Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located on the fertile slopes of Mount Etna is the little Cottage Fiorello about 850m above sea level. It is part of an estate that shares the swimming pool with a small apartment (3 people) and the main house (4 people). This is a fine choice for those who are looking to relax in a refined setting amongst a well maintained Mediterranean garden. The location enables guests to easily explore the East coast visiting interesting places such as Catania, Taormina, Syracuse and Noto. There are several charming villages located in the Etna natural park such as Piedemonte, Zafferana and Trecastagni. Trips to the active volcano, Mt Etna is of great interest to most visitors - dress warmly.
Cottage Fiorello (100sqm) is decorated in a rustic country style with fine accessories and local handicrafts. There are exposed wooden beams, terracotta flooring and refined curtains and fabrics. Its cosy interiors create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Entrance to the open plan living area with kitchen (gas hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, toaster) with breakfast bar, a comfortable double bedroom and two bathrooms with showers. There is a pretty terrace (50sqm) where you can sit and enjoy breakfast and the garden.
Facilities: shared swimming pool(10m x 5m; depth 1m x 2.8m open 1May-31Oct), Wi-Fi internet, Sat TV, Hi-Fi, CD/DVD player, dishwasher and washing machine, hairdryer, fan, iron, external shower, 5 mosquito nets. Welcome basket for breakfast.
Please NOTE we can accept SHORT STAYS for a minimum of 3 nights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||25 km|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||700 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania 45 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
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Sicily region
A holiday in Sicily will take you on the most extraordinary journey through time and space. A journey amongst different scents, colours, sounds and flavours. Through 3,000 years of history and civilizations.
Over many centuries the Sicilian island - thanks to its geographical position - has been a very important destination and a natural harbour for the ancient navigations of the merchants in the Mediterranean.
Land full of myths and legends, a central region between the East and the West and main colony of the “Magna Grecia”, fortress of empires and reigns, Sicily guards an amazing treasure of history, culture, art, traditions and folklore. This is why Sicily - ancient land of conquer- still today conquers and charms all visitors.
Sicily is a fascinating mix of different peoples that have come to it over the centuries - Ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs, Byzantine, Spanish and French.
All of this is reflected in the island's customs, history, food and architecture.
The centuries of different dominations have left artistic and cultural marks, and today a holiday to Sicily lets you travel through thousands of years of history.
As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea. Taormina really seems to be born as a touristic resort since past times, when ancient people like the Sicels, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards chose it as their residential site thank to its favourable position, mild climate and magic atmosphere.
In Taormina tourists can enjoy the best Italian shopping stores as well as a wide choice of unusual charming shops to purchase typical Sicilian products such as the renowned hand made ceramics or the elegant antique shops, the delicatessen stores with plenty of local wines and other gourmet items or those selling fine leather, wrought iron and wooden products.
The streets of Taormina offer also an abundance of bars and restaurants. The “pedestrian only” area and its main square, adorned by Oleander trees, are like an open air “salotto” where you can spend hours leisurely sipping a Martini, listening to a café concerto or just watching the world go by. The town also hosts numerous cultural events, some of which take place in the Greek theatre.
Visit the Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the Baroque fountain, the Clock Tower, the Gymnasium, the public gardens, the ancient theatre, the many 'palazzos' and churches and the Arabian necropolis.
Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe with its astonishing lapilli and routes of fire, and its lava flowing down its slope taking your breath away: a supreme and exciting sight. Etna can be reached easily from our villas and apartments on the east coast on Sicily. Excursions are available all year round.