Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The villa is surrounded by a beautifully-maintained garden rich in Mediterranean vegetation which covers an area of approximately 1,500 square metres. In the centre of the garden there is a delightful 6 x 4 metre swimming pool set amongst palms.
Inside, the villa is furnished with well-made Venetian baroque style furniture. The spacious living room has large windows with a view of the garden and swimming pool, a relaxation area with sofas, a satellite television set and a DVD player, and a dining area with a dining table for 6 people. On the same level there are two bedrooms with double beds and two bathrooms with shower. On the first floor there is the main bedroom with double bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi and a study room with Piano.
Outside at the front of the house there is a swimming pool, a sun umbrella with sofas and armchairs and an old iron gazebo. At the back of the house there is a spacious, covered terrace with a large barbecue, a wood-fired oven, a dining table, an alfresco kitchen area constructed in traditional Sicilian style.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
One bathroom has a Jacuzzi!
The Sicily region
The best thing about Sicily is the weather, which is always good and you'll discover something special in each season of the year. During Spring the island is dotted with tiny colorful blossoms, Summers are hot with fantastic sunsets, Autumn is the best for city breaks as you can still explore while wearing shorts and flip flops, and in Winter the temperature rarely goes below 10 degrees, so still enjoyable!
For nightlife, Sicily has an abundance of bars, restaurants and clubs. Why not take a cable car up to Taormina, Sicily's most famous resort, with cool clubs, bars and restaurants. Down below you'll find plenty of beach parties too.
Mount Etna, make your way up the long winding roads before walking right to the top to get a view you will never forget. In winter you can even enjoy skiing on this massive volcano!
Sicily offers some very attractive hiking options while getting to know the island. There are loads of interesting mountain ranges all over the island. The best time for hiking is around Easter and October because the weather is just right.
Last, but definitely not least, is Sicilian food! Sicilian cuisine is fresh and full of flavours, and although certainly Italian, there is a marked difference, with a hint of North African flavour and Arabic spices. Dine in one of many fantastic restaurants and try local specialities such as Pasta con le Sarde ( sardines, fennel,anchovies, raisins and pine nuts, Caponata (aubergine,pine nuts, tomato, capers,olives and celery) and for those with a sweet tooth,a classic Sicilian dessert, Cassata (riccotta sponge cake) or Cannoli pastry shells filled with sweetened ricotta, topped with bitter-sweet dry orange.
Graniti is located at 350 mt. above sea level. The environment is quiet and tranquil. Those keen on various outdoor activities will discover the area is perfect for horseback riding, swimming and boating. Diverse historic landmarks, art festivals and museums and galleries may also be visited within easy reach. Wine connoisseurs, shopping hunters and gourmets may visit fascinating wine tasting venues, restaurants and shops.
Visit the Pinewood Graniti .... a natural forest of stone pines (Pinus pinea), maritime (Pinus pinaster) and Aleppo (Pinus halepensis). Its extension is about 36 hectares, and measures following a massive landslide that struck Granite in 1880. The Pineta in 1950 was acquired by the municipality, which has made ??a suburban park.
In June, typical is the traditional Sagra delle ciliegie in this tasting recipes with cherry like: syrup, marmellate, tart and much more.