|Space||753 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The holiday home DIETROSERRA consists of a large living room with kitchenette, a bedroom, a twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower and laundry.
The living room has a sofa bed.
There is a large terrace with spectacular views of Etna, the craters and the surrounding vineyard in front of the house.
Well furnished and attention to detail, the house is furnished in the heating and can accommodate up to 6 people.
Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and parking.
Children up to two years old are free of charge.
Upon confirmation of reservation must pay 30% of the total,
Check in: 12. 30 - 23. 00
Check out: 08. 00 - 10. 00
The two houses and holiday DIETROSERRA OF THE MULBERRY DIETROSERRA are located in the City of Viagrande, at the foot of Monte Serra, placed in the context of a traditional Sicilian house, set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape.
The houses are totally independent and enjoy a splendid view.
Etna, the surrounding craters and vineyard in front of the house.
Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and parking space.
ideal place to enjoy your relaxation surrounded by nature.
Two lovely weeks spent in Dietroserra. The delightful owners live close-by and could not have been more attentive and helpful. Daughter-in-law, Maria, was ever on hand to provide English translation when needed. We felt very welcome.
The website photos accurately depict the property and its rural setting. Tall trees overhang the property’s terrace, providing welcome respite in summer, but in late autumn when the sun is lower, the terrace is mostly in shade, making the interior of the property a little dark. Some extra, directional lighting would be useful in the kitchen/sitting area at times.
For sun-lovers, a separate terrace provides beautiful views across the hillsides to Mount Etna; it’s shared with the other property, but comfortably large. For shade-lovers a lush, grassy area runs between Dietroserra and the shared terrace. Chairs, tables, sunbeds & cushions are plentiful. The swimming pool is of the tank variety which you climb up into, so not at ground level. It’s perfectly serviceable, but bear in mind with younger children.
Furnished traditionally, the property is spotlessly clean, well maintained and well equipped, with lots of little extras thoughtfully provided (dish cloth; pan-scourer; washing-up liquid; initial roll of paper towel; liquid soap; shampoo; shower gel; loo paper; washing machine liquid). On arrival, we were treated to a bottle of wine from the vineyard and next day a delicious homemade cake arrived (thank you again, Signora Gae!). We also found fruit juice & water in the fridge, plus various condiments, olive oil, vinegar.
When buying food, be aware there’s no microwave. We ate in often and found the hob and oven perfectly efficient. Toaster, kettle and filter coffee machine are also provided.
Barking dogs didn’t worry us, but mosquitoes abound in October. Indoors was kept mozzie-free by using buzz plugs 24/7 (we took our own, but several were provided - bring tablets). Sufferers will want to apply lots of repellent or cover up when outside in the evenings.
The location is good for exploring the east coast and volcano area. Viagrande is just 15 mins’ walk away, but note the route is not pedestrian-friendly. With no pavements until you reach town, you’re confined to the hard shoulder, which disappears in places. If you’re visible with light clothing/torch, most drivers will accommodate you, but it’s not for the faint-hearted.
In all, those seeking peace and relaxation in a rural setting will love it!
We had a great stay at this house nestled into a winery at the base of Mt Etna with our toddler. The house was large and clean and worked well for us as a base for a family trip to Sicily. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a small but very functional kitchen and large common area with a large window over looking grape vines. There was also a large deck to sit outside and a pool.
The house is located outside of town but was a quick and easy drive and launch point to get to Etna, town, day trips along the coast etc.
The owners were very helpful both in providing information of items around the area, but also in assisting in booking specific events like cooking classes right at the villa. They were very quick to respond to questions we had.
The property was lovely with fantastic views of Mount Etna. We went with our two daughters who loved the pool and the gardens. The house is really well equipped and spacious and the two bathrooms really suited us and our two daughters.
The owners came to check on us regularly and gave us a delicious chocolate cake which was an unexpected treat. The wifi was very handy and we used the DVD player most days.
