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The "fig-house"

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

A welcoming house with all comforts, away from the traffic and yet in the village downtown, that will allow you to enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable view of the sea and of Etna, the highest vulcano in Europe, from the terrace in absolute privacy.

In the fully equipped terrace (barbecue, stone-worked table and seats, armchairs, deckchairs, rocking chair)with an enchanting scenario you will be able to relax under the warm sicilian sunrays, to dine out in the open and also to spend the evenings immersed into the peaceful atmosphere of the fishermen's village.

Pozzillo is situated in a strategic position, which will make easy and fast to reach several renowned tourist places: Acireale, a baroque town (15 minutes), Taormina, one of the authentic jewels of Sicily (30 minutes), Mount Etna (45 minutes), Catania (30 minutes) and just a bit farther Syracuse (an hour and a half).

In few words, the ideal place for those who love the sea and wish a relaxing stay, but also for those who are eager to discover Sicily without having to give up to the pleasures of the sea.

More Details

letizia ruggeri
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Why letizia ruggeri chose Pozzillo

The "fig-house" has been my family's summer holidays home for four generations. In my grandfather's time, the tenant - a fisherman - used to tell that he had planted the fig-tree, giving the name to this house. Many others villagers have claimed to be the "originator" of that wonderful tree and its delicious fruits. Unfortunately, the over-hundred-year-old fig tree is no longer today, but a new fig-tree has been planted in its place and is promising well!

For our family the "fig-house" means the sea and the volcano, the sun and the sea-salt, fish and barbecueing, relax and resting, gathering with friends, music and parties, health and well-being, serenity and freedom.


Pozzillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • hydrotherapy
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

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The "fig-house"
average rating of 4.7580647 based on 62 reviews

Fantastic location for relaxing week.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights, we were 4 adults and 1 child. Had a great time in the house. The balcony and view were amazing, we spent a lot of time out there BBQing and watching the world go by. The owner was very helpful and was available to answer any questions we had. There are many day trips to do from this location. If you want hustle and bustle and many restaurants and cafes then don't go here. If you want friendly locals, relaxed atmosphere this is the place for you. Rental car is necessary if you want to move about easily.

Only gave 4 stars because house was a little bit worn out. Mattresses seem old and a bit lumpy and shower head was broken.

Mosquitos in the area so it was necessary to keep doors of the house closed during the day which may get very hot in summer.

Pizza restaurant was fantastic and cafe opposite great. Ice cream van comes round blowing whistle, VERY yummy.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect summer house in the best spot.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect summer house in the middle of the Mediterranean. Nice small fisherman village, direct access to the sea, helpful owner,lovely terrace. By far the best village in this part of Sicily.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Extremely well positione...

  • 5 of 5

"Extremely well positioned. Seaview and harbourview. Small fishingboats leaving and arriving. Short stairs to the sea (and swim) directly from the houses large terrace. Terrace with bbq. So bbq with seaview and view on pozillo life. Very quiet village. Still with groceries at 2 minutes walk. Very romantic and traditional italian from our point of view, and very real. Children liked it very much also. Relaxed owner. Best house i have been too."

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We had a wonderful time ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful time in your house in Pozillo: very friendly people, nice and pittoresque village near by the sea. The fish tasted very good!"

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Stayed 2 weeks at Casa D...

  • 5 of 5

"Stayed 2 weeks at Casa Del Fico for the 4th time, and as always, we had a good time. Pozzillo is a great plaze to relax and we enjoy so much the locals and everything that happens in this beautiful little harbour. It's not the last time we will go there."

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The village was disappoi...

  • 5 of 5

"The village was disappointingly quiet, with only one place to eat. However the area immediately around the house was lively as the men who formerly patronised the bar opposite would sit all day long and into the evening on the public benches under our walls.

Also we were fascinated to see every day newly married couples comimg down to the harbour to have their photos taken."

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

From the Catania airport take the motorway A18 CATANIA MESSINA and exit in ACIREALE, turn on the left and go on till you reach GUARDIA MANGANO. At the traffic lights follow the direction for STAZZO. After 1 km, when you reach the junction, follow the direction for POZZILLO


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione. Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione. Consegna delle chiavi da parte del proprietario. Proprietario non presente in loco.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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