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Our paved garden is large and entirely private

Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our holiday home is a spacious 3 bedroom house dating back to the 19th century. Our house is cozy and comfortable in any season. It is perfect if you want a place where you can relax and enjoy some silence, and you are not cut off from main roads if you also want to tour the island. We have a fantastic paved garden as large as the house and totally private, where you can spend an entire afternoon in the sun or reading while kids play in a safe environment. You do not need to take the car for shopping or dining out: from our house you walk to shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants that are open all the year round. You can also reach downtown Catania and the top of Mount Etna by public transportation. We are at Nicolosi, 15 miles of the coast line and the beaches, 10 miles north of central Catania, a 15 minutes drive of motorways and a 30 minutes drive of wonderful beaches.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Catania's "La Plaja" (sandy) 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania's "Vincenzo Bellini" CTA 20 km, Nearest railway: Catania Centrale 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Some of the original furniture dating back to mid 19th century has been restored. All the other pieces of furniture are wooden or wickerwork, sofas are in leather and the internal doors have been hand-decorated by a local craftsman. No plastic furniture. Two double bedrooms sleep 4. A third attic bedroom hosts 2 adults or 3 kids. The attic bedroom is the only part of the house which is not on ground floor. Central heating and a central hot water system make this holiday house cozy and comfortable like your home.

Further details outdoors

This house develops all along a spacious paved garden, which is totally invisible from the street. You can stay in the open air all the year round and have your own privacy, and you can have lunch or dinner in the open air, under our bower. The well in the middle of the garden is sealed for kids safety. Sun lovers may also like another external space we have: our roof level terrace in front of the attic bedroom. A small car can be parked inside, but there is no need to occupy a part of the garden with a car, this is a very safe area.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival. Extra services and activities available at special rates: just ask. Our house is very comfortable, an ideal place especially if your holidays last longer than one week and you need a place not just for sleeping. We can provide you with a very good ratio between quality and price if you stay longer than one week.

The Sicily region

What can be said about Sicily that hasn't been already told? Sicily is not just your typical sun and sea holiday destination, built up from scratch by the tourism industry. We host at least one piece of heritage for any kind of civilization that has ever developed in western Europe: being here allows you to experience with your own eyes the entire history of the western world from its origins! Namely, ancient Greek and Roman heritage, medieval towers and castels, fine Baroque architecture are within one hour drive of this house in downtown Catania, Acireale, Taormina and all around Mount Etna. Ceramics factories, exhibitions and shops are at Caltagirone. Siracusa, Noto and the Roman "Villa del Casale" at Piazza Armerina can be reached in a hour and half drive, whereas Agrigento's "Valle dei Templi" and Baroque Ragusa Ibla, Scicli and Modica can be reached in two hours. Modica is also famous for a special way to make chocolate with no milk (Aztec style, introduced under Spanish rule). And then there is the wide variety of landscape Sicily displays, according to season, county and sometimes mood: bare and dry in the summer, green and moody in Spring and Autumn, vivid and clear in Winter. You can check our pictures on here to get an idea.


You can enjoy a quiet and appeasing atmosphere in this village of 5000 dwellers just outside Catania, which you definitely do not find downtown. This village is a holiday place for us all the year round, not just in the Summer, and never shuts down: you never need to use a car to buy food or find a restaurant and you never feel that sort of sad "closed for season" atmosphere that you often find in coastal towns out of Summer. A very peculiar, hilly countryside surrounds villages all around this area on the volcano, with parks and picnic areas opened inside ancient craters. There are many scenic routes you can take all around Mount Etna or down to the coast, which is an average 20 km away. You can also walk and hike inside the Mount Etna Nature Reserve: the main excursion centre for Mount Etna is 17 km north of our house. If you want to see more of the island, motorways are 10 km away, allowing you to move fast. Even though fast is a word you should erase from your dictionary if you want to visit our beautiful island avoiding tourist traps: you will notice that there is nothing like Sicily in Europe for slow travellers!

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30 Apr 2014


"The perfect stay for our Sicily holiday"

This is a super house. Perfect for holiday with kids. The town is friendly and cozy, with a lot of restaurants, coffee places and others. The house is really nice with a big private patio, and lot of … More

Indeed one of the main amenities in the immediate surroundings is "Monti Rossi-Etna Adventure Park": that is the correct entry you have to search on the Internet and also here on Tripadvisor

7 Oct 2013


"Sicilian Splendor"

From the moment we booked this town house in Nicolosi in April 2013, everything was arranged perfectly by Luca, despite many changes to dates and itinerary by me. We arrived at the house late in the e… More

23 Aug 2013


"Fantastic location, well equipped and spacious!"

First of all, a big thank you to Luca for his warm welcome and advice when we arrived, he really put us at ease. The Etna townhouse is a beautiful place to stay, much larger than the pictures make yo… More

21 Aug 2013


"A lovely house for an authentic Sicilian holiday experience"

The Etna Townhouse was a fantastic place to stay for our family holiday. It is a lovely old house on a quiet road, hidden away behind big gates. The house is spacious and cool with 3 lovely bedrooms; … More

11 Aug 2013


"Relaxed living"

This house has great living space, a good kitchen if you want to cook, indoor living space and best of all the courtyard that has both sunny areas and shaded areas, perfect for the outside living. The… More

1 May 2013


"la casa ideale"

la casa situata a Nicolosi, sulle pendici dell'Etna, che scoppiettava allegramente durante il nostro soggiorno. il paesino dista 15 min da Catania, ed e' abbastanza ben collegato ai vari ass… More

3 Oct 2012


"Spacious accommodation, good location"

Large sitting room, kitchen and private courtyard. All necessary fittings for self catering. Easy on street parking and close to local shops, butcher fishmonger etc. Recommended for family groups and those who want to self cater. Manager was very helpful. In the centre of Nicosia, so very close to Etna related activities, and also close to Catania and Siracusa.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Just to say that our house is at Nicolosi on Mount Etna close to Catania, and not at Nicosia, which is inland Sicily. Our guests have made a little confusion about the name of the place, but all the rest they say is absolutely true ;-)

26 Aug 2012


"Holiday to remember sitting in the beautiful courtyard under the bougainvillea and summer jamine"

Excellent place to stay and excellent host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Luca is very attentative to your every needs. Trip up Etna was fascinating and enjoyed being able to view it in the dis… More

6 Nov 2011


"Wonderful time in Sicily"

My family and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Sicily. Many of our days were spent in Nicolosi, at Etna Town House – a very good base for exploring Mount Etna and its surroundings.… More

16 Aug 2011


"Great property, great location"

I've rented a number of apartments and houses in various countries and I have to say that the Etna Townhouse has been the best of them all.
The house is in a great location, in the heart of Nicolosi and close to various markets and a good selection of restaurants. Everything that we needed was within easy walking distance.
The house itself is very well equipped. The kitchen is usable (not always the case in rented accommodation), the bedrooms are comfortable (the main bedroom has air conditioning), there are two bathrooms and there is a TV with satellite in the upstairs sitting room.
Communicating with Luca was easy and the process of booking the house was painless. Luca was at the house when we arrived and was on hand if we needed assistance. One morning we had trouble with the water; I phoned Luca before we set out that day and by the time we arrived back to the house all was sorted.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this house.

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