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’s park (oaks, chestnuts, oriental hackberry (Minicucco in Sicilian) …). The little village of Presa is almost 1 km away.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
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.
The biggest town close to Presa is Piedimonte Etneo, that is 5 km’s away.
The beach of Fondachello is at 15 km’s
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.
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.
A good tip is to visit the biggest chestnut in the world, in Sant’Alfio (10 km’s).
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
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.