This wonderful house is located in the exclusive town of Valverde, a residential area in Catania province. 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!
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
This wonderful villa is located in a strategic and charming position: Valverde, a residential village, among the most beloved ones of the area around Catania.Fresh air, proximity to the center of the town of Valverde, proximity to the most important and big shopping malls of Catania, the motorway only 10 minutes away and the sea at 7 km’s. You can easily go on foot to the amenities: bars, shopping foods of any kind, banks, pharmacies, etc.
In the nearby here it is Viagrande (3 km's) a town were, in the past, aristocratic families used to spend their summer holidays.
This is way, presently, we can still admire wonderful properties along this small and charming town, full of lush vegetation.
In Viagrande, I suggest you two walkings: Monte Serra, an extinct crater of the past, where you can enjoy the Butterfly museum or where one can have a pic-nic in the nice park or climb up to the top; and the public garden of Viagande, a great spot for pets, adults and children
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 are referred to 6 persons. For larger party, please ask.
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
Check – in: from 2 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.