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Mamma Olivia

Luxury, Catania downtown, seascape, Etna view, mini pool, lush park
Holiday Home certified by the Tourist Department of Sicilian Government: CIR19087015C234607 (Official License)
6 bedrooms 12 guests 6 bathrooms
Catania (CT) Home:500m2 Garden:1500m2 Pool:3,5x2,5

Prestigious villa, one of a kind, in the center of Catania, with a wonderful view of Etna and the Ionian Sea. The villa is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Ognina and close to the beautiful and renowned Catania seafront, dotted with bars, restaurants, playgrounds, cycle-pedestrian paths, well-equipped bathing beaches.

A perfect starting point  for the visiting of the Catania.

Mamma Olivia is a feast of light with panoramic seascape from about all the rooms.

The luxurious property consists of three floors.

On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms (one of which is on an attic floor with an adjoining bathroom with shower), two bathrooms (one with shower and the other with bathtub), an elegant living room, a fully equipped kitchen and an orangery-living room overlooking the garden with huge windows.

On the first floor we have two double bedrooms, a bathroom, two refined living rooms, a large kitchen and a terrace equipped with tables and lounges whose view will remain an unforgettable memory: panorama of Etna and the sea.

On the second floor we have a children's bedroom with bunk beds with en-suite; a kitchen also fully equipped with everything; and a very elegant bedroom-living room with private bathroom. Also on this level we have an equipped terrace with an even wider view of the sea and the volcano.

The lush park stands on an ancient lava flow originated millenia ago and is a riot of flowers and trees of the Mediterranean scrub.

Here you can enjoy lounges, romantic corners, stone benches, there is also ancient cistern with a round bench, a XV century tower, a playground, a vegetable garden, and, above all an internal kitchen with BBQ and fires, and a glassed-in lounge with table and sofa. Here there also is a bathroom

Finally, here is the swimming pool area (it’s a large Jacuzzi than a pool), created in a niche in the park, among the lava stone, flowers and trees.

Mamma Olivia also has a private parking suitable for 5 cars

Bedrooms (6) and bathrooms (6): Ground floor: one double; a bathroom with shower; a bathroom with bathtub; a double room with bathroom with shower in the mezzanine. First floor: two double bedrooms; a bathroom with tub-shower. Second floor: a double room with bathroom with en-suite (shower); a twins (bunk beds) with en-suite (bathtub). Exterior: one bathroom by the pool (in the orangerie)

Equipment

dishwasher
internet
AC
garden
heating
playground facilities (children welcome house)
jacuzzi
washing machine
private pool
BBQ
private parking
Overview of Mamma Olivia with the Ionian sea and the volcano as background
Overview of Mamma Olivia with the Ionian sea and the volcano as background
Facade facing the garden and the XV century tower: pirates are warned!
Facade facing the garden and the XV century tower: pirates are warned!
Welcome to the garden of earthly delights
Welcome to the garden of earthly delights
The mini pool surrounded by the flowers
The mini pool surrounded by the flowers
Tables and lounges scattered in the lawn
Tables and lounges scattered in the lawn
Mamma Olivia is in the heart of one of the most luxurious and ancient neighborhoods of Catania: the picturesque neighborhood of Ognina.
Mamma Olivia is in the heart of one of the most luxurious and ancient neighborhoods of Catania: the picturesque neighborhood of Ognina.
The orangerie by the pool area
The orangerie by the pool area
Orangerie: dining table and couch
Orangerie: dining table and couch
Orangerie: kitchen and BBQ
Orangerie: kitchen and BBQ
Entrance hall: on the left the arch for the ground floor; on the right the arch for the first and second floor; in front, the access to the park
Entrance hall: on the left the arch for the ground floor; on the right the arch for the first and second floor; in front, the access to the park
Ground floor: living room withe large glass windows
Ground floor: living room withe large glass windows
Ground floor: living room withe large glass windows
Ground floor: living room withe large glass windows
Ground floor: round couch
Ground floor: round couch
Glass window on the ground floor
Glass window on the ground floor
Ground floor: dining room
Ground floor: dining room
Ground floor: dining room
Ground floor: dining room
Ground floor: double bedroom
Ground floor: double bedroom
Ground floor: double bedroom
Ground floor: double bedroom
Ground floor: bathroom with shower
Ground floor: bathroom with shower
Ground floor: bathroom with bathub
Ground floor: bathroom with bathub
Ground floor: double bedroom on the mezanine facing the sea and the garden
Ground floor: double bedroom on the mezanine facing the sea and the garden
Ground floor: bathroom en-suite on the mezanine
Ground floor: bathroom en-suite on the mezanine
Ground floor: kitchen facing the garden
Ground floor: kitchen facing the garden
Ground floor: kitchen facing the garden
Ground floor: kitchen facing the garden
The garden in front the kitchen of the ground floor
The garden in front the kitchen of the ground floor
Flowers everywhere
Flowers everywhere
Overview from the first floor
Overview from the first floor
The tower, the flower, the door of the kitchen and the lush park
The tower, the flower, the door of the kitchen and the lush park
First floor: dining room
First floor: dining room
First floor: living room facing the sea
First floor: living room facing the sea
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: bathroom with shower-bathub
First floor: bathroom with shower-bathub
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: double bedroom facing the garden
First floor: kitchen
First floor: kitchen
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
First floor: terrace with seascape and Etna view
Second floor: welcome
Second floor: welcome
Second floor: kitchen
Second floor: kitchen
Second floor: saloon in the master bedroom
Second floor: saloon in the master bedroom
Second floor: master bedroom en-suite
Second floor: master bedroom en-suite
Second floor: bathroom en-suite
Second floor: bathroom en-suite
Second floor: bunk beds
Second floor: bunk beds
Second floor: bathroom with bathub en-suite
Second floor: bathroom with bathub en-suite
Second floor: seascape and Etna view
Second floor: seascape and Etna view
Second floor: seascape and Etna view
Second floor: seascape and Etna view
Strolling in the garden
Strolling in the garden
The lush park stands on an ancient lava flow originated millenia ago and is a riot of flowers and trees of the Mediterranean scrub.
The lush park stands on an ancient lava flow originated millenia ago and is a riot of flowers and trees of the Mediterranean scrub.
Playground
Playground
Here you can enjoy lounges, romantic corners, stone benches, there is also ancient cistern with a round bench, a XV century tower, a playground, a vegetable garden, and, above all an internal kitchen with BBQ and fires, and a glassed-in lounge with table
Here you can enjoy lounges, romantic corners, stone benches, there is also ancient cistern with a round bench, a XV century tower, a playground, a vegetable garden, and, above all an internal kitchen with BBQ and fires, and a glassed-in lounge with table
Esterior orangerie
Esterior orangerie
The ancient cistern with a round bench
The ancient cistern with a round bench
Main facade of Mamma Olivia
Main facade of Mamma Olivia
Private parking
Private parking
The villa is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Ognina and close to the beautiful and renowned Catania seafront, dotted with bars, restaurants, playgrounds, cycle-pedestrian paths, well-equipped bathing beaches.
The villa is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Ognina and close to the beautiful and renowned Catania seafront, dotted with bars, restaurants, playgrounds, cycle-pedestrian paths, well-equipped bathing beaches.
Catania fishmarket, 4 km
Catania fishmarket, 4 km
Catania Piazza Duomo, 4 km
Catania Piazza Duomo, 4 km
Acitrezza and Acicastello, 5 km away
Acitrezza and Acicastello, 5 km away
Etna park, 15 km
Etna park, 15 km
Taormina and Giardini Naxos, 35 km
Taormina and Giardini Naxos, 35 km
Syracuse, Unesco's, 60 km
Syracuse, Unesco's, 60 km
Alcantara's gorge, 40 km away
Alcantara's gorge, 40 km away
Isolabella (Taormina), 35 km
Isolabella (Taormina), 35 km
Pantalica, Unesco's, 50 km
Pantalica, Unesco's, 50 km
Ragusa Ibla, 120 kms, photo by Phantom65  C BY 2.0
Ragusa Ibla, 120 kms, photo by Phantom65 C BY 2.0
Taormina (35 km), the pearl of Sicily
Taormina (35 km), the pearl of Sicily
Vendicari, 100 km
Vendicari, 100 km
Cavagrande del Cassibile, 70 km
Cavagrande del Cassibile, 70 km