As a family of foodies we had no complaints with the kitchen equipment or the outside cooking space. This was one of the best equipped houses we have stayed in Italy.
There is plenty to do closeby. We spent a day at the waterpark and another in search of the locations used in the Godfather which were not too far away. The local town could have done with some more amenities but there are some excellent shops full of local produce.
All round a very enjoyable stay.
We had a very pleasant stay here in April. The front terrace IS as idyllic as it looks in the pictures. Although we didn't require any help, the owners gave us a phone number and kept in contact through email in case we needed anything. They were very welcoming - even leaving a bottle of homemade wine and a delicious orange cake for the stay!
The house is well-equipped. They have an drip-style coffee maker as well as a moka and an electric kettle. We used the kitchen a few times over the course of the week and the washing machine as well. It was a bit too cold for the pool when we visited, but I imagine it's wonderful during summer.
The drawbacks are the same as I have found anywhere else in rural Sicily, but I should at least mention them. There is a gate you must lock/unlock when you leave. There are enough bugs that one can't just leave the door open (though you'll be tempted due to the lovely views). And, as the other April reviewer noted, there were MANY barking dogs every night. I didn't mind the dogs because I had ear plugs. I'll also say that the few times I saw dogs on the road at night, they were not at all aggressive or unfriendly. There is also a very active bird population by the house. Until this trip, I didn't realize how much cuckoo birds actually sound like cuckoo clocks! To be honest, I didn't find them to be a drawback at all.
This is a great house for relaxing or seeing east Sicily. In the immediate area, there are Etna towns, Catania, and the Riviera dei Ciclopi. Within an hour, you can visit Taormina and Siracusa. Sicilian food and wine are excellent, and Viagrande is just far away enough for the biggest tourist centers than you can avoid other tourists if that's your thing. :)
Spacious, clean,well equipped house in a spectacular setting - looking at Mt. Etna. Lots of comfortable outside seating (and pool for later in the season), well equipped kitchen and functional bathrooms, including a washing machine. Good center for exploring Etna, Taormina, etc. Owners were very pleasant and quickly responsive to any questions (not to mention a bottle of their own wine and a delicious cake). Our only issue was with barking dogs every night - both nearby and further away.
We just returned after spending one week in Sicily in this lovely house.
We were so lucky that we found this hidden gem. Already before our Holiday, we have been mailing with the owners and they replied quickly and friendly on all our questions.
The house is set in an ancient vineyard: the wine making seems to have a long tradition in this Family.
There is plenty of space in the property and the holiday house is located in a garden/park on the top of the vineyard. You have your own private terrace/garden and the main garden is also there for you. From the garden you have a fantastic view on the Etna, the surrounding and the coast.
It is really amazing to watch the sun rise from here or in the evening when the last ray of sunlight is painting the Etna in red...
In the garden there is also a swimming pool: you can swim and look at the Etna!
The house is very comfortable, clean, perfectly equipped and just very cosy. There is a huge living room and kitchen in the same room with a big window facing the private terrace. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need for cooking and enjoying your Food.
There are two bathrooms, of course equipped with towels, hair dryer, but also liquid soap, shampoo, and even washing powder for the washing machine (which was located in the smaller bathroom).
Two bedrooms: one with double bed, the other with two Singles. Plenty of space for your wardrobe.
The only troublemaker were some Miskito in the evening, but we had them also at the beach after sundown. So this seems to be normal in October. The good thing: in the house you have different kind of anti -moskito things (spray, something for the plug socket, candles).
We were also lucky enough to try the wine from the vineyard and it is just delicious.
The Hosts: Gae and Michele are very nice, warm-hearted and welcoming people. We were very lucky that we shortly also met the (almost) whole Family: Maria & Claudio with their kids and Andrea.
We came as guests and we felt like we are leaving as friends.
Dear Gea and Michele: many thanks for your kindness and hospitality!
Hopefully we can come back one day! All the best to you!
