Having never been to SICILY and wanting to be on the sea but near MT ETNA, this was the "perfect" place for us. Each morning the sun rises to the east are breathtaking and each evening we sat on the rooftop terrace taking in MT ETNA'S beauty against the sunsets! We had the best of everything! We were there to try to find relatives living in a little town on the side of Mt Etna called BRONTE. We traveled there twice, once to see if we could find anyone and 2nd time to have dinner with the relatives we did find. While at this perfect house which gave us plenty of room for 4 of us and could have had more of us we visited TAOMINA/MT. ETNA/SIRAGUSA/CATANIA. All within an hour and a half drive. The house was right on the side of the sea on lava rocks with a little cement path leading down to a ladder that you could go into the sea safely with and swim. Days were very very hot so when I came back each late afternoon, after a little glass of homemade red wine supplied by the caretaker, I would have a refreshing swim in the sea with clean, clear, beautiful water. The apartment was spacious, clean, comfortable on the 2nd and 3rd levels with the rooftop terrance on the 3rd floor. Two bathrooms, one with shower so we were happy with that with 4 adults, it was never a problem with the use of the bathroom. We counted 4 places where you could sit down and eat. One on the deck in the front of the house overlooking the sea, Beautiful, one right in the livingroom in the front of the house overlooking the sea, and another in the entrance way coming into the apartment and one on the rooftop where we enjoyed breakfast sometimes and evening snacks sometimes. All accommodating you from the sun or in the sun, whatever you preferred. I hope to return someday with our whole family. One thing I would recommend is to get there in daylight and we just made it from our 4 pm flight in. Roads are narrow, we're from the USA and couldn't believe the pathways SICILY calls roads! OMG, what fun we had maneuving our way around SICILY! Hope you have a good driver like I did! MARION RUSSO
We spent 6 nights here and were very pleased with the apartment. It is right on the water, has wonderful views, and is just steps away from the water, accessed via a path along volcanic rocks, for swimming. In the upstairs bedroom you can lie in bed and look out directly onto the sea! Filippo was a great host he picked us up when we got lost looking for the place when we arrived. The place is very clean, light-filled, pleasant, and relaxing. The modest village where it is located has a bunch of nice restaurants with terraces looking out onto the sea. A great location for day trips to Etna or Taormina. Highly recommended.