The area

By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)

Closest beach: Ognina, 50mt
Closest market: Ognina, 100mt
Closest restaurant: Ognina, 20mt
Closest town: Ognina, 0mt
Closest airport: Catania, 30 km
Closest hospital/medical center: Catania, 1 km

Mamma Olivia is in the heart of one of the most luxurious and ancient neighborhoods of Catania: the picturesque neighborhood of Ognina.

Here you can enjoy the famous Catania seafront, dotted with bars, restaurants, playgrounds, cycle-pedestrian paths, well-equipped bathing beaches.

Certainly the best logistical position to visit the town of Etna.

 

In Catania, I suggest you to park the car in Piazza Alcalà and from there have a walk all around the town: you can start from the worldwide famous Pescheria located in Piazza Duomo (the heart of Catania) and from it approach the Via Etnea, the main street of the town, a pedestrian street with many shops, cafe's 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).

Worth a visit the sea villages of Acitrezza and Acicastello (5 kms) where you can enjoy lots restaurants, a castle, the renowned Faraglioni (sea stacks), a promenade and delicious fish dishes!

We are in the eastern side of Sicily, the homeland of Etna volcano with its very special amenities such as inactive craters (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava flows of the past.

 

The pearl of Sicily, one of the worldwide masterpieces of beauty: here it is Taormina, 30 kms, an evergreen location that has attracted people since the ancient times. Archaeology, myth, a typical Arab style architecture, amazing landscapes, a blue sea, and such a noble atmosphere, gives Taormina a unique charm. A walk in Via del Corso is an unforgettable moment to do not miss among exclusive shops, delicious restaurants and coffee, stunning views of the sea, the Greek theatre, the terrifying shape of Etna volcano on the background.

Few kilometers away from Taormina downtown, here it is one of the most beautiful place in the world: Taormina mare (Mazzarò, Spisone, Isolabella), with many lido (private beaches provided with deckchairs, restaurants, beach facilities) along the coastline.

Isolabella

 

Syracuse, with its archeological area and the wonderful Ortigia island, is 60 kms away.

Its time to eat something and my tip is to taste the unmissable Pasta alla Norma and to enjoy, at least once, a typical Sicilian breakfast: granita and brioche!

And, of course, fish, fish, fish … and do not miss to visit some of ours outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).


Prices

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01/04/2024   01/06/202445832065
01/06/2024   01/07/202448634025
01/07/2024   16/07/202454338015
16/07/2024   21/08/202465745995
21/08/2024   01/09/202454338015
01/09/2024   01/11/202448634025
01/11/2024   21/12/202445832065
21/12/2024   01/01/202554338015
01/01/2025   07/01/202557240045

Security deposit: € 500
House management: € 400

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Home's rules

Minimum stay 5 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (July and August)

The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 300 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,50 per kWh.     

Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 500 to be refunded upon departure

Tourist Tax, if provided, in a range of 1-2 euros per person to pay at the arrival.

Cancellation policy

When the customer cancels a reservation 60 days or more before the arrival date, the customer will be fully refunded.

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.

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