Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our apartments are gracefully furnished, ready to receive our guests in a very relaxing space. All the rooms have: a bathroom with shower or tub, wc, wash basin, bidet, hair drier, TV-Sat, independently air conditioning,

The apartments, located in a two floor, are bright, spacious and very well kept.

On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms with bathrooms and a fully equipted kitchen (Italian espresso machine).

On the ground floor there are 5 rooms: a play room for a children, a full equipped kitchen, a 3D movie room (Blu ray, 5.1 surround sound channel) with a Blu ray video archive and a wine cellar provided with Sicilian wines, a fitness room with gym equipment, a billiard room (the billiard' size is 220 X110 cm)with a small corner bar area, and one more bathroom and a laundry room.

The entire property is fenced and is situated in a small plot of land with a small garden and an private swimming pool.

The Villa is located on the slopes of Mount Etna, in a strategical location, just 5 km far from the town of Acireale, 9 km from the beautiful beaches of Stazzo and Pozzillo (lava rocks - cliff), 15 km from Etna's National Park, 7 km far from Zafferana and only 20 km from Catania and 34 from Taormina.

The District, in which is located the Villa, is Santa Venerina. Counts about 8500 inhabitants in an area of 18 square kilometers and is located 337 meters above the sea level. Our District is known for its spirits, wines and desserts famous and exported worldwide.

Nearby is located the town Zafferana, famous for the production of honey. Its also very close to the town Acireale, the symbol of the Sicilian Baroque, well known for its famous Carnival and the proximity to the sea stacks called "Faraglioni", in Acitrezza.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Check in time: 17:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Stazzo 9 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aeroporto di Catania 35 km, Nearest railway: Stazione ferroviaria di Acireale 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Special monthly rates for American friends who work at the NATO base in Sigonella ....

Further details outdoors

Angling spot: approx. 10 km

going out: approx. 1000 m

railway station: approx. 15 km

shopping: approx. 1000 m

airport: approx. 30 km

location: approx. 1000 m

riding facility: approx. 5 km

restaurant: approx. 1000 m

cable car: approx. 29 m

down-hill skiing: approx. 30 km

cross-country skiing: approx. 30 km

beach: approx. 20 km

supermarket: approx. 1000 m

tennis court: approx. 15 km

water: approx. 9 km

water sports: approx. 20 km

Further details

- In our house the reception is multilingual.

- On arrival, before handing over the keys, you will be registered at our reception.

- Check-in from 15:00 on day of arrival (we will be available to accommodate up to 22.30) and should be freed on the day of departure before 10.30 am. We will appreciate communication from you regarding arrival time and delays. Subject to the possibilities of the moment, we look forward to the most extensive flexibility to respect these times.

- In no case is made accommodations to persons not registered in the structure. We reserve the right to refuse accommodation if this condition is not observed.

The Sicily region

Sicily is an autonomous region with special status, part of Italy insular. With its 25,710 kilometres ² is the largest region of Italy, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

The history of Sicily has been influenced by the many rulers who have passed on its soil. Due to its geographical location, right in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sicily has had a significant role in historical events that have had as protagonists the peoples of our sea. The succession of various civilizations have enriched the Sicily of urban settlements, monuments and ancient monuments that make the region one of the privileged places where history can be relived through the pictures of the signs that time has passed and scratched up today.

For the triangular shape, Sicily in ancient times was called Triquetra or Trinacria. Because of its location, the region and its surrounding islands are affected by intense volcanic activity. The most important volcanoes: Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano, and have the peculiarity of being three different types of eruptions of basaltic lavas interspersed with periods of calm on the first, continuous eruptions, and lava fountains, the second, whose characteristics are been taken as a typological model by scientists in the field, who coined the term "Strombolian to describe similar activities of terrestrial volcanoes, and finally the explosive type opliniano third, characterized by long periods of apparent calm and violent eruptions.

Also please note that the eruptive activity in the nineteenth century, the area of the Strait of Sicily today named bench Graham, has led to the birth of the ephemeral island Ferdinandea. The territory of Sicily also includes several smaller islands, such as the Aeolian archipelago and Ustica north, and that of Egadi west and south, the islands of Pantelleria, Lampedusa and Linosa, and other minorities.

Etna is the highest volcano in Europe, located in north-eastern Sicily and is active from time immemorial.

With its enormous bulk, overlooking the Ionian Sea to the east, north is bounded by the river Alcantara, which carved its bed on lava has given rise to beautiful gorges, the so-called "Gole Alcantara. The west and south west of Etna is bordered by the river Simeto. Etna is currently about 3330 meters high, stretches across a perimeter of about 210 km and an area of 1600 square kilometres.

Acireale

Rich in history, artistic heritage and environmental. Historical centres which dominate and coexist in different architectural styles. Churches, piazzas, palaces and landscapes, unique, do not leave indifferent the visitors. Over 20 wine farms that are part of the "Strada del Vino Etna. Wine firms that open to visitors and those who love wine. Firms located in enchanting places. Ancient cellars, with full respect for tradition, using modern technology. Suggestions and atmospheres of other times.

Santa Venerina is 24 Km from Catania. The municipality has 7692 inhabitants and an area of 1879 hectares. It rises on a coastal hilly area, located 337 meters above sea level. The local agricultural production is based on the cultivation of wine, fruit, citrus and hazelnuts.

Already inhabited during the Byzantine and Roman times, as attested by the remains of an ancient spa and its oratory of that time, the land of Santa Venerina was included in that of the nearby Acireale until 1934 when it achieved the establishment of the municipality. His name is linked to the Patron of Santa Venera Acireale changed by a loving pet. Dedicated to Santa Venera Church matrices in eighteenth-century paintings of Alexander (1720-1793) and Pietro Paolo (1697-1760) Vasta. In the neighbouring village of Dagala del re you can admire the remains of a small Christian temple with wall paintings.

Attractions include the Church of the Rosary, the Church of Santo Stefano and the Church of the Bongiardo. The village of Santa Venerina time was inhabited by various peoples including the Romans and the Byzantines, who decided to build their place in this picturesque city. Their step is still attested by the presence on the territory of the remains of baths and numerous churches. Always belonged to the territory of Acireale, the country was raised to the rank of municipality in 1934.