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 (Unesco’s), with its inactiv volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasta 10 km’s
Catania, with its wonderful Via Etnea and its outdoor market, 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 the amazing Faraglioni (sea stacks).
Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is almost 30 km’s away: it’s a magic place were you can visit the astonishing Isolabella (foto) and walking through the narrow streets of the wonderful Taormina.
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 main spot, 50 km), Brucoli (sea village, 50 km), Megara Ibla (archaeology, 50km), Randazzo (nice town 40 km), Giardini Naxos (sandy beach, 35 km), Cavagrande del Cassibile (nature, 80km)
Its time to eat something and my tip is to 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 pay a visit to one of the outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).