This beautiful Sicily villa in Catania area has a surface of about 280 square meters on one floor. You will find a large and stylish living room, a modern and well equipped kitchen, 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, each with ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, air conditioning, all with a door-window leading to the garden and the pool. The house is furnished with taste and great attention to details, and the furniture and fittings are of great luxury. The exterior of the villa offers a park full of beautiful and gigantic trees, as well as a lot of corners to enjoy the cool and relaxation. A beautiful porch where do breakfasts and unforgettable dinners and a nice pool area with solarium. Concludes the whole, a private parking. The whole garden is full of tables, chairs, umbrellas and more.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
The village of Sant'Agata li Battiati is considered an upscale neighborhood of Catania.
In fact, it is just a few minutes away from the center of the city of Catania, but at the same time away from city stress.
From here reaching the sea is a game: in 15 minutes you are there. the motorway is just 5 minutes away.
Furthermore, the villa is located in the town center, you can walk to all the shops, bars, banks, typical bakeries, pharmacies, etc. ...
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
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).
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 150 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.