This villa, surrounded by a large, enclosed garden, lies just a couple of hundred metres from the village of Aci Sant'Antonio, about 13 kms from Catania, 4 kms from Acireale and 9 kms from the sea (Acitrezza and Acicastello). This is an old 19th century building used as a country home where they could pass the summer months and escape from the heat in Catania, and where they cultivate the beautiful orange groves that are the symbol of Sicily. At the end of the garden you can still enter the plantation, where there are several different types of trees. Behind the villa is the best place to enjoy the ample external spaces available, with relaxation areas and the private swimming pool, which also offers a small pool for children and a large loggia with kitchen, barbecue and dining table, suitable for dining outside in the summer months. The villa is furnished with original pieces from the end of the 1800s and they have preserved some of the original architecture of the wine-cellar where they used to produce wine. The bedrooms are all on the first floor along a long corridor. This is a good place for a rest to recharge your batteries and for organizing day trips to the wonderful places in eastern Sicily. You will find all the services you might need in Aci Sant'Antonio and nearby it is easy to find excellent restaurants offering traditional local cuisine.
GROUND FLOOR: large living-room with fireplace, access to the TV room and to the studio library via 10 steps; dining-room; small breakfast room; kitchen with oven and dishwasher; 1 bathroom with shower; laundry with washing-machine, all of the rooms have access to the outside.
FIRST FLOOR: 1 double bedroom with bathroom with bathtub and shower, 1 double bedroom (or twin), 1 bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom (or twin) with bathroom with shower, small living-room with single sofa-bed with shower.
External loggia with barbecue, equipped kitchen and table for dining outside.
Extra costs and further information
Final cleaning is included in the price
One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Domestic pets: not allowed
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) May 25, 2013 - Sep 21, 2013
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 500
Central heating according to consumption
Electricity included in the price
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
The largest of the Italian islands, Sicily overflows with an abundance of natural and architectural beauty. From the slopes of Mt Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, to Palermo's classical ruins and the family-friendly sparkling blue waters of Giardini Naxos and Letojanni, Sicily has something for everyone.
Perhaps one destination which sums up Sicily's charms is Taorimna, where twisting medieval streets host bustling boutiques and restaurants alongside an awe-inspiring Greek theatre. A cable car carries beach lovers to the town's sweeping bays, from where you can enjoy dramatic views along a rugged coastline.
Throw in the island's renowned passion for fine food and home grown wines, and you have the perfect recipe for a great holiday...and your own personal slice of 'la bella vita'.