Strada Statale 114 Ct-Me, 165 - GIARRE (CT)
The farm house, immersed in the countryside of Eastern Sicily, surrounded by an historic biological citrus garden, offers accommodations in restored rural houses. From the property, guests can enjoy a magnificent view of Mount Etna, Taormina and the sea. The most famous tourist attractions and locations, interesting from an archeological and natural point of view, are just few minutes away.
The family managed farm house offers accommodation in rural houses that have been completely restored by using materials typical of the island of Sicily (like the Sicilian tiles, lava stone and chestnut wood) and they are furnished carefully and traditionally. From the property guests can enjoy a magnificent view of the sea, of Mount Etna, of the city of Taormina and the Calabrian coast line.
In particular, the property offers double rooms that can accommodate up to 3-4 people, some of them are joined and perfect for families and friends, as well as large suites with frescos and a panoramic terrace.
Guests have also access to: common living area with satellite TV, Conference Room, kitchen, wireless internet connection, possibility of consulting informative material on location, parking. Inside the property there is also a palmento, used in the past for wine production that has recently been restored and is accessible to the guests.
At breakfast guests can enjoy kumquat and orange marmalades, home made fruit preserves and honey produced on location. Guests who spend the night can enjoy high quality local restaurants and inns in the small town of San Leonardello, where they will be able to taste typical Sicilian dishes prepared with traditional recipes. Many are the D. O. C. wines produced with grapes cultivated on Mount Etna as well as samples of the famous Sicilian pastry art.
The property offers the guests the possibility of choosing and purchasing natural and home made products such as lemons, kumquat, vegetables and seasonal fruits, eggs, dried fruits. The property makes also limoncello, as well as a kumquat and orange liquor, preserves and honey.
The farm house produces all its products by following the methods of the biological agriculture and it is certified by ICEA.
On location guests can request the following services: cooking classes where guests will learn how to prepare typical Sicilian dishes using all biological products; beekeeping classes with a visit to the bee hives; yoga classes; environmental courses; courses designed for students and school groups; boat excursions along the Ionic coast; personalized excursions; guided tours of museums, local artisans' laboratories and tourist itineraries in the areas of Eastern Sicily, under the guidance of expert personnel.
Guests can participate in cultural, agricultural and sport activities thanks to the ping pong table, the mountain bikes, the playground, the small domestic zoo and they will also have access to beach umbrellas. It is possible also to go trekking on Mount Etna and to visit the Etna caves, after a short introduction to geology.
br> The property is located in the area of San Leonardello, only 3 Kilometers away from the Giarre highway exit and, thanks to its strategic position, allows easy access to all the main tourist locations of Eastern Sicily and the surrounding areas.
In particular some of the areas guests are able to visit by staying at the farmhouse are: Acireale and the Aci (10 Km), baroque city located on a lava terrace overlooking the sea and famous thermal center, the Acireale Timpa, a natural reserve (8 Km), made of lava rocks overlooking the ocean, 7 kilometers long and entirely covered by vegetation, the natural reserve of the Cyclopes islands, the Riviera of the Cyclopes, Catania (26 Km), ancient city rich of interesting sites such as the Cathedral, the elephant fountain, the municipal palace, the university square, the Via Etnea, the Ursino Castle, the Via dei Crociferi etc; Taormina (25 Km), located on a hill overlooking the sea, famous for its landscape, its beaches, its archeological sites in particular the Greek Theatre that has been beautifully preserved; Mount Etna Park (18 Km); the ski lifts (35 km); the towns on Mount Etna, from 5 to 30 Km Milo, Linguaglossa, S. Alfio (Castagno of 100 horses), Trecastagni, Nicolosi; a golf course (30 km); the Alcantara River Park (24 Km); the Simeto Oasis (30 Km); the Fiumefreddo Oasis (20 Km); Armerina Square (110 km); Siracusa (95 Km), Noto (115 km).
Among the beauties of the area the sea is definitely one of the most important. The coast line offers a variety of beaches, the closest one being a pebble beach located about 3 kilometers from the property (Praiola-Carrubba), and followed on the northern side by Fondachello (10 minutes by car), a very long pebble beach; going towards north, there is the sandy beach of Marina di Cottone.
On the southern part towards Catania, the coast line is characterized by lava stones and it took shaped during the course of the centuries by the friction between the lava and the sea water (Stazzo, S. Tecla, S. Maria La Scala, Acitrezza, Acicastello). Further south from Catania the beautiful Playa beach is located, with its fine and yellow sand.