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Casa Pizziddu on the sea

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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome

Pozzillo is the ideal location to spend a holiday. It is immersed in nature, but with the opportunity of visiting the most charming places of oriental Sicily: Acireale, an ancient baroque town; Catania, well-known not only for its distinctive nightlife but also for its huge artistic and cultural patrimony; Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian sea, famous for its beautiful bays; Siracusa and its magnificent Greek theatre; Ragusa, renowned for its ornate baroque architecture.

Casa Pizziddu (Pizziddu House), recently renovated, enjoys a magnificent position. It has its own private descent to the sea with all the necessary equipment (changing rooms, shower, deckchairs and beach umbrellas) and an ample terrace (also equipped with chairs, table and deckchairs), so you may fully enjoy the beautiful views our coast has to offer. In the house there are four big bedrooms that are bright and comfortable, a spacious living room with a view, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen, wash room and closet.

Services

Those who desire so can benefit from personalised tourist services with some extra: excursions on the volcano, conducted visits to the most interesting sites of western Sicily; typical dinners; boat rides; getting here from the airport, port, bus and train stations, and back.

Try falling in love with Sicily. We will welcome you with the warmest hospitality and accompany you on an incredible journey to discover Sicily.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pozzillo 10 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bellini of catania 25 km, Nearest railway: Acireale 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Where we are*

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To maximise on your stay we suggest you rent a car. You find us:

- 9 km from the port of Riposto

- 15 km from the Acireale train station

- 15 km from the Acireale exit on the A18 Messina/Catania

- 30 km from the port of Catania

Further details outdoors

Access to the sea is internal to the house.

There is a patio with shower, changing rooms, canoes, fishing rods.

Here you access to private solarium equipped with deckchairs and parasols.

Further details

Those who desire so can benefit from personalised tourist services with some extra: excursions on the volcano, conducted visits to the most interesting sites of western Sicily; typical dinners; boat rides; getting here from the airport, port, bus and train stations, and back.

The Sicily region

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe and in the eighteenth century it was a lap of the Grand Tour, a journey the young English aristocrats made in Europe to improve their education.

Sicily enters the age of History with the Greek colonisation. The artistic flourishing of religious architecture was stunning. Between the VII and the VI century we see the first temples in Siracusa and Agrigento. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Sicily became a land of conquest through the centuries. First the Romans, then the Byzantines, followed by the Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Aragonese, Bourbons, until Italy was finally unified. Each of these epochs has left its mark on Sicily and is the testimony that Sicily is an open sky museum.

Of a triangular shape, the island is under constant volcanic activity due to its position between three different tectonic plates; the most important among these volcanoes are the majestic Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano. The territory also includes many minor islands such as Ustica, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Linosa, the Aeolian islands and the Egadian islands.

There are a variety of different coasts in Sicily. The northern lines tend to be rocky cliffs with inlets such as the Palermo bay and the Castellamare bay. To the east, the Ionic coast is more variable: thin, long sandy beaches around Taormina; jagged coastlines with many bays and inlets towards the south; and lavic between Acireale and Catania. The golf of Catania has got a golden beach, as have Siracusa and the south cape of Capo Passero.

The climate in Sicily is Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters.

There is a florid agriculture, especially in citruses, oranges, lemons, clementines, grapefruits, prickly pears, and carobs.

Fishing is a precious resource for the numerous villages on the sea. Sea traffic has the ports of Messina, Palermo, Catania, Augusta, Trapani and Riposto as main points of reference.

The language spoken in Sicily is Italian, even if a huge portion of the population speaks Sicilian.

Sicily is also a land of great poets such as Mario Rapisardo, Domenico Tempio, Ignazio Buttita, and great writers, such as Pirandello, Sciascia, Quasimodo, Brancati,Verga, let alone Tommaso di Lampedusa, who wrote ‘The Leopard’. Sicily is also a land of important composers such as Vincenzo Bellini, Giovanni Pacini, Aldo Clementi.

Sicily has numerous and different popular traditions, given the diversity and number of the different colonisations. Religious festivities are particularly important in the local folklore, especially S. Agatha in Catania and S. Rosalia in Palermo. Amongst the non-religious festivals the Carnival held around Mardi Gras is prominent and has important celebrations in Acireale and Sciacca. Another important folklore is the ‘Opera dei Pupi’. This is a typical puppet show representing the episodes of the Chanson de Rolando and the ’Orlando Furioso’ (literally the furious Orlando).

Sicily has also numerous sites that have been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.

Among these we find the roman villa in Piazza Armerina, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Val di Noto, the Aeolian Islands and the centre of Siracusa.

Let us not forget the Sicilian Baroque architecture, the most important examples of which are in Ragusa, Scicli, Siracusa, Acireale and Catania.

There are also numerous archaeological sites: acropolises, villas, caves, and Greek-roman theatres.

In Sicily there are four regional parks and many natural reserves and protected marine sites.

To cite a few: the Etna Park, Alcantara, the Nebrodi, the Zingaro reserve, the Simeto, Cavagrande, the island of Ustica, the Femmine island, etc…

Sicilian cuisine is also not to be neglected. It shows traces of all the different cultures that have passed through this island.

The almond ‘granita’ in Acireale is a must-try, we also find the ‘panelle’ in Palermo, couscous in Trapani, and many dishes made with aubergines, like ‘caponata’, ‘parmigiana’ and the ‘norma’. Amongst the typical sweets ‘cassata’ and ‘cannoli’ have to be mentioned.

All year round but especially in the summer, we find a rich variety of cultural events such as shows in the Greek-roman theatres of Siracusa, Segesta, Taormina and Tindari, but also musical festivals, cinema festivals and a variety of ‘sagre’ (typical village festival, usually involving a seasonal food).

Catania

Pozzillo is the ideal location to spend a holiday. It is immersed in nature, but with the opportunity of visiting the most charming places of oriental Sicily: Acireale, an ancient baroque town; Catania, well-known not only for its distinctive nightlife but also for its huge artistic and cultural patrimony; Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian sea, famous for its beautiful bays; Siracusa and its magnificent Greek theatre; Ragusa, renowned for its ornate baroque architecture.

ACI TREZZA (12 km)

Hamlet of the Commune of Aci Castello, Aci Trezza is a fishing village of ancient and outstanding tradition and famous for its scenery. The view, in fact, is dominated by the Cyclops’ Faraglioni (towers of lavic rock that rise out of the sea): eight picturesque rocks that according to the legend were hurled at Ulysses while he escaped by Polyphemos, the Cyclops. Not far from the coast the Lachea Island has been identified with Homer’s Island of the Goats, today it houses a biology station for the University of Catania.

TAORMINA (40 km)

Famous tourist destination, this city was founded on the ridge of mount Tauro in 358 b. C. and it preserves many archaeological testimonies that have made it world famous, most of all the beautiful Greek-Roman theatre.

MOUNT ETNA (60 km)

The landscape that characterises this Volcano is unique: Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and it offers a breathtaking view of the crater, thick chestnut and beech woods and flowery meadows. Visiting Etna’s craters gives some extraordinary emotions and the 180 caves and grottos that open up from the insides of the mountain offer spectacular shows of lava.

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  • French
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