Suite Mt. ETNA-Linguaglossa-Sicily
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About Gaetano Mangano
A Linguaglossa native, nearly 10 years ago I acquired this townhouse built where my grand-parents 2-room house once stood. The three story structure has one apartment on each floor. The exquisitely furnished second floor apartment-home is a place I would be happy to arrive at myself as a guest. As a host, I will strive to make your stay as perfect and comfortable as possible. I divide my time between New York City and Linguaglossa where I cultivate parcels of land, some of which have been in my family over 100 years. These parcels of land, located on the slopes and on the hills overlooking Mt. Etna, include a variety of fruit trees, a vineyard, and about 500 olive trees indigenous to the area. These olive trees, ranging in age from very young to very old, produce “Valli dell'Etna Extra Vergine Olio di Oliva”, which I share with an exclusive clientele of friends and family in Sicily and the US.
Gaetano Mangano purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Gaetano Mangano chose Linguaglossa
A three (3) bedrooms, one (1) bath apartment home on the second floor of a three level town-home with a second bathroom on the third floor. Access to the second floor is from a ground floor entryway, which opens to a marble staircase. Guests climb 32 steps to the second floor landing. Each bedroom has a queen size bed. Therefore, the unit can accommodate most comfortably a party of up to three (3) guests in individual bedrooms and a party of up to six (6) guests with two (2) guests sharing a queen size bed. The dining/living room sits four to six. It is understood that guests staying here at anytime will know each other. The well-appointed second floor apartment home features a bright and airy motif. From the foyer fan out doors into the three (3) bedrooms, a full bathroom, a small, well-equipped kitchen, and a dining/living room. French glass-paneled doors in the bedrooms and the living/dining room open to wrap around balconies. The Messina and Catania bedrooms overlook a private alley way. The Siracusa bedroom and the dining/living room overlook a lava stone paved side street. The Messina and the Siracusa bedrooms have ceiling fans. The other rooms have tower floor fans. The bathroom and the kitchen open up to a light well which runs from the first floor to the roof-top terrace. All the rooms feature high-end furnishings, quality accessories, and fine linens. The dining room and kitchen are equipped with fine tableware and kitchenware. Included are gas for cooking, electricity, Wi-Fi, linens, linen change and cleaning as needed. You can prepare your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen, purchase prepared fare in nearby shops, or eat out at well appointed restaurants nearby.
What makes this Apartment unique
The townhome is located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Linguaglossa. As such, you will experience life as the locals do: bustling with traffic and activities during the day, peaceful at night. What I love about the neighborhood is that you can walk two blocks to grocery stores, butcher shops, deli counters, produce stores, cafes/pastry shops with sidewalk seating in season. You can purchase prepared fare from a tavola calda or dine at a fine white table cloth restaurant up the street. You can walk to banks (ATM), post office, pharmacies, and first aid station. Linguaglossa, population 5,000, is a quaint town on the foothills of Mt. Etna. It is located at 550 meters (1600 ft.) above sea level and enjoys a unique microclimate: warm/hot during the day, cool in the evenings. It is 20 minutes from Mt. Etna and Taormina, 20 minutes from the sea and 50 minutes from Fontanarossa, the airport at Catania. From Linguaglossa as a base, you can experience eastern Sicily by taking day trips to the Alcantara Gorges, Taormina, Messina, the Aeolian Islands to the north east; Catania, Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone, Siracusa, Noto, and Agrigento to the south east. Many quaint and historical small towns from the Ionian sea coast to Enna in-land are a day trip away. Not to be missed is the town of Savoca, the setting for a scene of Francis Ford Coppola’s "The Godfather", the medieval town of Randazzo, and the hill-top town of Agira, near Enna, once a thriving Greek colony and today the site of “Sicilia Outlet Village” with its 100+ stores of well known brands.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.