Agni and Martin from Zurich
The house is located in the City of Viagrande, approximately 700 m. from the village at the foot of Monte Serra, in the context of a traditional Sicilian, set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape.
Offers a picturesque view of the sea, from Taormina to Catania, overlooking the eastern side of Mount Etna.
A few meters from the holiday home is the Museum of Etna that lets you know the world and history through photos of volcanoes, thematic rooms, multimedia and 3D representations.
Within minutes you can reach the picturesque fishing villages are characterized by lava rocks (Acitrezza, Acicastello, etc.) And the cities of Acireale and Catania. In a short time you can also reach the volcano Etna, where guided excursions, and the beautiful Taormina with the beautiful beaches of Giardini.
Behind the house is the Monte Serra Park which offers nature tours, visits to the Butterfly House, entertainment for children, educational workshops and ski slope and tubing.
Worth noting is the Ottobrata Zafferanese, important event that takes place-cultural every Sunday of October in the historic center of Zafferana (about 9 km. From the holiday home). Protagonists of each Sunday are the typical products of the earth and their derivatives: grapes, wine, mustard, honey, apples and seasonal fruit, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, pistachios, mushrooms Etna etc. .. i.
Also it should be noted:
Feast of St. Mauro Abate Viagrande - Feast of the patron San Mauro Abate Viagrande. Spectacular exit of the Patron Saint with a grand choreography of fireworks.
Acireale The most beautiful Carnival in Sicily, is one of the oldest on the island, Among its features there is the parade of floats and flowered.
The wagons allegorical-grotesque papier-mâché works are finely worked, that give their show through thousands of bulbs and lights, movements and spectacular scenery constantly changing during performances. They are the only cars in the world to use similar systems of lights and movements mechanical and hydraulic. The wagons infiorati have the character to show subjects created entirely with flowers (real) arranged side by side. They are also equipped with mechanical movements and lights.
In August takes place the Summer Carnival.
From 3 to 5 February in Catania celebrates the festival of Sant 'Agata, the patron saint of Catania, the patron of the most beautiful in the world, three days of worship, devotion, folklore, traditions. Festival that annually attracts up to a million people. The first day is reserved for the supply of candles. An evocative folk custom has it that the candles donated are high or heavy as the person seeking protection. This first day of the festival ends in the evening with a grand firework display in Piazza Duomo. The next day there is a procession through the streets of the city. In four or five thousand pulling the heavy machinery. All strictly wear the "votive lot." The fercolo is followed by eleven "cannalori" tall wooden columns that represent the corporations of arts and crafts of the city. On holidays the traditional Fair of St. Agatha.
Very striking is the Good Friday procession that takes place in Acireale
Viscalori blooming Viagrande -. In May, in the beautiful ancient village of Viscalori, Viagrande, the event takes place Viscalori blooming: music, art and colors.
The Feast of Saint Alfio in Trecastagni, the most characteristic and the most beautiful of spring in the province of Etna, since time immemorabili-
Eve, May 9, 'Holy Night', from Catania and the surrounding towns go up to the Sanctuary diTrecastagni, on the slopes of Etna, many devout pilgrims, 'the nuri' (nudes), often barefoot, carrying a heavy 'candle' votive on his shoulders, to offer to the saints.
"'To Nivarata' Acireale and the ritual of the Sicilian Granita" July
Sagra del Pesce Spada Acitrezza - during the celebrations of the patron saint San Giovanni Battista.
Feast of St. James in Caltagirone - The city pays homage to the patron saint, with the majestic and famous Scala Santa Maria del Monte for the occasion is 'enlightened' with traditional tiles oil and brings a unique design for every dwelling .
ViniMilo 'Festival of Wines Etna', a showcase for the promotion of the product and for the dissemination of the culture of wine and wineries and Etna in Sicily, in the historic center of Milo.
Feast of the Harvest in Viagrande - 'The Harvest and its traditions. "
December / January
Cribs Acireale - traditional route of Cribs. Church of Our Lady of the Snows exposure crib of ancient workmanship dating from the 17th