This modern and exclusive villa is located on the slopes of Etna nearby the village of Trecastagni, just 16 km from Catania. It has particularly panoramic position situated on the hill and immersed among the vast orchard; you will find cherries, peaches, pears, chestnuts…and you can taste whatever you find. There is also a small vegetable garden. If you come during spring you can try organic strawberries.
Once a farmhouse it has now become a beautiful modern villa, recently restored maintaining its original layout. The uniqueness of the villa is that there is no need to use the stairs at all and to reach the first floor there is an elevator too (4person lift). So, people with disabilities are not hindered at all. There is even a bathroom equipped for their needs.
Outdoor, a path will take you to the small cottage, practically an apartment with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room. Made of wood blends beautifully with the surrounding environment. There is also a BBQ corner. Just below, in the middle of the meadow, under two large chestnut trees (after all, the name of the village is Trecastagni that means “three chestnuts” so they could not miss) is situated the pool, seems to be part of the nature, elegant and with the heated water…relax and lie back on a sun lounger.
At the patio in front of the main door there is space for having your meal outside at clean air! The nature here is the main protagonist, it is always present outside and inside the house. All the rooms have big, large windows and glass doors which allow us to enjoy the garden, sunsets, birds…
At the main entrance there is open space with the modern kitchen, dining and living room. You can sit at the sofa, rest or watch the television (cable TV) and if necessary light the fire inside the fireplace. On the same ground floor there are two spacious bedrooms. The first is master suite with double bed, own living room with sofa bed and en suite spa bathroom. The second is double with en suite bathroom with adaptations for diverse abilities. At the same floor there is another bathroom without shower and laundry.
On the first floor there is a gallery overlooking the ground floor. There is a kitchenette on one side and sitting area in front of the windows for having your breakfast and enjoying magnificent view. There are other 3 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, all with shower.
In this villa you will have all the comforts: radiant flooring, heated pool, elevator and even an electricity generator in case of black – out! Come and enjoy the beautiful landscape and exclusive villa!
Bedrooms (6) and Bathrooms (7): a double bedroom on the ground floor; a master suite with double bed , double sofa bed and living room on the ground floor; double bedroom on the first floor; a double bedroom on the first floor; a double bedroom on the first floor; en suite bathroom with shower on the ground floor, en suite bathroom adaptied for diverse abilities with shower on the ground floor; bathroom on the ground floor; en suite bathroom with shower on the first floor; en suite bathroom with shower on the first floor; en suite bathroom with shower on the first floor Cottage: a double bedroom; a bathroom with shower;
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
Closest Market: 2 km - Closest restaurant: 2 kms - Closest Piazza (or center): 2 kms
We are in Trecastagni, a nice Etna village. The house is located 2 km from the center so you are close to everything. During the evening Trecastagni is a stunning place where you can have a walk or enjoy an ice-cream or a Sicilian meal in one of the many restaurants of the centre.
We are in the eastern side of Sicily, and two masterpieces dominate the landscapes; the sea and Etna volcano, joined by something bigger than them: the blue Sicilian sky!
Etna Park (Unesco’s), with its inactive volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasts 10 km.
Catania, with its gorgeous Via Etnea and its outdoor markets, lasts 16 km.
The Playa (beaches) too lasts 16 km.
I suggest you get a visit to Acitrezza and Acicastello, fishermen hamlets, where the lava flow has painted a castle and basalt giants (sea stacks).
Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is almost 45 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)
It’s 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!
And, of course, fish, fish, fish … and visit the outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).
Minimum stay 5 days ( except July and August, 1 week).
Changeover day: Saturday ( July and August).
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 1000 to be refunded upon departure
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.