Villa EtnAmare is situated up on a hill overlooking the green East coast of Sicily, between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. It is surrounded by a land of five hectares with rich orchards, olive trees, flowers and silent footpaths.
The enormous swimming pool (25x8m) is set amongst orange trees on a natural terrace offering spectacular views of the Volcano and of the whole coastline as far as Catania, Giardini Naxos and Taormina.
Villa EtnAmare has recently been built and consists of ground floor, attic and basement with parking.
The villa is divided into four apartments with private accesses, located on the ground floor which is connected to the swimming pool. Each apartment has a large, private terrace with a sweeping view on the green coast to the east and Mount Etna to the west.
'Girasole' and 'Gelsomino' apartments consist of bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower, bidet and toilet and living room with open kitchen, dining table, a twin sofa bed of good quality and sliding doors with access to the terraces which are equipped with parasols and garden furniture.
'Glicine' and 'Gardenia' are two story units, each one consisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living rooms with open kitchen and sofa-beds. Thick wooden doors, leading to private staircases, separate the ground floor from the upper floor, so they can be also rented ground floor only, for up to 4 guests, at the same price of the 1 bedroom apartments.
All units are refined with excellent quality materials. They are provided with air-conditioning, heating, TV LCD, Wi-Fi internet connection, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and iron board. Bath towels and bed linens are included.
It is possible to rent the entire villa and combine two (or more) apartments on request.
The village of Santa Venerina is 30 kilometres away from Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and bars.The charming town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias.
The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position and its Greek/Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna.Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (8 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.
Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway.