About the property
- Bed And Breakfast807 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 beautiful bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, terrace and Etna valley Alcantara
The medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia among the most beautiful of the island and of Italy, boasts of an ancient history. The village is located between Etna and the Alcantara Valley only 70 km from Catania and a 25-minute drive from Taormina. The unspoiled nature, its famous vineyards with famous wine cellars in the world, its beautiful churches and good food make this a very special place. For golf lovers a few minutes drive away is "Il Picciolo" .A half hour drive to the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, a world attraction for tourists from around the world. And yet the wonderful Alcantara Gorges La Dimora del Castelluccio is a charming house completely renovated with quality materials, very comfortable and stylish. A large suite with a comfortable bathroom with tub and shower and a large closet, the suite is equipped with air conditioning, TV, balcony and terrace with a breathtaking view. Upstairs another double bedroom with a lovely balcony overlooking the rooftop garden of the Greek fortress of VII. C. The Red Room, a double room with bathroom and comfortable shower. The ground floor comprises a large entrance with a living room and dining.
The house is very bright and enjoys a unique view anywhere. The beautiful kitchen is not accessible, the housekeeper
think basic amenities. Arriving at the house castelluccio must have the feeling of being at home, served and revered otherwise what holiday is? .....
Denise du Chêne de Vère
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 7:30 PM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
First class all around
Denise and team have created a wonderful gem in Castiglione di Sicilia. We were on our 25th anniversary trip and stayed here for our first 3 nights in Sicilia to get-away a bit. We had the master suite which included a spacious room and spa-like bathroom area with shower and wonderful bathtub, along with beautiful views and terraces looking out upon Etna and the castle next to her home. Wi-Fi worked very well and there were plenty of outlets for those needing both. Breakfast was served each day in her dining area downstairs. You can tell Denise enjoys hosting and serving her guests, and she and her 'team' do it with style, without being intrusive, but with a warmth which makes you want to have them sit with you as you eat. The home is first class all the way, and if you're a lover of art, home decoration, restoration, history, you will be very pleased. Denise put us in touch with a tour at Planeta (vineyard) and with an excellent guide (Paolo) to take us to Etna. These made exploring the area much easier. I do wish we could have stayed longer just to explore more wineries as Castiglione is particularly well situated for that. A day trip to Taormina was also a highlight for us. Grazie per tutto.
Thanks Paul and Suzy, it was a pleasure to have guests like you !!!
The best of Italy!
We’ve been to Italy four times, but never to Sicilia. We know Italy’s culture, main cities, many towns, country homes and agriturismos. We also knew that Sicilia’s eastern seaboard would be touristy and congested, and thus desired a quiet nearby base from where to explore Mount Etna, Taormina and Catania. We also wished for a medieval looking town and high class, modern lodging. This was a long wish list! We selected La Dimora del Castelluccio in Castioglione di Sicilia.
Castiglione is a quaint town of narrow winding roads and alleys and fifteen churches perched on a hill north of Mount Etna. It’s a 40 minutes drive to Taormina, Catania or to the Sapienza Station on Mount Etna (where a cable car takes you up the volcano). The drive is not far; on the contrary, we avoided traffic, the countryside is lush green and towns delightful. Castiglione’s elevation is 640 meters (2100 feet) above sea level. At about 15 kilometers inland, it enjoys pleasant temperatures, clean air and no noise nor traffic.
The Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) reference and the pictures on their site are accurate. We rented three nights early June, 2017. A Michelin paper map of Sicily and well marked roads took us to the property doorstep at the top of town. We parked at the front door.
Owner Denise du Chene de Vere and staff of two welcomed us with a wonderful smile and Italian enthusiasm of long lost family. She took us directly to a beautiful terrace for tea, coffee, pastries and quiche made by her for our arrival. This was to be a new and special Italian experience!
Denise is an elegant, well educated, traveled, sophisticated Italian lady from Rome. She once visited Castiglione and vowed to live there. She built this new modern house on the top of the hill, overlooking a church dome, all Castiglione, the countryside and smoking Mount Etna.
We were given the master bedroom at the top floor, a superb suite like apartment with king size bed, private modern bathroom, dressing room, surrounding terrace, all sparkling clean. There’s free high speed internet. In the evenings, we walked the town and had dinner at a couple of local restaurants. The feeling of old rural Italy was all there. We hardly saw tourists. Full breakfast was served by our lady butler on fine china at the terrace and dining room, featuring regional dishes, some prepared especially for us by Denise.
Truly the best of Italy!
Gustavo and Desiree Garcia
House in the heart of a beautiful Sicilian village. Nature. Art and Wine, Relaxation, Etna products, 3 km Golf Resort, Etna excursions, trips to the famous Alcantara Valley gorges. Luxury B & B whole house
Additional pricing information
All prices are indicated in Euro and are prices for the house B&B "La Dimora del Castelluccio " per night with breakfast included. Breakfast is served each morning from 8.30 to 10.00 with local produce of Etna. Dinner It's possible to have dinner at our home with the recipes of the Sicilian and Mediterranean tradition, The extra cost of dinner is 50,00 Euros per person including drinks. SERVICE & AMENITIES Complimentary Wi Fi i- Terrace - Tea time ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME: Check in: from 3 p.m.on the day of arrival . Check out: by 11.00 a.m.on the day of departure.