This wonderful house is located in the exclusive town of Valverde, a residential area in Catania area. The centre is just one kilometer away. The villa develops all around a “open-air cloister” with a wonderful lemon tree in the center. All the rooms open either in this central open-air garden that in the park. The villa has a large and bright saloon, a bathroom close by, three great suites a dining room (with sofà bed) and a well equipped kitchen. The outdoor space is a paradise. The building is in the center of a huge garden with a lot of trees of any kind, verandas, patios, all equipped with tables, chairs, lounge chairs and many more to completely relax and dining al fresco. The private pool area and the parking inside the premises, complete this beautiful accommodation where you can spend your stay forgetting the daily routine! A good choice where to stay in Sicily!
Bedrooms (3) and Bathrooms (4): a double with en-suite (shower and bathtub) on the ground floor; a double with en-suite (bathtub) on the ground floor; a double with en-suite (bathtub) on the ground floor; a sofa-bed (double) on the ground floor; a bathroom on the ground floor.
MAMMA’S ANGELS TIP: Diego (who will welcome you at this villa): “There are two very beautiful commercial centers at 2 kilometers: Le Zagare and I Portali: enjoy them”.
By Giovanni Vallone (writer, journalist, President of Il Console Association)
Closest Market: 1 km - Closest restaurant: 1 km - Closest Piazza (or center): 1 km
Valverde (photo, 1 km) is a nice town, among the favourite one to live for Catanesi people.
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 … lasts 10 km’s.
Don' miss our Etna tour (photo), the most requested in Sicily a familiar-friendly experience that will allow you to have a real vision of Etna.
Catania is 8 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 (photo, 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 (photo, 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 (photo, 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 spot, 40 km), Brucoli (sea village, 40 km), Megara Ibla (archaeology, 50 km), Randazzo (nice town, 40 km), Giardini Naxos (sea, 30 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 …
The prices refer to a maximum of 6 people. For larger groups, please request a quote.
The minimum duration of stay is 4 days (1 week for the months of July and August) starting and ending on Saturdays. Different arrival and departure days must be agreed in advance.
Electricity consumption is included in the price up to a maximum of 250 kwh above which will cost 0.35 cents per kwh.
Security deposit to be paid on site: € 300
When the customer cancels a reservation 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 reservation 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.