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 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.
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 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