Gorgeous Sicily villa is located in Nicolosi, the most renowned and beautiful town on the southern slope of Etna park. From all the sides of the property you can enjoy a stunning panorama of the Ionian coast. The outdoor has a great pool area, a well-maintained garden, a playground and a tennis court. Inside, the house has a wonderful double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, a twin with private bathroom, a familiar (a double bed plus another double bed ) with ensuite. On the first level, in addition to the kitchen, you can enjoy a spacious and bright saloon and a glass-window dining room, both with an unforgettable view of the ocean. Facing the living room there is a beautiful area with a green lawn where there are three chalets with double bedrooms with ensuite. The house is fully equipped, with wi-fi, BBQ area, dishwasher, washing machine, AC in each room, sat tv.
Bedrooms (6) and Bathrooms (6):a double with en-suite (shower) on the first floor; a twins on the first floor; a bathroom with shower on the first floor; a bathroom on the ground floor; a familiar (two double beds) with en-suite (shower) on the first floor; three chalets, each one with double bed and en-suite bathroom (shower)
MAMMA'S ANGELS TIP (by Luca, who will welcome you at this villa): Etna is my not secret love and this house is the perfect starting point to visit the biggest volcano in Europe. In Nicolosi there are some of the best pizzeria of Sicily. Ask me for the list. Write Luca if you need more tips: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
Closest Market: 2 km - Closest restaurant: 1 km - Closest Piazza (or center): 2 km
Nicolosi (photo, 2 km's away) a very nice Etna village, has always called “the door of Etna”, since from here begins the Marenevefuoco (SP92), the wonderful road that leads up to 2000 meters a.s.l., the highest point that one can reach with a vehicle and from where it is possible to climb up to the top of the volcano (by walk or by cable).
Among others, I suggest you the visit of the Montirossi crater, who determined, in 1669 the lava flow that reach and destroyed Catania!
Don’t worry: now it’s a quite pine trees forest and you can walk it up to the top !
We are in the eastern side of Sicily, and two masterpieces dominate the landscapes; the sea and Etna volcano, joined by something bigger thant them: the blue Sicilian sky!
Etna Park (photo, Unesco’s), with its inactiv volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasts 10 km’s.
My tip is to enjoy the Mamma's Etna tour, the most requested in Sicily.
Catania (photo via Etnea) is 15 km's away. I suggest you to park the car in Piazza Alcalà than have a walk: let's start from the worldwide famous Pescheria (outdoor fish market), then to Piazza Duomo (the hearth of Catania) and from it take the Via Etnea, the main street of the town, a pedestrian walking full of shops, cafe and wonderful buldings in Baroque style. Let's walk for about a kilometer, visiting the Roman amphitheatre (in Piazza Stesicoro) until arrive to the Villa Bellini (Catania's public garden).
The Playa (beach) lasts 10 km’s and is close by Piazza Duomo. In this area there are many lido (private beaches where you can rent umbrellas, deckchairs, have a meal in a cafe ...) and I suggest you to enjoy the Lido Verde, partner of MammaSicily.
Other places worth a visit are Acitrezza and Acicastello (5 km’s), both fishermen hamlets, where lava flow of millenia ago has modelled the landscape: in Acicastello you can find a stunning castle in lava stone overhanging the sea and in Acitrezza the Faraglioni (sea stacks).
Taormina (photo), the pearl of Sicily, is almost 30 km’s away: it’s a magic place with the amazing Isolabella and its narrow streets rich in history, a sort of vintage atmosphere and fashion: cool!
Siracusa (Unesco’s), and its Greek masterpieces it’s almost 60 km’s away.
Another tips is the visit of Pantalica (Unesco’s), with its more than 3000 graves carved on the rock, a river, a forest and a sort of mistery all around.
At a glance: Acireale (Baroque style, 10 km), Savoca (The Godfather movie spot, 50 km), Brucoli (sea village, 60 km), Megara Ibla (archaeology, 60 km), Randazzo (nice town, 40 km), Giardini Naxos (sea, 40 km), Cavagrande del Cassibile (nature, 60 km)
Its time to eat something and my tip is to do not miss the Pasta alla Norma and to have, at least once, a typical Sicilian breakfast: granita and brioche!
Of course, we suggest you to enjoy our Silvana's Cooking Class,(photo) just few kilometers away from the villa.
And, of course, fish, fish, fish … and visit the outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 250 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 300
Check – in: from 3 p.m to 8 p.m
Check – out: within 10 a.m
For bookings cancelled 90 days or more before the arrival date, 30% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 40-89 days before the arrival date, 50% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 30-39 days before the arrival date, 70% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 0-29 days before the arrival date, 100% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.