Holidays to Sicily! Enjoy this wonderful Sicily villa in Catania-Taormina area. The breathtaking landscape of the Ionian cost, the Gulf of Taormina and the mainland of Italy: a panorama enjoyable from all the sides of the house.What makes this location absolutely fascinating is the breathtaking landscape of the Ionian cost, the Gulf of Taormina and the mainland of Italy: a panorama enjoyable from all the sides of the house. Try to immagine this stunning picture ! The villa is totally built in lava stone. She spreads on 2 levels brights,spacious and cozy. On the first level we can find: the saloon, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom, the pantry, a library and a bedroom with two single beds (one of which is very large). On the second level we have 2 suites with ensuite bathrooms. The interior is tastefully funished how you can see from the pictures. The exterior of the villa is enchanting, with an amazing panorama. There are a lot of relaxing corners among which: the pool between the impressive lava stone facade of the villa and the view of the Mediterranean sea; the BBQ area with the typical Sicilian stone oven (ideal for pizza); many relaxing lounges … Everything fully immersed in a typical Etna park (oaks, chestnuts, oriental hackberry (Minicucco in Sicilian) …). The little village of Presa is almost 1 km away. A great place where to stay in Sicily
Bedroom's (3) and Bathroom's (3):a twin on the ground floor; a bathroom on the ground floor; a double with en-suite (shower) on the first floor; a double with en-suite (shower) on the first floor
MAMMA’S ANGELS TIP: Luca (who will welcome you at this villa): “Visit the Castagno of cento cavalli, the biggest chestnut in the world. 5 kms away”
By Giovanni Vallone (President of Il Console Association, writer, author)
Closest Market: 1 km - Closest restaurant: 1 km - Closest Piazza (or center): 1 km
Presa (photo) is a village located between Etna park and Taormina. It’s renowned to have the greatest panorama in Sicily, from where one can extend his glance to Taormina, the Italian mainland and almost all the eastern slope of Ionian sea !
This is the reason why many people from all over the world have purchased villas in this exclusive and green area.
The house is located at 1 km from the center of the village, were we can find: a church, a little market, a pizzeria-restaurant and a square where, during the summertime, take places several festivals: the maccherunata, a sort of party of tne maccheroni pasta, and the salsicciata with local sausage, are the most acclaimed and take places more than once.
You won’t forget this genuine atmosphere of Presa (and the maccheroni, of course).
From Presa you can reach the Etna park in less than 10 km’s.
A super tip: enjoy Mamma's Etna tour, the most requested in Sicily.
The biggest town close to Presa is Piedimonte Etneo, that is 5 km’s away.
The wonderful beach of Giardini Naxos (photo) is almost 10 kms away.
Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is 20 km’s away and Giardini Naxos, with its marvellous sandy beaches and promenade, less than 15.
A very renowned fish market is in Riposto, at 20 km’s.
Catania (photo)is almost 30 kms' away: park the car in Piazza Alcalà and enjoy the historical center (fishmarket, Piazza Duomo, Via Etnea).
You are in the land of ice creams and granite: have the latter for breakfast (with brioche).
Pasta? Uhmmm ... let me think …: Norma, Vongole, Nero di Seppia, Sarde!
Some other food tip ? Here it is: Arancino, Cipollina, Sicilian salade (tomato, onion, black olives, ricotta salata), involtini alla messinese, swordfish alla griglia.
And, of course, do not miss our Cooking Class
Prices and availability
The prices are for 5 persons.
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.
The heating is included up to consumption of 80 liters of gas per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,89 per liter of gas.
Demage deposit to be pay locally: € 300
When the customer cancels a booking 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 booking 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.