About the property
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 spacious apartments placed in a panoramic location, with a semi-olympic pool
Villa EtnAmare is divided into 4 units with independent accesses and private terraces. The villa 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 dotted with heavily laden citrus trees and flowers.
The huge swimming pool (25x8m) is set amongst orange and olive 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.
Each apartment offers a sweeping view on the green coast to the east and Mount Etna to the west. As well as a terrace, the apartment Geranio offers a large, private lawn garden with sea view.
Each unit is refined with excellent quality materials. They are provided with air-conditioning, heating, TV LCD with HDMI connector, free Wi-Fi, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Bath towels and bed linen are included. Beach towels can be hired on request.
Two units can be combined in order to have large apartments with 3 bedrooms.
Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets, wine and liqueurs. In the village, just 5 minutes walking distance, there are good restaurants, supermarkets and shops.
This quiet, landscaped village offers a number of relaxing activities which can be booked from the property: wine tours, massage, tennis and horse riding.
You can also book guided tours to Mt Etna, Taormina and the marine reserve of Aci Trezza. The owners will be available for any tips on the area during your stay.
Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village is 5 minutes drive from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Alcantara Gorge, Catania, Acicastello, Acireale, Etna, Giardini Naxos...
The charming baroque town of Acireale is only 15 km away 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. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.
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, its elegant shops, and its Graeco-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 beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).
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 you can take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.
The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer. It’s well worth making a trip just to experience the Easter processions, bringing together folklore and tradition in an incredibly mystic way.
The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches.
In autumn, throughout October and mid-November, the sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours. Many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets.
Our apartments are suitable for winter, Christmas and New Year. The weather between December and March can often be mild and sunny, but each of the apartments have a cosy quality allied to good heating systems and plenty of indoor space just in case!
Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco
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About Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco
Hello, my name is Nadia. I graduated in Foreign Langueges and Literatures in 2011 and I'm a teaching assistant since 2013. Although cultivating an unbridled passion for travel, I have always been living in Santa Venerina. My brother Fabio has lived and worked in Stockholm for a few years as a sound engineer before moving back to Sicily in 2014. My parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, a builder and a landscape architect, respectively, teamed up to realise our little paradise that we all love to share, since we have the great opportunity to meet different people from all over the world.
Why Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco chose Santa Venerina
My father bought the property in 1986. He was enchanted by the beauty of that vast plot of land cultivated with vineyards and citrus groves that offered an unrivaled view and that, despite being in the countryside, was so well connected to neighboring towns. On the property was a lovely winery that, once renovated, became our home for a few years. Among my most cherished childhood memories are the summer times spent with my brother exploring, riding a bike, climbing the fruit trees and gorging ourselves with cherries, apricots and whatever else we could find when we got hungry... and then the harvest in autumn days, which became the occasion of parties and meetings with family and friends. In 2001 began the construction of the present structure, which was completed in 2010. We share our property with genuine passion, aware and proud of the uniqueness of this place. Papà Angelo loves to collect fresh fruit for our guests and to lead them along the citrus scented paths, so that they can pick the fruit by themselves. Mamma Maria Teresa deals all matters relating to the care of garden and villas. We are available during your stay for any information you might require about the property and the surrounding area. Everything is family run whereby it is sometimes very difficult, but in the end there is no greater satisfaction than to see guests come back year after year, or just say some nice words about their stay at our place.
What makes this Apartment unique
Villa EtnAmare was inaugurated in July 2010. The villa, garden and semi-Olympic pool have been designed and built by the owners Angelo and Maria Teresa.The wooden furnishings and traditional Sicilian finishes in lava stone and terracotta have been chosen with great care.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely apartment in a beautiful setting
We had a great week in Santa Venerina, very relaxing and had lovely weather as a bonus. The apartment was spotlessly clean, very spacious and had everything we needed for our holiday including comfy beds! We also appreciated the black out blind in the main bedroom. The private garden and patio were lovely and just perfect for breakfast, lunch etc. The pool area is just stunning and again was spotlessly clean throughout our stay. We went on day trips to Mount Etna, Taomina and Syracuse and had several chilled out days by the pool. The patisserie in Santa Venerina is a must visit and there are local shops and restaurants within walking distance. The owners were there to meet us and were very friendly and helpful and although living next door, so handy if you need them, they were in no way intrusive - very professional. The undercover parking was nice and would be excellent in the summer heat. Would highly recommend this apartment for a relaxed couples or family holiday.
Amazing villa sandwiched between Mount Etna and the sea
We had a fabulous week. The views are just amazing and the pool is wonderful. There's an excellent restaurant next to the villa if you don't feel like driving or walking (it was very hot in August) but Santa Venerina is a lovely town within walking distance. Would love to return with family and friends and rent the whole villa. Thank you Nadia and family. We love your home and Sicily x
We had a very relaxing time. The pool is beautiful, the owners are very friendly and helpful.
The apartment was very clean and has all the basics (apart from a dish washer, but hey, who cares). The grounds are beautiful. The fruit trees and flowers, the smell of herbs and clover and jasmine, bees and butterflies all over. Truly a relaxing place. And a pool that is big enough for proper exercise and with a view to die for. The restaurant next door is very good and means a great dinner is only a stroll away. We had a truly relaxing holiday.
Dear Femke, thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review! It was a pleasure to host such friendly guests, respectful of the house rules and easy to communicate with. We look forward to welcoming you to Villa EtnAmare again.
We had a great time at Etnamare. The views of the sea and volcano are incredible. The infinity swimming pool is fantastic, set in the middle of orange and cherry trees. We received a very warm welcome by the landords. The garden flat is great for the view and access to the garden (for the kids) but not ideal if you're sensitive to noise. Next time we come, we'll book one of the first floor flats.
Un petit coin de paradis au pied de l'Etna !
L'endroit est tout à fait sublime et géographiquement bien situé pour visiter les environs (les plages, l'Etna, Taormina, Catania et plus). C'est propre, tranquille, bien équipé. La vue sur l'Etna d'un côté et sur la mer de l'autre donne tout le charme de cet endroit. L'accueil est sympathique et réactif aux demandes.
Merci mille fois, nous n'oublierons jamais cet endroit!
Nice house, nice pool, nice location and nice host
A nice stay, nicely located a little uphill to avoid the heat. Good views to the sea and to Mt. Etna from the pool. All in all, it is recommended.
Thank you for choosing Villa EtnAmare and for sharing with other travellers your kind opinion about our property and location. It would be a real pleasure for us to host you again! With kind regards, Nadia
Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Russo' bar is well-known for the production of sweets: 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries. Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily. It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos... 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.Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village. 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, its elegant shops, 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, up to the main craters.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Gardenia is the result of 2 apartments, connected inside through a private staircase. It can be rented main floor only, up to 4 guests, at the same price of the other 1 bedroomed apartments. Visit our website 'etnamare.it' for more pictures and information.