My house is located in the Aci Castello’s hill, in the village of Ficarazzi that lasts just a km and where you can find everything you need (markets, shops, eateries, pharmacy, ATM, groceries, bakeries …). The villa is fully immersed in a pine forest that is my pride !!! You can walk it enjoying the silence, the mushrooms and the rabbits. My house spreads on two levels. On the ground floor we can find: a living room with a glass window facing the pool area and the sea; a fully equipped kitchen; a double bedroom and two bathrooms. Through a wodden staircase you can access the first floor where you can find a big saloon overlooking the living room, and where you can also find a telescope, another of my passions that might allow you to explore al the Ionian coastline. In this level there is a twins, a bathroom, and a suite with a stunning terrace with sea view. All the rooms are bright, spacious and elegant. The outdoor shows a large pool area with a gorgeous and unforgettable view of the Ionia sea. Just outside the kitchen there is a BBQ area.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
We are in Ficarazzi, a renowned area of Catania, located above the gorgeous sea villages of Acicastello and Acitrezza.
We are in the eastern side of Sicily, and two masterpieces dominate the landscapes; the sea and Etna volcano, joined by something bigger thant them: the blue Sicilian sky!
Etna Park (Unesco’s), with its inactiv volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasts 10 km’s
Catania, with its gorgeous Via Etnea and its outdoor markets, lasts 10 km’s.
The Playa (beaches) too lasts 10 km’s.
I suggest you to get a visit to Acitrezza and Acicastello (5 km’s), fishermen hamlets, where the lava flow has painted a castle and basalt giants (sea stacks).
Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is almost 30 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)
Its time to eat something and my tipi s 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 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.
Damage deposit to be paid 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.