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Linguaglossa: Charming ancient house in Etna - Linguaglossa

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Linguaglossa

Ancient house composed by two/three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, garden and terrace.

It's sited in the old heart of Linguaglossa village (reacheble by bus and local railway) on the east flank (550 meters) of M. Etna Volcano.

On the ground floor there are the hall and the little garden; upstairs there are the rooms with refurbished ancient furniture, and the terrace adjacent to the kitchen. Some ceilings show reliable old nice frescos.

This ancient home built in 19th century, is 15 minutes (by car) from the sea, 20 from Taormina, 20 from Etna forest and volcanic theatres, 45 from Catania, 50 from CT Airport, 100 from Syracuse.

Several interesting excursions (hiking or mountain-bike) may be enjoyed to the M. Etna, to the beach, to the Alcantara gorge, etc. The house owner (national authorized guide and geologist) will be happy to supply accurate trips information.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

sergio strazzulla
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Linguaglossa: Charming ancient house in Etna - Linguaglossa
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Superbe location

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons énormément apprécié l’accueil de Sergio, Guiseppina et leurs enfants. Ils ont consacré beaucoup de temps à nous présenté les différents lieux d'intérêt dans la région et toutes leurs recommandations étaient excellentes: plages, randonnées sur l'Etna et sans oublier les places gastronomiques ! Bref, cette famille est charmante et vraiment très accueillante.

La maison est exceptionnelle par son histoire et sa décoration: les plafonds sont ceux d'un véritable palais et nous avons adoré le carrelage, la très belle baignoire et tant d'autres objets...

Elle est aussi très bien située: au calme en plein centre ville. Tous les services sont à proximité.

Non loin de Linguaglossa, nous avons beucoup aimé le village de Castiglione et la rivière en contrebas. La plage de San Marco est très belle également. Les randonnées autour de l'etna sont très variées et les paysages sont vraiment très beaux. Mais Sergio et Guiseppina vous expliqueront tout cela mieux que moi...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Et même si vous souhaitez seulement vous reposer

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Giuseppina et Sergio pour leur accueil, d'avoir partagé avec nous ce lieu et leur connaissance de la région. Point de départ parfait pour découvrir la campagne autour de l'Etna.

Une très jolie découverte et maison pleine de charme (parfaitement équipée) nichée au coeur d'un village qui offre toutes les commodités.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deliziosa famiglia dotata della sensibilità e dell'attenzione atte ad apprezzare la particolarità della nostra antica casa e la genuinità dei luoghi: Grazie, siete stati degli ospiti ideali!
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Absolutely Charming

  • 5 of 5

When Giuseppina and Sergio let us into their family's house in Linguaglossa, my wife and I could scarcely believe our eyes. A nineteenth-century house built for a successful wine-grower, its interior, from its elegantly tiled floors to exquisitely painted ceilings, is a testament to Linguaglossa's role in Etna's rich and fascinating enological history. Sparely yet comfortably furnished with carefully curated pieces, the house felt like a portal to another time.

The house has no less than three different patios, each of which provides a slightly different vantage of Linguaglossa, its streets and rooftops, and in the not-too-far distance, Etna, smoking, steaming, and booming away.

Sergio is a geologist by training, and a vulcanologist by specialty, and on our visit took us on a wonderfully illuminating walking tour of the volcano. Giuseppina, also a scholar, likewise, regaled us with all sorts of fascinating stories about Sicilian culture, from the songs of the fruit vendors to the symbols embedded in the pastries that she and her husband brought us one day from the best bakery in Catania.

The house's kitchen was small but well-equipped and perfectly capable of turning out everything you need for a dinner party, the fixings for which can easily be rounded up just a few steps from the front door. Linguaglossa has more excellent produce stores, bakeries, alimentari and butcher shops than you can shake a stick at, and to a one, their owners were, to a one, extraordinarily kind to an American shopper who didn't always know the ropes.

Linguaglossa makes a most excellent base for exploring Etna's wine-growing region and the national park, and Giuseppina and Sergio's house is the perfect place to come home to. We dream of it just as we dream of our next trip to Etna.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Merveilleux séjour dans un lieu magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous recommandons tout particulièrement cet appartement, clou de notre séjour en Sicile tant par la beauté des lieux que par l'accueil extraordinairement chaleureux de Guiseppina et de Sergio. Pour ceux qui sont sensibles à la culture italienne, vous adorerez les fresques, meubles anciens, le "jardin du cloître" et la terrasse sur l'Etna. La générosité et la gentillesse des propriétaires n'ont pas d'égal. Vous saurez tout sur l'histoire romaine de la région, l'architecture, la géologie, l'Etna etc....

Proche de Taormina, Catane, idéal lieu pour visiter cette partie de la Sicile.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Wunderbare Gastgeber, herrliches Haus

  • 5 of 5

Giuseppina und Sergio, sind außerordentliche einfühlsame und aufmerksame Gastgeber. Das Haus ist von ihnen mit besonderer Hingabe, Liebe zum Detail und großer Fachkenntnis restauriert worden. Diesen guten Geist spürt man einfch - wir haben uns dort wunderbar erholt. Danke!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour superbe en Sicile

  • 5 of 5

"Superbe séjour dans cette maison vraiment typique de la région. A conseiller et surtout à revenir car les propriétaires sont d''une grande gentilesse"

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Pino azzurro
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Il picciolo
Nearest Train
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
A bocca aperta
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Piano Provenzana
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
S. Marco

(Text automatically translated) Catania-Messina motorway a18 exit Fiumefreddo.Seguire the direction of Lingfield. In town continue along the Via Roma to Piazza matrix, turn left into Via S. Egidio.

(Text automatically translated) Horse riding, golf, quad biking, winter sports, ski touring, snowshoeing, hiking, wine tasting tours, historical and artistic itineraries, festivals and events of local folklore

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Linguaglossa, Catania

Additional pricing information

Pulizia finale £25

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Linguaglossa in Sicily

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Ski Locker
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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