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Villa Di Leo Borgo Viscalori

Bedrooms 2
Property type bed & breakfast


About the property

The structure is an Umbertine mansion built at the end of the 19th century by landowners of the time to spend "holiday", which was the summer time in which the affluent families of the nearby city of Catania were submerged in the summer heat transferring to the area Hillsides of the Etna slopes. The property was acquired and restored in the 80's by the family of the current owners to establish their residence by adapting the interiors, the court and the old warehouse to the needs of the time. The place where it is located is an ancient hamlet of the town of Viagrande located 13 kilometers from Catania, at mt 430 on l. m. Called "Viscalori" probably because it has been inhabited by woodcutters who from the 14th century settled there to work and supply lumber to farmers and to the people of the nearby city (in the local dialect voscu is the translation of wood). The village is located on a hillside overlooking a breathtaking panorama that extends from the bay of Augusta to the far end of Capo Spartivento, on the Ionian coast of Calabria, at noon and east. At sunset you admire the majesty of Etna, the largest volcano in Europe. Closer to "muntagna" (as the Etna from Catania is defined in a familiar and affectionate way) degrades to Trecastagni where the bell tower of the Mother Church rises; Turning to the east, a series of ancient eruptive cones, Mount San Nicola, Mount Urna, Mount Serra, and down the green plateau where Acibonaccorsi, Valverde and San Gregorio arise. In the background the cobalt green of the Ionian. Viscalori is a very quiet place although well connected (about 15m by car) with the ring road of Catania and therefore with the motorway to Taormina and Messina, the motorway to Palermo and that to Siracusa. From the resort you can easily reach the north side of the Etna (Chestnut of the Hundred Horses, Bove Valley) and the South Side (Sapienza Refuge from which the cable car and the guided excursions to the central crater leave). The impressive lava cliff of the Cyclops Riviera is reached in about 30m to Acireale and from there to Acitrezza and its faraglioni, Acicastello with its homonymous Norman castle up to Catania along a coastal lush with suggestive views.

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017


Viagrande Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
catania fontanarossa
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
catania messina, san gregorio
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.