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Tocco e il Palmento Faraglioni

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

In a beautiful setting, nestled between sea and mountains, at an altitude of 610 meters, in the tourist village of Pedara, and near the southern slope of Mount Etna, (adventive cones in the area of the Monti Rossi came out from which the eruption of 1669), stands this elegant old structure at the end of 800.

The building, subjected to recent renovation and with an high attention to details, is ready to immerse you in a timeless place of culture, classics, history, where traditions seem to have remained unchanged.

The Palace offers you the opportunity to stay in two comfortable apartments, the "Gulf" and "Etna", independent and equipped with every comfort to enjoy your holidays both in winter and in the summer, thanks to the suggestions that the site makes every time of year.

The historic building, thanks to its strategic location, offers the possibility of being joined in less than 30 minutes drive to the volcano Etna, a place of continuous guided tours, and its ski plants (open only in high season), and enjoy breathtaking scenery unique in the world, where the majesty of the volcano, the more 'active and highest in Europe, intersects with the splendor of the waters of the Gulf of Catania, creating a fascinating and unusual scenario.

For art lovers, the city of Taormina and Catania, which is only 13km from Pedara, offer a rich panorama of Greek art and Baroque churches, palaces, monuments and ruins of ancient Greece, giving a perfect combination of modernity and classicism.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach acireale or playa 18 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania Airport Fontanarossa 20 km, Nearest railway: Catania Main Train Station 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Lift access

The Sicily region

Located at the base of the biggest active volcano of the Europe (Pedara town) Unesco world Heritage, you can enjoy good mediterranean food, excellent weather, sun and quietness, for families and couple.

Catania

Located at the base of the biggest active volcano of the Europe (Pedara town) Unesco world Heritage, you can enjoy good mediterranean food, excellent weather, sun and quietness, for families and couple.

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Review 1-9 of 9

20 Oct 2014

5/5

"A warm homely welcome into a lovingly restored, interesting and spotless Sicilian house"

Our good experience began when we had to phone Giuseppe on arrival because we were lost after dark in the mystifying one-way system in Pedara. He kindly came to rescue us and guided us to the house, where we were very warmly welcomed by Cristina and Ninni. During our stay they took care we were OK, without ever being intrusive, made us delicious desert and showed us round their beautiful old family home. The apartment was immaculate and spacious, with a comfortable bedroom. The splendid roof terrace with a view of Mount Etna was its crowning glory, although the weather wasn't great for sunbathing. The small kitchen balcony above the neighbouring gardens provided somewhere to sit in the sun without going upstairs. The kitchen was adequately and carefully equipped, though there is no kettle (we took our own!) and the bathroom is very nice. Pedara itself is a 'real' town, not touristy, and we found it very friendly, with plenty of shops selling good quality food, fruit and veg etc. There are several places to eat out, especially if you like pizza, and La Tana del Lupo is an excellent restaurant serving Sicilian food. There is nothing much to door see in Pedara, but it is near several interesting places: you really do need a car. Our day trip up Mount Etna was a fabulous experience.

18 Oct 2014

4/5

"Great spot for the real Sicily experience"

As Giuseppe points out, a car is essential, as the apartment is located in the heart of a vibrant village community largely untouched by tourism and not served by public transport. The apartment and hosts are excellent and plenty of restaurants, bars, pizzerias and supermarkets lie within walking distance, even for us, in our late sixties. Pedara is a good base for visiting Taormina, Catania, Syracuse and of course Mount Etna, which towers over the town and is very visible from the spacious rooftop, accessible to guests. The apartment's own history is unique and of special interest to any traveller with a penchant for recent military history (WW2). A memorable stay for us.

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Home from Home."

We really loved our holiday staying in Pedara at Tocco e il Palmento Faraglioni.
The owners are very kind people and were waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a very warm welcome. They also helped us to plan our daily excursions.
The property is very clean and and recently painted inside and although basic is very stylish and roomy with high ceilings.
We were there in July and found the air conditioning a great comfort.
The roof terrace offers stunning views and is particularly enjoyable in the mornings and evenings.
Pedara is a very pleasant quiet town in the foothills of mount Etna having interesting typical local architecture. It has some great places to eat which are not expensive. There is a lively outdoor music culture in the main square with places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

24 Jul 2014

5/5

"Encantador"

Siempre solemos escoger nuestros alquileres con tanto mimo como escogemos los destinos porque sabemos que el lugar donde te hospedas tiene mucho que ver con la sensación final que tienes del viaje, p… More

26 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect"

We booked this apartment as we needed somewhere close to Mt Etna for myself and my daughter, who is a geography student. Our hosts, Ninni and Christina, were waiting for us when we arrived at around 9.30pm and they had taken the trouble to provide us with some food, in case we were unable to buy any on the way from the airport. Despite my protestations, they also insisted upon returning our deposit at the start of our stay, rather than at the end, which I felt was very trusting of them.

The apartment was clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The house also has a large roof terrace, with a wonderful view of Etna, for the use of all guests. This proved very useful on our final night as Etna treated us to one of her periodic eruptions; a truly awesome sight.

Pedara is a lovely little town with plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. There is also ample, free parking on the street outside.

31 Mar 2014

5/5

"Home away from home"

The apartment is very comfortable, clean and beautifully located. The apartment is located in a cozy place, all shopping facilities are within walking distance. From the roof terrace you have a magnificent view of Mount Etna and the sea.

The owners live in the house and made ​​us feel very welcome. They care about their guests warmly.

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"Une maison magnifique où l'on se sent comme chez soi avec un accueil familial et chaleureux"

A mi chemin entre la mer et l'Etna, lieu de résidence idéal pour tous ceux qui aiment être loin de la foule et du stress ! Les propriétaires, qui ont restauré cette magnifique maison avec amour et goût, vous accueille comme si vous étiez de la famille ! Tout était parfait.

20 Oct 2013

5/5

"Beautiful appartment in gorgeous historic building between volcano & sea"

Even though we arrived very late (2am) the hosts Christina & Nini waited for us to arrive and gave us a warm welcome. They also kindly ensured we had enough supplies for breakfast the following day. T… More

17 Jul 2013

5/5

"A wonderful stay in a beautiful home."

We booked this apartment as we were looking for a quiet retreat off the beaten track, and we were not disappointed. The owners were in contact immediately after we made the booking, providing us with very good directions, a contact phone number and so on. When we arrived, the hosts offered us a larger apartment in the same house (a wonderful historic building, with an authentic wine press, and its own garden) at no extra cost - a good start! The entire building has been sympathetically refurbished over the past few years, and certainly everything felt new and clean, with some nice touches like a fresh fruit on arrival, the run of the garden, a useful local guide, etc.

Our hosts - whilst not speaking English - were the definition of hospitality, going as far as making us a couple of delicious local delicacies for dinner. The deposit was returned immediately, despite me having broken a deck-chair (apologies again!).

I would heartily recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a quiet break. A car is probably a must, and i should point out that Pedara is not on the coast - but Taormina (one of Sicily's poshest tourist towns and beaches) is 40 minutes away, around the base of Mt. Etna, which provides a stunning backdrop from the roof terrace.

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Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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