Christmas in this house: Enter the forest and search for Santa Claus. Mamma Valeria, the she-owner said us he is hidden among the oak trees!
Mamma and Touristic Office: We suggest you to visit the little churches, decorated for Christmas time, of the Etna villages as Trecastagni (500 meters), Pedara (4 km’s, Viagrande (4 km’s). If you need more info ask to email@example.com
Our Christmas (or New Year’s day) menu (by Mamma’s chef Silvana Recupero):
Fish Menu: Caponata or Arancini or Parmigiana – Pasta con le sarde (sardinas) – Swordfish – Salade – Sicilian patisserie
Meat Menu: Caponata or Arancini or Parmigiana – Annelleti al forno (baked pasta) – Pork with orange sauce -– Salade – Sicilian patisserie
Ask our chef Silvana for more info
Santa Claus price per day (at least 4 days): euro 336 (2350 per week)
This Sicily villa in Catania-Taormina area, an old Palmento (where at that time Sicilians made the wine) totally restored in typical Sicilian style, spreads on two levels. In the first one (150 sqm),you can find a romantic kitchen facing the outside, nearby a gazebo where you can enjoy your summer meals. The first floor has also a dining room, a bathroom and a very large saloon. On the second floor there are 2 double bedrooms, one suite with ensuite bathrooms, two twin bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A large terrace, with a stunning view of the ocean, the Italia peninsula and the amazing gulf of Taormina, surrounds this second floor. A huge and greening park it’s the very highlight of this villa. You can find a lot of corners where enjoy your staying: the succulent area, the grass with a lot of colourfull flowers; the pool (20×8 meters !) area immersed in a magic atmosphere; and, most of all, the ancient and fascinating forest of oaks in which you may also find the BBQ area. A Sicilian Paradise is waiting for you !
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
Piedimonte Etneo, one of the most charming towns near Etna, it's located on the north-east slope of the volcano. Its geographical position makes it an excellent base to visit some of the most precious touristic jewels of Sicily.
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 3 km from the town center.
You can reach the Etna park in less than 10 km’s.
The beach of Fondachello is at 10 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 good fish market is in Riposto, at 20 km’s.
You are in the land of ice crams 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 of the biggest chestnut in the world, in Sant’Alfio (10 km’s).
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 400 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.
Demage 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.