Gorgeous Sicily villa with pool in Etna area. This stunning and anceoint villa, totally restored, spreads on two levels. On the first floor live the owners. The apartment, new and elegant, show a big living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a double bedroom, and a bathroom. From the living room a staircas accesses to a spacious loft, with another double bedroom and another bathroom.It have a large and panoramic terrace, overlooking the public garden of Nicolosi. The outdoor has a lush area, with a well tended lawn, many trees and flowers, many corners where to read, or have a drink or just relaxing. The pool, built in lava stone, cover a big area inside the park.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
Nicolosi 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).
Nicolosi is a nice village rich in history.
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 (Unesco’s), with its inactiv volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasta 10 km’s
Catania, with its gorgeous Via Etnea and its outdoor markets, lasts 10 km’s.
The Playa (beaches) too lasts 10 km’s.
I suggest you to get a visit to Acitrezza and Acicastello (5 km’s), fishermen hamlets, where the lava flow has painted a castle and basalt giants (sea stacks).
Taormina, 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, 5 km), Savoca (The Godfather movie’s spot, 40 km), Brucoli (sea, 40 km), Megara Ibla (archaeology, 40 km), Randazzo (40 km), Giardini Naxos (sea, 30 km), Cavagrande del Cassibile (nature, 60 km)
Its time to eat something and my tipi s to do not miss the Pasta alla Norma and to have, at least once, a typical Sicilian breakfast: granita and brioche!
And, of course, fish, fish, fish … and visit the outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).