther Syracuse (an hour and a half).

In few words, the ideal place for those who love the sea and wish a relaxing stay, but also for those who are eager to discover Sicily without having to give up to the pleasures of the sea.

More Details

letizia ruggeri
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

Why letizia ruggeri chose Catania

The "fig-house" has been my family's summer holidays home for four generations. In my grandfather's time, the tenant - a fisherman - used to tell that he had planted the fig-tree, giving the name to this house. Many others villagers have claimed to be the "originator" of that wonderful tree and its delicious fruits. Unfortunately, the over-hundred-year-old fig tree is no longer today, but a new fig-tree has been planted in its place and is promising well!

For our family the "fig-house" means the sea and the volcano, the sun and the sea-salt, fish and barbecueing, relax and resting, gathering with friends, music and parties, health and well-being, serenity and freedom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Acireale in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • Hydrotherapy
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

The "fig-house"
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 58 reviews

The perfect summer house in the best spot.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect summer house in the middle of the Mediterranean. Nice small fisherman village, direct access to the sea, helpful owner,lovely terrace. By far the best village in this part of Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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"Extremely well positione...

  • 5 of 5

"Extremely well positioned. Seaview and harbourview. Small fishingboats leaving and arriving. Short stairs to the sea (and swim) directly from the houses large terrace. Terrace with bbq. So bbq with seaview and view on pozillo life. Very quiet village. Still with groceries at 2 minutes walk. Very romantic and traditional italian from our point of view, and very real. Children liked it very much also. Relaxed owner. Best house i have been too."

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We had a wonderful time ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful time in your house in Pozillo: very friendly people, nice and pittoresque village near by the sea. The fish tasted very good!"

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Stayed 2 weeks at Casa D...

  • 5 of 5

"Stayed 2 weeks at Casa Del Fico for the 4th time, and as always, we had a good time. Pozzillo is a great plaze to relax and we enjoy so much the locals and everything that happens in this beautiful little harbour. It's not the last time we will go there."

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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"The village was disappoi...

  • 5 of 5

"The village was disappointingly quiet, with only one place to eat. However the area immediately around the house was lively as the men who formerly patronised the bar opposite would sit all day long and into the evening on the public benches under our walls.

Also we were fascinated to see every day newly married couples comimg down to the harbour to have their photos taken."

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"If this accommodation wa...

  • 5 of 5

"If this accommodation was evaluated by our children, they would have given maximum ratings for all categories. From all aspects, it is a very advisable recommendation for family holidays. For seven people the accommodation is a bit small, but still very well manageable. The house is located in a small harbor with busy fishermen who, if asked, would take you for a ride for a fair fare and, another plus, you can always buy al sorts of fresh fishes, whether swordfish or sea-bass, at a little wooden booth at the corner. The whole location and atmosphere is really charming and peaceful, especially if you don’t mind that the cafe in the next corner is the favorite meeting place of local fishermen. The house has a direct private access to the sea, which was full of fishes, and irrespective of the fact that it was October, our kids spent much time on exploring the surroundings under the sea level. The whole stay was really made easy by hospitality and helpfulness of the owner, Letizia. We spent memorable days in Pozillo and I can only recommend this house if you are planning a reasonable family holiday close to the Etna, which, if not covered by clouds you can see from the terrace."

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

From the Catania airport take the motorway A18 CATANIA MESSINA and exit in ACIREALE, turn on the left and go on till you reach GUARDIA MANGANO. At the traffic lights follow the direction for STAZZO. After 1 km, when you reach the junction, follow the direction for POZZILLO


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Acireale, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tariffa 1
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 2
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 3
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 4
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 5
16 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 6
20 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 7
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 8
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 9
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione. Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione. Consegna delle chiavi da parte del proprietario. Proprietario non presente in loco.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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