The villa is located in Pedara, a picturesque town in Etna park, 10 km’s from Catania. The villa extends on a greenery park of 3.000 sqm. You can find a pool, a playground, a football court, a BBQ area and lovely succulents and Mediterranean plants. From many side of the villa you can admire the landscape with the Ionian sea in the background. The interior spreads on two levels. There is: a spacious kitchen, two big saloons, 4 bathrooms, two double bedrooms and a twin. Also, in one of the living-rooms you can find a double sofa bed. The house is provided of all the features for a perfect holiday.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
The house is located in the lovely town of Pedara, on the eastern slope of Etna, just 10 kilometers away from Catania.
I suggest you to enjoy the Piazza Don Bosco, heart of the downtown where you will find restaurants, markets, a vivid lifestyle and a wonderful public garden.
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).
Prices and availability
Minimum stay 4 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 250 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,35 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 300
When the customer cancels a booking 60 days or more before the arrival date the owner will retain the half of the paid sum as a cancellation penalty charge.
When the customer cancels a booking 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.