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House / Villa - Sant'alfioHouse with garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

At the end of the village of Sant’Alfio and by the road leading out of it is Casa Perla, which has been transformed into two tasteful apartments. A sloping ramp and a few steps lead to the lower apartment, while the other is on the first floor. Each has its own terrace and garden area .From the veranda on the ground-floor, is possible to see the panorama of the Catania gulf, while the panoramas over the fruit orchards finish at the volcano. Both the apartaments include kitchen, bathroom and a variable sleeps number.

Ground floor:

• Sitting/dining room.

• Kitchen corner with hob, oven, fridge and doors to furnished terrace.

• One double bedded room.

• One single bedded room.

• Shower room with WC, etc.

Embedded in the green Sicilian countryside, at the foot of the most impressive volcano of

Europe, in the picturesque village of Sant’ Alfio, and only 500 meters away from the famous

“Castagno dei Cento Cavalli” (One Hundred Horses Chestnut-Tree) , there is the Residence

La Perla.

The high, majestic and imposing Etna has always been an attraction for those who love nature and the mountains. Generous as well as greedy, Etna decides on the destiny of the people who live on its slopes.

The “One Hundred Horses Chestnut-Tree”, at least 2000 years old, legendary testimony of the long history of Sicily, silent spectator of the events which took place under his huge

branches, is the symbol of the tenacity of the Sicilians and their love for the volcano.

With a circumference of 50 meters, this tree is among the oldest and biggest in the world.

The Residence La Perla offers you the possibility to enjoy the beauties which Sicily reserves

for you.

Actually, Etna is easily accessible; you can reach Piano Provenzana or Rifugio Citelli

quickly by car. From there it is possible to take paths on your own or to participate in guided

tours during all the year.

Furthermore, within 15 minutes by car, you can visit one of the most beautiful c

More Details

fabrizio borzi
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sant'Alfio in Sant'Alfio

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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House / Villa - Sant'alfioHouse with garden
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
Todmorden, UK

Lovely garden comfortable flat

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay in Sant Alfio a wonderful village on the slopes of Etna. Wonderful garden with fantastic views to the summit of Etna and down to the sea. Fabrizio was a wonderful host throughout our stay, from the welcome pack of food and wine to the the help, friendliness and local knowledge throughout our stay. Highly recommended place to stay on the slopes of Etna. Thanks Fabrizio for everything!

Best wishes James and Jenny

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

These comments relate to the upstairs apartment, not the larger downstairs one which was booked at the time we were staying. Sant'Alfio is a lovely and quite traditional Sicilian village on the flanks of Mt Etna and was perfectly located for us, between Etna and the coast. The owner was exceptionally friendly and helpful, including recommending and booking restaurants for us, letting us use the laundry machine that was in another house owned by his family (his brother even drove us to the house!)and giving us a delicious cake baked by his Mum. Hospitality was great! The apartment itself (the upstairs one) was quite small but was fine for our needs (2 adults and 7-year old boy). Because it was high summer, we did struggle a little without air-conditioning, and the kitchen equipment was fairly basic. But as a slice of town life in eastern Sicily, and with very kind hosts, we would recommend this apartment to others. From what we could tell, the lower floor apartment appeared to be a bit more complete in its setup and probably had the better views towards the sea. We had a car and parking on the street outside the apartment was no problem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We had a lovely stay at ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a lovely stay at Sant''Alfio thanks to the property''s very friendly and helpful owner. Fabrizio was always there ready to help (even carrying our luggages - THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN :) and made our stay truly enjoyable.

The views from the house are wonderful and the lovely garden with the Etna crater views impressive. Although we were a large group, the way the house is divided into 2 separate apartments was ideal for us, and the children got so quickly used to the place that they used to constantly ask when we could go "home" while we were out and about!

We really hope to be able to visit this lovely mountain village once again in the near future."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Mr B.''s holiday home is...

  • 5 of 5

"Mr B.''s holiday home is nothing short of idyllic, set as it is in the Sicilian village of Sant''Alfio with the Mediterranean sea down the lower foothills of Etna and the superb volcano itself looking down on the property. The welcome we received was so warm and genuine...and we had reason to test the B. family''s standards of hospitality to the extreme. Firstly our rental car developed a problem which threatened to mess up our stay on the first full day...Etna was not smoking but our car sure was!! Mr B. took it upon himself to liaise with the car rental agency, picked up the car and took it to a mechanic in Sant''Alfio who, in the course of the evening and early morning, made sure that the problem only consisted of an over full water holding whatever...(under car bonnets is not my forte!) and pronounced it safe and road worthy. Thank goodness as the agency did not have a replacement for a 7 seater vehicle. To top this our 17 month old grandson developed a very high fever and once again our recourse was to the B. who kindly furnished us with the name and consulting hours of a local paediatrician. This they followed with phone calls during the day to see if little Nicholas was getting better and their concern continued for the rest of the stay. If these hiccups had to happen we could not have been in better hands or a nicer place and we will remain ever grateful to the B. family whom we hope to see in the future as we return to Sicily and explore this lovely island even further."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Excellent base to explor...

  • 5 of 5

"Excellent base to explore Eastern Sicily. The house has a generous garden to enjoy the good weather and absolutely everything you could think about for a comfortable stay. It is an older traditional house with a more recent extension. That means lots of light in the kitchen/ living room and guaranteed cool in the bedroom after a hot Sicilian day. The view on the valley and the sea in the distance is amazing both by day and by night and your calm and privacy are guaranteed. The owner is always available and willing to help/ give advice if you need / want any. Highly recommended!"

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The accommodation is sit...

  • 5 of 5

"The accommodation is situated in a nice village, not far from the main places of interest on the eastern part of Sicily. The top point of the accommodation is a lovely big private garden which allows some beautiful volcano views.Friendly cats use to come around and they add a lot to a charm of the place. Very quiet and peaceful. The owner seems to be a busy person, but he did his best to fix a stove problem we had.

In a sum, this is very relaxing place to stay and it is very convenient for Etna trips".

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In auto; venendo da Messina o da Catania, in autostrada uscire al casello di Giarre e proseguire per Macchia di Giarre; giunti presso la Statua di S. Vito, seguire le indicazioni per S. Alfio.

Venendo dalla Strada Statale 114, arrivati al Monumento dei Caduti di Giarre, proseguire per S. Alfio seguendo le indicazioni.

In Treno

Fermare alla stazione ferroviaria di Giarre - Riposto. Svoltando a sinistra, a 30 metri raggiungere la fermata dell'autobus per S. Alfio, autolinee Buda, all'inizio del Corso Italia.

In Aereo

Dall'Areoporto Fontanarossa di Catania, prendere l'autobus per la Stazione Centrale. E' quindi possibile proseguire in treno per Giarre (linea per Messina), oppure nello spiazzale antistante la stazione si trova il terminal degli Autobus, autolinee AST, per S. Alfio.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sant'Alfio, 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 3
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Tariffa 3
30 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £62.83
Spese di pulizia £0

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