We were a party of seven who were lucky enough to stay in this beautiful house in July this year. The house is wonderful - beautifully decorated and with real character; spacious and yet not too large either. Despite the high temperatures it was always cool inside so the lack of air conditioning in three of the bedrooms was not an issue. The owner, Antonio, could not have been more welcoming or helpful and gave us all the information we needed - and his parents showed us around when we arrived - and also left us a generous welcome pack which included a home made chocolate cake.
If the house is wonderful, the gardens are even better - beautifully kept, completely private and with a lovely view overlooking the sea. The pool is enormous and has easy access steps and was a wonderful place to sit and read and enjoy a dip.
The nearby villages of Piedimonte Etneo and Linguaglossa were lovely and we enjoyed a couple of great meals at Ristorante Villa Margarita and Tale Restaurant - the latter on a terrace with delicious food and a view to die for.
We also visited a couple of the lidos on the beaches at Fiumefreddo - lovely water but not shallow so probably not great for small children. The beaches here are pebbles so don’t forget the beach shoes.
Other things to do include a trip to Etna, Taormina, Roman remains in a nearby town and of course a lot of walking, sitting and enjoying the views and a good cup of coffee or granita.
Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and we loved our week. Antonio and family - and Georgio the gardener- a huge thank you from us all.
An amazing place for our families to stay while exploring Sicilian heritage. If you really want to experience the real Sicily, this is the place to be! We loved the Villa, the pool/property and the views of Mt. Etna and Taormina and feel fortunate to have had this opportunity, It was a haven for relaxation as well as exploring other places. It was wonderful to be so close to the shops/markets in Piedimonte Etneo. The family was very helpful in answering all questions and providing a warm welcome to their house. We would highly recommend staying at this property. We only wish our stay could have been longer! We very much hope to return some day.