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Charming House with Unique View on the Magnificent Volcano Etna

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Last updated: 10/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fiumefreddo cottage description

Found on the north side of Etna, this totally renovated rustic house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms offers a panoramic view that stretches from the inland Sicilian landscape to the heights of the volcano’s crater. A rural road brings you to this lava stone house, which is sharply contrasted by the bright green of the wild Sicilian vegetation. The landscape surrounding the accommodation is characterised by antique lava flows and olive trees. Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beach) distance only a 15 Min drive (20 km). The delightful gorge 'Gole d'Alcantara' and the medieval towns Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia are all in a range of 10 km.

Due to the presence of a fireplace and central heating, Casa Lavica lends itself also for use in winter. Many people are unaware that Etna is a popular skiing resort in the winter months. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), 7 km away.


Golf resort at only 3 km away: “Il Picciolo Golf Club”, at Rovittello, Castiglione di Sicilia, is situated only 4 km from the house. The Picciolo Golf Club is the first golf course constructed in Sicily. It was designed, in the 1989, by Luigi Rota Caremoli. The beautiful 18 holes are among oaks, hazels and vineyards. Volcano Etna is the great attraction of the course, it dominates almost every hole and also allows the fantastic emotion of discovering lava flows all around from time to time. At a height of 650 mt above the sea, the fresh air which cools in summer the hot sun allows to forget the renetic rhythm of the town. At approximately 4 km there is the town of Linguaglossa, point of departure of most excursions to Mt. Etna. On the other side, one of most extraordinary monuments of nature: Alcantara Gorges, a terrific natural phenomena with caves and falls. At 25 km there's Taormina, shining like precious jewel.

Skiing on the volcano!: Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi). Piano Provenzana distances only 7 km from the house. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!

Nearby: - Volcano Etna
- “Piano Provenza' cable cars and ski facilities
- Etnaean towns Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia (medieval Etna villages with Norman castles)
- Taormina & Giardini Naxos
- Gole d'Alcantara, a delightful gorge. The unique canyon was created by a splintering collision of volcanic magma and cooling water.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed

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          • The property consists of a spacious living room with open kitchen, fireplace and wooden table, and three bedrooms (of which one in the dependance). All bedrooms have their own bathroom (with toilet, bidet and shower)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The rental includes a USB Internet key.

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Volcano
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Dialup Access
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Maps
                  • Parking
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Rate 4
                          Aug 16 - Jan 2, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €590

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Rate 2015
                          Jan 3 - Jul 10, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €600

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Rate 2015
                          Jul 11 - Aug 21, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €730

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Rate 2015
                          Aug 22 - Jan 1, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          €600

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Prices include use of Internet USB key, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, electricity. Heating is not included (necessary usually between October and April).

                          Security deposit = 150 Euro.


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                          Last updated: 10/11/2014
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                          Location

                          40 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
                          20 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Giardini Naxos / Taormina
                          60 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Messina
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Linguaglossa
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Passopisciaro
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Linguaglossa
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Piano Provenzano, Linguaglossa, Etna
                          20 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Giardini Naxos / Taormina

                          Car: Necessary

                          Casa Lavica is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of Sicily. The villages of Etna, such as Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di SiciliCaa are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and their Norman castles. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi). On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below! Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beach) distance only a 15 Min drive.

                          Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, from Piano Provenzana

                           

                          Manager info

                          About: We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best. Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did. We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental. Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.


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                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

                           

                          Photos

                          • Casa Lavica

                            Casa Lavica

                          • Large terrace

                            Large terrace

                          • Waking up with a magnificent view of Etna

                            Waking up with a magnificent view of Etna

                          • Casa Lavica + dependance

                            Casa Lavica + dependance

                          • Amazing views

                            Amazing views

                          • View on the volcano Etna in wintertime

                            View on the volcano Etna in wintertime

                          • Casa Lavica

                            Casa Lavica

                          • All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom

                            All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          • Living room with fire place

                            Living room with fire place

                          • Church of Linguaglossa

                            Church of Linguaglossa

                          • Casa Lavica

                            Casa Lavica

                          • Eating outside

                            Eating outside

                          • House with Mount Etna on the background

                            House with Mount Etna on the background

                          • Olive tree

                            Olive tree

                          • Relaxing

                            Relaxing

                          • Cactussen

                            Cactussen

                          • Details

                            Details

                          • One of the bedrooms

                            One of the bedrooms

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Living room with view

                            Living room with view

                          • Gole d'Alcantara

                            Gole d'Alcantara

                          €590 - €730 per week (EUR)
                          4

                          2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2006
                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
                          • Calendar last updated 10/11/2014
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