- english, italian
About francesco D'angelo
A bank clerk, a graduate in economics and commerce, a lover of nature and organic products. A small wine producer for passion and hobby
francesco D'angelo purchased this Villa in 1991
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
Children allowed - Under close control of adults.Under close control of adults.
Smoking allowed - Only out of the house, use ashtrayOnly out of the house, use ashtray
Max guests: 11 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 20
- The use of the bedrooms is given based on the number of people. Specify at the time of booking the type and number of rooms requested
- Do not leave the outdoor lights lit during the day and close them when you go to sleep
- Do not let the air conditioner turn on when you are not in the house
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Peace and tranquility in the mountains.
Well located property for touring the area (Etna Nord and Taormina) and away from the crowds but easy access to the main roads. Excellent facilties to cater for all your needs especially the pool to cool down in. Flexible property able to accommodate large groups. Whilst steep road to access the property it is okay after you have done it once. We had a Jeep Renegade which was just right for size. 2WD is fine also though. Francesco and Giovanna were excellent hosts and on hand if needed and were great tour guides! We had a wonderful 5 days and even managed a day trip to Syracuse. Thank you. Mark & Cheryl Smith and family
It was a pleasure to meet this family. Very friendly, polite and always smiling. They left the house in perfect order and clean. I'm sorry that they only stayed for a few days, I hope I can host them again-
Perfect property with stunning views
Brilliant week and friendly hosts.
Sitting outside watching smoke from Etna
River canyon park just up the road
Friendly, helpful hosts
I wouldn't fancy driving up the road to the property in winter months. Its fine in Summer once you realise that you need to go up in first gear with you foot down to the floor.
Thank you for your review.
About the street: we live here the whole year, so we go up and down without problems. It's difficult if it snows (here rarely and only for few hours) or there's a water storm . In the end just put the first gear and go. Regards
Great view but hard to reach!
We actually cut our stay short as bad weather made the road to the house a problem. The time of year wasn't appropriate for this property. There was no wi Fi and very limited TV. The unfortunate weather left the views of Etna undiscovered. We arrived back after an outing to a note on the door warning us not to leave for the next two days as a storm was forecast. No communication from the hosts until once power had been out and breakers could not be reset we had a very brief visit to explain how to turn the power back on. Also, there were no instructions for the house or the area left for renters. I have always found a helpful binder left by the owners in the past. There was no pool or fresh vegetables that we saw. Major concern though is the location which can be terrifying on your first few times over it. Definitely something you do not want to be doing at night! At this time of year it is dark very early.
Wonderful house in a quiet location
We had a lovely restful stay with Giovanna and Francesco. The location was lovely with great views. The accommodation was spacious and homely with a great kitchen that was a pleasure to cook in, especially as there was fresh fish available in the village. It was an added bonus to be given fresh produce from the garden.We visited the gorge and had some nice walks near by. The local beaches were good but crowded, we found quieter ones by driving south. We moved on to Syracuse which we thought was wonderful.
Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance and have guests so discreet, friendly and sociable, I hope to see you soon.
Prachtig sfeervol vakantiehuis
We werden zeer gastvrij verwelkomd door de eigenaren met druiven en zelfgemaakte wijn. De communicatie voorafgaand en tijdens het verblijf verliep uitstekend. De tuin met ligstoelen onder olijfbomen en het uitzicht (zelfs de Etna) was prachtig. Er waren in deze periode wel muggen, maar dankzij de horren niet in het huisje. De toegangsweg is met een 7 persoons Dacia goed te doen, maar de eerste keer steil omhoog vanaf de grote weg was even spannend. We hebben het erg naar ons zin gehad en kunnen dit vakantiehuis iedereen aanraden!
Beautiful family, nice, friendly and polite. It was a pleasure to host them, unfortunately for a short time.
A18 motorway - exit Giardini Naxos-direction Francavilla di Sicilia - at the Crossroad Graniti-Francavilla, follow the sign to Francavilla for about 500 meters, the climb leading to the villa is located next to the restaurant " I Golosi dell'Alcantara ".The private road (400 mt) is steep and with some curves, a two-way traffic, asphalt and in the evening it is lit up only by the lights of nearby villas. It's preferred ahead with machines not very bulky.
Nearby excellent restaurants with typical Sicilian cuisine at reasonable prices.