- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Pet Friendly
Dating back to the late 18th century and restored in typical Sicilian style, this farmhouse is set in a large estate of citrus groves, in a peaceful spot with Europe’s highest active volcano in the background. Less than 5km from several beaches and with Mt Etna National Park on your doorstep, it’s the perfect holiday location.
The House of Camellia has been newly restored maintaining the original lava stonework and wood-beamed ceilings, adding high quality of fittings, traditional furniture and Caltagirone tiles in typical Sicilian style. The farmhouse offers a warm and cosy welcome, rural peace and sensational views of Etna. A perfect location from which to visit Taormina, M. Etna's Natural Park, and the excellent beaches nearby. It's also possible to go for walks on the property and the nearby countryside, enjoying the Sicilian sun and the stunning and peaceful setting. This lovely farmhouse is ideal for a couple, a family or a group of friends who want to sample rural Sicilian life, yet remain close to all the sights and comforts. The owners, who live in a villa nearby will be there to guarantee a warm welcome.
For a bath in the blue Ionian sea, the nearest beach is at 4km (Praiola), and the long beautiful pebbly beach of Fondachello is at 10 km ; you can go swimming among lava rocks in Stazzo or Santa Tecla at 4 km. If you love walking, discover the wonderful landscapes and paths of Etna's Natural Park. For food and wine lovers follow the "Road of Etna's wine" winding around the flanks of the volcano. Acireale, located between Catania and Taormina, has the reputation as having the most beautiful Carnival in Sicily. In summer don't miss Taormina-Arte festival when the Greek theatre comes to life ; discover the Gorges of Alcantara. Also Syracuse, the Baroque towns of the Noto valley, the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina, Messina, the Eolian Islands are all comfortably reachable for a day trip. "Il Picciolo" Golf Club is at 35 min drive away, on M.Etna - 18 holes and a smoking volcano as a backdrop!
Catania airport 35km. Palermo airport 2 and a half hours drive. Car hire is essential. Between Catania and Taormina, the farmhouse is easy to reach, being at 3 km from the motorway exit Giarre and at 1km from the main national road 114. The owners will meet you at the motorway exit "Giarre" to avoid any problems in finding the house. Cinzia speaks English.
Nearest Train Station:
Giarre 5 km
Nearest Bus Stop:
Mangano 1 km
Catania (20 km ) 20 km
Praiola (4km)- Fondachello (7 km )
Acireale - Giarre
Free Internet wifi There is one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, and double sofa bed in the living room. Both bedrooms open out onto the terrace. The bathroom, (with shower) is decorated with typical Sicilian Caltagirone tiles. The kitchen is bright and spacious, decorated with Caltagirone tiles and plates, in the traditional Sicilian style. The table is extendable. There's a fridge with freezer, microwave oven, electric kettle, cooker, washing machine and all the equipment. The living room is comfortable and well equipped. The farmhouse is furnished to a high standard and very well equipped with traditional wooden furniture. In winter there are electric heaters in every room. Note that the thickness of the walls means that, like most traditional Sicilian houses, the House of Camellia is cool inside even with hot temperatures outside.
A few steps from the terrace take you up to the little roof terrace, offering views of the mountain, groves and out to sea. The terrace has a patio with shade, outdoor furniture and a barbecue. The surrounding countryside and the grounds all around are just waiting to be explored, with lemon trees, olives, oranges, mandarin, figs and all the rich Mediterranean vegetation.
What about a glass of wine produced in our estate admiring M.Etna, the groves all around and the sea from the little terrace on the roof of the house? Or reading a book in the shade of the hundred-year-old camellia tree in the peace of the country? Or sunbathing to feel the warmth of sun even in winter? Do you fancy shopping or having dinner in a little restaurant on the coast? Within a few minutes` drive in Giarre and Acireale (5 and 7 km) you can find many shops of all kinds, as well as restaurants, cafes and pizzerias. The nearest grocery shops are at 1km in the village of Mangano, and there is a big shopping centre 3km away.
Conditions of Rental
Prices are for the property per week in euros. No extra charges apart from the heating. For groups of 6-7 persons : 80 euros more per week. Breakages deposit of 100 euros fully refunded on departure assuming no damage or breakages have occurred. From January to mid April there is an extra 30 euro charge for heating. The changeover day is Saturday usually but it can be arranged differently in some periods. Please ask the owner about booking procedure Minimum stay: 3 nights in low season, a week in high season.